Names DP has come up with...

(67 Posts)
Snowflakepie Tue 23-Oct-12 11:17:39

...and you just cannot stand? Still early days for us but before we knew DD was a girl, DH came up with Tennyson for a boy. I thought he was joking and just laughed, but he was serious. Is there hope for this poor DC?! We've already had the 'no to Tennyson' conversation just to get it out of the way!

curiousgeorgie Tue 23-Oct-12 11:26:40

My DH wanted 'Leon' all the way through my first pregnancy. Which I don't like but is fine as a name I suppose... Except it was also our very grumpy neighbours name.

Thankfully it was a girl.

MolotovBomb Tue 23-Oct-12 11:32:19

Melita confused

He was obvs under the influence of my pg hormones!

ellesabe Tue 23-Oct-12 13:03:14

Dh wanted Horatio for a boy

Thumbwitch Tue 23-Oct-12 13:18:55

DH has a penchant for names like Billy Bob, Bobby Ray etc.
My answer was Just No.

Thankfully we came up with a realistic and lovely name by the time DS2 was born. grin

gymboywalton Tue 23-Oct-12 13:20:12

dh wanted to call ds2 jasper with jazz as a nickname
i just laughed and said 'don't be so silly'

you push the child out of your vagina-you get to name them imo

Rhubarbgarden Tue 23-Oct-12 13:33:48

The only name dh suggested was Alison. I think he'd been listening to goldfrapp at the time.

Lancelottie Tue 23-Oct-12 13:36:12

Rhubarb, my DH came up with Alison, Samantha and Julie. All perfectly fine names but date his school decade very neatly.

ScrambledSmegsEvilTwin Tue 23-Oct-12 13:36:36

DH suggested the name Rupert for DC1. I laughed. He got a bit huffy and I realised he was serious. DC1 turned out to be DD anyway.

I don't have a massive problem with the name, just always associate it with the bear.

EldritchCleavage Tue 23-Oct-12 13:37:05

Jackson. I said it was twatty, he got cross.

gymboywalton Tue 23-Oct-12 13:44:04

dh suggested alision too!!!!!

WingDefence Tue 23-Oct-12 13:50:39

DH has recently suggested Gias. For a boy. hmm

DessieLou Tue 23-Oct-12 14:09:15

Eldritch I love that you described it as 'twatty'....good word!
My OH has come up with Renee and Victoria... confused Sorry to any Victoria's but no child of mine will be called Sticky Vicky. And If we called her Renee I could never say her name in anything other than a dodgy Allo Allo french accent. What was he thinking?!

apachepony Tue 23-Oct-12 15:22:23

Wolfe. Well actually I suggested it half jokingly and he's really ran with the idea...

Teamthrills Tue 23-Oct-12 15:42:16

My dh suggested Paula for dd2!!! I got my way in the end though!

MoonHare Tue 23-Oct-12 15:45:16

Montgomery. He insists he isn't joking. It matters not, I get final veto.

LarkinSky Tue 23-Oct-12 16:20:57

Wolf. We're not using it. Wishful thinking on his part.

The only name DH likes for as yet unborn DC3 is Persephone. He can't fathom why it might sound a little bit poncy on a child growing up in a slightly rough part of Essex.

I do actually quite like Persephone, but I know that it just wouldn't work living where we live.

He also insisted on calling DS Fernando all the way through my pregnancy, after Fernando Torres. Luckily he saw sense once the baby arrived.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Wed 24-Oct-12 09:56:16

DH always insisted that if we had a girl she would be called Jocelyn (from A Knights Tale) I don't think it's a pretty name at all (sorry to all Jocelyns and mums of Jocelyns) and its also a mans name!

Good job I only had boys!

MotherWithoutACare Wed 24-Oct-12 10:04:28

What is it with these men and boys names? Fernando, Horatio and Bernard were all favoured by DP. Thankfully I named DS or so he tells me anyway.

TessOfTheBurbervilles Wed 24-Oct-12 10:29:53

I had DS1 when I was 19, and his father wasn't on the scene (his choice, not mine), so I was the sole opinion when it came to naming DS1.

It was a bit of a learning curve to have to negotiate with someone else when DS2 was born 6½ years later.

My DH came up with a number of eye-raising suggestions, the pick of which were Humphrey, Ignatius and Leopold. I thought he was joking but he wasn't.

With DD, the pick of his suggestions were Davinia (as his dad is called David) and Lucretia (was his grandmother's name). No and no was my response.

pastahat Wed 24-Oct-12 13:05:00

For a boy- Abelard, Bede or Abraham... He is a history teacher. Or randomly, Eric ( after Cantona).
Luckily we had girls! (not that I'd have given in to any of those as a first name)

shinyblackgrape Wed 24-Oct-12 13:16:42

We've had "Rocky", "Spartacus" and "Horatio". I've obviously vetoed these.

When I've managed to divert him from Alsations' names, he suggests his name, his Father's name or his grandad's name. [hhmmm]

NurseMuddled Wed 24-Oct-12 13:18:30

DH wanted to call DC1 Booker if it was a boy (our surname is 2 syllables ending in "er") which I vetoed outright, he also wanted Thursday for a girl - I told him the only grounds that I'd even consider it would be if DC had been a girl and born on a Thursday... DC1 was a girl but luckily born on a Sunday!
No2 due beginning of June and so far no mention of either name from him!

For DD, DH suggested Bernice. It was because he'd read a baby name book as if it was an instruction manual & had got bored by the B's!

At the moment dp is going for Arden, darragh, Blaine or Rowen. I'm not in agreement.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 24-Oct-12 16:10:35

Also something beginning with Wolf (it seems to be a theme), though he knew he was joking.

Pudgy2011 Wed 24-Oct-12 16:45:12

DH suggested Fraser Jnr, Elvis II or Frank II after our dogs. I like to think he wasn't serious but he suggested DS's eventual name which we both loved so I let him off.
I'm sure if we fall pregnant again, those three names will be top of his list again. Can you imagine if I said "yeah, cool, lets name our baby Elvis" - actually, I might try it and see what happens...

elvisola Wed 24-Oct-12 16:57:12

Conan for a boy ( he was deadly serious!) and Alison for a girl.

Dp wanted Loren for a boy or Nevaeh for a girl.

I had to namechange start thread on here so he could see just how awful Nevaeh is.

chipsandmushypeas Wed 24-Oct-12 17:31:41

DP wanted Marius for a boy. No.

HappyHippyChick Wed 24-Oct-12 17:43:01

I wanted dc3 and dh didn't, so we negotiated and I agreed if it was a boy he could call him Chester after his football team! Sadly for potential baby Chester, Davina McCall (whom Dh loathes with a burning passion, no idea why) called her baby Chester, Result!

We do have Taka (after the bassist from Feeder) as a middle name for ds4, which did raise a couple of eyebrows at the christening!

Lancelottie Wed 24-Oct-12 17:45:58

I look forward to a new generation of Alisons with litlle brothers called Wolf.

Notnowcato Thu 25-Oct-12 14:34:28

The trick is to go along with it until the birth. Then, immediately post birth say: "Darling, s/he looks just like a Nnnnnnn, don't you think?"

On no account let him decide. You will just have to go through lengthy and time-consuming name changes at a later date (because you will never accept a a name you don't like). We did!

shinyblackgrape Thu 25-Oct-12 14:43:37

not - thank you for the tip!

DH has suggested a short list of three names. Very sensible - but we can't agree on the three names!

Flickdrinkwater Thu 25-Oct-12 20:18:23

My DH wanted hector for a boy, luckily it's a girl!

Flickdrinkwater Thu 25-Oct-12 20:19:28

Happyhippychick- taka is an otters names isn't it?

thegreylady Thu 25-Oct-12 20:26:38

My dh wanted Chad for ds!

Skivvytomany Thu 25-Oct-12 20:32:31

My dh wanted Calvin as in Calvin and Hobbes the cartoon strip. confused

Looster Thu 25-Oct-12 20:39:16

DH wanted Rocky or Redmond if it was a boy....surname is Cook. My Dad suggested Redmond Stedman Cook - Ready Steady Cook for short! grin

trikken Thu 25-Oct-12 20:44:13

Dh wanted Harrison, which isnt too bad, OR Indiana. she was a girl tho.

TheReturnOfBridezilla Thu 25-Oct-12 20:48:18

DH once mentioned that he quite liked Jayden.
He also brought up a few American names that were actually surnames at which point I started to doubt our whole relationship. grin
I must remind him of that actually.

Yika Thu 25-Oct-12 20:51:32

I actually like some of these! Bernice is lovely for example. Humphrey and Davinia on the other hand ... My now XDP suggested Sharon for DD. to be fair, it sounds pretty in french and doesn't have any particular social connotation here in Belgium.
Several decades ago meanwhile, my dear dad suggested Clarence or Maurice for my little bro. Good thing my mum was there!

JasperStreet Thu 25-Oct-12 20:53:03

DH suggested Brian. He said Brians tend to be good blokes. He has since lost his right to name any future children.

Not my DH, but my male co worker wanted to call his DD Murbella confused
(turned out to be a fake girlfriend and pregnancy, and then he told everyone he'd died, he was just a bit of an odd ball really...)

PinkSoccerMum Thu 25-Oct-12 20:58:03

Rocky, Carlisle, Gene grin

HappyHippyChick Thu 25-Oct-12 22:54:25

Flick I think the otter was Tarka. Taka is like tacky but with an a! classy

Em2010 Thu 25-Oct-12 23:03:28

When I first met dh he wanted 3 boys- to be called Ashley, Andre and Pedro.... (Dh is English) hmm Needless to say our ds1 is called James!

mathanxiety Fri 26-Oct-12 04:40:42

Colmcille, if any of the last three had been boys. What a lucky escape.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 26-Oct-12 08:06:16

OH suggests names like Ruth. I like names like Aurelia. I foresee tantrums discussions taking place at some point.

LivingInAGoldBubble Fri 26-Oct-12 08:37:48

No dc here yet but we do discuss baby names and DH has terrible taste! Girls-names like Sharon and Tracy, this is not even the decade of his school friends etc. Meanwhile I like unusual names so hs suggestions of names like David fall on deaf ears! Mind you, he turned to me the other day and suggested Percival! I can only hope he is trying to think of unusual names and just has awful taste, apologies to all who like his names, thy are not my choice.

HappyHippyChick Fri 26-Oct-12 08:38:32

Pedro? That's inspired! grin

SerenityNOT Fri 26-Oct-12 08:40:29

DH suggested Frank - I hated it, FIL immediately called out "Frank the Wank", to which DH said "No, after my favourite guitarist, Frannie Beecher"
Fanny? No. Not really, thank you.
MIL wanted something posh and suggested Alisdair (DH said 'gay flight attendant') and StJohn - remember its pronounced singe-un - to which I fell about laughing and DH reminder her it would not be becoming of a Jewish man to name his child after a Christian saint, even if DS isn't Jewish himself...
We had a lovely time with names.

rkh15900 Sat 05-Jan-13 00:23:03

'mercedes' and/or 'porsche' ..... hope he was joking - aint never gonna happen !!

volvocowgirl Sat 05-Jan-13 03:30:37

I love Jackson. But OH says it reminds him of MJ immediately.

OH wanted Smash for a boy (and that was before the new Avengers movie) and Cherry for a girl (I went to school with a Cherry and thought it was really pretty and different but my obsession with American crime dramas has resulted in me automatically thinking 'stripper' when I hear it now).

We're still TTC so I have time to talk him into something nicer!

akaemmafrost Sat 05-Jan-13 06:16:03

Ex suggested Keith and Kathleen, which would have been fine if we were c1977, but we are not! He denies these suggestions now but he DID.

mrscog Sat 05-Jan-13 08:01:27

Another DH here who suggested Wolf (well Wolfgang actually) 'because it will make him sound hard when he's at school'

hurricanewyn Sat 05-Jan-13 08:07:36

Django for a boy & Serendipity (nn dippy!) for a girl.

Neither were chosen.

Dh came up with Bismarck hmm which I think he was joking about. He also suggested Sebastian which I had suggested 3 weeks earlier and he had vetoed and then ruined it by nick naming him sebby. Oh and he also came up with striker. Ds has none of those names.

BinarySolo Sat 05-Jan-13 11:29:21

Dh suggested Napoleon last time round. This time the only name he vaguely likes is Thor. <weaps>

BinarySolo Sat 05-Jan-13 11:32:11

Weeps even. Stupid sausage fingers

BestIsWest Sat 05-Jan-13 11:33:28

Woodrow, Woody for short. Failing that, Tiago. Just no.

SpikyLikey Sat 05-Jan-13 11:37:39

Angelique for a girl. Sounds gorgeous in a French accent, but in a flat London accent, sounds like Angie-Leek. No.

ISpyPlumPie Sat 05-Jan-13 12:36:16

DH suggested both Leighton and Duane for a boy - tbf, he was somewhat 'refreshed' at the time and both DSs avoided these inspired choices.

His taste in girls' names is stuck firmly in his schooldays - Michelle, Claire etc - absolutely nothing wrong with them in themselves, but not exactly common amongst girls born this millenium!

LexiLoganberry Sat 05-Jan-13 16:46:40

I'm expecting at the moment and I have agreed that my DH can name the baby, I have put a condition one name which I strongly dislike, Emily, sorry to any Emily's or parents of Emily's.

Thankfully we have similar tastes in names and I know he would never choose a name I didn't like, he's a fair man.

YoSaffBridge Sat 05-Jan-13 20:50:31

I have quite an obvious lisp, more than enough to rule out any names that are too sibilant, and DP went through a phase of suggesting names like Sarah, Isaac, Isabel... hmm

Poppins27 Sat 05-Jan-13 21:09:31

My DPs (not so) helpful input was Admiral for a boy...the rationing for this was he would 'be someone'. I could only assume he would 'be bullied'!!

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