Names I liked when I was 15...

(106 Posts)
AlexanderS Fri 23-Nov-12 21:48:20

Have just dug a list of possible names for my future DC I made when I was 15 or 16. It contains such gems as:


Tea (with a dash over the 'e' i.e. pronounced Taya)



Feel free to point and laugh, and to share the mental names you once thought you might call your DC.

AlexanderS Fri 23-Nov-12 21:49:32

Sorry, dug out.

forgetmenots Fri 23-Nov-12 21:50:44

I distinctly remember a conversation with our group of girls when we were 14 about this and we wrote them down on postcards!

(Mine were Leannah and Maia, and Elliott and Zane).

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 23-Nov-12 21:51:03

Jade/Gabrielle but can't remember which boys names I liked

FloJo151 Fri 23-Nov-12 21:53:12

my girls name was 'Jessamyn'
i liked jessica and Jasmine so decided to merge them together!

ilikefestivitea Fri 23-Nov-12 21:55:08

At 15, a boy would have been jon richard in honour of my love of Bon Jovi blush. Didn't have any girls names.

Wetthemogwai Fri 23-Nov-12 21:55:22

I wanted boy/girl twins called maxi and flo until someone pointed out it sounded like a tampon

EduCated Fri 23-Nov-12 21:55:46

For girls: Harriet, Carrie and Alexandra.

For boys: I was determined I would have a Willow, Will for short...

MrsBungleBear Fri 23-Nov-12 21:56:25

Ooh great thread.

Mine were kai, zane, Jessica, Tia and renee! Good lord.

CanYouGetDownPlease Fri 23-Nov-12 21:56:28

I desperately wanted a daughter called Toni. I thought it was the height of sophisticated cool. Further down the list were Lacey and Shannon. I'd write them down in a book as and when I was inspired so as not to forget them in later life hmm

PrincessOfChina Fri 23-Nov-12 21:57:34

Kieran Matthew
Mark Robert
Ruby Edith

I still quite like Kieran and would have used Ruby had it not got so popular. Edith is DD's middle name.

I'm still a massive Take That fan but probably won't be naming any children after them...

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Fri 23-Nov-12 22:01:00




DS and DD have very different names.

Piezilla Fri 23-Nov-12 22:01:11

My DS has a currently very popular old Testament name that I have loved since I was a teenager. If I had had him when I was in my early 20s I would have been cutting edge. As it is, I had him in my mid 30s and he is just one of millions with the same name!

rathlin Fri 23-Nov-12 22:03:43

Channing.....think it might have been for a girl. Too much Dynasty, Knots Landing nonsense in my head.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Fri 23-Nov-12 22:07:01

I had a list of what my 6 children would be called. Unfortunately it got thrown away and I've forgotten most of them.

Ashley was a boy.
Charlotta for a girl. I didn't want Charlotte because she was a nasty bully in my class, so changed it slightly!

SandStorm Fri 23-Nov-12 22:07:01

At that age, my first born daughter was going to be Saffron. And that was before AbFab.

The name I liked for a boy when I was 15 is the name I gave to my son when I had him about 20 years later!

sausagesandwich34 Fri 23-Nov-12 22:09:42

my girl was going to be Bronwyn or Tiegan

boy was going to be Finn

(not that I was into aussie soaps or anything)

LadyLetch Fri 23-Nov-12 22:09:53

I remember loving Georgiana at about 15. I had read it in a book somewhere... Can't think where now. My daughters have different names grin.

peanutMD Fri 23-Nov-12 22:11:36

Kevin and Abi

sparkle12mar08 Fri 23-Nov-12 22:12:54


blush Oh, the shame...

sweetkitty Fri 23-Nov-12 22:14:45

Oh I had some belters

Kayleigh (like the Marillion song)

Didn't have any boys names, when I was growing up all dolls we're girls I didn't want any boy babies. I know have one DS and three DDs

Jai for a girl or a boy. blush

ArthurandGeorge Fri 23-Nov-12 22:18:32

Christiana Jayne


I went for some rather less flowery names!

BloodyStupidJohnson Fri 23-Nov-12 22:21:01

Mine are terrible!

I wanted two boys and was going to name them Bastian and...Keith.

I have sons. I chose different names grin

Queenofthehill Fri 23-Nov-12 22:21:11

A girl called Aurora. blush No boys' names as was convinced i'd have one girl. He's now a boisterous 18 mo.

Puffykins Fri 23-Nov-12 22:38:46

Phoenix, for a girl. I was genuinely upset when Scary Spice 'stole' my baby name.

marmiteandhoney Fri 23-Nov-12 22:50:42


I wouldn't choose them now, but they're not too bad.


My mum nicked Daniel grin

Rhubarbgarden Fri 23-Nov-12 22:59:14

Jude for a boy, which my then best friend nicked a few years later. Linnet for a girl (from The Children of Green Knowe) which I still think is lovely but the constant "No, not Lynette" would be too irritating.

Dillydollydaydream Fri 23-Nov-12 23:25:35



CharlieUniformNovemberTango Fri 23-Nov-12 23:26:14

Cammay with emphasise on may at the end for a girl.

And I liked Lochie for a boy. Or when I was about 10 I think it would have been Jordan from NKOTB

Not in any way similar to my two now smile

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 23-Nov-12 23:30:14

I liked Emily and James.

daisydoodoo Fri 23-Nov-12 23:32:22

Mercedes for a girl

Lots of boys names usually after famous people I fancied! ( so going to give my age away now)
Corey (haim)
Johnnie (depp)
Donnie or Jordan (nkotb)
Marky (wahlberg )

I HAVE 2 boys and 2 girls and none of those names.

Selks Fri 23-Nov-12 23:38:13

Phaedra for a girl, and Artemis for a boy! I was a cringeingly pretentious teenager blush

scrumpkin Fri 23-Nov-12 23:51:41

I looked casey and Stella. Had no boys names. Just as we'll hagrin

Llareggub Sat 24-Nov-12 00:05:58

Richenda. I was bit of a Chalet School fan and I loved this name as soon as I read it. I used to use it for characters in my creative writing and primary school and many a teacher would identify themselves to me as fellow fans.

winkle2 Sat 24-Nov-12 15:35:23

Hawaii, Arizona and Nevada!!

Also like Nicolette after Nicolette Sheridan. I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world.

winkle2 Sat 24-Nov-12 15:42:10

Hmm just read Arizona is an actual baby name! I still like it blush

Colin, I still love it, but it rhymes with dp's surname.
Hunter. I still quite like.

Both for boys.

chocolateicecream Sat 24-Nov-12 17:38:03

Just seen this thread and it made me smile. Baring in mind that I was a bit of a hippie (weirdo), the names I liked were

Jemrad Sahara

California (Iin my defence this was before it was more mainstream to name children after places).

Paris (Sebastian Back influence there).

Gypsophila (initially spelt wrong and my spell check brought up a different word shock.

Thank goodness I didn't get pregnant when I was 15. I would like to add that my children have very different names.

Fifi2406 Sat 24-Nov-12 17:42:09

I was adamant I would call my son Cuthbert!

Really didn't use it!

Stellarella123 Sat 24-Nov-12 17:49:56

I liked jade, Jordan and Kelly-Marie! My taste has definetly changed since then!

Binkybix Sat 24-Nov-12 17:55:31

I liked Maria and Scarlett. They're ok, but wouldn't choose them now. I also liked The Hulk, like in friends!!

TidyDancer Sat 24-Nov-12 17:58:07

Oh I had a plan and everything.

I was going to have a baby girl and call her Talia.

Then I would have triplets (ouch!) and call them Liberty, Brandon and Skye.

I had zero taste. Thank God I didn't get knocked up at 15!

I have a DS and a DD now and they have very different names!

Loreèal (cause she's worth it...)


Haha OP I love Fox grin

Mine were pretty simple - Chloe and Matthew. Wouldn't use them now but equally if a dc had come along at 15 I wouldn't regret their names now

cazboldy Sat 24-Nov-12 18:09:02

I had a baby when i was 15!

I wanted to call him Seamus

My now dh and my own dad convinced me that if I liked the irish form of James then that was what we should call him.

He (now 16) is glad I didn't call him Seamus grin

crazycatlady82 Sun 25-Nov-12 01:34:49

I had Anna for a girl and Ethan for a boy. They could have been worse actually...


tothemoon Sun 25-Nov-12 04:37:13

Haha I remember doing this when I was 15!



Oh dear! None of them are any longer on my list!

BliztenShitzinURWheelieBin Sun 25-Nov-12 05:02:33

grin maxi and flo!

I can remember alf Stewart's daughter (roo?) being up the duff and sporting nice pregnancy dungarees, and being jealous



I wouldn't now, oh no I wouldn't.

IceNoSlice Sun 25-Nov-12 06:01:01

FloJo151 - I knew a girl at school called Jessamyn.

Wetthemogwai - max and flo - hilarious!

I know a baby Zane now hmm

Mine were Bronwyn and Todd. Also an Aussie soap theme for me.

IceNoSlice Sun 25-Nov-12 06:02:26

tothemoon - were you a fan of Byker Grove by any chance? grin

Bathsheba Sun 25-Nov-12 09:42:40

I was only having girls ( which is what actually happened)

I was having


Violet & Sebastian.


orangepudding Sun 25-Nov-12 09:45:20

I was going to have two girls - Megan and Tamara. Have got two girls with totally different names.

FringeEvent Sun 25-Nov-12 10:01:48

Girl: Isabelle
Boy: Conner, Lysander

Janeatthebarre Sun 25-Nov-12 14:48:17

Melanie, Nadine and Rachel.

I still like the name Rachel.

Mine were all loosely based on the name of whatever bloke I was seeing.
Rachel, Leah, Tess, Tara spring to mind.

I also loved Thea, Blaise, Diggory and Albert.

I used none of these names and they are not linked to dh's name either.

I had a child at 16! Thank heavens he was a DS as he got a nice name which I still love.
Had he been a dd my list contained -

I will admit to still loving Savannah but I have 4 dds and wouldn't dare use it!
Great thread

Littlecherublegs Mon 26-Nov-12 15:53:07

Mine were pretty dull and uninspiring (no offence intended just you'd think I'd have had more imagination!) -




ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Mon 26-Nov-12 15:58:49

My imaginary Boys. ( I was convinced I'd have boys even as a 14 year old) were named

Tor (after Glastonbury of course)
Silver Blue

blush blush blush blush

buttercrumble Mon 26-Nov-12 16:01:36

I loved Julie , it seemed so grown up and glamorous...

chipmonkey Mon 26-Nov-12 16:38:32

Angela and Nigel.(Nigel????? wtf?)

Then later, Edwina.In my defence, I knew two Edwinas, one was much younger than me and very cute, the other a little older and (to me) very sophisticated!

Frikadellen Mon 26-Nov-12 16:51:42

I was going to have 3 girls named Alexandria Victoria and Elizabeth or Sylvia (i was not sure on the last one) I was very into royalty.

A ds would have been Soren after my grandad.

I have 3 girls and a son none of them named the above but Elizabeth and Soren has made the shortlist and dd3 has Sorine as her middle name after much adored grandad.. (who passed away 6 months after she was born)

Dh on the other hand was going to have a dd called Phoebe after JD Salingers "the Catcher in the rye" guess what dd1 is called?

Brodicea Mon 26-Nov-12 18:33:44

Girl: Ruby
Boy: Dimitri ....

Geranium3 Mon 26-Nov-12 19:56:57

mine were
still like the girls names but didn't use them for my dd's

StellaNova Mon 26-Nov-12 21:28:41

Gary or Scott for a boy.

Any number of girls names including Sandra, Samantha and, as I have mentioned before on here to general mocking, the stunning Killashandra.

My two boys are not called Gary and Scott.

OkayHazel Tue 27-Nov-12 18:45:07

Lots of people are saying they're glad they didn't get pregnant at 15!

Do any MN teenage mums regret their naming choices now? (Say 5+ years later?)

Panzee Tue 27-Nov-12 18:47:30

My daughters were going to be called Roxanne and Liberty. I wasn't going to have sons.

My boy names were more or less what they are now; Jack (DS1), Alexander (DS2), Samuel and Edward, and other such classic/traditional type names.

As far as girl names go, I vividly remember thinking spelling Daisy as Daizee was "much cooler", and being adamant that's what I'd name a daughter if I had one. I also liked the name Angel-Rose. blush

My 3-year old daughter is named Sarah. Not quite as "cool" as Daizee or Angel-Rose, but it has charm!

debdee Tue 27-Nov-12 22:30:49

Hawk for a boy, Thaiana for a girl...

RedcupsforChristmas Tue 27-Nov-12 23:17:15

Pearl and Peach....for girls....blimey...thank god I saw sense before having DD!smile

greencolorpack Tue 27-Nov-12 23:21:54

I chose a name when I was 9 for the son i planned to have one day and he is called that; sometimes our younger selves have good taste in names.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Tue 27-Nov-12 23:22:20


1978andallthat Tue 27-Nov-12 23:31:44

Stacey and Kirsty

SugarMeFingers Wed 28-Nov-12 10:48:43

Calleigh for a girl
Corey for a boy

puds11 Wed 28-Nov-12 10:51:35



The only one i dont like now is lopez. Having said this, my DD doesn't have any of the girls names on the list.

Fidget275 Sun 02-Dec-12 16:47:00

I remember being convinced of having six children and constantly rearranging the name order to find the one that i felt just 'rolled off the tongue'....
Final list ? (imprinted forever):
Keiran, Connor, Megan, Mya, Dylan and Chloe.

Yuk xx

efffy Sun 02-Dec-12 17:38:05

Esme. I heard the name Esme and knew if I ever had a daughter that would be her name - and it is, DD1 is indeed Esme smile

I also loved Persephonie and for a boy Tristan smile

Pochemuchka Sun 02-Dec-12 17:48:42

Star (for boy or girl)

Inspired by the Lost Boys blush

ballroompink Mon 03-Dec-12 10:08:21

I wanted twin boys called Taliesin and Tamburlaine. Yikes.

Haha this thread is brilliant!

My mum was pregnant when I was 15, and the names I suggested to her were:

Girls - Pagan (!), Amber, Heaven (Mum should NOT have let me read Virginia Andrews!)

Boys - Logan (V. Andrews again), Trent, Drake

lovemybabyboy Tue 04-Dec-12 11:40:13

I wanted Jason for a boy and Jasmine for a girl. I don't think mine were bad actually!

jidelgin Tue 04-Dec-12 22:58:11

Priceless all! Particularly love Rio, OP. I desperately wanted a daughter called Roxy - then found out it was the name of Roger Taylor's dog so it didn't make the cut!



scarlettsmummy2 Tue 04-Dec-12 22:59:25

Brit. I wasn't having a boy.

MarchelineWhatNot Wed 05-Dec-12 09:35:22

Mine would have been: Victoria, Eloise & Simon.

reastie Wed 05-Dec-12 09:55:54

Yes, but I was younger than 14. They were Lola and Kylie!

Jancis for a girl, i wasn't having any boys I was firm on that!
DD has another much more traditional name now phew grin

tittytittyhanghang Wed 05-Dec-12 10:24:53

i was going to have twin girls called melody and harmony. Have failed on both accounts, no twins and no girls neither!


If memory serves that would be all for one child. I had a boys name that was about six names long but other than Joshua Jake I can't remember it all.

How spooky is that!! Snap!

mammyemcbe Wed 05-Dec-12 10:59:40

Mine were Blaise and Thea, from a teen vampire novelsmile and for a boy Bailey (party of five). 6 dcs later none of these names were used but I still kinda like themshock

JustinCaseyHowles Wed 05-Dec-12 11:01:38

Chuck, Chip and Cookie -joke! Very 50s American! Think I quite liked Haricot for a boy too!

onthemetro Wed 05-Dec-12 11:07:24

I was obsessed with the name Lia when I was younger. I actually met someone with that name quite recently and I had the weirdest feeling until later on that night I finally clicked and thought 'that is such a cool name' like a 10 year old again grin
I also loved Archie but DP said years ago that it was only fit for a dog name so ill have to keep that in mind when we get pets wink

Sazza28 Wed 05-Dec-12 11:43:46

I loved the name Oliver, which was quite unusual then, my eldest son is called Oliver but it seems a very popular name now. Choices for girls were Elouise - like the Damned song and Emily. Never had girls but would not choose Elouise now

doyouwantfrieswiththat Wed 05-Dec-12 12:01:44

Gabrielle & Giselle, I didn't consider I might have boys

doyouwantfrieswiththat Wed 05-Dec-12 12:03:21

Pagan was a name from 'Lace' wasn't it Golden ?

MrsHBaby3 Wed 05-Dec-12 12:04:07

I thought Benjamin Blue had a nice ring to it, LOL
For girls I liked either Skye or Phoebe. Not sure where any of those ideas came from.
I was also adamant I wanted 6kids. Currently on baby 3 and probably the last (might push to 4 Max!)

I also liked Summer, Red, Autumn and then Phoenix if a boy. Didn't realise I was a hippy until now! Might have been reaction to going to very posh girls school so all the pretty names had associations??
Ah well, my kids have none of those names or even similar, LOL

I doubt many people would 'regret' their dcs name, as then it's not just a theoretical name, it's your child.

I had dd at 17 and had had her name since I was about 12. I don't regret it.

aliphil Wed 05-Dec-12 14:19:41

Cecily or Ursula, or almost anything from the Chalet School, for a girl; Henley for a boy.

I still like Cecily, but DH doesn't so it's not one of DD's names. She has three; the third is after my beloved grandmother and I always said I'd use it (but it's currently very popular, hence being demoted to third!), but oddly, though I love the first two, they weren't ones that had ever occurred to me until she was actually on the way.

noseynoonoo Wed 05-Dec-12 14:35:12

Jocasta (as in mother of Oedipus)
I enjoyed Classical Studies...

doyouwantfrieswiththat Wed 05-Dec-12 18:18:47

well jocasta seems nice but I suspect oedipus isn't so popular now grin could be a name for the naughty middle class boys thread.

Babyitscoldoutside Wed 05-Dec-12 18:26:54

Serendipity, Star (lost boys fan) or Scarlett. Ttc soon - let's see whether my very traditional DH goes for them....

rainbow2000 Thu 06-Dec-12 13:54:24

Ah yes i remember it well if i had twins it was eric and erica very exotic i thought.
Logan is my sons name now and a few of the names on here i would still use if i would have a girl,but not likely now.

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