Wanted: second-hand name in good condition

(106 Posts)
lchats Wed 23-Oct-13 08:06:09

I've looked around at all the new brand new shiny names out there, and dh and I just can decide on one. So we have decided to try and restore a name another MN poster doesn't want anymore. So if you have any names you've out-grown, are a little too old fashioned for you or simply not to your taste but you see how someone else might like them, feel free to donate them here...cannot offer any incentives other than the promise to give all offers due consideration smile

weaselinthenight Wed 23-Oct-13 08:19:38

I wanted a Dora Tabitha or Dora Aurelia, but have two boys!

mrsWast Wed 23-Oct-13 08:24:42

Linus. for the second child i never had.

lchats Wed 23-Oct-13 08:27:23

Love Linus.... Love Dora too, unfortunately my name rhymes with this so could look a bit conceited wink

MrsBennetsEldest Wed 23-Oct-13 08:30:01

Zoscha....pronounced Zowshar....it's a real name...it's Polish.
It's the name of the daughter I never had and of the last of our Polish relatives.

29chapel Wed 23-Oct-13 08:31:34

Genevieve - didn't have the balls to do it and sooo wish i had.

idiot55 Wed 23-Oct-13 08:31:54

Joy, joyce.

Sandy, franklin, miller

Leviticus Wed 23-Oct-13 08:33:54

DM's aunt was called Dorothy Anne and known as Dory.

Mumraathenoisylion Wed 23-Oct-13 08:37:18

Georgia, Holly, Toby

MortifiedAdams Wed 23-Oct-13 08:38:22

I wanted Olive, Juliet or Matilda but dont think we will have an opportunity to use them

And Travis for a boy.

demi43 Wed 23-Oct-13 08:39:50

Agree with Genevieve. I've known 2 & think it's a great original name. Also love Cara, Annie, Jeanie,Daisy. For a boy, Rory.

Frieda - I love it,but a close friend has used it

Rufus - ditto

Rudi - I used it on the cat <head/desk>

Myrtle - DP vetoed

Merewen (meh-reh-wen) - too long for our surname but so pretty

Paccia (pash-ee-a) - ditto

Oh and all the O ending names I can't use as we have an Arlo:

Pablo
Cato
Otto
Milo
Theo
Kitto

nobutreally Wed 23-Oct-13 08:44:11

Lawrence, nn Laurie.
Damn dd and her thoughtless lack of penis.

Wineandchoccy Wed 23-Oct-13 08:50:19

Names that friends and family have used that I love and now can't consider!

Gabriella
Heather
Matilda

Matthew
Reuben
Alexander

VoodooHexDoll Wed 23-Oct-13 08:51:45

Evelyn Frances
Jensen Beau
Eleana Beatrice
Claudia Leigh
Sadie Rhowanne
Ashlyn Georgia
Benton Lee
Calabe Francis

VoodooHexDoll Wed 23-Oct-13 08:54:48

Bryn Francis
Ewun Griffiths

absentmindeddooooodles Wed 23-Oct-13 08:56:04

Olive
Tabitha
Thea
Tallulah
Florence
Beatrix
Genevive
Luna

Jesse
Oscar
Sonny
Arlo
Reuben
Linus
Alexander
Seth
Sebastian

VoodooHexDoll Wed 23-Oct-13 08:59:12

Thoedore, Sidney, Sean, Rowan and Tye for boys

Wren, Robin, Rowan, Fern, Amber, Indria and Aria for girls

AurorasShoes Wed 23-Oct-13 10:12:49

Astrid
Cecily (also Cecilia, Celia and Cecile)
Celeste
Cleo
Delphine
Eleanor
Helena
Juliette
Rosalind
Verity

mrsWast Wed 23-Oct-13 10:43:31

i forgot about Arlo. Arlo is fab.

29chapel Wed 23-Oct-13 11:19:47

oooh absendminded you have both my name and my DD's in your list - how odd!

derektheladyhamster Wed 23-Oct-13 11:24:44

Iona
Rebecca
Rose

MERLYPUSS Wed 23-Oct-13 12:59:56

Constance Nelly (Helena) Grace - my nan. I had boys.
Maia Amelie - boys again
Rohan - Too Asian for my Asian DH
Isaac Jacob - Too Jewish acc to sis. ( My g/dad was Jewish but married out)
Jack - School bully at DN's nursery.

absentmindeddooooodles Wed 23-Oct-13 14:07:10

29chapel....great minds grin

29chapel Wed 23-Oct-13 14:39:10

Yes - crazy because i was going to call DD Genevieve too and you have that as well! do i know you?!

absentmindeddooooodles Wed 23-Oct-13 15:29:15

Haha.....quite possibly! Those names are mostly off limits as I know people with the names.....or dp has refused :-/

Im determined to have a jesse one day!!

hawkmcqueen Wed 23-Oct-13 16:04:46

These were on my short list for DD and DS:
Alyssa
Alana
Victoria
Georgia
She was none of these when she made herself known and looked me in the eye! Impending DD may be Georgia though!
Jack
Tom
Lucas
Christian

JollyScaryGiant Wed 23-Oct-13 16:08:02

Bethany
Flora
Murron

Campbell
Ross
Zander

We've finished having children now so all these are available.

pinkpip100 Wed 23-Oct-13 16:14:41

Soren
Gabriel
Keir
Jonas

Anya
Emmeline
Flora / Florence
Camille
Cora

pinkpip100 Wed 23-Oct-13 16:15:55

Oh, and also Emil smile

Weegiemum Wed 23-Oct-13 16:19:38

Elaine
Louise
Madeline
Emma

Matthew
Brendan
Paul (but is my ds middle name)

blibblibs Wed 23-Oct-13 16:28:49

Verity
Tilly
Meredith

DH didn't like any of them so we have a different name for DD, which is lovely and very her, but I still love those.

rockybalBOOOOa Wed 23-Oct-13 16:35:10

Nancy. On the grounds that I am completely unable to produce girl children. Gabriel, Magnus and Wilfred were the names which didn't suit DS3.

Frikadellen Wed 23-Oct-13 16:55:08

Sholto for a boy

Karenza for a girl

looki Wed 23-Oct-13 23:27:26

I give you -
Theodora
Philippa
Lola
Celeste
Faye

colafrosties Wed 23-Oct-13 23:32:53

Clement
Eleanor
Alice
Elspeth
Brian
Hugh

BillyBanter Wed 23-Oct-13 23:32:59

Jelena (Yelena)
Hilary
Saskia
Nadia

Tattiesthroughthebree Wed 23-Oct-13 23:48:45

Annie Victoria. We won't be having a DD2 now, so feel free.

WhiteHairReally Thu 24-Oct-13 00:48:22

May I donate the following to your very worthwhile cause?

Frances Q(uennie) - but it didn't go with DH's surname
Helena Maud ( she was a DS not a DD2)

and the boys names that fell off the list onto the delivery room floor when DS was born.

Hugh and Guy

Lor, it makes me alarmingly broody just looking at them. The children I never had, as I'm well beyond child bearing age now.

op, do let us know if you decide on any of these pre-loved names. Lovely thread. Thank you

kotinka Thu 24-Oct-13 00:52:01

I didn't have a daughter, so can I please donate Grace, I think it's a beautiful name but not great on a boy ;-)

lchats Thu 24-Oct-13 07:56:05

I will let you know what we choose I'm 37 weeks and by the looks of the above spoilt for choice - thanks for all the donations keep them coming...

ooma Thu 24-Oct-13 09:01:42

zuleika

TheBitchesOfWeestick Thu 24-Oct-13 09:18:24

Elsa
Edmund
Christobel
Vivienne
May

NotYoMomma Thu 24-Oct-13 11:44:41

Georgia
Eden

Robyn4270 Thu 24-Oct-13 15:39:19

Penelope

Mim78 Thu 24-Oct-13 16:58:20

Wanted Vivienne for a girl but turns out am having a boy - so please take that one!

I liked Gabriel for a boy but then called DD Gabriella so can't use that one either!

BrainSurgeon Thu 24-Oct-13 17:58:35

Mavis
Sophia

Sapeke Thu 24-Oct-13 18:48:00

Amoret, from the Elizabethan epic The Faerie Queen. Everyone I mentioned it to just laughed and said wot, like the biscuits? To be fair it would NOT have suited her.

mum2jakie Thu 24-Oct-13 18:59:12

Layla and Sidonie for daughters I've never had. (Proud mum of three boys!)

CruCru Thu 24-Oct-13 19:33:04

I love Beatrice and Miriam but DH doesn't.

LadyDowagerHatt Thu 24-Oct-13 19:45:25

I loved Elliot or Charlie for a boy but DC2 was a DD. Also like Astrid or Erica for her but couldn't convince DH.

wigglesrock Thu 24-Oct-13 19:53:33

I've 3 girls so I'll donate my boys names : Dominic, Joe, Leo & Gabriel smile

Having had my kids - I will also throw Tess into the sorting hat. I love it, but wasn't appreciated by my husband. Just Tess as a stand alone name.

CordeliaRose Thu 24-Oct-13 21:21:36

Rachel Elizabeth
Callum Alexander
thanks

Lizzy3001 Thu 24-Oct-13 21:25:10

Dominic - dh's ex wife's new husband, not a popular choice
Harriet
Guy

TheBitchesOfWeestick Thu 24-Oct-13 21:42:32

wigglesrock I love your boys' names smile (and I have a Joe, so clearly your taste is exquisite grin)

Sunshineboo Thu 24-Oct-13 21:50:52

Maggie, Frances, Laura, heather, Hannah for a girl

Rory, Christopher (nn kit), robin for a boy

Happy naming OP smile

lchats Thu 24-Oct-13 21:57:04

I can't believe some of the names you lovely people are donating, they are fantastic - For example i love Vivienne but my dh can't stand it for some reason...

misslongstocking Thu 24-Oct-13 22:01:57

Eve
Rose
May

Harvey
Blake
Fraser

TheBitchesOfWeestick Thu 24-Oct-13 22:08:50

Vivienne is gorgeous, isn't it? My DH hated it too sad

Annagramma Thu 24-Oct-13 22:09:36

When I had DD1, if she was a boy, she'd have been Jadyn. I was 17, and she got a name mentioned on this thread, so it ended well. <chucks it in>

Saul
Asher
Noam
Elliott
Yosef
Quinn
Conrad
Isaiah
Tobias
Simeon

Lissa
Alicia
Miriam
Hope
Aurelia
Astrid
Imogen
Susannah
Emilia

RosebudTheCat Thu 24-Oct-13 22:14:22

Henry

Julia

invicta Thu 24-Oct-13 22:19:22

Victoria
Rowena
Isla ( now getting popular?)
Janet
Bettina

wigglesrock Thu 24-Oct-13 22:25:12

My niece was almost Vivienne,it's lovely.

BitchesofWeestick I love the name Joe, I've got loads in my extended family, which also ruled it out for me that and the 3 daughters grin

redrubyshoes Thu 24-Oct-13 22:30:42

Myrtle (nm Tilly)
Ariannwyn (Welsh)
Elowen (Cornish)
Lettice
Olwen
Mabel
Patience
Constance
Honesty

Edgar
Montgomery
Frederick Charles

ItalaItala Thu 24-Oct-13 22:35:15

Girls: Evelyn (DH thinks it isn't a proper name!)
Agatha (DC3 is a boy so went unused)

Boy: Eadgar (I thought DH had vetoed it but turns out now that he didn't Grrrrr)

DaleyBump Thu 24-Oct-13 22:36:50

When I was wee, my favourite boy's name was... wait for it... Elvis-John. You're welcome.

capercaillie Thu 24-Oct-13 22:36:59

Ellen
Toby
Alexander

Names my children didn't get! But I still love them. DH vetoed Alexander.

MrsMagWeary Thu 24-Oct-13 23:04:26

Esme - vetoed by DH

I have a Zosia in my family, it's the Polish diminutive for Sophia (Zofia). nice, but pretty well used round here.

TeamANYFUCKER Thu 24-Oct-13 23:16:17

Diggory
Cicero
Kit
Harold

Marjorie
Gladys
Cornelia

DeclutterQueen Thu 24-Oct-13 23:27:39

I loved Jesse for a boy and Elena for a girl.

ReturnPlacenta Fri 25-Oct-13 16:54:00

Sylvie.

Because my DP is an idiot. angry

Rhubarbgarden Fri 25-Oct-13 20:01:39

Ds was going to be Ingrid Simone. I feel a bit sad that it won't be used so very happy to donate.

Also Edgar, which didn't fit him, and Marjolaine which was too long. Briefly tried on Anemone thanks to the hormones and could never quite bring myself to take it back. There you go.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 25-Oct-13 20:02:04

Oh and Clover. <Sigh>

LeonieDeSainteVire Sat 26-Oct-13 09:31:45

Clemency - I wanted this for years (yes from the Poldark novels!) but DH vetoed.

Patrick - this would have been my never to be born third son, I may use it for a cat one day! Probably to be known as Paddy!

BloodiedGhouloshes Sat 26-Oct-13 16:54:32

For girls I wanted:

Hera
Isis
Artemis

For Boys I wanted

Horatio
Agamemnon

Not remotely Greek in our family..... but loved those names. I love love love Isis for a girl. Sigh.

baskingseals Sat 26-Oct-13 17:01:28

Honor

Constance with Coco as a nn

Rosannna

Maeve

And the ultimate boys name Gabriel

baskingseals Sat 26-Oct-13 17:02:19

Not forgetting Valentina and Tatiana

NoComet Sat 26-Oct-13 17:06:02

Rebecca veto'd as an ex of DH's, but had I had a third DD...

I loved Soames for a boy, but hubby point blank refused. Other boy names we didn't get to use include Noah, Alistair and my favourite Jonah. DC4 (DD2) would have been called Jonah if she had been a boy.

Girls names - Ds1 would have been called Caroline if he'd been a girl. I loved Ariadne and Cecily but those were overruled too.

MawMcGonaghoulie Sat 26-Oct-13 17:49:04

If we'd had a squad of girls I would have liked
Anna
Elspeth
Esme
Marianne
Naomi
Roslind
Ruth
and possibly
Gabrielle
Marianne
Mariella
Tamsin
Xanthe

Another boy might have been one of these
Alistair
Corin
Ewan
Fergus
Guy
Leon
Lewis
Richard
Sebastian
Torrin

niffernaffer Sat 26-Oct-13 18:26:12

Corin
Grayson

Sylvie
Ellen
Loveday

niffernaffer Sat 26-Oct-13 18:29:05

Oh and:

Milton

and

Pearl

TombOfMummyBeerest Sat 26-Oct-13 18:41:13

Rose...I love it, Dh says it's a Golden Girl.

Chloe. ..love it, but know 3 cats with this name.

Elliott. ..Dh makes ET jokes.

Owen. ..swiped by my cousin.

Chlorinella Sat 26-Oct-13 19:58:50

Beatrice Diana ( love this , but the witch MIL said ooh beetroot

Daniel Harry

ThePonderer Sun 27-Oct-13 11:13:22

I can offer you Agnes - I loved the idea of having a cute little lamb - but was overruled because 'Aggie' was an ugly nick-name.

Also I knew an old lady who was called Elfrieda and was always known as by her family as Elf. Wouldn't that be sweet, to have a little Elf running around? Then she can use Frieda as her grown-up name for serious occasions.

CordeliaRose Sun 27-Oct-13 16:03:47

I have a friend called Agnes whose nickname has always been Nancy.
It really suits her smile

ThePonderer Sun 27-Oct-13 22:26:32

Damn! You mean Aggie wasn't compulsory?

Give me that name back, I've changed my mind...

LauraChant Mon 28-Oct-13 10:58:10

I have two boys - if i had a girl she would have been Rose or Annie Rose, so I will donate those to you, along with Linnet which I liked but DH didn't.

Boys names that I wasn't allowed include: Teddy (Edward); Sammy (Samuel); Sorensen and Sebastian. Please give them a good home.

Caitlin - had boys

Rory - I love it but can't pronounce it because I've got a bit of a lisp!

Molewoman Tue 29-Oct-13 18:20:13

DD1 would have been Simon (nn Sam)
DS would have been Leonie
DC4 changed its mind part-way but would have been Claire or Ian; I wanted Matthew but DH thought it was 'too Jewish' confused
You've had some interesting suggestions, OP. I hope your baby likes whatever you settle for (I've always disliked my own name and my sister positively hates hers).

Linguaphile Thu 31-Oct-13 23:03:34

Claudia
Constance
Millicent
Rosemary
Primrose
Alexandria
Evangeline
Wilhelmina (nn Mina)

Britishseamonkey Sat 02-Nov-13 09:20:53

Names I like that were a no go for hubby:

Sadie
Elsie
Anais
Bethan
Megan
Blanchette
Hannah
Rosa
Nellie

Robin
Walter
Daniel/Danny
Samuel/Sam

SanityClause Sat 02-Nov-13 09:26:06

If DD1 had been a boy, she would have been Edward James. (DC3 is a boy, and has neither of these names.)

When we chose DD1's name, DH said we should call a second girl Tabitha Madison. (We have a second DD, and she is called something else entirely.)

I'm not sure if any of these are useful, but will say, I do love Sylvia, and sometimes wish I had called DD1 that.

WhiteHairReally Tue 26-Nov-13 20:56:54

Dear Ichats,

I hope all is well and was wondering if you went for a 'pre-loved' name after all?

KristinaM Tue 14-Jan-14 12:40:40

Bumping this as I'd like to know which name you chose

florascotia Tue 14-Jan-14 13:21:49

Some old-fashioned names, or names much used now. I think some might be worth reviving; others, I'm not so keen:

Rosalind, Rosamund, Patience, Prudence, Richmal, Richenda, Phyllis, Beryl, Honoria, Priscilla, Magdalen, Shirley, Adelaide, Valerie/Valeria, Cicely, Julian/Gillian, Gertrude, Lucinda, Lucilla, Amabel, Joan, Henrietta, Marianne, Judith, Barbara, Cynthia, Veronica, Verena, Sibyl/Sibylla, Ruth, Wilhelmina, Augusta, Marilla, Marjorie, Meredith, Valentina, Vanessa, Thelma, Marcia, Bridget, Maureen, Philippa, Emmeline, Sylvia, Winifred, Susan, Mavis, Roberta, Ursula....

florascotia Tue 14-Jan-14 13:22:44

Sorry for repeat names - others had same ideas while I was still typing.

MadameJosephine Tue 14-Jan-14 21:49:46

Names vetoed by DP but loved by me include Constance and Emmeline for girls and Darwin and Edison for boys. We are definitely not having any more babies so can have them

Spaghettinetti Wed 15-Jan-14 16:58:50

Thomasina or Thomasita

pygmy Wed 15-Jan-14 17:54:43

Edgar
Otto
Magnus
Ivo

Greta
Dora

MummyPig24 Fri 17-Jan-14 06:26:07

Names on our lists each time were:

Emilia
Chloe
Holly
Eva
Megan
Eloise

Jack
Sebastien
Leo
Rupert
Zach

Purplelooby Fri 17-Jan-14 20:45:05

Plenty of boys' names here that DS nearly got called:
Rufus
Henry
Axel
Artemis
Angus
Sidney

thegreylady Sat 18-Jan-14 15:10:19

Josephine Mary
Valerie Joan
Ruth Elena
Lucinda Jane

thegreylady Sat 18-Jan-14 15:11:33

Boys
Patrick
Stuart
Simeon
Gideon
Rufus

Phaedra11 Sat 18-Jan-14 16:36:48

Boys names we didn't use because DH hated them:

Felix
Fraser
Toby/Tobias
Sebastian
Rufus

Girls name we didn't use because we only had boys (and DH hated some of them anyway):

Tabitha
Martha
Faith
Saffron
Freya (this was the one that DH did like that I wasn't sure about)
Hannah

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