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Silly reasons why you haven't used a baby name?

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malificent7 Thu 05-Oct-17 20:13:25

I love the name Venus but i didnt use it as it rhymes with penis and i thought that kids at school might pick on her for that.

PussCatTheGoldfish Thu 05-Oct-17 20:20:41

I didn't name one of mine Ellie because my children's names would then rhyme Silly and Smelly.

I also avoided Violet because I knew I'd accidentally add a a letter in at least one birthday card and end with Violent. And Poppy might end up Poopy.

As it is I do have a habit of misspelling the youngest's name when tired after writing lots of Christmas cards. blush

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 05-Oct-17 20:22:55

My dd was going to be Nicole, but her initials would have been NOB. grin
So that was quickly changed

RhonaRugMuncherr Thu 05-Oct-17 20:26:43

I didn't choose a first name as it was very similar to a celebrity name with using dps surname (along the line of Beryl Cole cheryl cole but not that)

tamepanda Fri 06-Oct-17 01:23:13

DP said we couldn’t use Freya for DD because it was to close to Fry bentos pie and she’d be bullied....

xqwertyx Fri 06-Oct-17 01:35:29

Haha good post, loving Venus Penis and N.O.B grin

enceladus Fri 06-Oct-17 01:36:00

I was laughed at when I chose one name as it was too 'ethnic'?? I used it anyway and glad I did, because it's very subjective isn't it, and most people love his name. I did also use another name that is very old english, has a counterpart in welsh and nobody can pronounce it correctly (except the people who bother to look at the name, it's only a vowel difference); at least she will know who is bothered to know her name properly in the future. The last name I picked had was pretty straight up, I'll tell you that.

AnnaBay Fri 06-Oct-17 01:45:31

We were going to use Marlene for DD's middle name after one of DP's favourite aunties.
However, I kept saying it like Boycie from Only Fools and Horses and I knew that everytime I had to state her middle name, the inner Boycie in me would come out.

SilverySurfer Fri 06-Oct-17 01:47:08

Because I've never had a baby smile

CoffeeBreakIn5 Fri 06-Oct-17 01:47:09

I couldn't choose a name ending with a 'k' sound because when coupled with our second name it would sound like an unfortunate swear word beginning with 'c" . It's a shame because I loved the name Luke - it wasn't until I said it out loud one day that I realised. Maybe it's a good reason though.

MrsOverTheRoad Fri 06-Oct-17 02:02:46

I didn't use Violet because I have an accent where it sounds awful! Also DH said it reminded him of "violent"

UnicornPug Fri 06-Oct-17 07:14:37

I didn't use Eris because the (family) middle name and surname also had an 's' sound in them. If she'd had a lisp there wouldn't have been any part of her name she could say! Think Erith Graith Weathley. Shame as Eris was goddess of destruction which would have suited her wel!

SuperBeagle Fri 06-Oct-17 07:17:16

DH didn't want Ophelia because he said that people would call her "Oaf" for short.

histinyhandsarefrozen Fri 06-Oct-17 07:19:21

I didn't use Gabriella because dh famously had a crush at work (before we met) on a Gabriella and his boss would have laughed at him.

verynaiceham Fri 06-Oct-17 07:25:11

I friend of mine loved the name Effie but didn’t use it because ‘If she’s chubby people might call her ‘Effie the Heffie’

MrsJamesAspey Fri 06-Oct-17 07:26:32

I really liked the name Charlie but couldn’t use it as my surname is Prince grin

BikeRunSki Fri 06-Oct-17 08:36:13

I love the name Louisa, but didn't use it for DD as DH has a slightly odd colleague of this name. She would have thought we'd named DD after her.

I also know someone, now an adujt, who was going to be called Aaron until the week before he was born, when someone told his mother to "keep your hair on", which put her off the name.

BoredOnMatLeave Fri 06-Oct-17 08:45:01

I liked Aria but myself and DP are very blonde blue eyed and my DM said it sounded like we were calling her Aryan

Ratonastick Fri 06-Oct-17 08:51:19

I am not called Charlotte because my Dad thought I would be called Lottie. OK, but why give me a name where the dimunitive is slang for the Khazi?

BellaNoche Fri 06-Oct-17 08:55:50

I liked the name Hannah for my daughter but some very much older relatives kept singing " Hard hearted Hannah the Vamp from Savannah"

After a week of various renditions just before baby was born I decided that the continual singing would drive all of us bonkers.

Still like the name though and Ella Fitzgerald does a much better version of it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH0hw8EYIpA

snippan Fri 06-Oct-17 09:02:19

I liked the name Charlotte but wouldn't use it because a girl at school was always called Charlotte the harlot

Velvetbee Fri 06-Oct-17 09:08:39

Our kids have the same surname as Coffee's. We couldn't have Patrick for that reason.

RatRolyPoly Fri 06-Oct-17 09:17:29

I had a most beloved cat called Maggie and when she was tragically killed by a car me and dp said if we had a girl we would name her Maggie. Plus we loved the name.

Then we had a girl, and we couldn't decide on a middle name. In fact the only middle name that felt right was my mother's name, and my mother is also sadly deceased. And that was just too many dead things for a baby to be named after, so Maggie had to go!

Summerisdone Fri 06-Oct-17 09:33:14

DS was going to be called Oscar James throughout most of my pregnancy, but then with the Oscar Pistorious trial going on it put me off, so his dad said we'd probably call him OJ for short anyway. Obviously that felt even worse and I just felt he'd never be able to go into sport with either names confusedgrin

Standingcat Fri 06-Oct-17 09:36:59

I loved the name Ruby but my DH insisted that people would think that it's a boy because of the Irish fella Ruby Walsh and we didn't use it

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