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rhetorician Thu 21-Jul-11 19:39:21

we are not now going to have a boy (2 DDs, which is fab), but we were going to call any son Aoghan (ay-gon) - Irish name meaning 'little fire'. You can spell it Aogan too. Loved it, sorry we can't use it

tigana Thu 21-Jul-11 19:50:34

Aeronwy ('air - ron-wee')
Myfanwy ('mi -fan-wee')
Rocco

Not so unusual but doomed to being unused:
Beth
Beatrice

mrsotter Thu 21-Jul-11 19:52:12

Fawn - was never going to get that past dh

BertieBasset Thu 21-Jul-11 20:11:56

Isadora, Elodie, Norah, Evangeline

DH vetoed them although perhaps they aren't really that unusual. He's just picky smile

shoots Thu 21-Jul-11 20:25:25

Peregrine and Sholto

rhetorician Thu 21-Jul-11 20:28:10

tigana I had an great-aunt who insisted on calling herself Myfanwy - I think her actual name was Marion. She was a kleptomaniac...

this is fun!

Nightstar Thu 21-Jul-11 20:29:29

I'm not allowed anything from Lord of the Rings despite putting these repeatedly on the baby name lists:

Aragorn
Strider
Theoden
Peregrine
Merry
Arwen

headfairy Thu 21-Jul-11 20:30:43

Chiara, it's actually dd's middle name so not sure it counts. I wish I'd had the nerve to use it for her first name.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 21-Jul-11 20:34:47

Aine
Cliodhna
Malachy

winkle2 Thu 21-Jul-11 21:49:12

I love anakin!!

cupofteaplease Thu 21-Jul-11 21:54:01

I love this thread! Am currently 28 weeks pregnant with with a little girl and I want a pretty, uncommon, but not invented name. I wonder if I'll find one here!

Adair Thu 21-Jul-11 22:00:24

Dexter - dd's 'if she'd been a boy' name
Ariadne - ds1's 'girl' name
Capella - ds2's 'girl' name
A/Eithne (also means 'little fire' i believe)
Caoimhe - we have no Irish connection at all

We toyed with Anakin - but he becomes Darth Vader..!

I love Evander - but couldn't convince dh.

rhetorician Thu 21-Jul-11 22:04:27

Caoimhe is a lovely name - won't go with surname, also like Ariadne. Your rejects are so nice Adair I'm curious as to what you actually picked!

Adair Thu 21-Jul-11 22:06:28

Have PMed you... though think you can search on my name...!

Adair Thu 21-Jul-11 22:10:01

And thank you smile

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 21-Jul-11 22:32:15

The names I loved but will never use are:

Posy
Tess
Betty
Trilby

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 21-Jul-11 22:34:07

Oh yes and for boys (thank you for reminding me shoots)

Sholto
Rufus
Titus

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 21-Jul-11 22:35:07

Sheherazade

TimeWasting Thu 21-Jul-11 22:39:22

Aneurin
Clement
Prosper
Isadore
Norman

Iris
Daphne
Josephine
Margaret
Lucy

PurveyorOfBaloney Thu 21-Jul-11 22:43:17

Names that were not allowed on my short list:
Osian
Keir
Tyrone
Cyrus

Genevieve
Jenna
Tyrion
Marianne

rhetorician Thu 21-Jul-11 22:44:06

hmm, some of these are making me wobbly about DD2's name choice...Iris I like a lot, and Tess (I already know one of those though). I'm ignoring the boys' names, not because I don't like a lot of them, but I have no use for them, sadly...

NorksAreMessy Thu 21-Jul-11 22:44:09

Bye bye Elisabeth and Monica (you were a boy, after all)
Bye Bye Hugo and William (you were a girl)
bye Bye Brian and Martin ( no WAY DH!!!! )
Bye Bye Joni and Maya (vetoed by DH)

Funny to wonder what those DC would have been like if they had had those names

rhetorician Thu 21-Jul-11 22:46:07

norks great post! I think you and your DH fall into opposite ends on the naming spectrum - well done for agreeing on some name in the end (presumably)

tigana Thu 21-Jul-11 22:49:30

oh, and

Ariadne (props to Adair for the reminder!)....i still have hope, but suspect it will be heavily vetoed.
Zoe (cat got it first!)

oldqueenie Thu 21-Jul-11 22:54:26

the ones that got away...

amos
prosper
ira

pearl
glory
muriel
(am hopeful of using some as pet (dog) names!)

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