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Guilty Pleasures

(24 Posts)
Kirstle Sat 06-Aug-11 19:58:32

I am sure this has been done to death - but would be interested to know what names you adore but would never use for one reason or another.... it would be great if you could put the name and the meaning too.

I'll start - Absolutely adore the name Lola.

Mum said to me (scathingly) ''So out of all the names there are in the World, Lola is the classiest, most elegant name you can think of for a future child to wear?''
Then did her hen's arse mouth look. Peck Peck

Is it just me who, at the age of thirty can regress to sulky teen at sight of mother's disapproving face? Lol

Anyway, let's hear em . . . the good, the bad and the downright wierd...

Kirstle Sat 06-Aug-11 19:59:14

Sorry when I said meaning (first para) I meant reason you wouldnt use them . . . x

DessertsInReverse Sat 06-Aug-11 20:22:30

algernon nn algie love this as a possible name but when i mentioned it to dd age 14 she just laughed and said "like the algae that grows in ponds" , making it now a definite no

persephone love this but it's meaning being bringer of death means i could never risk it , being a superstitious idiot .

tammytoby Sat 06-Aug-11 20:26:45

There are quite a few names whose meaning would put me off (e.g. Claudia = lame/disabled, Hector = bully/tormentor).

Other than that, I'd avoid any very popular (e.g. top 10 or 20 names) because I hated being one of 3 in my class at school.

TangerineQueen Sat 06-Aug-11 22:55:00

Love Ria but DH says it sounds too much like rear.

MrsOzz Sat 06-Aug-11 23:19:51

Coco. It's just so cute and lovely. But I have visions of coco-the-clown remarks.

I also love Casper. But can't see past the ghost connection. And also Jasper but DH said we aren't posh enough for a Jasper. This is probably true as our children will no doubt attend the village primary school (unless we win the lottery and/or stop going on holidays and generally eating) and Jasper/Casper and Coco may be a tad pretentious.

Darnsarfupnorf Sat 06-Aug-11 23:33:43

River Phoenix, I think its beautiful and cool and would be so unique if it wasnt for that damn actor! and im not brave enough anyway grin

bruffin Sat 06-Aug-11 23:35:19

I have always loved Sebastian but DH didn't like it.

happywheezer Sat 06-Aug-11 23:38:32

I love Lola too.
My DH said he couldn't wait to see her face when we told her.
I now have two boys!
She thinks Lily is a weird name too.
She is 70 though.
If I had a daughter she would be called Lola, still.

popsicle1984 Sun 07-Aug-11 01:37:44

I think Eastenders has ruined Lola!

I think my main guilty pleasure is Blossom! Apparently only suitable for a cow/powerpuff girl! :-(

Most of the others I'd still consider using, even if they get slagged off a bit on mumsnet!

ImpyCelyn Sun 07-Aug-11 08:11:53

Phineas - DH hates it

Jago - I can't help thinking people would think we were saying it wrong, instead of realising it was Cornish

Blossom - see above
Loveday - sounds a bit too hippy-ish

SaffronCake Sun 07-Aug-11 11:48:35

Apollo, I love it, I've loved it since I was about 14, I will always love it...

Unfortunately no one else seems to. It inspires to many negative or just plain dull associations for people, ranging from some very bad behaviour of the original holy owner, to bicycles, to unlucky spacecraft. It's even the design name of my bathroom light, a fact I notice every time I shower sad.

Maybe I need a puppy.

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 07-Aug-11 12:00:23

+1 for Loveday

Toseland after reading The Children of Green Knowe as a girl.

Gilbert after Anne of Green Gables.

Hepzibah after Carrie's War (yes there may be a theme here! I first heard of the name Loveday in The Little White Horse).

Kirstle Sun 07-Aug-11 15:24:19

Popsicle - I don't watch Eastenders - is there a negative character in it?

Blossom makes me think of that jewish teenager living in a house with her hot older brother and wacky best mate, Six.

Six?!? now there is a name lol

Bruffin - Sebastian is my no2 fave baby boys name, first being Seth. That's not so much as a guilty pleasure as more a 'given'. First boy will deffo be a Seth. It's only with girls that I go off on random flights of fancy... smile

LetThereBeRock Sun 07-Aug-11 15:28:45

Ozymandias. I'd never use it,but I'd love to have an Ozzy.

Anakin.I'm a Star Wars geek,but even if I wasn't I'd still love it.

SaffronCake Sun 07-Aug-11 17:10:34

Gretl. I really, really wanted to call DD1 Gretl, it's lovely and I don't understand why it's not really made it to the UK names lists ever.

Obvious reason why I can't use it- everyone else hates it.

melliebobs Sun 07-Aug-11 18:17:44

I really love Stanley. I don't know why. But I'm not going to use it. It ain't the 1940's. I don't live in a cobbled hill town and don't want him born complete with flat cap and pipe!

LetThereBeRock Sun 07-Aug-11 18:37:01

I forgot Pepper for a girl.blush

lastonetoleaveturnoutthelights Sun 07-Aug-11 18:43:02

Arwin for a girl.

Lord of the Rings tribute perhaps too cheesy. Although using a name from another book may be more acceptable - why?

Darcy for a boy - similar reason, just too cheesy.

notnowImreading Sun 07-Aug-11 18:52:49

I'd love Agamemnon for a boy. No reason required for the 'no', I think.

megkat Sun 07-Aug-11 19:09:23

DD2 was going to be Cassie until (while v pregnant) I was walking through the park with DD1 and someone was shouting "Cassie" and a big black labrador bounced past me.

Couldn't get past that one, still love the name though smile

NorfolkNChance Sun 07-Aug-11 19:10:46

Beatrice or Benedict (curse of the English teacher)

LetThereBeRock Sun 07-Aug-11 19:49:12

Darwin for a boy is another,as is Mercury Alexander.blush

pinksky Sun 07-Aug-11 20:10:32

Aurelia, nn Ray (of sunshine!) - my family would scoff.
Cassius - strong but modern

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