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When you were a child/teen what baby name were you going to 'definitely' use for future DC's?

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Kirstle Tue 11-Oct-11 20:08:28

...And did any of you actually use them?

You have to put the rough year too, so we can spot the trends, if any.


1991 (I was ten) I wanted Kylie and Trystin. Yes spelled like that. And Kylie had a heart above the 'i'. Ahem

1996 (fifteen) I wanted Phoebe Luna (had an interest in astronomy) and Maxwell Jordan.

Still love Phoebe now, the others...not so much!

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Tue 11-Oct-11 20:10:07

1990 I wanted Jade and Amber. Together hmm

Aged 11

DaydreamDolly Tue 11-Oct-11 20:12:18

1993 when I was 14 I wanted Lily and Zac.

They're not on my radar any longer but only because I suppose they're very popular now, they were a bit different then.

FlipFantasia Tue 11-Oct-11 20:12:39

Great idea for a thread!

When I was about 11 (so 1988/89) I was convinced I'd name a son Nathan after Brother Beyond (does anyone even remember them now grin). Around the same time I thought Neneh for a girl was the coolest name ever (yes, I loved Neneh Cherry).

FranSanDisco Tue 11-Oct-11 20:12:58

As a teenager I loved Emma and Daniel. These were replaced by Matthew and Sophie. I did use Sophie but not Matthew smile

MirandaGoshawk Tue 11-Oct-11 20:13:35

Oooh, I can't say. It's Biblical, and unusual. And yes, I used it smile

whojamaflip Tue 11-Oct-11 20:14:54

Always wanted Christopher and Rebecca when I was in my teens (late 80's early 90's)...........ended up marrying a Chris and his sister is Rebecca smile

windatmytail Tue 11-Oct-11 20:15:13

Finnavear was my girls name of choice but no DD unfortunately I still love the name now

posey Tue 11-Oct-11 20:16:03

Yes I remember Brother Beyond grin

When I was about 13 (1981) I was going to call any baby girl I had Vicki. It never occurred to me I might have a boy! And no, dd isn't called Vicki!

mamasmissionimpossible Tue 11-Oct-11 20:18:00

William, Emily and Sophie were my dolls names when I was a child and I thought that I would name my future dc's that. None of my dc's have those names!

herbietea Tue 11-Oct-11 20:27:34

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Kirstle Tue 11-Oct-11 20:28:25

Lol Flip - Nathan from BB became a music manager and managed Lisa Scott-Lee from Steps for a while. When she was doing her reality show, he used to start most sentences with ''when I was in Brother Beyond'' and it used to flashback to him with his jeans and hairdo, I used to wet myself laughing!

Some cool answers so far, when I was a little girl all my dolls were called Polly.... hmmm

ByJingoes Tue 11-Oct-11 20:29:59

Wanda, Mark Antony, Alicia and Carlotta. Spot the various literary allusions. I didn't use any of them.

ReelAroundTheFountain Tue 11-Oct-11 20:31:39

When I was about 9 I thought Priscilla was the most beautiful and sophisticated name ever.

luckily no dd's yet though 6 wks until dc3 arrives......

BedHog Tue 11-Oct-11 20:31:56

Silas, Shannon and Lucretia (as in Borgia hmm)

Haven't used any of them!!

toddlerama Tue 11-Oct-11 20:32:21

I wanted to call a girl "Aqua". I didn't, but my sisters still like to remind me from time to time.

talkingnonsense Tue 11-Oct-11 20:34:01

In 1979 I thought Jessica was the most sophisticated girls name ever. Would never use it now!

darksideofthemooncup Tue 11-Oct-11 20:36:19

Red, Levi or Ziggy for a boy. Celeste or Isabella for a girl. I still really like Celeste but it wouldn't go with our surname.

SickleBOO Tue 11-Oct-11 20:36:37

Matthew & Emily blush

pinkmagic1 Tue 11-Oct-11 20:39:43

Wanted 'Yasmin' for a girl as thought it was different and a bit edgy, without being to far fetched. I used it!

birdofthenorth Tue 11-Oct-11 20:40:22

c1997 I was DEFINITELY going to call any future DS Bailey... after a character in Party Of Five!

TheCornishPickle Tue 11-Oct-11 20:40:43

When I was about 10 I thought Patricia was the prettiest name. Or Janet. And that was the late 80's/early 90's. Good grief. I think I'll have some other names if ever lucky enough to have a dd.

PeggyCarter Tue 11-Oct-11 20:40:53

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TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 11-Oct-11 20:42:02

I was going to have 2 girls and 2 boys and call them Marissa and Louisa, and Declan and Ethan.

In reality I have a Lauren, Chloe and Harry.

sweetandtenderhooligan Tue 11-Oct-11 20:45:15

Early 80s (I was about 10) Helen and John

Early 90's Harley and Saffron for girls blush or Jacob for a boy.

Thankfully I didn't have children until a decade later and didn't use any of the above smile

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