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Name you love now or name you've always loved?

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popsicle1984 Mon 15-Oct-12 07:36:01

My favourite names seem to vary over the years but there are some names that, although they may not be my current number one, I've always really liked.

I was just wondering when you pick names for your children have you picked your current top name even if you haven't liked it for that long or one you've liked for a long time?

I just think if I pick one of the names I totally love at the mo, I'm more likely to go off it, whereas as there are a few names I've liked for as long as I can remember so I think these may be a better bet.

Would you pick the same names now if you named your children a while ago? I guess it's hard to judge if it's now the name of your much loved child!

I'll shut up now!

CheerfulYank Mon 15-Oct-12 07:44:48

About 10 years ago I LOVED Aidan and Ella. I was convinced they were IT. Now those are immensely popular here in the States and I've totally gone off them.

When I was pregnant with my son (he's 5) it was William or Julia, but he ended up being Sam. confused

For the one due in May I'm leading toward Madeleine or Jack. smile

So, they totally change for me!

ripsishere Mon 15-Oct-12 07:45:42

When I was younger I loved names like Tammy, Lindy, Stephanie, Tiffany. Now I am a crone I prefer names like Anna, Ellen, Judith, Lucy, Lydia.
I called my DD what has turned out to be a really popular name. She likes it. I wish I'd gone with Ellen.

MolotovBomb Mon 15-Oct-12 10:40:32

My all-time EVER favourite girls name is DD1s name. I had a romance with another name (Mia) which she was almost named, but thankfully my DH steered me to the name we gave her.

DD2 has a name that became a favourite because of the circumstances surrounding her getting here.

I love my daughters names grin

wannabedomesticgoddess Mon 15-Oct-12 10:44:06

I love the names Aiden, Noah and Nicole and have done for ages. But both my ex and my current partner vetoed them sad

MolotovBomb Mon 15-Oct-12 10:47:59

Oh, I also adore the names Pearl and Penelope, but can't use those due to alliteration issues with our surname (a bit p-p-p sounding).

I have a name that, if we ever have a son, we'd use as I've loved it since I was 5yo. I also love Theo, Ethan and Nathan, but wouldn't be able to use any of them as DH can't pronounce 'th' sounds properly.

ScrambledSmegsEvilTwin Mon 15-Oct-12 10:58:28

When I was in my early teens I loved the name Christine/a. I really don't like it now. I think I associate it with that Stephen King book now, sadly.

I've loved DD's name since I was about 15/16, and haven't wavered. DH needed a teeny bit of persuading, but he loves it too now.

DD2 is going to prove more problematic. I don't love any other names, although I like a lot very much.

Boys names - I adore Gabriel, always have since I read Saki's short story Gabriel Ernest when I was a teen. Sadly it wouldn't work at all with DH's surname. If DD2 defies medical science and proves to be DS1, then we have a very nice, 'normal' name picked out for him which we both really like.

MrsJohnDeere Mon 15-Oct-12 12:31:17

As a child I swore that any daughter of mine would be called Sally. Have changed my mind now !

In my 20s/early 30s I was a huge fan of Poppy, Amelia, Lily, Chloe but now have gone off them as they're just too popular.

Now I'm more a fan of classic, 'stood the test of time' names that I would probably have considered dull or old ladyish in my youth.

HoratiaWinwood Mon 15-Oct-12 12:57:04

My core list doesn't change, just the outliers.

The new names tend to be hormonal - two weeks later I detest them wink

My main problem is unimaginative DH.

Startailoforangeandgold Mon 15-Oct-12 13:19:06

DD1 is the name I knew from childhood I'd call my daughter, a favourite elderly relative.

DD2 was the name DH, me and the extended family all liked and more one we'd heard recently.

bigbluebump Mon 15-Oct-12 14:50:58

I think we ARE influenced, consciously or unconsciously of trends and fashions and our preferences therefore change. If a name becomes overused it may lose some of its 'specialness' and we go off it.

In my case, I still love the same names that I did 10 years ago, but they are very timeless, classic names that are far down the popularity lists so will hopefully never become too 'trendy' and overused.

3boysgirlontheway Tue 16-Oct-12 11:15:41

I have always always always loved the name Matilda. When I had my daughter I did not call her Matilda.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Tue 16-Oct-12 11:19:12

I love my sons name. Most people don't like it but I do. It's not popular and its spelt different buy I love it.

ByTheWay1 Tue 16-Oct-12 11:21:28

I love the name Rebecca - but my MIL has a strong Liverpool accent and the cc becomes like the Scottish lochhhhh sound - and it grates on my nerves.. so noooo I couldn't use it...

lambethlil Tue 16-Oct-12 11:29:25

I like Ptolemy, really love it.
And have stopped dead more than one baby name thread with that nugget.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Tue 16-Oct-12 11:32:36

IAm how do you pronounce it?

lambethlil Tue 16-Oct-12 12:01:07

Although trippy up pronounciations are a bit wanky as I said to StJohn and Featherstoneshaugh.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Tue 16-Oct-12 12:07:49

I have never heard of that name.

Think you may have stopped this thread too!

When I mention my sons name I get told how I spell it wrong

lambethlil Tue 16-Oct-12 12:12:10

But is it wrong though? (head on side)

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Tue 16-Oct-12 12:14:51

No, its a English spelling i found.

It's <whispers> Kailum

lambethlil Tue 16-Oct-12 12:16:35

So it's not wrong. grin
People are so rude. Thank you for keeping me company after Ptolemygate. thanks

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Tue 16-Oct-12 12:18:33

You are welcome.

I'm very good a killing threads myselfgrin

My sons name causes tension I think at times!

He has boring classic middle names though!

CheerfulYank Tue 16-Oct-12 14:22:56

I quite like Ptolemy. smile I think Tolly is an adorable nn, for either that or Bartholomew.

Avalicious1980 Tue 16-Oct-12 14:33:46

Lambeth, how do you pronounce Featherstoneshaugh please? I have heard it before and I know it sounds completely different but I've forgotten (baby brain!!).

lambethlil Tue 16-Oct-12 15:01:01


StJohn is 'sinjen'.

Cholmondeley is Chumly and Shrewsbury is Shrowsberry for the school and as spelt for the town. Mousehole, the town not the feature, is Mowzul.

My brain is full of really useless facts grin

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