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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!

Pudgy2011 Tue 16-Oct-12 16:29:57

Adore the name Darcy for a girl. Always have, always will and regardless of the fact that it doesn't really go with our surname, I will still stamp my feet until I get to use it.

DH suggested DS1's name which is quite unusual for where we are (not UK or US) and we get lots of "wow, what a cool name" comments from people.

I also used to love Roman for a boy. Only like it now.

I've loved Ophelia since I was about 8! I am gutted it has become a bit of a comedy name with the O feel of ya tits / bum jokes etc. I would have loved to have called DD it.

Avalicious1980 Tue 16-Oct-12 17:56:21

Fanshaw that's it. I always remember StJohn/Sinjin because of that scene in four weddings!!!

Thank you!

attheendoftheday Tue 16-Oct-12 20:20:06

I love the name Fritha, and i have since I was young (found it in a book called The Snow Goose, I think). However, dp did not love it at all, so when we had dd we chose a name we both love together. Just before the birth dp suggested using Fritha as a middle name, which I was delighted about as i was still secretly mourning my favorite ever name.

I think some names stay with you forever.

Kaekae Thu 18-Oct-12 13:39:48

Back when I was a teen in the 90's I liked....Toni Charlie for girls which I really do not like now at all!

I love Florence and wanted it for our DD but sadly it rhymes with our surname. I also love Eliza but due to its popularity and the fact my DDs middle name is Elizabeth I doubt I'd ever use it. Really like Matilda too, not keen on Tilly.

TheBirdsTheBirds Thu 18-Oct-12 13:47:50

I've always loved Elizabeth, Isabella and Evangeline/Evie/Eva, but if I had a baby now I probably wouldn't use the last two as they are so so popular. Popular names are fine in general, but I don't think it would be ideal having 5 other girls in your class with the same name.

dilys4trevor Thu 18-Oct-12 13:56:55

I have always loved 'Dorian' for a boy. We chickened out in the end and gave it to DS2 as a middle name. We went for Albert as first name and that is him now. I do sometimes wish I had been braver though.

A friend went for Lettice for her first and I was always very impressed with how she didn't give a shit.

Our first DS is 'John' - my favourite all time name. I haven't met another child under 10 called John ever, but maybe that is because I live in a place where everyone is called Noah, Oliver, Theo etc etc.

I would do Margot or Elizabeth for a girl. Alas, no more kids.

diamondsneezer Thu 18-Oct-12 13:57:42

Kaekae - I once had a boyfriend who said his favourite names were Toni and Charlie for girls. That was the end of our beautiful relationship!

He ended up with very good names for his children. But possibly his wife's influence!

diamondsneezer Thu 18-Oct-12 14:01:09

I always loved Theodore, nn Teddy. But I couldn't use it for DS as a friend claimed it. I was reading my copy of 'Topsy and Tim and their new baby brother' the other day and he is called Theodore, nn Teddy! So now I know where I got it from.

I love my children's names though and wouldn't change them for anything. They all like them too.

theodorakis Thu 18-Oct-12 14:30:08

I had never heard of featherstoneshaugh! That is so cool!

princesschick Thu 18-Oct-12 14:52:15

I loved Annabelle, but this was one of DH's ex flings. So can't be used. Under any circumstances. We've pretty much had our names planned for 3.5 years (time of trying) so we're totally ready, although my mum reckons you only know when you see your baby. So, I'm going to be armed with other ideas, just in case. I don't think I could use a v. popular name but...on the popular name front, I have a very, very, very, very, very popular name for my age. There were 4 of us in the same class at junior school, one of us on every floor in halls at uni, and I have 3 friends with a variation in my close circle of friends. But I LOVE my name and wouldn't change it for the world. Although I use the nn version of it (which I prefer and always have done) and keep the posh name for formal occasions and doctors appointments. Win win in my opinion smile

sassy34264 Thu 18-Oct-12 15:47:05

I have 3 children all with names that i have loved for over 10 years before i gave them to them. by the time i did they were-- extremely popular umph

By baby 4, i had nothing.

I really thought i would end up choosing a name that i would go off because i hadn't liked it for years- but i love it.

And it was never even mentioned until 2 days after she was born!

aliphil Thu 18-Oct-12 17:35:54

I had four favourite names for DD that DH vetoed for various reasons - Tamzin he just didn't like, Janet and Nicola because there are close family called Janette and Nicole, and Jennifer because when DH's father was born his mother had wanted a girl called Jennifer and told my FiL that frequently throughout his childhood.

DD has three names; the first two are respectively mine and DH's favourites of all the girls' names we could agree on, and the third is after my grandmother and a good friend who'll be one of DD's godmothers.

Merrin Thu 18-Oct-12 19:01:09

I always wanted Verity or Harriet.

exoticfruits Thu 18-Oct-12 19:04:58

I have liked Sarah since I was about 10yrs, but never needed a girl's name.

scarecrow22 Thu 18-Oct-12 19:39:02

I came upon my favourite ever name when started new job and it was name of a colleague's daughter. She tragically died so obviously out of the question, though i do wish i didnt love it so much still as hard to think beyond it. (I'm not quite as heartless as I sound: we are no longer colleagues and never really were friends, but obviously we know people in common).

When DD born (after above events) we had not agreed a girl's name and actually called her our joint No 2 choice for a day before deciding it was too serious. My husband came up with her name on the spur of the moment and the minute he said it we both knew it was right, and still adore it. It's a classic and in top 10 or 20, but we don't yet know any other girl with same name.

Interestingly our easily agreed total favourite boy's name for DC1 (Tom) now in doubt for DC 2. If it's not too weird I might eat my words and use DD1's "first name" that we ditched (Rachel) if DC2 also a girl. Another classic.

GiantUnderCrackers Thu 18-Oct-12 20:02:50

I LOVE Nathaniel. But DH hates it. I love Ned for a boy too. I don't know why I love it so...and I LOVE Noa for a girl.. I really like unusual names and names that are not very popular.

banishingthebabybrain Thu 18-Oct-12 20:04:41

I used to love Demelza when I was younger. I still think it's quite pretty but didn't add it to the list before DD came along. She has a name that I've liked for a few years - it was my great grandmother's - and I managed to persuade DH that it should be top of the list. I also like Guinevere but DH wasn't having it. We've gone with something a bit more user friendly! My favourite boy's names were Max and Sam but both were used by friends a while ago and so they didn't make the shortlist...

COCKadoodledooo Thu 18-Oct-12 20:47:23

I always liked Stephanie. Not had girls though (and neither of my boys are a Stephen!).

Nancyclancy Thu 18-Oct-12 21:48:57

Influenced by Downton, I love Cybill.

scarlettsmummy2 Thu 18-Oct-12 21:50:28

Katie, then I had the worst boss ever called katie and that was the end of that.

ShushBaby Thu 18-Oct-12 22:24:33

I never had a favourite name until pregnant with dd- but then found the perfect name which is my absolute no. 1.

Then before getting pregnant with forthcoming ds (due in a few weeks), I found my perfect boy's name. Was overjoyed to find out he was a boy not because I wanted 'the pair' (didn't give a monkeys what sex the baby was) but because I would get to use my two favourite names in the world.

If we have another child after this it will be a struggle to name them. Although I do secretly love Bridget...

StillSquiffy Thu 18-Oct-12 22:42:04

DS's name was in the bag years before he was born and we still love it.
DD's name was a compromise and she was 10 days old before DH and I found something we could sort of agree on (and I still don't' really love it)

If I had more DD's they would be called Antigone (Tigger) and Madeleine
If I had more DS's they would be called Cassius and Hugo

juneybean Thu 18-Oct-12 22:47:26

Mia but can't use it with my name without her being nicknamed rosemary's baby

applepieinthesky Thu 18-Oct-12 22:53:58

StillSquiffy My DS's name is Cassius smile He's due in four weeks. It's been my favourite boys name for years now.

For a girl I always loved Charlotte or Jessica but I've gone off them both now.

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