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What names did you used to love but now would never use?

(36 Posts)
CruCru Sat 29-Dec-12 15:40:46

I used to love the name Isobel but it is now very popular and the name of one of my nieces. So that's out.

Madeleine - no, I couldn't use that now.

Frances - used to love it, now gone off it.

Ohmydarlin Sun 30-Dec-12 17:41:05

Scarlett. Wanted this 11 years ago for DD1. Was still on the last for DD2 6 years ago but glad we didn't use this now. I think it will feel really dated in another 10 years or so.

jessjessjess Sun 30-Dec-12 18:45:16

Freya. Love it but friend with fertility problems says it's top of her list. Would be outstandingly tactless if we used it first.

Tara. Always wanted to be called this when I was a kid. Still love it but think it's too easily turned into Tart and DH has vetoed.

Shannon. Because of Home & Away like pp.

Holly and Olivia as I have friends with these names and it would be kind of odd.

DtrawSonkey Sun 30-Dec-12 19:18:16

Loved the name Jay for a boy about 10 yrs ago pre DCs. Then Jayden became popular and now I don't like it at all.

Snowflakepie Sun 30-Dec-12 23:32:47

Natasha. I thought it was elegant and literary (war & peace link). Now I think it is a bit looked down on.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 31-Dec-12 00:47:09

For what it's worth snowflake I think Natasha is lovely.

My DP's sister in law is Russian and we call her Nataly (this is how she wants it spelt) but ithink Natasha is her formal name.

I do think some accents do Natasha a disservice. My own very possibly included.

jessjessjess Mon 31-Dec-12 02:17:04

I've gone off Natasha as well now I think of it.

MollyMurphy Mon 31-Dec-12 02:46:02

Esme, Bella (bloody Twilight...)

Ava, Lily....too popular

NoMoreMarbles Mon 31-Dec-12 03:01:56

I LOVED Cassidy and Maddison when I was younger smile they were not even on the list for DD as they just seem very dated now...

If we ever manage to have another I have chosen Aaron and Sofia for my top 2 names grin TTC 5 years and counting...

foxy6 Mon 31-Dec-12 03:03:56

lauren I was going to call ds1, ds2, and ds3 lauren then realised mother in law couldn't pronounce it properly she says it as lawren. I couldn't have that would have drove me potty, so we called Dd abbie. I didn't know any abbie's at the time now there two a penny.

lottiegarbanzo Mon 31-Dec-12 05:17:41

Isabel and Freya, because they've become so popular (how did all those other people know about Freya?). I'd had them in mind for about 15 years, for future dds 1 and 2, before dd arrived, then realised we couldn't use either.

summerglory Mon 31-Dec-12 05:42:48

Loved the name Grace & my mum used to tell me the story of when I was born the midwife sang Amazing Grace to me do from a v young age always thought i'd call my daughter Grace - also love Grace Kelly - now every other girl is called Grace so when i gave birth to a beautiful daughter 5yrs ago had to ditch it hmm

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