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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.

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

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.

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.

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...

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

Esme, Bella (bloody Twilight...)

Ava, Lily....too popular

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

pictish Sun 30-Dec-12 17:36:18

Jake and Megan.
By the time I had kids every second baby was Jake or Megan.

belles2611 Sun 30-Dec-12 17:35:09

I was just saying this morning I used to love Scott and Sarah wheel I was young but now bump is only 13 weeks away we have Scarlett rose for a girl and I love dexter for a boy but boyf isn't too keen !!

RooneyMara Sun 30-Dec-12 09:47:33

I used to love the name Isabella. Now it's just incredibly popular and I've gone off it.

Oh and Lily.

The names are the same as they were - still pretty and so on, but there are SO MANY of them!

CruCru Sun 30-Dec-12 09:44:55

I also love Rosalind - but it sounds terrible with our surname. Such a pity. Also it would have to be shortened to Roz, not Rosie.

zapotek Sat 29-Dec-12 21:34:45


PrincessOfChina Sat 29-Dec-12 21:33:13

I thought I would have the following when discussing it in 1994:

Kieran Matthew
Mark Ronan
Ruby Edith

I don't mind Kieran and Matthew but they're probably too pedestrian for me to actually use. Ruby is just way too popular and I won't even comment on Mark and Ronan smile

We did use Edith though as DD's middle name.

LetsKateWin Sat 29-Dec-12 21:28:45

Sebastian - because I realised that I'm just not posh enough, but I always fancied Seb Coe when I was at school.

Boyd. I fancied Boyd Hilton too. Luckily I had a girl.

waferhappy Sat 29-Dec-12 21:21:05


mayanna234 Sat 29-Dec-12 21:11:33

Lily/Evie/Ellie/Poppy/Sophie for girls Alfie/Archie/Artie/Charlie/Harry for boys - as they are now just far too popular and 'trendy'!

Astralabe Sat 29-Dec-12 20:37:31

Arlo - was going to use if DC1 had been a boy, now know about 6 different Arlos in Bristol..

sw11mumofone Sat 29-Dec-12 20:36:49

Oooh Rhubarb - I watched Maelstrom too. LOVED it! Spent years wondering if they would ever show it again. They never did! :-(

cashmere Sat 29-Dec-12 20:06:27

Courtney (liked when a teen)

Lily, Amelia, Isabel, Grace, Olivia- too popular

Poss Annabelle (as like nickname Belle and so many Isabels)

Jack, Oliver, Harry- too Oliver though so may reconsider

Dylan-just gone off it.

Croccy1979 Sat 29-Dec-12 19:09:08

Shannon. Used to love Shannon in Home and Away (Isla Fisher)

PessimisticMissPiggy Sat 29-Dec-12 19:07:23

Alan. Yes Alan. When I was a kid I was convinced I would have an Alan!

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