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Names you secretly like but could never burden a child with?

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ThroughTheRoundWindow Sun 27-Jan-13 20:17:26

Was talking baby names with my husband yesterday and he admitted to wanting to name a son Aubrey. When I stopped laughing he agreed that it might lead to a little bit of bullying. But then I love
Evelyn (for a boy!) which is equally bad...

Have you or your DP got a secret soft spot for a name that might not go down so well in the playground?

flowerygirl Mon 18-Feb-13 14:34:31

Otis and Rex. But I think both are dog's names!

blueshoes Sun 17-Feb-13 22:35:44

Ophelia, but can't give that name because of the association with tragedy.

lucywiltshire Sun 17-Feb-13 22:11:28

Otto for DS and Tatiana (Tatty) for a girl. DH says NO to both :-(

Kyrptonite Sun 17-Feb-13 21:50:42

Tiger-Lily blush

AnnaBBad Sun 17-Feb-13 02:45:00

I've always wanted a girl called Aubrey, after the song by Bread. It's beautiful. But over the years whenever I've told a boyfriend they've thought it was horrible. It is a boys name but I think it sounds feminine. Also love Pearl, Tabitha, Tahlulla, Ned, Stanley or TedMy DH was too conservative to dare. Next time.....

rubydoobydoo Sat 16-Feb-13 21:39:16

Ace or Tiger for a boy blush

flowerygirl Fri 15-Feb-13 22:46:09

Haha I was going to be called Aubrey if I was a boy! I thought it was a bit out there for my parents as my name is so bland and average!

I love Lilac, Bluebell, Baxter, Pearl, Magnus but dh says no!

He is determined if we have a boy to call him Truman. I thought it was great until I tested it out on my friends, they all absolutely hated it!

WhatsTheBuzz Fri 15-Feb-13 21:32:15


Jenniferturkington Thu 14-Feb-13 20:21:42

Love love love Leonard and Ptolemy. Not sure I'd dare though!

Yay4may Thu 14-Feb-13 20:06:14

LOVE love Felix, Aubrey

Doodle dandy, mine too was Etienne! DH said no

rcs19 Thu 14-Feb-13 19:15:11

Pixie. Dh would never go for it (or let me have more babies for that matter). I'll have to save it for a pet.

DoIgetastickerforthat Thu 14-Feb-13 19:04:05

Evangeline or Buttercup, both are arguably a bit fru fru bit I do love them. And if DD had been a boy, I was very tempted by Idris.

Manoodledo Thu 14-Feb-13 18:59:21

Anouk - DH won't hear of it. My name and both DSs have appeared so far!

PrincessUnderpaid Thu 14-Feb-13 18:36:32

Boo - from Monsters Inc. I just think its adorable but honestly totally ridiculous.

peacefuleasyfeeling Thu 14-Feb-13 18:33:20


armagh Wed 13-Feb-13 15:52:16

Myfanwy. But just change the w to an n !
Lots if others too. Where i live you'd be thought of as pretentious if you called a child an unusual name.

Titchyboomboom Wed 13-Feb-13 15:47:48

Serendipity and patchouli!!! My inner hippy screams hurrahhh!!

Fifi2406 Wed 13-Feb-13 15:44:55

How come you think the name Aubrey would get bullied?

ILikeRed Wed 13-Feb-13 09:37:29

My surname is two syllables beginning with C. I would LOVE to call our children Cassius and Clementine. Love the sounds together and if I was Victoria Beckham, I probably would.
Really don't think they'd go down too well at the local comp though.....

miaowmix Tue 12-Feb-13 22:40:08

Wolfgang, Sebastian and Clover.
Actually there's nothing secret about it, I love these names, and almost wish I had more children now.

2wwmadness Tue 12-Feb-13 22:38:18

Sukie for a girl an lucifer for a boy. I couldn't be that cruel. Although DS does have an unusual name. It doesn't have any connotations of the devil. (Even though sometimes he might [hmmm])

Tranquilitybaby Tue 12-Feb-13 22:32:39

I love Barnaby, Barney for short but couldn't do it to the child. Too cutesy

june2013 Wed 06-Feb-13 14:38:35

My OH loves Pericles, Xerxes, Hector, Ulysses, Persephone (which I really really like too)...

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 05-Feb-13 15:23:36

Percival, Lancelot & Boromir (nn Bors) for a boy

Carmen & Aurora for a girl.

talulahbeige Tue 05-Feb-13 15:18:52

I kept trying to get approval for Worzel from dh, it was only half in jest.

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