What name do you secretly like but would never name a child it?

(104 Posts)
skratta Sat 16-Feb-13 11:19:33

I like Raven. For a boy- not even for a girl. blush

And Wolf. I don't think I could name a child that, but I love the nn Wolfie!

Thor. Don't think it'd work out in real life.

Aphrodite. Again, love the name blush

Rune. I just love the name for a boy!

Btw, I wouldn't EVER name my child Raven (for a boy), Wolf, Thor, Aphorodite or Rune. But I still love them.

Does anyone else have any guilty pleasure names?

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 16-Feb-13 11:25:40


I know many lovely Sharon's and always liked the name as a child. Am embarrassed but I really couldn't as much as I still like it.... sad

willoughboobs Sat 16-Feb-13 11:28:07


nahla321 Sat 16-Feb-13 11:31:15

Dawn - I think it is beautiful but would put me off as it is a tad old fashioned ��

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Sat 16-Feb-13 11:35:24

I like Raven for a boy too.

I always loved Orion, but DH wouldn't even let me use it as a middle name.

And I still love Ptolemy, and sometimes wish I was brave enough to have named DS5 it!

Thumbwitch Sat 16-Feb-13 11:37:27

Cecily - less "out there" but the repercussions if she should have a lisp!

skratta Sun 17-Feb-13 09:10:06

I love Ariadne, Zephyr, Orion, Dawn, Storm, Star and yes, Sharon. I like a LOT of names.

ShowOfHands Sun 17-Feb-13 09:21:05

I'd happily use some of these.

I LOVE Bodhi. Like the look of it, like the meaning, sound etc. But out loud it sounds American Jock. His BFFs would be Brady and Carter. Not my kind of thing sadly.

TheYamiOfYawn Mon 18-Feb-13 12:07:30

Jocasta. And (and it obviously goes without saying that I would never use it) Lucifer.

BuntyPenfold Mon 18-Feb-13 12:13:03


Convert Mon 18-Feb-13 12:14:51

Tiger. I really wanted to call DS1 Tiger.

Lottapianos Mon 18-Feb-13 12:18:46

Lucifer is a really cool name!
I like Myra but would never use for obvious reasons.
Also Tori as I'm a huge fan of Tori Amos but in UK people would just think I'm a hardcore member of the Dave and Gideon club and I would rather die!

fl0b0t Mon 18-Feb-13 12:20:28

Danger. As a middle name.

MsBrown Mon 18-Feb-13 12:24:05

Ryan - for a girl.
Dylan - for a girl.
Anastasia - for a girl.
Maple - for a girl.

Demetrius - for a boy.
Leonardo - for a boy.
Julian - for a boy.

Ebony (not least because DCs are likely to be blonde!)

Jackson (DH hates this, I love it)

Petsinmypudenda Mon 18-Feb-13 12:50:43

Billie for a girl has been my number one name since i was 6

My sister got in there first though envy grin

Purplecatti Mon 18-Feb-13 19:04:25


ImNotaPheasantPlucker Mon 18-Feb-13 19:07:55

Dmitri and Raphael

Flojobunny Mon 18-Feb-13 19:09:27

Anastacia. But, after Miss Steele, I would never use it.

EclecticElectric Mon 18-Feb-13 19:11:15

and yes, Raven on the Wing

SorrelForbes Mon 18-Feb-13 19:15:09


BringBackBod Mon 18-Feb-13 19:17:51


Mackay556 Mon 18-Feb-13 20:40:43

Rocky. I would call my son Rocky but DH says no way. As a concession I am allowed to give the cat Rocky as a middle name ........

nilbyname Mon 18-Feb-13 20:42:33

My kids names are on here!!

BuntyPenfold Mon 18-Feb-13 22:32:44

nilby, please tell me you have a Halcyon!

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