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

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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?

mimmymouse Mon 18-Feb-13 22:42:08

Fl0b0t - love it! And ShowOfHands, I once taught a Bohdi - lovely little girl!

Juniper - but my husband says that is the gin talking.

JazzDalek Tue 19-Feb-13 18:21:04

Leaf for a boy. I gave serious thought to Leif (pronounced Layf) for ds, but dp said no sad

Pasiphae for a girl.

madamecake Tue 19-Feb-13 18:26:08

Atticus for a boy, love love love it. But it rhymes with our surname (unusual itself), so it's not to be.

Coconutty Tue 19-Feb-13 18:31:27

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ShowOfHands Tue 19-Feb-13 18:36:52

My DS's name is on here, as is DD's best friend and a friend's dc.

Bodhi for a girl? Well I never.

scarlettsmummy2 Tue 19-Feb-13 18:38:56

Araminta. Not posh enough to ever use it though!

Coconutty Tue 19-Feb-13 18:40:50

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chocolatecheesecake Tue 19-Feb-13 18:41:03

Bean (middle name girl)

McKayz Tue 19-Feb-13 18:48:22

Persephone. I absolutely love it but whenever it's mentioned on here everyone says its awful.

HeartShapedSaw Tue 19-Feb-13 18:53:42

My ds's name is on here too!

Littlefish Tue 19-Feb-13 19:01:13


MamaMimi Tue 19-Feb-13 19:04:38

Grover for a boy (have 2 dds and not having anymore, plus dp wouldn't have allowed it!)

Rowan for a girl (although we almost used it for dd2)

MamaMimi Tue 19-Feb-13 19:06:05

Ther's a Spike at dds' school

MamaMimi Tue 19-Feb-13 19:07:30

I also know an adult Thor.

BasicallySFB Tue 19-Feb-13 19:08:51

If we had a girl she was Anastasia smile

We had a boy - I was vetoed on both Denver and Devon as 'We're not the frigging Beckhams, and neither are we having a little VGA être baby' ... I'm still seething two years on smile

BasicallySFB Tue 19-Feb-13 19:09:25

VGA être? WTF?? 'Chavette'...

CommanderShepard Tue 19-Feb-13 19:15:32

Delphine; Delphie for short. But it got the spousal veto and our cat is called Elphie.

DizzyHoneyBee Tue 19-Feb-13 19:20:38

I love Persephone but got really put off it when somebody kept on mispronouncing it...or maybe I was but I think it is per-seph-o-knee not
purs-e-phone ?

McKayz Tue 19-Feb-13 19:21:42

Oooh yes Delphine is gorgeous. I had a thread about Delphine and the general consensus was that it was a donkey in peppa pig

Varya Tue 19-Feb-13 19:40:16

Salome, for a girl. I knew a man called Raven and thought it was great. My mum and aunt knew a Canadian called Rocky. Sabrina appeals to me for girls and Sabre for boys.

fruitypie Tue 19-Feb-13 20:10:54

I used to really love Claudia and Veronica....when i suggested these to DH he laughed like it was some sort of sick joke. needless to say i laughed along too like it was all a joke but in fact i was crying inside!! ;)

ShowOfHands Tue 19-Feb-13 21:26:27

DS is Raphael.

Teladi Tue 19-Feb-13 21:28:58


mrmump Tue 19-Feb-13 22:35:46

Loving Eponine after Les Mis, but I feel there might be a few of them in the months to come!
I always wanted Blue for a boy, "little boy Blue...."

LineRunner Tue 19-Feb-13 23:17:09

There will be a rash of Cosettes, Cozettes, Kozettes...

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