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(38 Posts)
Bumbolina Sun 07-Jul-13 04:42:55

I love the name Daisy - DH hates it so we'll never use it hmm

What names do you love that DP has vetoed?

Dillydollydaydream Sun 07-Jul-13 05:15:14

Phoebe. I wanted it for dd sad

NeedSomeSun142 Sun 07-Jul-13 05:17:18

Arthur, we settled on Archer so not much difference

sleepywombat Sun 07-Jul-13 05:55:34

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Anjou Sun 07-Jul-13 06:03:23

God. EVERYTHING! We have 2 DS & both pregnancies were spent by me suggesting names and by DH saying "no". No suggestions of his own, mind. Helpful.

Sebastien & Hugo ("too posh")
Ezra, Caleb & Casper ("too Old Testament")
Iggy, Ziggy, Spike & Wolfie ("they're not names" - he had a point I guess)
Etienne ("we're not French")
Diggory ("not a chance")

BoyMeetsWorld Sun 07-Jul-13 08:03:24

Anjou, I feel your pain. I'm pg at the moment & DH hates all the names I love so I'm having to compromise to names I just 'like' sad

Vetoed girls names:

Vetoed boys names:

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 07-Jul-13 08:10:48

He hates Henry which is my favourite boys name ever and Arthur he vetoed.
Girls names he didn't like- Francesca, Ivy, Edith, Elsie, Betsy, Josephine all too old fashioned

NooMyx Sun 07-Jul-13 09:47:54

Linus and August.

He says any kids of ours are bound to be odd enough without names like that to burden them. Yet suggests stuff like Ohm, Watt and Volt himself... confused

isisisis Sun 07-Jul-13 09:50:44

Atticus - I love it, DH hates it. Fortunately we're having a girl so have agreed to disagree.

weebarra Sun 07-Jul-13 10:01:50

Almost all girls' names. We can't really agree at all.
I really like Astrid and Matilda but they have been vetoed.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 07-Jul-13 10:05:23

Should have added that we did agree on a lovely name in the end that doesn't feel like a compromise

MissingMyMarbles Sun 07-Jul-13 10:05:57


Arthur is the only one that sticks out
but we never agreed on ANY boys names so the list for that would be endless. It's a good job we had girls smile

CheeseFondueRocks Sun 07-Jul-13 10:07:57


WhispersOfWickedness Sun 07-Jul-13 10:13:09


Casper, Linus, Sebastian. Matilda, Primrose, Posy. sad

teacherlikesapples Sun 07-Jul-13 10:23:20

Isisisis - we really love Atticus as well, but not brave enough to choose it.
I also really love Orson and Malachi but both have been vetoed sad

Luckily I'm not even pregnant - so we have some time to agree on names!

pygmy Sun 07-Jul-13 10:35:58


GaiusIsAnAceName Sun 07-Jul-13 11:41:42

Gaius sad

MortifiedAdams Sun 07-Jul-13 11:43:57

DH is an awkward bugger. Likes simple short names - Jess, Jane, Kate, Nell. I suggested Jack for a boy, however, and got hmm face. So I really dont know his taste.

I love Evelyn he hates it.
I love Lilian he hates it.

He fails to suggest any names though!

HotCrossPun Sun 07-Jul-13 11:48:29

All of the names I have suggested he doesn't like grin


He likes:


Ah well, at least we've got 8 months to decide!

MultipleMama Sun 07-Jul-13 12:03:06

Milo, Romanus, Remus, Ceri, Oliver, Megan, Louissa, Mae... but to name a few DH hated.

RaRaZ Sun 07-Jul-13 12:09:03

Juliet, Rosie, Rafe, Tom - I LOVE them and DP HATES them hmm

sleepingbeautiful Sun 07-Jul-13 14:43:17

We had twins and kept the genders a surprise til arrival. Agreed totally on boys names and v easily made a top 6 list we both loved.
Girls names was a nightmare. He hated pretty much everything I suggested (but not much good with suggesting alternatives): Harriet, Felicity, Lydia, Annabel, Elizabeth, Laura, Flora, Anna, Merryn, Elowen, Tamsin, Zara, Zinnia, Elise, Louisa, Juliet etc etc. It was a nightmare picking a girl list.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 07-Jul-13 16:51:15

Roxanne ("Red light").
Miranda ("Not very real world, is it").
Sophie ("Sofa").
Heidi ("Seriously?").

WhispersOfWickedness Sun 07-Jul-13 18:49:37

Sleeping - what did you have in the end??

sleepingbeautiful Sun 07-Jul-13 19:30:07

Girl/Boy - so at least there was one name we could easily choose smile

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