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Stupid reasons your dp gave to veto a name. (light hearted)

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Frikadellen Fri 26-Jul-13 12:34:11

I will admit this came from a comment on the Imogen Tamsin thread as it reminded me of dh when we were looking for names for our children.

He doesn't like what he says are " weak" names so for him Christopher and Alastair are "weak names"

Wouldn't consider Tristan and Sebastian as they were gay names.. (err how the F can a name be gay?)

and it was incredible for a guy who went to a all boys school the amount of girls names that were vetoed because it reminded him of a girl from when he was at school.....

I was like... hmm

Disclaimer this is considered to be lighthearted..

Obviously I had sound reasons for each of the suggestions he came up with like " No I dont like it" smile

NorbertDentressangle Fri 26-Jul-13 12:35:58

Daisy "because its a cows name".

ImNotBloody14 Fri 26-Jul-13 12:42:33

Ds1s name because it rhymes with 'gay' and he would get called gay (name) i used it anyway

Ds2s name because it rhymes with boring and sounds like orange so he would get called boring orange (name) i use it anyway grin

Nicole because his sister was bullied by a Nicole.

Except his whole family are facebook friends with this Nicole (inc him) and were happily chatting away the other day about her. hmm

NeedSomeSun142 Fri 26-Jul-13 13:09:54

Arthur - he would get called 'aarf-a-job hmm

maisy/daisy - cows name

Dexter - geeky

UriGeller Fri 26-Jul-13 13:12:44

Celia. Because it "sounds like coeliac" confused

OKnotOK Fri 26-Jul-13 14:29:10

Rowan (for a girl)...because all he could think about was Rowan Atkinson!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 26-Jul-13 15:24:16

Won't say the name but a girl he (to my knowledge) never went out with but lived next door to for about 6 years when still at high school "In case anyone back home puts two + two together and thinks it odd"???!!

WillSingForCake Fri 26-Jul-13 15:25:45

Alexander. Reminded him of that bloody meerkat from the insurance ads.

Vagazzled Fri 26-Jul-13 15:27:10

Layla, because she'd be referred to as 'Lay her Layla' when older hmm

MultipleMama Fri 26-Jul-13 15:36:25

Dolly, because it reminded him off the cloned sheep...
Michael, a "poncy" name...
Lee, sounds like pee...
Reed... "can he/she write as well?"...

Any so many more haha.

He wasn't gunna let me call our DD Aubrey because it reminded him of Audrey of Corrie, but I put my foot name and got my wish! Yay.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 26-Jul-13 15:37:08

Tristan because it's "too posh boy" and Harriet because it reminded him of Harriet Harman.

TotallyEggFlipped Fri 26-Jul-13 16:37:04

Oscar. Because it sounds a bit like bruscar (rubbish)
Never mind Oscar the grouch being a much more obvious connection.

Madamecastafiore Fri 26-Jul-13 16:40:22

I liked India for a girl - his best mate has a daughter called that apparently!! Thing is we have been together more than 10 years and I have never met this best mate, turns out is just a bloke he deals with at work who has been there for the same amount of time as him - hardly best bloody mate.

Oh and Imogen is the name of a grumpy woman at his work and it would just be weird to call his daughter the same name as her.

He sees no reason as to why we should not call our daughter Scout though!!

HorryIsUpduffed Fri 26-Jul-13 16:42:41

Nicholas knickerless
Timothy because of Timmy in South Park (! that comment gave me the angry )

Frikadellen Sat 27-Jul-13 14:53:39


Nice to see others have as bonkers dp's as I do

minniemagoo Sat 27-Jul-13 15:01:06

Molly: because he's from Dublin and everyone would think we called her after Molly Malone as in the song of a woman of easy virtuesmile

Twunk Sat 27-Jul-13 15:06:32

William because "there was a boy at school called William and he used to vomit a lot"


MrsHelsBels74 Sat 27-Jul-13 15:21:36

I vetoed George for DS2 because DS1 is Fred and I didn't want to sound like I was trying to be a Weasley!

fluffyraggies Sat 27-Jul-13 15:50:14

Marina = ''it sounds like meringue'' hmm?

Tara = ''it rhymes with your name''

Emma = ''I've known too many Emmas''

Harriette = ''no one calls their kid Harriette''

Arabella = ''it's got Arab in it''

Giselle = ''NO ONE will know how to pronounce that''

Poppy = ''I'm not going down THAT road'' confused?

Fabien = ''It sounds like someone with hairy feet ......''


fluffyraggies Sat 27-Jul-13 15:52:21

Oh, and

Harley = ''My mates brother has a dog called that''

FGS angry

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 27-Jul-13 16:29:35

My dp has veteod so many names I like. See below;

Jasper - it means wasp
Theodora - ugly as fuck
Meredith - reminds him of Meredith Kercher
Sebastian - too posh
Dexter - too surnamey
Clara - cows name
Matilda - too Germanic
Stellan - utterly ridiculous
Tamsin - knew a mad one once
Serena - as above
Noah - too Biblical
Isaac - as above.

I foresee arguments about naming any baby we have.

Ruththetooth Sat 27-Jul-13 17:15:07

Eli - there was a character on 'Last of the Summer Wine' with thick glasses called Eli
Jasper - means wasp
Arthur - too old mannish
Henry - too posh
Oscar - something to do with the film 'Short Circuit'
Esther - reminds him of Esther Rantzen

sparklekitty Sat 27-Jul-13 17:20:43

Skye because it was the name of his nans old dog.

I was worse tho, it's hard when you're a teacher.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 27-Jul-13 20:30:04

Oh also -

Hermione - I know somebody called that already.

Knowing someone called a name vetoes a shitload of names!

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