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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

PistachioTruffle Sun 28-Jul-13 12:28:41

'It's the ugliest name I've ever heard in my entire life' - about the very pretty and inoffensive Clara.

Jemima - 'far too posh for the likes of us'!

This from the man who suggested naming the baby Holly if it's a girl as it will be born at Christmas confused

Waiting2wait2wait Sun 28-Jul-13 22:25:39

Clara- "it sounds like it has a full stop after it."
What on earth does that mean??

Harriet-"people might say hairy it"

Lillian- "it makes me think of lilies."
What's wrong with that? He likes lilies!

My three favourite names in the world which I have loved since I was about seven!

nosleeptilever Sun 28-Jul-13 22:34:20

Maya - because there was a famous porn star named Mia and he would always associate the twohmm . Thank heavens we had a boy!

NotYoMomma Sun 28-Jul-13 23:13:21

Gabriel - will get called Gay
Christian - It is a Gay name
Eden - will be called 'garden of'
Poppy - Will get called Popcorn
Alexandra - I just don't like it bit can't say why
Benjamin - a weak name

he suggested Kayleigh and Stephanie hmm angry

QueenOfIndecision Sun 28-Jul-13 23:15:11

DH vetoed the name 'Joel' because it reminded him of billy joel!

defineme Sun 28-Jul-13 23:18:21

Stella -'no it's a beer'- and you like it so...

Doodledumdums Sun 28-Jul-13 23:25:05

Oscar- Because it is a dogs name.

Felix- Because it is a cats name.

Any name beginning with a 'H' because all names beginning with H are too posh?!

This coming from a man who would have happily named our baby son Elvis Maverick Valentino hmm

raisah Sun 28-Jul-13 23:49:00

this is hilarious, you have all got really funny partners!

For dd:
Daria - people would think of diarrhoea
Eva - his DN is called Adam so peopl would put the two together
Selena - reminds him of semolina
Mazlina - reminds him of a Mazda car

we eventually picked a name and eventhough I wasn't 100% sure of it, it is the best name for dd.

looki Mon 29-Jul-13 00:22:27

I know somebody called that already

I get the above a lot! Its a get out clause for any name he doesn't want to discuss.

Particular names that spring to mind -

Sebastion - he knew somebody growing up called Sebastion who had 'an annoying voice'.

Alex - his sister's friend growing up would think we called the baby after her! I have to say here that we have met his sisters friend Alex once in the last five years!

Pippa - because people would think we named her after the royal family. Failed to see that Pippa Middleton isn't actually a member of the royal family!

MadameJosephine Mon 29-Jul-13 08:55:39

imnotbloody14 I can't think of anything that rhymes with boring and sounds like orange! It's driving me mad trying to figure out what name your DS has

Witt Mon 29-Jul-13 09:31:08

DH has vetoed Benedict because he would be called Bendy Dick at school. I said jokingly that we should send him to a public school then (joking because we wouldn't be able to afford it) and he said that in that case he'd be called Poor Bendy Dick.

SurroundedByGiraffes Mon 29-Jul-13 09:35:15

madamejosephine I am thinking Corin?

SurroundedByGiraffes Mon 29-Jul-13 09:37:29

DH vetoed Sam and Alfie because "they sound like middle class people trying to be working class" and Edward because it ends with d...

gatsby79 Mon 29-Jul-13 09:46:45

My husband has vetoed almost every name I have come up with because he says it's the name of a sitcom character. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of sitcoms and I can't compete with this! I actually think he's made some of them up...

chattychattyboomba Mon 29-Jul-13 09:53:25

Ashamed to say my DH also says Sebastian is a 'gay' name... And I know of at least 2 other friends dH's who separately said the same! Where are they getting that from?
He also doesn't like 'ella'bella' names as he says it will be Ella smells etc

chattychattyboomba Mon 29-Jul-13 09:58:46

Witt- ROFL at Bendydick... LOL!!!grin

TwoStepsBeyond Mon 29-Jul-13 10:00:58

Finn - because he might be fat
Tiger - ok he may have had a point with that one

..but he was prepared to call our DS Buzz or Woody for at least a week after he was born. Changed it more than once during that time and now DS wishes he was called Buzz!

SurroundedByGiraffes Mon 29-Jul-13 10:08:27

chatty Sebastian Flyte from Brideshead I am guessing.

FreedomOfTheTess Mon 29-Jul-13 12:23:21

I can't say the actual name, as it would give away our surname, but DH vetoed a name for DD1 on the basis her name (FN + SN) would be the same name as a former First Lady of the United States. While I accepted that it was an obvious association (she was one of the first First Ladies and a much loved one), it is hardly a BAD association, it isn't like our surname is Hindley and I wanted the name Myra!

Frikadellen Mon 29-Jul-13 15:43:37

Some of these are hysterical

I always thought dh thought Sebastian was a gay name due to Brideshead revisited.. (are those of you with dh's who feel this married to 40 odd year olds?)

Sebastian is my all time favourite name so I was gutted to let go of it. dd1 ended up being called Phoebe as dh had wanted that for a girl since he was 14 and that veetoed my favourite girls name (Monica)

I suspect it is why he let me have dd'2 s name as he originally said no because he felt a bit bad I never got a name I truly loved..

PinkGlove Sat 17-Aug-13 23:13:59

LOVE this thread ...

Leo - Sayer
Evan - 'We're not welsh'
Casper - A joke name
Theo - Paphitis
Theodore - a gays name confused

Hooya Sun 18-Aug-13 01:19:00


Saul - 'we're not Jewish' (so?)
Isaac - as above
Barnaby - 'just sounds a bit knobbish'
The initials HJ - 'short for hand job' (not according to anyone I have asked)
Ace - 'you are f**king kidding me right?' ok that is fair enough

AnnaKissed Sun 18-Aug-13 07:50:24

My dh won't even consider Alex because of Alex Ferguson. angry

tumbletumble Sun 18-Aug-13 07:52:41

William - apparently it's too posh

Corkle Sun 18-Aug-13 10:32:04

"Pippa - because people would think we named her after the royal family. Failed to see that Pippa Middleton isn't actually a member of the royal family!"
Looki mine said exactly the same thing!!

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