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Shadow names (names for other sex)

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Frikadellen Wed 08-Jan-14 18:46:39

What were your children's shadow names?

A shadow name for those who do not know the term is the name that would have been used if your child was the opposite sex

DD1 - Maximillian
DD2 Benjamin
DS Ilona
DD3 Bertram or Søren. (was going to be the 2 names but we would wait and see if he felt like a B or an S and use the other as mn)

CeliaLytton Wed 08-Jan-14 22:20:56

Maryz we had a shadow name for DS but did not use it for dd, it did feel like it had been taken, that name will always be ds's, absolutely bonkers I know!

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Wed 08-Jan-14 22:24:22

DD1 would have been Jack William
DD2 would have been Dillon Michael
DD3 would have been Dillon but undecided on middle name

I only have DDs so no chance of using them. If I were to have a DS with a new parent I think I would pick a new name as it feels strange to think of using a name I picked with exH when the child was somebody elses.

PandyBurtVonnugget Thu 09-Jan-14 07:50:12

Ds1 would have been Margot Poesie
Ds2 would have been Delphine Viola
If we ever have a girl we may use a variation of those but dh has his heart set on mythological names.

Frikadellen Thu 09-Jan-14 07:51:30

Maryz I have a DS between dd2 &3 He is not called Maximillian or Benjamin. (In fact not even close he is Conrad)

HoratiaDrelincourt Thu 09-Jan-14 08:01:15

DS1 would have been Catherine (Katy) Elizabeth

DS2 would have been Catherine (Kitty) Elizabeth

DS3 would have been Catherine (Kitty) Elizabeth Charlotte

We aren't having any more DC but when we get a cat she'll be known as Kitty grin

HoratiaDrelincourt Thu 09-Jan-14 08:03:06

And as it happens, my shadow name is one of DS2's middle names.

woodrunner Thu 09-Jan-14 08:08:45

DSs 1 & 2 would have been Sophia and Georgia probably.

treaclesoda Thu 09-Jan-14 08:20:50

DD would have been Eoin, or maybe Oliver
DS would have been Melissa or Leah

But the strange thing is that when we had DS, who is the younger of the two, we didn't even consider those names for him, even though we both love them. Did anyone else find that?

treaclesoda Thu 09-Jan-14 08:21:37

oh, sorry, I see that point has already been made by Maryz!

MotheringShites Thu 09-Jan-14 08:22:59

Had B/G DTs first so both names used! DS2 would have been Iris.

Fantail Thu 09-Jan-14 10:30:36

DD would have been Jonathan Albert

ImpOfDarkness Thu 09-Jan-14 13:07:51

DS would have been Naomi Aphra.

MummyBeerest Thu 09-Jan-14 13:17:27

DD would have been Liam. But after having her she's made friends with a lot of little Liams, so I don't think I'll
be using it.i

pygmy Thu 09-Jan-14 13:51:58

DS1 (12) Ella
DS2 (9) Poppy
DS3 (3 months) Greta

Not at all keen on Ella anymore!

jazzyjenbo Thu 09-Jan-14 13:59:39

DS.. Naomi
Dd.. Rowen
Expecting again, dont know what we are having.. If its a boy we will be keeping Rowen, if its a girl we havn't a clue, although i love Naomi i'm not sure if we will use it.. Except i cant think of nethin else i like apart from Isla which is to popular!!

DramaAlpaca Thu 09-Jan-14 14:04:16

DS1 Emma
DS2 Emma
DS3 Emma

We never had an Emma!

Theonlyoneiknow Thu 09-Jan-14 14:08:02

jazzy i know girls called Rowan, would that be an option?

Dillydollydaydream Thu 09-Jan-14 14:08:04


Theonlyoneiknow Thu 09-Jan-14 14:08:33

jazzy i know girls called Rowan, would that be an option?

hawkmcqueen Thu 09-Jan-14 14:57:09

DS Alana Victoria
DD Tom or Max
Pending DD would have been Jack, Tom or Lucas

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Thu 09-Jan-14 15:40:04

DS2's name was the shadow name for DD1 and DD2 (as he is named after my grandfather).

Most of the names from earlier pregnancies trickled down, some new ones and some old ones discarded. But I created a giant name with DC1 and mostly it just shrank over time.

Anjou Thu 09-Jan-14 16:44:59

DS1 would probably have been Stella
DS2 would probably have been Freya or Tabitha

dobedobedo Thu 09-Jan-14 16:49:19

DS1 - Madison
DS2 (not born yet) - Libby

Rosencrantz Thu 09-Jan-14 16:59:30

DDs would have been Ross and Alexander.

Astarael Thu 09-Jan-14 20:02:26

My shadow name was Hugh but it was relegated to middle name position by the time my younger brother came along.

Ive only had one dd so far. In my head her shadow name was Evan but DH HATES it so in reality there was no boy's name and if she had been male some kind of fight to the death would have ensued in the delivery room.

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