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DP's last name is O'Donovan...

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alizeeod Mon 03-Mar-14 13:04:57

Any no-no's suggestions for boy or girl names?
His last name makes it tricky!

tammytoby Mon 03-Mar-14 13:05:49

I'd avoid names ending in o.

Cringechilli Mon 03-Mar-14 13:08:41

I think it doesn't limit you much. But I would choose a simple ish first name to go with it.

Matthew O'Donovan
Liam O'Donovan
Alex O'Donovan
Grace O'Donovan
Elizabeth O'Donovan

Just not Jason O'Donovan or Donovan O'Donovan!

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Mon 03-Mar-14 13:11:19

What's your surname OP? smile

TravellingToad Mon 03-Mar-14 13:16:21

What's your surname tho? Will your baby not have your surname? Why give it someone else's surname?

alizeeod Mon 03-Mar-14 13:27:24

Thanks for your input, ladies!
I hate my surname, it's polish and it's a joke name.
I think DP will propose this year so it'll be my name too, soon enough!
cringechilli I LOVE Liam but DP hates it sad

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badtime Mon 03-Mar-14 13:45:05

I would avoid 'Daniel' or 'Danielle', because it is a bit too similar to (Daniel) O'Donnell or (Danny) O'Donoghue.

badtime Mon 03-Mar-14 13:45:45

Why not propose yourself?

motherinferior Mon 03-Mar-14 13:45:53


And indeed Donovan.

AryaOfHouseSnark Mon 03-Mar-14 13:47:38

We have an o name. Avoid names starting with b and ending in o.

AryaOfHouseSnark Mon 03-Mar-14 13:49:27

I love Liam too. It is a good strong name.

JoinYourPlayfellows Mon 03-Mar-14 13:50:16

Someone's bitter!

Not me!

Just warning you what happens to women who wait obediently for proposals while having babies and giving them other people's names.

weirdthing Mon 03-Mar-14 13:51:17

I agree that the kids should have your name if you are not married.

motherinferior Mon 03-Mar-14 13:58:33

I didn't weigh in on that one, but obviously agree. (I'm not a great one for name changing even if you do get married, frankly.)

MerryWinterfel Mon 03-Mar-14 13:59:17

Not Declan, although i am not sure why?

MerryWinterfel Mon 03-Mar-14 14:02:15

I don't think a baby name thread is the right place to be questioning the OP's relationship, and she hasn't asked for advice on choosing a surname.

Yes, agree with the above poster, avoid names that start with a B and watch for odd spellings like BO'D smile

ClaraFox Mon 03-Mar-14 14:04:14

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the OP wasn't canvassing opinions on whether some of you thought she should give her baby her surname. Talk about bringing your own agenda to a thread.

OP - I don't think this will restrict you so much. Lots of nice names flow well with this surname

Max O'Donovan
James O'Donovan
Rufus O'Donovan

Amber O'Donovan
Fleur O'Donovan
Camille O'Donovan

Etc etc

pancakesfortea Mon 03-Mar-14 14:06:04

Nothing beginning with a C. G is fine if you are ambitious. The last head of the civil service was Gus O'Donnell and signed himself GOD.

soontobeslendergirl Mon 03-Mar-14 14:40:47

Oliver or Olivia - the initials OO are brilliant smile

Other suggestions:



squoosh Mon 03-Mar-14 16:03:53

What's tricky about his surname?

alizeeod Mon 03-Mar-14 16:10:14

It's long and has an O'. I don't think anything goes well with it, or "flows"...

JoinYourPlayfellows Mon 03-Mar-14 16:54:34

I don't think anything goes well with it, or "flows"...

It's just a totally normal name and almost everything goes well with it.

Is this thread for real?

Your name is a "joke" because it's Polish and a very common Irish name is problematic because "it's long and has an O".

Why not just make up a non-ethnic, non-objectionable name?

You don't have to use either yours or his.

alizeeod Mon 03-Mar-14 17:08:58

I didn't say my name was a joke because it was polish, I said it was polish and sounded very silly, it truly is a joke name! I don't want my child to be bullied.
Also there is no need to be rude, if you dislike this post, don't read or comment?

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