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Ridiculous reasons for rejecting names

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Dovahkiin Fri 14-Mar-14 09:41:37

Courtesy of DH:
Esther - "It's the name of a chemical"
Elodie - "It sounds like a type of pondweed"

Anyone else fighting against this level of insanity? We're both teachers so hundreds of names have already been blighted by having taught so many spirited darlings.

pinkpeoniesplease Fri 14-Mar-14 10:04:30

Madeleine- "She'll be fat, Maddie is a fat name". hmmconfused

YuccanLiederHorticulture Fri 14-Mar-14 10:15:39

I'm with your DH on Esther, sorry.
But my DH vetoed virtually every boy's name known to the English people on the grounds that either he knew someone of that name who was mean to him and didn't want to be reminded of a horrible person, or knew someone of that name who he liked and didn't want to be confused by knowing an older and younger person of the same name. it was exasperating.

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 14-Mar-14 10:21:23

So many- Georgiana 'sounds like a princess name'
Henry 'don't like names starting with a h'
Abigail 'don't like the Gail part'
Arthur 'fowler'
Kitty 'she'll get teased'
And million more

Dovahkiin Fri 14-Mar-14 10:23:27

Could be worse - my friend's DH rejected 'Francesca' because she might be known as Wanky Franky. Er, no.

13loki Fri 14-Mar-14 10:23:47

DH and I are both science teachers. Sorry, I agree with your DH about both of them. And he doesn't need a reason, anyway.

Dovahkiin Fri 14-Mar-14 10:29:15

I'd rather he just said he didn't like a name. He's reluctant anyway to discuss names until we know the gender - it's more 'efficient' that way. I am married to a chuffing Vulcan smile

Nataleejah Fri 14-Mar-14 10:33:19

My parents would say (they did say to my sister when she was expecting):
-- somebody in prison
-- somebody a prostitute
-- somebody retarded (nice way to call a person with learning difficulties)

vichill Fri 14-Mar-14 10:39:18

aurelia - "sounds like nipple circles"
marnie - "sounds like a sandwich"

sleepingbeautiful Fri 14-Mar-14 16:10:11

My DH grew up on a farm.
We had no problem agreeing on boys names. Girls were a nightmare, as everything I suggested he would say 'that's a cows name' 'that's a chicken's name', and I'm not talking Daisy and Clover here, I'm talking Harriet, Felicity, Lydia, Louise etc. How are they cow's names?!

ShadowFall Fri 14-Mar-14 16:42:03

My DH rejected just about every boy's name (other than his own) possible on the grounds that:

a) he used to know a - who was horrible; or
b) it sounds too girly; or
c) it is too old-fashioned / modern

I found picking a boy's name very very painful.

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 14-Mar-14 16:45:44

My dp rejected the babe I wanted because we knew a dog with that name.

She was a wonderful dog really do not see the problem sad

I still sometimes wish he'd let me have it

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 14-Mar-14 16:45:55


Kantha Fri 14-Mar-14 17:20:11

A friend's DH rejected Imogen because it is, "a page 3 name."

bouquetofpencils Fri 14-Mar-14 17:34:57

DH rejected names as "too posh and we are not posh".

LePetitPont Sat 15-Mar-14 08:41:16

Kitty: "sounds like a burlesque dancer"!

MrsBungle Sat 15-Mar-14 08:46:05

Oh my dh had a million reasons to hate all my suggestions! But then I hated most of his although my reasons for hating his were perfectly legitimate - they were all ridiculous. I've no idea how we finally agreed to name two children!

Edgarallan Sat 15-Mar-14 17:23:03

Louis- DH "it's like Loo wee......"

LizCurly Sat 15-Mar-14 17:27:08

I used to cycle round the block with a Sophie
Well that's it. So I can't have a daughter called that because I used to know one when I was young.
ok, how about Lois
no, that's too unusual

Every single name fell in to one category or the other.

dimdommilpot Sat 15-Mar-14 18:04:53

Elsa - "my mum used to have a friend years ago who had a dog called Elsa".
Asa - "it stands for Automated System Accept at work"

My 2 favourite names for DC2.

SimplySara Sat 15-Mar-14 22:44:14

At least they are being straight forward aboug names they dont like. I was getting frustrated with my DH rejecting most names for what I thought were ridiculous reasons until he pointed out that I won't be straight out honest when I don't like a name but just do an "I'll think about it" or a "maybe". It gets his hopes up and it is just as frustrating for him.
And as someone has said before, he doesn't really need a reason for rejecting a name. Some names we just font like

BaldHedgehog Sat 15-Mar-14 23:04:42

Felix- you can't name your son after cat food. Still love the name and meaning.

ItsSpringBaby Sat 15-Mar-14 23:09:46

I don't think this is too ridiculous...but I've kind of rejected any middle names so far beginning with 'I' because her initials will be NIT.

...I think she may end up becoming NIT though. I'm really struggling.

LynetteScavo Sat 15-Mar-14 23:16:29

Ruby - What is she can't say her R's?

Anastasia - Everyt ime I suggested it DH sing "I'm all out of love!" in a high pitched voice. hmm

Ross - DH doesn't like the character Ross in friends.

LynetteScavo Sat 15-Mar-14 23:18:06

Oh, and any name that someone else in the family might have, even if they are distant cousins living in a different country and we've never met them. When your DH has 36 cousins, it wipes out a lot of names.

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