What names do you love that everyone else hates?

(121 Posts)
RabbitPies Thu 03-Apr-14 16:58:02

Which names do you love that get a bad reception on Mumsnet? And did/would you use them?

Personally I love Kyle. The three I know are lovely and I think it has a nie sound. I probably wouldn't use it myself,but only because there are other names I love more.

Kantha Thu 03-Apr-14 17:16:50

Rupert (too posh)

alita7 Thu 03-Apr-14 17:42:46

Eden. although lots of mumsnetters seem to like it, it's not something anyone I know would be keen on, I'd get many funny looks if I used it. I wouldn't because a. as a young mum I feel I should use a proper name as we get a lot of bad press about our name choices and b. I don't have the balls and c. its a marmite name and I might hate it in 5 years time.

CareBearWithFangs Thu 03-Apr-14 18:10:28

August - nickname Gus. I'd never be able to use it because everyone goes confused at the suggestion.

RabbitPies Thu 03-Apr-14 18:53:23

I forgot to add Ambrose. I'm not terribly sure what Mumsnetters think of it,but everyone I've mentioned it to hates it.sad. I'm not pregnant,but I would consider using it in future.

NewtRipley Thu 03-Apr-14 19:20:36

I also like Bianca

It doesn't crop up, except when I mention it, but nobody has ever commented favourably on Anita

NewtRipley Thu 03-Apr-14 19:21:33

Nothing wrong with August/ Gus

isisisis Thu 03-Apr-14 19:28:07

I really like Ambrose. If DD had been a boy I wanted to call her Atticus. Major veto from DH.

Bowlersarm Thu 03-Apr-14 19:32:24

Oh, I was going to say Rupert. Too slow, Kantha mentioned it first. Love it, wasn't brave enough to use it.

Calypso. Not sure if people don't like it, but as I don't know any-probably,

alita7 Thu 03-Apr-14 19:34:41

I like atticus and Anita!

Slippydippysoap Thu 03-Apr-14 19:35:51

I love Esme and Agnes but DH says all he can smell is mothballs and Lily of the valley talc when I say them hmm

If I have a boy he will be an Augustus though.

CareBearWithFangs Thu 03-Apr-14 19:48:34

It's a brilliant name isn't it? But everyone looks at me like I've lost all my senses.

I love the idea of a name having a smell, that's the most inventive reason I've heard for rejecting a name.

WireCat Thu 03-Apr-14 19:49:32


Doshusallie Thu 03-Apr-14 19:52:57

My dad is called Rupert. I really like it.

I like Joan. No one likes that.

Doshusallie Thu 03-Apr-14 19:54:03

I also really like basil.

ceeveebee Thu 03-Apr-14 19:55:49

Well, until another thread today I never realised everyone else hated it but I love my DSs name Roddy

Pollycracker Thu 03-Apr-14 19:58:37


MamaPain Thu 03-Apr-14 20:01:29

I love Bianca and Eden.

I have what has been described on mn as 'really chavvy' name tastes.

Other favourites include Mason, Harley, Dallas and Cherish.

I will not confess my DCs full names on mn.

oldbutnotpastit Thu 03-Apr-14 20:03:17


Oubliette0292 Thu 03-Apr-14 20:05:14

Boys names: Erasmus, Ralph and Colin
Girls names: Audrey and Freida

Pleasenomorepeppa Thu 03-Apr-14 20:10:30

Girls names: Loveday
Boys names: Gulliver

RedandChecker Thu 03-Apr-14 20:10:59


poshbeaver Thu 03-Apr-14 20:11:23

I was desperate to call my daughter Enid, DH looked at me like I'd grown 2 heads! I settled for naming her dolly it instead. It's still my favourite name though!

judypoops Thu 03-Apr-14 20:17:23


mumslife Thu 03-Apr-14 20:17:40


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