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BarryGoosey Wed 10-Jun-15 11:38:26

What baby names did you "just HAVE to" use when you were pregnant that you were talked out of, and realise now are awful?

I was desperate to name DS Sirius, or to at least use it as a middle name, when I was pregnant. At the time, I was really upset that DH wouldn't even consider it and instead, every time I brought it up, would reply "Sirius-ly?". I'm so just relieved that I didn't tell anyone else this was the name I wanted to use so didn't have to face a load of hmm faces! grin

Earthbound Wed 10-Jun-15 11:42:20

On the HP theme I was quite keen on Severus (nickname Sev) when I was pregnant. Fortunately for us all, the baby was a girl. Sill think it would have been quite cool though.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 10-Jun-15 12:50:18

Anemone. I still love it, actually.

nilbyname Wed 10-Jun-15 12:52:36

Lorcan for a boy, too Scottish for me now. (I'm Scottish btw!)

Magda for a girl- but actually it's my best name, going to make actual dd use this for her dd one day!

Theas18 Wed 10-Jun-15 12:53:03

Not awful but 22yrs ago I had my eye on Hermione for eldest. 1st Harry Potter published 4yrs later. She would have hated the name from then on I'm sure!

iwouldgoouttonight Wed 10-Jun-15 12:53:10

Herbert with the nickname Bertie. Me and DP both decided we loved it while I was pregnant. Still quite like it now but I can't imagine DS called it.

Yokohamajojo Wed 10-Jun-15 12:54:22

Mac - which I thought sounded really cool, and seriously considered. Our surname is a Mc name ... glad I didn't smile

Christelle2207 Wed 10-Jun-15 12:56:11

Not awful but my dc1 would have been called Elsa if a girl. The whole
Frozen thing kicked off the following month.

temperamentalamongcorvids Wed 10-Jun-15 12:58:12

I loved the name Isis and would have used it had either of my dc been female .

fourchetteoff Wed 10-Jun-15 12:59:39

I really liked the name Gretchen. DH quite liked it but thought it wasn't a good choice in the end.

I look back and think WTF?!??! It sounds like Retching, combined with some horrible millennial mean girl from The Valley in Beverley Hills.

I blame the hormones.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 10-Jun-15 13:06:09

I only have the opposite - perfectly nice names that DH vetoed but would have been great.

Had I named my DCs as a single parent they would be called Isaac, Marcus & Jenna. However DH's 'word association' put paid to every single one sad.

So far I think temperamental has had the greatest escape!

FoamyOne Wed 10-Jun-15 13:06:12

DS1 (almost 7) would have been Isla. Which I still think is absolutely lovely, but we have a boring last name, and for a number of reasons are keen that our children have less common names. I had thought that Isla was quite unusual, but there are lots around here - 3 in his class (of 19), so he would have been Isla number 4. I think I would have been quite upset by its sudden popularity.

Caitmous Wed 10-Jun-15 13:09:15

I wanted Toph/Topher after a character in my favourite book. DP said it sounded too much like tofu. He's not wrong, I now realise.

Plus, it's an American nn from Christopher and ds was never going to be a christopher.

ArfurFoulkesayke Wed 10-Jun-15 13:11:24

christelle2207 my DD1 is called Elsa, and as she makes very clear, no she does NOT WANT TO BUILD A BLOODY SNOWMAN sad

OrionsAccessory Wed 10-Jun-15 13:17:53

She wanted to call dc1 Buster had she been a boy. He also wanted to call dd2 Bellina after the chicken from Return To Oz. Dh has shit weird taste in names.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Wed 10-Jun-15 14:09:48

Dh wanted to dc1 Dylan. If he had been a girl...

shitebag Wed 10-Jun-15 14:30:51

DS would have been Dionne or Leyah had he been a she, thank Christ he wasn't as 9 years on I cringe at the thought!!

HighwayDragon Wed 10-Jun-15 14:41:12

Dd was nearly a Pixie, she even held the name in hospital for 2 days, but saying it out loud and about a baby not cat brought me to my senses!!

Pagerty Wed 10-Jun-15 16:37:59

We nicknamed my bump Herbert and I grew so attached to it that I spent ages trying to persuade DH to let me have it, Bertie for short. 4 years on and I am pretty relieved DS isn't a Herbert but I still love Bertie.

Totality22 Wed 10-Jun-15 18:07:05

Indiana - for a girl. I loved it but not one single person in RL had anything positive to say about it.

Adore the name we actually went for a million times more though!

Theas18 Wed 10-Jun-15 18:24:46

Aww there are too few little Herbert's around. I knew / know several. All Herbert's are entirely lovely. It's a rule I reckon.

If is have met thrm before I had DS ....

ToGrapefruit Wed 10-Jun-15 18:37:37

I had a wild fantasy of middle-naming my dd Tuesday if she was born on that day! It just appealed so much, and I still rather love it, but perhaps it's for the best that she was born on a Wednesday (and I didn't fancy that so much!)

On impulse we gave her the middle name of the dr who actually pulled her out of my section! Completely spontaneous decision.

I have a friend who is quite cross that Kate and William have now stolen both her dc's names... she's a big republican/ socialist! It's quite funny I think! Also her little George looks ever so like theirs.

WizardOfToss Wed 10-Jun-15 21:08:53

Good idea for a thread!

I wanted Imogen for DD, but it was vetoed. Still love it.

She would have been Conor if a boy, it then became wildly popular (90's), so I'm glad it was avoided..

Wailywailywaily Wed 10-Jun-15 21:12:20

I couldn't understand why DH vetoed Sebastien.

All our other DC have single syllable names.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 10-Jun-15 21:12:48

Fox. Loved it. However (1) it is bonkers and (2) DD is Meg. I did not fancy shouting "Meg and Fox" in the playground.

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