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Names you don't like that are loved on here

(138 Posts)
fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:34:39


Rowan always gets a positive response on here and is suggested a lot.

I don't like it. I think it looks feminine (I know it can go either way) and it makes me think of Mr Bean!

Fleur. This has such a horrible sound!

Genevieve. I think this looks like a disease!

What are yours?

Only1scoop Sun 14-Jun-15 22:35:57


It's a surname ....a river and a department store in Canada.


fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:36:34

Hudson? Does Mumsnet love Hudson? shock


Luckyfellow Sun 14-Jun-15 22:38:47

Rowan is lovely.

purdiepie Sun 14-Jun-15 22:39:07

Sophie; stupidly-spelt Celtic names; Charlotte; anything uninspired like Benjamin.

fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:39:28

So think many people - it gets suggested in nearly every thread about names for baby boys. I just really don't like it.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 14-Jun-15 22:40:22

Not sure whether they're liked on here or not but certainly IRL.
I hate all the popular over used names such as
I hate surname type names as well, such as Harrison Tyler Mason ect.
And if I hear the names Lily-Mae or Amelie much more. I swear I will scream.

fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:41:25

I don't like surnames either. Harrison is suggested a lot on here, which surprises me.

Clueing4looks Sun 14-Jun-15 22:43:14

Beatrice, Phillipa, romilly and seren. then the 'alt boys with an 'x' types' like rex, axel, dexter and jax.

sweetpeame Sun 14-Jun-15 22:43:46

I think there must be at least 20 names that people regularly rave about on here which I think are awful. But as a starter for ten:
Rowan/Rohan - really wet for either a boy or a girl
Ottilie - pretentious and too try hard
Luna - sounds like lunatic...
Any name that's a surname, again very try hard and a bit too American IMO

Interestingly I've never actually met any Rohan/Rowans, Lunas or Ottilies in real life...

fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:43:55

Yeah I don't like Romilly either now you mention it!

MrsBungle Sun 14-Jun-15 22:44:32

Margaret. It seems to be loved on Mumsnet. It's a 50 year old ladies name to me.

sweetpeame Sun 14-Jun-15 22:45:23

Oh and Romilly. Again never actually met one but gets mentioned on here a lot!!

PurpleDaisies Sun 14-Jun-15 22:46:38

I don't like surnames as names either. Or boy names as girl names (or vice versa).

PurpleDaisies Sun 14-Jun-15 22:47:53

Arlo is another mumsnet name I really dislike and have never seen or heard of in real life.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 14-Jun-15 22:48:16

Agreed. Sweet Pea. All these MN names. I doubt I'll ever meet any IRL.
I do love Vivienne nn Vivi though. That seems to be making a come back but don't if just on here or IRL.

fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:49:44

Arlo sounds like a cockney talking about Harlow ... blush

Mind you I'm sure my DCs names would be castigated by many!

DS - 'you can call him Ted' no why would I do that
DD - 'margarine'


MyNameIsSuz Sun 14-Jun-15 22:50:28

Gabriel, sounds so feminine. Patrick, Georgina, Pippa - all so popular on here but sound really harsh to my ears.

fruitpastille Sun 14-Jun-15 22:51:14

Don't like Claudia, Beatrice, Hugo, Tristan... And many more!

hoobypickypicky Sun 14-Jun-15 22:51:15

Oliver, Olivia and Lydia. All horribly po-faced, middle class to my ears.

And everything ILive said. I really don't like the popular boys names, the Jacks, the Harrys, the Bens. I like them even less because they're shortened versions of proper names. Don't get me started about the awful MN love of "nicknames" (which they aren't, anyway).

I find many of the Clementine/Constance/Matilda type names too try-hard too. I'm hard to please!

MyNameIsSuz Sun 14-Jun-15 22:51:54

Oh, and Jude for a boy, that's a woman's name!

fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:52:01

That is so true about Gabriel - similar issue to Rowan.

And calliope. It is just a silly - word! grin

fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:54:30

And milo.

Titus Annius Milo was a thug in Ancient Rome.

Then there is a horror film called Milo.

It is a popular dogs name.

Why, Mumsnet? Why?!

Peanut14 Sun 14-Jun-15 22:55:08

Purdiepie. Are you for real 'stupidly spelt Celtic names'. They are not stupidly spelt names, they are a DIFFERENT LANGUAGE. No need for insults, you could have just said Celtic names not ' stupidly spelt.'

fiveacres Sun 14-Jun-15 22:56:09

Oh, let's not have a pointless row hmm

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