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Names you can't use

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tuilamum Mon 28-Dec-15 10:18:05

This is a thread for names that you love but can't use for various reasons eg OH doesn't like it, someone has ruined it, another family member/friend has named their baby it, ran out of children...
That way we can appreciate some beautiful names and maybe offer some inspiration to expectant parents-to-be so that these names may find a good home grin
I will go first...
Girls: Aria, Theia, Thalia, Maia
Boys: Logan, Aidan
Uni: Blake, Harper, Harley, Sam

PurplePaws12 Mon 28-Dec-15 10:25:39

Love Aidan, but DH won't let me use it sad
Same as:
We can't use:
Girl names are fine!

MadFestiveGnome Mon 28-Dec-15 10:31:57

Laurie (DH hates it)
Zoe (knew a horrible one)

Tigs0609 Mon 28-Dec-15 10:42:08

I love Eva for a girl... My sister in law has just had a baby called Evie, so that's out the window sad

DiscoSpider Mon 28-Dec-15 10:42:45

Fraser, it's SIL's partner's surname.

StevieJo Mon 28-Dec-15 11:42:26

Lily - cousin named her daughter Lily
Isla - close friend named her daughter Isla
Emma - family name but an awful girl ruined it

Oysterbabe Mon 28-Dec-15 11:51:37

Gulliver. I love it but DH says no way.

FlyDragonfly1 Mon 28-Dec-15 12:24:15

DH hates Jared, Frederick, Felix and Laurence.
Only ever had one DD so I couldn't use Emmeline.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 28-Dec-15 14:05:54

Gabriel. Well technically I could as they'd never be in room, nor would they ever meet.

Christmascheerful Mon 28-Dec-15 14:12:47

Alba. D bil ruined it by talking about the electronics brand and then I was on the train one day a group of men were talking about a friends new baby man 1- "alba she's called..." man 2- "like the TV?"... my heart sunk and I knew it was a name resigned to the sidelines for me...

VinylScratch Mon 28-Dec-15 14:14:55

I loved Ruby and Rosie but DH hated them. I think DD would have been Ruby if he hadnt vetoed it.

Bellejournee Mon 28-Dec-15 19:02:03

Barnaby - love it, but husband not keen at all.

Elias - far too similar to my mil name. I'd never hear the end of it.

Enkopkaffetak Mon 28-Dec-15 20:39:40

Flora our surname starts FL
Seraphina. both dh and I love it but none of our dds looked like one.

Allanah I adore it dh refused (turned out to be significant x but oh I love it)

Always adored Sebastian but dh hates it
Otis dh not keen .

Love Regitze However it just doesn't work in English.

elQuintoConyo Mon 28-Dec-15 20:42:34

Ruby. Our surname sounds like Tuesday grin luckily child is a DS.

emwithme Mon 28-Dec-15 20:57:24

Eloise: my name is Emma Louise

We also struggle because we have a ridiculously common surname and so it seems that there's someone famous with almost every name out there.

helloelo Tue 29-Dec-15 04:22:59

DH said no to Celeste
Close friend's baby is Lou
Adèle (...)
I can only make boys anyway...

Tirfarthoin Tue 29-Dec-15 04:30:18

Apparently Dorian, Jolyon and Joslyn are all too posh hmm I have a Dbro called Rupert ffs, nothing is too posh as far as I'm concerned.

doceodocere Tue 29-Dec-15 05:58:51

Jared would be perfect but it's my Godson's name.

Joel is too close to my name.

Many of my other loves are too pretentious, apparently ; Ignatius, Blaze, Ezekiel.

And I won't be using any of the beautiful names on my girls' list because I'm about to have my third boy and final baby!

cathpip Tue 29-Dec-15 07:07:22

Arthur - we called the dog Arthur 4 years ago when we had thought we were not having anymore dc. (Currently feeding 4 month old ds3!)

Champagneformyrealfriends Tue 29-Dec-15 09:09:59

Lewis (DH had a friend at school called Lewis and he was a bit of a bad egg)
Rosie (good friend has a "Rose" and she'd be upset if I used Rosie)
Naiomi (DH doesn't like it)
Cassandra (Only Fools and Horses references)

Issie339 Tue 29-Dec-15 09:15:06

(Both vetoed by OH)

Jacob (vetoed by OH)
Frederick (bad family connotations)

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 29-Dec-15 09:20:06


Eloise: my name is Emma Louise

You should have done that! That would have been cool smile

Helenluvsrob Tue 29-Dec-15 09:47:02

Florence. Well just because... not with our surname! So we called the gerbil Florence instead .

NHKX2 Tue 29-Dec-15 12:41:23


These have all been snagged by my siblings, but I love all of them!

CruCru Tue 29-Dec-15 17:52:40

Names DH hated:

Beatrice / Beatrix

Names that sound stupid with our surname

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