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Beautiful and unusual girls names you like but wouldn't use...

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PooDogMillionaire Fri 05-Feb-16 12:37:02

I have quite a few but don't feel brace enough to use them.


vitaminC Fri 05-Feb-16 12:38:40

I wanted to use Lavinia, but my XH vetoed it angry

mouldycheesefan Fri 05-Feb-16 12:39:01

Why wouldn't you use them? I know children called those names. Nice names. Shame not to use them!

madamlala Fri 05-Feb-16 12:40:40


toffeeboffin Fri 05-Feb-16 12:41:31


Means bad luck apparently.

BlueChampagne Fri 05-Feb-16 12:43:06

Like but wouldn't use owing to car connection: Mercedes, Octavia, Portia

Like but didn't get to use owing to having boys: Rhiannon, Meredith, Vashti, Morven

AlisonWunderland Fri 05-Feb-16 12:44:51


Didn't use because of negative classical connotations, and with my surname, sounds ridiculous

madamlala Fri 05-Feb-16 12:47:59

Oh yes. Jezebel too. But that means 'an immoral woman!'

PunkAssMoFo Fri 05-Feb-16 13:26:02

Lavender- but 'lav' is a no no.
Giselle- likewise 'gizz'
Lorelei- it's just a bit much
Honey- bit lap dancer- esque

gladisgood Fri 05-Feb-16 13:29:52

Paloma - means peace - (although the literal translation is "dove")

PooDogMillionaire Fri 05-Feb-16 13:30:29

Ah yes, love Jezebel!

WutheringFrights Fri 05-Feb-16 13:34:13

I know 7 children with names on this list already!
I think if you like a name you should use it, mn seems to be full of people sad that they didn't use their first choice name because it was too unusual!

cornwallsharon Fri 05-Feb-16 14:02:05

I once met a French Canadian lady called Genevieve, but it was pronounced almost 'John-a-vee-ev'. Beautiful, but a bit pretentious on a poor middle class English kid I feel.

3luckystars Fri 05-Feb-16 14:04:48

I am pregnant now and really really REALLY wanted to pick Indiana for a girl. Lots of reasons why that name would mean a lot to me. I thought it was perfect. I felt exactly as I did when I found my daughters name.

However DH has put the foot down, and will not allow it. He feels very strongly about it and has never done anything like this before so I have given up on it now.

I keep asking him "is it because you don't like it, or its just too weird" he says its a nice name but just too unusual. Which could change in a few years? Not a good enough reason to completely ban it though! I think if the name gets popular I will keep saying it, now you see?? It was a great name!!

He says we would be like the Kardashians.

Quickchangeup Fri 05-Feb-16 14:08:41

I liked the name Adelaide.
Also liked Ayla.
Didn't use either, but only because I liked the name we settled on better. I'd possibly use them if I had another DD.

3luckystars Fri 05-Feb-16 14:10:18

I definitely will not be having another. I am very lucky to be having this one!

Adelaide is lovely I think.

Thetruthfairy Fri 05-Feb-16 14:11:36


Quickchangeup Fri 05-Feb-16 14:11:38

3luckystars I love Indiana! Shame your DH can't see its appeal! I think Indi is also a really cute nickname!

SquadGoals Fri 05-Feb-16 14:12:33

I came on to say Adelaide. I adore it but DH is Australian and thinks it would be weird.

I also love Nova and Vida.

Quickchangeup Fri 05-Feb-16 14:13:01

Yes Adelaide is lovely! It didn't work very well with our surname if I'm honest, it makes it a bit of a mouthful! But I'd still be tempted to use it...

Thelastusername Fri 05-Feb-16 14:19:28

Genevieve (English pronunciation)

TheWildRumpyPumpus Fri 05-Feb-16 14:21:57


Just love it but DH would never have gone with it. Luckily we had 2 boys!

DonaldsDuck Fri 05-Feb-16 14:28:50

I love Luna but everyone in RL associates it with Luna Lovegood and thinks it's silly. So I called DD something else sad

BeautyIsTruth Fri 05-Feb-16 14:44:19

Persephone, my favourite name ever but everyone thinks it's pretentious.

Idoitforthelove Fri 05-Feb-16 14:46:31

So many!


None of which I'd use in RL....I don't think!

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