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Names you love but could never actually use.

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albertcampionscat Wed 14-Sep-16 20:28:31

I'll start:

Salcombe (Hardy of the drowned violet eyes in the Peter Wimsey stories)

lastqueenofscotland Wed 14-Sep-16 20:31:48

I love Enola - I did know one at school! But I think it's too heavily linked to being a plane (the plane was named after a pilots mum though....)

sparechange Wed 14-Sep-16 20:35:40


Surf25 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:37:08


Surf25 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:38:17

Also Malachi because here everyone would say 'Malky' and Manoah, just for the quizzical looks and did you make that up comments!

albertcampionscat Wed 14-Sep-16 20:41:01

Lastqueenofscotland - yes, I can't hear Enola without thinking of nukes.

Surf25 - Jesse James, Jesse Owens. Great name. Tricky to carry off though.

Sparechange - Inigo is cool.

Mangoonmyshoulder Wed 14-Sep-16 20:42:33


LokisUnderpants Wed 14-Sep-16 20:44:05

Matteo, Leonardo and Alexander.

LokisUnderpants Wed 14-Sep-16 20:44:15

Matteo, Leonardo and Alexander.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:45:06


Marnie, Kitty, Flora - (because I had 3 boys)

CremeEggThief Wed 14-Sep-16 20:46:01

Indulge my inner hippy here- Rainbowe.

CinderellaFant Wed 14-Sep-16 20:47:19


IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Wed 14-Sep-16 20:47:23

throughthickandthin I have a Marnie, everybody adores the name!

Amandahugandkisses Wed 14-Sep-16 20:48:20

Marnie is a cracking name !

AtiaoftheJulii Wed 14-Sep-16 20:48:38


BettyCrystal Wed 14-Sep-16 20:48:46

Avalon, Avon, Afton. Love them. I remember Afton was Cliff Barnes' glam blonde lady friend in Dallas.

NickyEds Wed 14-Sep-16 20:49:08

I once heard a bloke shouting for his little boy "Legend!" and I thought it was a cool name. That child will not be lacking in confidence I reckon!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:51:14

Very envious Porcupino I want one! Is she just Marnie or is it short for anything?

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Wed 14-Sep-16 20:53:43

Thank you Amanda! A friend of a friend was called Marnie and for years every time DH and I heard it, we would look at each other and go 'hmmm' - finally got to have a baby girl (after fertility issues) and there was no other option really. It suits her perfectly.

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Wed 14-Sep-16 20:54:24

It's just Marnie (Scandinavian I think)

BettyCrystal Wed 14-Sep-16 20:55:19

I've been liking Margaret lately too. I know Margo / Margot is having a moment. But the Mrs Thatcher association... My husband wouldn't go there!

AntiHop Wed 14-Sep-16 20:55:39

I love marnie!

lastqueenofscotland Wed 14-Sep-16 20:55:49

albert I know it's a shame because I actually think it's really pretty, I think nukes, dp pointed out it's also a song, but I'm not sure how familiar any child in their teens in the 2030s would be with the manic street preachers!

lemonzest123 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:56:39

August (but it will be the name of my future doggy!)

Kr1stina Wed 14-Sep-16 20:58:02




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