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Did your name preferences change with age?

(31 Posts)
BertrandRussell Thu 24-Nov-16 09:53:28

I know mine did- my imaginary babies when I was a teenager would have happily fitted into Bob Geldorf's family - the babies I actually had could join the Queen's grandchildren unnoticed.

So. Take, for instance, Sapphire. Would you use it? Are you over or under 25?

TheTantrumCometh Thu 24-Nov-16 09:56:03

Yes definitely- and almost the same as yours. Though mine were less Bob Geldof's family and more American teen drama grin

FutureMrsTempah Thu 24-Nov-16 09:56:11

I've used this as a middle name for my September girl, definitely over 25

FutureMrsTempah Thu 24-Nov-16 09:56:54

But her first name could probably fit in with the royals

WingMirrorSpider Thu 24-Nov-16 09:58:48

Oh yes, when I was about 14 I used to have names for my kids and write them in the steam on the shower door!

My daughter was going to be Ashleigh and my son was going to be Axel.

My actual dc have top 10 names. I got very boring as I got older!

Bellaposy Thu 24-Nov-16 09:58:52

Totally! I loved very unusual names as a teenager/early twenties (Thalia, Kianna etc). Just had baby number 1 and she has an uncommon but not out there name.

Soubriquet Thu 24-Nov-16 10:02:51

I was going to have a Ruby and a Samuel

I didn't. Not because I went off the names...but cos it never occurred to me as a teen that the dad would want a say grin

sglodion Thu 24-Nov-16 10:14:20

I wanted a daughter called Kadie-Jo when I was a teen confused sounds like some sort of hill billy name to me now. My actual children have names nothing like that.

IDreamOfPeace Thu 24-Nov-16 10:25:51

I was not broody or maternal in my younger years (I'm 29 now) so didn't have any baby names under my belt for said future children. I did hear about my friends 'kids' names though all the time as a teenager and I'll never forget one of them because it was ludicrous:

Cassiopeia! After a vain Greek queen and constellation. Deary me! grin

TownMouseCuntMouse Thu 24-Nov-16 10:52:03

Mine were exceedingly 90s 😄 Aaron, Johan for boys, Bethany, Kristen, Nicole for girls. * shudder *

Then at uni they changed to more pretentious-foreign-literary-references like Artemisia, Micòl.

My actual DDs have slightly pretentious and unusual but not too out there names.

LestatVonGaribaldi Thu 24-Nov-16 13:37:20

As a teenager I thought my kids would be Shannice and James. James is far too popular for me now (no offence to any parents of James out there!) and Shannice just isn't pretentious enough for me now grin (dd apparently has a rather pretentious name).

sglodion a lot of girls at my school had babies as teenagers. I recall 3 double barrelled the names, funnily enough one was Kadie although spelt differently and not Jo. I'm still in contact with one of these mothers and she's quite embarrassed about her dd's name now and only ever refers to her by the first part of her name.

Sophronia Thu 24-Nov-16 14:41:10

Yes, when I was a teenager I was sure any future babies would be Ariadne and Zacchaeus grin my taste is a bit more traditional/boring now.

OpalTree Thu 24-Nov-16 14:44:16

When i was at nursery in the 70s I really liked a particular name that was popular then. There must have been a child with that name at the nursery. I called my eldest the name and i still really like it.

HumphreyCobblers Thu 24-Nov-16 14:50:03

I had many different names I was going to call my children, none of which I actually used. I think Anna, Leah and Jessica were the favourites of my teen years.

My dsis however had a girls name and a boys name from the age of eight, both of which she ended up using. I love it that she did this.

MrsHouseBrownie Thu 24-Nov-16 21:29:24

I had a thing about J's in my teens. Jasmine Jamie Jack Jay Jake Jessie. And hippy sounding ones. Skye River Willow Blue (I was a 90s teen) I still like quite a few of them now but DD has a classic old fashioned name and a family name grin

Pluto30 Thu 24-Nov-16 21:39:00

When I was 14, I was adamant I was going to name my DD Nirvana. hmm

Can happily say that none of my children have names reminiscent of that.

BertrandRussell Thu 24-Nov-16 22:44:09

My dd had two pretend babies called Isaac and Rose when she was little. She's 20 and still says those are her baby names. We shall see. But no for a long time!

Buntysoven Fri 25-Nov-16 00:49:50

The girl's name I loved as a teenager was also the name of the vilest woman I have ever met so that put me right off it.

griffinsss Fri 25-Nov-16 01:05:55

Should my daughters have been boys, they would have had awful pretentious literary names; think Atticus before it became almost acceptable. I was a 19 year old university student when my DDs were born. They have relatively normal names (the equivalent of Katie and Scarlet) thank god. As a child I loved Zoey, Stacey and Keeley.

I wouldn't use the name sapphire, but it just isn't my personal taste. I'm 24.

YokoUhOh Fri 25-Nov-16 01:15:46

I had an entire alphabet of girls' names pre-selected as a teen. Ended up with two boys (one of whom is Bert OP)

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Fri 25-Nov-16 01:26:17

Oh, totally. That, and being married to the co-producer of the children makes things tricky wink

I still love Damian as a name and will push for it forever.

User1987654 Fri 25-Nov-16 16:45:57

When I was a teen, I had written down Chantal ( before it had the reputation it does now) after seeing a Sandra Dee movie and Krystle as I watched Dynasty, I know, another very bad name LOL. I did have Amelia Jane but look how popular Amelia is now and Annabel.

I still like Amelia and Annabel but now that I'm much older and boring. Names like Emily and Elizabeth it is!

blondmom Thu 22-Dec-16 12:37:25

Totally! LOL I love uncommon names before, I actually tweak the spelling but as I grow older, I just love simple names like Elizabeth. <3

Kelsey28 Fri 23-Dec-16 09:50:54

Me and my twin sister were determined we would have daughters at the same time and called them Moon and Star!

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 23-Dec-16 10:01:27

If I had had a daughter, I would have called her Aly-Louise. As a teen I always imagined a little boy called Raoul Erik and a little girl called Hero Aphrodite... dreadful. Now I'm much older (and glad I had a boy not a girl) I would probably still use Raoul as a middle name (and funnily enough one of my closest friends is called Raoul) with William or Roderick but would now go with Millicent Linda for a girl.

I've gone very boring in my old age.

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