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Names you loved but weren't brave enough to use?

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indigo13 Sun 08-Jan-17 22:30:34

I've seen a lot of this, and I love unusual names so I'm wondering what names you would have loved to use but couldnt/wouldnt go for it as its too out there?

for me it'd have to be some of the lesser heard of mythological names smile

littlebillie Sun 08-Jan-17 22:33:51


HeddaGabbler Sun 08-Jan-17 22:38:17


MikeUniformMike Sun 08-Jan-17 22:39:13

Clytemnestra and Agamemnon

whatsthebigdeal Sun 08-Jan-17 22:41:03


Nottalotta Sun 08-Jan-17 22:41:57


PippaFawcett Sun 08-Jan-17 22:42:25


They aren't necessarily 'out there' but I just felt the names we ended up with were 'safer' somehow. I love to hear children with unusual names though, it makes life more interesting.

blowmybarnacles Sun 08-Jan-17 22:42:43

Orchil and Emerald

PippaFawcett Sun 08-Jan-17 22:42:45

And I loved Ophelia.

Dizzybintess Sun 08-Jan-17 22:46:43


AbernathysFringe Sun 08-Jan-17 22:47:21

I was vetoed from using Tempest or Tatum.

Unusual names I've run into lately on under 2s:


SausageSoda Sun 08-Jan-17 22:48:30


BroomstickOfLove Sun 08-Jan-17 22:52:48

I like the (unusual and classical) name we gave to DD, and she would probably have had that name anyway, but I would have had Jocasta on the shortlist were it not for all the 'Tarquin and Jocasta' comments.

DP did come home from the pub once when I was pregnant and crawled into bed saying 'let's call the baby Ozymandias', but I'm fairly sure he was joking.

essieestherson Sun 08-Jan-17 23:01:10

James, for a girl

Blankscreen Sun 08-Jan-17 23:07:12

Digby - I love it but the boss as work is called that so it would look a bit weird

lousmum Sun 08-Jan-17 23:07:35


Potcallingkettle Sun 08-Jan-17 23:12:26

Antigone nn Tiggy
Araminta nn Minty

Isadora2007 Sun 08-Jan-17 23:17:39

Fleur for a girl and Fleance for a boy... I was 15 when I fell in love with these names and told my now exH that we would have twins and call them that!

I also wasn't brave enough for Ezekiel which I wish I had been as i love it. And teddy also. Though it was more that DH doesn't like Edward even though it's his middle name. Poor DS doesn't really suit his name I don't think and he really would have suited teddy.

DorcasthePuffin Sun 08-Jan-17 23:22:51

Dora, Dorcas, Milena, Rivka, Moishe, Isaiah.

user1483908438 Sun 08-Jan-17 23:23:35


Foureyesarebetterthantwo Sun 08-Jan-17 23:25:07

I know an Araminta! You certainly remember it.

Moodycoo Sun 08-Jan-17 23:33:07

@whatsthebigdeal we used Tabitha as a middle name for our daughter - I love it!

ImNotReallyReal Sun 08-Jan-17 23:35:15

Aurelia and Araminta. Got vetoed by DH. Both my girls have got very classic English names, I let DH name them as I was high as a kite from the morphine and Persephone Violet (DH Lawrence inspired) seemed a great idea at the time.

I wanted a Minty too, and it would have really suited her character. I am pleased with his choices though, they are solid, sensible names and as we have a very unusual surname they won't be forever spelling their whole names out on the phone.

Buntysoven Mon 09-Jan-17 00:24:07


1horatio Mon 09-Jan-17 00:49:52

Thomasina (DF's name is Thomas and he hates the tradition of naming children after relatives)
Kira. Love it, the feminine version of Cyrus, but in the UK?

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