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Favourite names and guilty pleasure names...?

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1horatio Thu 23-Mar-17 16:38:08

Idk. I'm genuinely curious, looking for inspiration and maybe other people could use that inspiration as well ;) (this was inspired by an other thread)

Mine are:
Gabriel
Ari
Emmett
Erik
Julius
Peregrine
Anton
Cormac
Azariah
Elon
Isaac
Elmo
Elric
Uriel
Ulrik
Vincent

and Vercingetorix (nope, I'd never go for that one... That's the guilty pleasure name)

Cressida
Clarissa
Clara
Louisa
Ziva
Carlotta (yes,,, I seem to like the letter C)
Erica
Gemma
Arielle
Pomona
Susannah

mummytobemaybe Thu 23-Mar-17 16:47:50

My favourite name for a boy is Oscar and a girl is Sofia

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 23-Mar-17 19:13:42

Elric
Wilbur
Hudson
Wulfric
Rex
Lars

Paloma
Ysanne
Etta
Tess
Calliope
Hebe
Ebba
Golda
Seraphina
Storm

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 23-Mar-17 19:22:38

I had boys, but my girls name I couldn't use was Marina nn Marnie.

And i love Calypso, but wouldn't have been brave enough.

NotYoda Thu 23-Mar-17 19:35:23

Names not many people seem to like but i love:

Anita
Juanita
Hero
Joy
Faith
Bianca
Christina
Paloma

NotYoda Thu 23-Mar-17 19:37:14

Boys:

Ray
Eric
Asa
Levi
Malachi
Gabriel

NotYoda Thu 23-Mar-17 19:43:20

oooh

Also:

Solange
Serena
Venetia (guilty pleasure)
Manon

Raphael

NotYoda Thu 23-Mar-17 19:43:33

Victor

phew!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 23-Mar-17 19:57:15

Love Malachi and Ray.
Also, are you ready, Manfred (Manny).

1horatio Thu 23-Mar-17 20:03:19

Woaaah! So many different names.

I personally thin some of these are awesome (yes, I'm totally poaching them for my list for DC2....) grin

My guilty pleasure names are also Alon (not in the UK...), Castor, Maxima, Emeraude, Olympe/Olympia and Misha....

QueenCassiopeia Thu 23-Mar-17 20:06:31

Snap ThickAndThin !

Marina (Marnie) / Dashiell (Dash)

Logolphin Thu 23-Mar-17 20:13:33

Wulfric
Aerin

SuperBeagle Thu 23-Mar-17 20:22:28

My favourite names of all time are Chloe and Flynn.

I didn't use either for my children. We decided that Chloe was just too popular (it's still in the top 5 where we live). Still sucks a bit that we won't ever have a Chloe, as it's been my favourite since I was a young teenager.

Flynn simply doesn't go with our last name. It's much easier to let go of a name when it doesn't work with your surname than it is just because the name has been insanely popular for 15 years. My best friend plans to use Flynn if she ever has a boy in the future, so that's good. At least I'll know one! smile

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 23-Mar-17 20:26:48

I love the name Calico, like Alice Cooper's daughter. I'd never use it but sounds awesome.

I like Aster and Luna (Star and Moon) for girls too, but am not brave enough to use them either.

I love Damian for a boy, despite its connotations, and will fight for it if we ever have a DS.

1horatio Thu 23-Mar-17 20:36:21

Marina, Wulfric, Eric, Elric, Malachi, Gabriel, Paloma and Ray have been mentioned more than once (I'm sure I missed some).

Just realised that I also like Corvus (maybe a bit sinister sounding for a child, so more of a gp name, I suppose wink)

Flynn simply doesn't go with our last name. It's much easier to let go of a name when it doesn't work with your surname than it is just because the name has been insanely popular for 15 years

I imagine... DH's family names are imo so awful (he knows, don't worry) that I basically said "to heck with it", as far as finding a name that sounds with them goes.

My family is so big that many names I love have already been taken (often more than once...). We obviously could have used it. But do you really want to add an other Mila to the Mila/Milo/Mira/Mira/Meera mix?

Rockaby Thu 23-Mar-17 20:55:12

Oh there are so many I love - too many to list really!

The only names which I might call a 'guilty pleasure' are girl names; Star and Rain. I love them, but know lots of people would think they are a little silly or out there.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 23-Mar-17 21:18:12

Rockaby, they're both lovely !

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 23-Mar-17 21:20:17

Franchot
Florian
Zephyr
Jaques
Sullivan
Septimus
Gage

KavvLar Thu 23-Mar-17 21:24:47

Robyn
Vivienne
Indie

JudgeJudySheidlin Thu 23-Mar-17 21:43:17

Guilty pleasures:
Inigo
Indiana
Vigo
Caspian
Bear

Tallulah
Loveday
Eliana
Piper
Riley

If only I was braver!......
Bet my DC are glad I wasn't braveshock They're more than happy with their hugely popular namessmile

crapfatbanana Thu 23-Mar-17 22:25:13

Girls:

Maud
Frida
Fritha
Rosalba
Bennath
Raphaella
Loveday/Lowdy
Thirza
Hepzibah
Maren
Mhairi
Susan
Christine
Columbine
Janine
Linnet
Tiffany

Boys:

Lazslo
Ianto
Bartholomew
Balthazar
Gilbert
Gideon
Esteban
Etienne
Gavin
Jonah
Reed
Jim
Jared
Malachi
Kingsley
Ernest
Grevis
Thibault

Buntysoven Fri 24-Mar-17 00:59:20

Guilty pleasures:
Demelza
Arietty
Frieda

Lemuel
Adriel
Pascal
Please don't judge me grin

Rockaby Fri 24-Mar-17 09:23:44

Thanks sugar!

Sadly, the only chance of me actually using them, is if I ditch my DH or have him brainwashed *, as he would veto the bejaysus out of them! Too extreme grin?

*LIGHTHEARTED - I am not actually considering these options.

QueenCassiopeia Fri 24-Mar-17 09:52:51

Rockaby grin !

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 24-Mar-17 09:57:47

Horatio, I do like Ziva, never heard it before !

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