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ellalouise90 Tue 22-May-18 18:30:00

Just wondering as I thought this would be quite fun to do... what where all your names going to be before your parents picked the names they did, my name is Ella however they didn't come up with the name Ella until I was a day old! Before this I was going to be


What where you going to be called?

MammieBear Tue 22-May-18 18:41:27

I was going to be:



Sophronia Tue 22-May-18 19:07:58

My parents liked...



auntyflonono Tue 22-May-18 19:11:48

Lara or Nigel grin

kktpj Tue 22-May-18 19:13:32

Cherry as there were cherry blossom trees everywhere.....
Jemima.....would have loved this

MrsCD67 Tue 22-May-18 19:20:47

Kelly or Jeb hmm

itstheyearzero Tue 22-May-18 19:22:46

I was going to be Zoe if a girl (which I would have loved) or James if I was a boy.

moofeatures Tue 22-May-18 19:23:34

Georgina, Ailish, or... Adam

Goldmonday Tue 22-May-18 19:29:03


My name is Alice

TheActualFuck Tue 22-May-18 19:31:52

I was meant to be Georgina NN George or Charlotte NN Charlie. Absolutely would have loved one of those names but my dad changed his mind when I was born. James if I was a boy and they used it for my brother a year later smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 22-May-18 19:42:47

I was going to be Alana after my dad.
They went with Clare instead. The elderly gentleman up the road thought my name was Gertrudegrin. I answer to anything.

A boys name wasn't decided. Although my dad liked Carl.

Good thread

Scoleah Tue 22-May-18 19:45:36

They were set on Sophie until the next door neighbours brought home an Alsatian Pup and had named her the same thing, My Gransh wanted to Call me April.
They went with Leah

redmini4 Tue 22-May-18 19:45:57

Michelle or William

kaytee87 Tue 22-May-18 20:04:19


OublietteBravo Tue 22-May-18 20:09:30

Charlotte or Richard

(I don’t have either of these names, and nor do any of my 3 younger siblings).

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Tue 22-May-18 20:12:45

I was going to be Harry if I was a boy (although I suspect my parents would have had a re-think as I was born the day after Prince Harry. Probably would have ended up Alastair.

List for a girl was:

Patience hmm

KatnissK Tue 22-May-18 20:13:14

Charlotte or Christopher. Neither of these names were used for me or my brother!

holasoydora Tue 22-May-18 20:13:36

Amy or Eleanor. (I have a similar sort of name).

I don't really think about my name at all though. I like it but I just don't ever think about it!

KatnissK Tue 22-May-18 20:14:23

And DH would have been Gemma. He also had his mn as his first name to begin with but then his parents decided to swap the names as they thought his mn suited him better.

DramaAlpaca Tue 22-May-18 20:20:37

My parents wanted to call me Sarah. Unfortunately for them, my cousin was born a few weeks before me & was given the name Sarah. My parents decided there couldn't be two Sarahs with the same surname in the family so they chose another name. I don't think they actually liked their second choice much as they've always called me by my middle name. Thank goodness, as I don't like it either.

vampirethriller Tue 22-May-18 20:55:22

I was going to be either Zillah or Thirzah, or Samuel if I was a boy.
They actually named me after a dog.

SurroundedbyGiraffes Tue 22-May-18 20:58:10

There seem to be a lot of potential Charlottes! I actually am a Charlotte but was nearly Danielle - I got called Charlie as a bump though and it stuck.

totorosumbrella Tue 22-May-18 21:09:19

Was going to be Morag. Thank fuck my mum intervened.

stabbybitch Tue 22-May-18 21:19:41

Jodie or nadine
Samuel if I was a boy which they also didn't use for my brother who came along 12 & 3 weeks later!

I was wanted to use Jody for DS3 but DP vetoed it saying it's a girls name sad

I ended up with an unusual/made up to them name instead!

buttercup54321 Tue 22-May-18 21:54:17


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