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What are the worst names you'v had suggested to you?

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Fibbertigibbet Wed 02-Jan-19 20:36:02

I'm not pregnant, but DH and I have been talking about children more recently. DH asked if they could suggest a boy's name, and I said sure.

PARSONS. The name was fucking PARSONS.

It's not even a family surname. I despair! Why? I thought we would have similar taste or at least DH would have SOME taste

What are the worst names your DH/DP/other family members or friends have suggested to you?

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user1466690252 Wed 02-Jan-19 20:39:05

My dd from a previous marriage has an unusual name. When expecting dd with my husband I explained I’d like one with a similar vein so they sounded like sisters and went together. After thinking for ages he came up with Sophie, Olivia and Ava. All nice names in their own right but it would of be like having a Spartacus and Harry. He just couldn’t understand why they didn’t go 🙈

CoffeeRunner Wed 02-Jan-19 20:39:32

My ex suggested Belinda as a possible name for both DC1 & DC2. Thankfully they were both boys!

My DM was adamant I should call one of my DCs James. Nothing wrong with the name, just not my thing. Didn’t stop her being insistent about it each time though!

Santaisfastasleepatlast Wed 02-Jan-19 20:40:37

Ds wanted to call his db Bob after his friend's ddog!!

weegiehere Wed 02-Jan-19 20:40:54

Opal! 🤨

Nnnnnineteen Wed 02-Jan-19 21:27:36

Xh proposed Stacey as an option when we were expecting dd. It was a bit of a curveball.

GlitterPixie Wed 02-Jan-19 21:32:05


ReggieKrayDoYouKnowMyName Wed 02-Jan-19 21:59:22

Not my partner, but my Dad was very keen on Bill or Reg as boys names back when he and my Mum were TTC in the late 70s/early 80s. Thankfully they had all girls.

Waterlemon Wed 02-Jan-19 23:01:09

DH suggested some names that are nice enough - but a bit out dated and more common amongst girls born in the 70s and 80s. (I suspected that they were ex’s or girls he had a thing for once, although he assured me they weren’t!)


MumUnderTheMoon Wed 02-Jan-19 23:01:42

My only ever boyfriend wanted us to have a daughter and call her Meadow.

Carouselfish Wed 02-Jan-19 23:06:36

Amber and CJ.


DramaAlpaca Wed 02-Jan-19 23:10:39

My DF wanted me to include an old family name as one of DS's names. The name is so unusual I can't tell you it, but it's astonishingly hideous. DF was properly miffed when I put my foot down.

Picknickers Wed 02-Jan-19 23:11:15

MIL suggested Muriel and DH suggested Jerralyn. Pregnant again and can't wait for more lovely suggestions 🙄

OublietteBravo Wed 02-Jan-19 23:14:20

My mother wanted me to name DD Eileen (after her late mother and late sister). Not a chance!

AliCanTea Wed 02-Jan-19 23:14:48

I had an ex who wanted to call a boy Sephiroth. Think it's from a computer game? Thankfully we never had kids....

SheepyFun Wed 02-Jan-19 23:15:39

Cuthbert. Genuinely! From an older family member - I got a long missive on the subject. Notably, he has more than one son, none of whom have been called Cuthbert (even as a middle name). I'm informed I'm not the only family member to receive a letter on the subject. DD, being female, meant I didn't have to discuss why I hadn't chosen it. Other family members, having sons, did have some uncomfortable conversations...

Seniorschoolmum Wed 02-Jan-19 23:16:15

Warr. My dp’s daughters, both in their 20s wanted my ds’ second name to be Warr hmm

TidaQuel Wed 02-Jan-19 23:24:58

My mum was horrified when I told her the name I was considering for ds. She said I couldn’t possibly use it as it was a dog’s name! Then suggested the name max - which was the name of her dog hmm

Nixen Wed 02-Jan-19 23:28:50

My mum suggested the ‘unusual’ (quote from her) name of Olivia.. she works in a school ffs and somehow hadn’t noticed it’s quite literally one of the least unusual girls names in the UK

Shadow1234 Wed 02-Jan-19 23:29:28

When my husband had his first daughter with his ex wife (38 years ago to be precise), he wanted to call her 'Whanita'. (not sure on correct spelling). Thank goodness his wife totally vetoed it!! Even now, he says he still loves the name.

Owletty Wed 02-Jan-19 23:29:54

My mum wanted to call me Cherylyn! Thank goodness my dad said "no way'"

SilverLlama Wed 02-Jan-19 23:32:37

@AliCanTea it’s from final fantasy 7 ( the best one!🤣)

Dp has suggested


I think I’m going to time a 6 week break from our relationship starting the day I give birth and ending the day after I sneak off to register the baby

Sarahandduck18 Wed 02-Jan-19 23:34:04

Malcolm and Douglas

Hezz Wed 02-Jan-19 23:35:30

Someone I know once pointed at my large bump and told me if it was a girl to call her Shaynee Richie, after Shayne Richie.

She said she doubt she'd have anymore so I could use it. She said the extra e made it feminine and special.

DH said no.

novochristmas Wed 02-Jan-19 23:36:44

For DC2, my MIL insisted suggested if it was a girl we were to call her Myfanwy.

We are Welsh, but I just can't get past it sounding like My Fanny grin

Luckily it was a boy!

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