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Name you loved but it was just too quirky?

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Greengreen88 Sat 17-Aug-19 21:14:59

Is there a name you didn’t use because it was just too quirky or “out there” but still love?

I loved Starr, Juniper and Skye, DH vetoed! (Don’t even think those are that quirky, tbh.)

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JuneSpoon Sat 17-Aug-19 21:16:16


KaySarahSarah Sat 17-Aug-19 21:17:37

Taliesin. But we aren't Welsh.

whensa Sat 17-Aug-19 21:18:14


Bipbopbee Sat 17-Aug-19 21:20:48


Crawley65 Sat 17-Aug-19 21:22:02

Horatio, just love saying the name

nothingsreallynewunderthesun Sat 17-Aug-19 21:22:24

Axel smile

not because it's quirky, it isn't quirky IMO although it's not often used, and not because of axel rose because children born this millennium won't know if him, but because I found out it means armpit in German grin

Meanings and associations mean a lot and I discounted loads and loads of names because of tragic (eg. Jude) sociopathic (Milo) characters in books or negative associations in songs which have been stuck in my head for decades (Rosie, Alice) ...

iismum Sat 17-Aug-19 21:22:32

Sappho and Archimedes

Libbylove2015 Sat 17-Aug-19 21:25:00

Well we called our son Fox - our parents hated it and it is definitely quirky but you’d be surprised how quickly it becomes normal!

ImportantWater Sat 17-Aug-19 21:25:21

The names I loved but self-vetoed were Sorensen and Linnet.
The names DH vetoed as being too quirky were Sebastian and Samuel (what the bloody hell is wrong with Samuel?!)
DH’s name choice which I vetoed was Prentice.

nothingsreallynewunderthesun Sat 17-Aug-19 21:25:23

Marvin though. I'm not sure why I like it but I do.

I did think Marvin was too out there, and the paranoid Android was also a factor...

Out of the blue DS1 decided about a year ago he wished he was called Marvin...

FenellaMaxwell Sat 17-Aug-19 21:26:15

Juniper (it’s a GREAT NAME!)

FartnissEverbeans Sat 17-Aug-19 21:27:21

Sailor for a girl! I love it but I just couldn’t do it.

Hesper too.

RaininSummer Sat 17-Aug-19 21:27:48


BobTheFishermansWife Sat 17-Aug-19 21:28:08

Artemis, I love it for a boy even though technically it's a girls name, but dp veto'd as a silly name 🤔

Hoppinggreen Sat 17-Aug-19 21:29:27

Lucifer - it actually means “bringer of life” but for some reason DH wasn’t keen

Hoppinggreen Sat 17-Aug-19 21:30:04

Bringer of LIGHT that should say

banskuwansku Sat 17-Aug-19 21:30:48

Gemini and Mirage. I really like those but I wasn't brave enough.

Flamingo84 Sat 17-Aug-19 21:31:36

DH really loved Dexter.
But I either kept singing the theme to Dexter’s lab (cartoon) or worried he’d turn into Dexter the OCD serial killer confused

simplyhaving Sat 17-Aug-19 21:33:05


M0RVEN Sat 17-Aug-19 21:33:40


FragileMoose Sat 17-Aug-19 21:33:47

Jesse for my ds. I love it but was talked out of it.

Nextphonewontbesamsung Sat 17-Aug-19 21:34:05


Nextphonewontbesamsung Sat 17-Aug-19 21:35:10

I had a car called Cosmo grin. It was a VW Beetle.

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Sat 17-Aug-19 21:36:02

I know one of them @Nextphonewontbesamsung. She’s about 30!

DH and I loved Andromeda. But it was just too far out.

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