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When I was pregnant I was going to call my baby boy Rufus or Summer if it was a girl

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charliecat Mon 04-Aug-08 00:44:46

what did you nearly call yours?

LadyOfWaffle Mon 04-Aug-08 00:48:10

Monty, Rupert (which I still find OK but MW was horrified!?)... can't think of others.

WipingAssAndTakingNames Mon 04-Aug-08 00:55:13

Just after my dd1 was born, I in my hormonal quagmire thought in some seriousness about Desdemona or Vladimira. Luckily, enough people gently reminded me it would be child cruelty. In the end we chose Felicity.

I like both Rufus and Monty - is that pg hormones speaking?

hughjarssss Mon 04-Aug-08 00:56:16


charliecat Mon 04-Aug-08 22:12:02

I like fawn, and monty Des WHAT? And Vlad, good grief lol

33k Mon 04-Aug-08 22:15:27

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ImnotOK Mon 04-Aug-08 22:15:27

Toby /lola

Adam /Lauren


Bluestocking Mon 04-Aug-08 22:17:19

Merlin <blush>

muggglewump Mon 04-Aug-08 22:18:37

Phoebe or Tabitha were the only others I considered for a girl.
She would have been Tristan if she'd been a boy

cadelaide Mon 04-Aug-08 22:19:52


God only knows why. Now I think it's ok-ish.

belcantavinissima Mon 04-Aug-08 22:35:16

aurora/coco/bibi /violet (all names i still love!)

madeleine/amber (which i dont)

otis/sonny/fraser (still love)

harry/harvey (which i dont)- tho ds2 has harvey as his middle name. i conveniently forget that.

the names i dont like any more that i did at the time are quite common now where we live btw smile

33k Mon 04-Aug-08 22:37:26

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cadelaide Mon 04-Aug-08 22:38:53

belcant, I also went through the "harvey" thing, but we didn't go for it in the end.

I too love aurora/coco/bibi/violet. DD would have been a perfect Violet.

belcantavinissima Mon 04-Aug-08 22:50:32

my grans name was violet. we called her india in the end. wish i had got violet in there somewhere sad

belcantavinissima Mon 04-Aug-08 22:51:00

i meant we called dd india, not my gran grin

hatrick Mon 04-Aug-08 22:56:12

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cadelaide Tue 05-Aug-08 09:18:03

Oh I do like your names bel

Ineedsomesleep Tue 05-Aug-08 09:28:52

DD would have been Emerson if she had been a DS. She also dodged Augustine, Juliet, Violet and Minni & Mimi!

DS would have been Jasmine or Daisy.

belgo Tue 05-Aug-08 09:30:19

Caladaide - I know a frnech Adelaide. Sounds lovely with a french accent. Very old name.

Walkthedinosaur Tue 05-Aug-08 09:33:50

DS2 was going to be Ethan until a week before he was born, then it was Noah which I still really like but DH didnt, so he got a different name which does actually suit him.

gladders Tue 05-Aug-08 10:06:08

ds would have been sophie (still like it but wouldn't use as too many near us...) - when we knew he was a boy i wanted to call him charlie but dh thought everyone would just think about the drug connection hmm

dd would have been george (love it ,love it - almost want another just to use the name!) - when we found it she was a girl we really struggled. i liked laura and dh liked alice. we ended up with something completely different after days of deliberation and now LOVE her name!

cadelaide Tue 05-Aug-08 11:53:27

Yes belgo, now I'm starting to remember why I liked it! smile

LaDiDaDi Tue 05-Aug-08 11:58:46

Lorna (fine)
Eliza (still like)
Edie (ok)
Aurora (hate now)
Velvet (what was I thinking!!!!)

If dd had been a ds...

Archie (I still like it dp doesn't)

reallyannoyednow Tue 05-Aug-08 12:00:30

if my little dd was a ds, we (okay I) had picked Blaise. I still like it but it is weird!

purlease Tue 05-Aug-08 12:01:04

if DD had been a DS, he would have been Arthur. Told people after DD was born and got mixed reactions - I still like it.

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