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What name do you secretly love but would never use for your child?

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CuppaTeaJanice Sat 04-Oct-08 21:29:25

For me it's Silas - it reminds me of the adventure programmes I used to watch as a kid. I think one of my first crushes must have been on a character called Silas.

I did suggest it for DS1 (vetoed by DP), but thinking about it I wouldn't want to call my son Silas and I can't really explain why.

Does anybody else have a name that they wouldn't use, but really like nonetheless...?

JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:41:54


Yay4may Wed 30-Jan-13 22:53:21

Suri. Really love it but hate Tom Cruise association.

zimbomaman Wed 30-Jan-13 22:55:41

Antoinette. French DH vetoed with a 'look'. We do live rather close to Versailles and DD2 would have been a lovely Antionette.

wiltingfast Wed 30-Jan-13 23:19:46

Barney (that bloody dinosaur)
Anna (doesn't work with surname bion)
Amos (would he be mossy?)
Thaddeus (never dared mention this one!)
Milo (doesn't work with surname)

wiltingfast Wed 30-Jan-13 23:21:49

Oh and Lola! LOVE Lola. Dh liked it too but could you really use it?

Crikeyblimey Wed 30-Jan-13 23:25:05

Oooh - my great nephew is called Silas and he so suits it smile

My choice would be Mabel but our surname rhymes with it (same number of letters too!) so couldn't saddle a child with that.

EugenesAxe Wed 30-Jan-13 23:34:04

Angharad... DH would veto and a hard consonant ending, which doesn't go with the start of our surname as you'd have to glottle-stop to pronounce properly.

Edmund for same reason.
Also love Beatrix nickname Bea (bey-ah) but DH would veto.
Trelawney - a bit too Cornish.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Thu 31-Jan-13 00:52:58

Hermione: I loved the look and sound of it, before 1997... unfortnately it is FAR too character specific to be used by anyone other than JK Rowling!

thundernlightning Thu 31-Jan-13 04:48:43

Matilda (nn Maud). Too old fashioned, I'm told!

MrsHBaby3 Thu 31-Jan-13 13:09:18

I like hippy names; Star, Autumn, River, etc
but also love Scarlett (DH has said he would only consider it if baby comes out a red head!) and Tara, but thats prob A Gone With The Wind thing..!
I also love Ibrahim (Abraham) and Eesa (Jesus) but wouldnt work to me unless from an Asian community

bunnylang Thu 31-Jan-13 14:34:43

Barnaby, Bartholomew and Magdelena

bunnylang Thu 31-Jan-13 14:35:24

Barnaby, Bartholomew and Magdelena

craftycottontail Thu 31-Jan-13 21:36:12

or Offie?!

I love Talitha but have been banned sad

Also love Gabriel but don't think I'd be brave enough to use it.

craftycottontail Thu 31-Jan-13 21:37:31

Whoops, didn't notice the rest of the thread - Offie was in reply to shortening Ophelia!

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