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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...?

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

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

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.

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

Barnaby, Bartholomew and Magdelena

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

Barnaby, Bartholomew and Magdelena

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

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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)

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.

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

Suri. Really love it but hate Tom Cruise association.

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


muppetthecow Wed 30-Jan-13 14:32:14

Aelfric and Oswin - I love all the old Saxon names. I blame a childhood reading Cadfael novels! wink

ThroughTheRoundWindow Sun 27-Jan-13 20:33:30

PhoebeC - Ariadne is a fabulous name. If you love it, do it!

(You could give her an "ordinary" middle name so if she hates it later she has a choice??)

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 27-Jan-13 10:32:01

Henry but OH hates the name
Arthur for same reason sad

He loves scarlett I vetoed as too popular

poorbuthappy Sat 26-Jan-13 18:24:23

Cordelia. Yes I am a Puffy fan, but I am also Welsh and apparently it is Welsh.
DH hates it.

Sashapineapple Sat 26-Jan-13 18:11:00

Tallulah, I love it and was very nearly DD's middle name but DH was having none of it.

TerraNotSoFirma Sat 26-Jan-13 17:59:12



All vetoed by DH and my family as being too poncey.

Thought I could name our new puppy Rafferty, but no vetoed again and he is being named Barney smile

Harrysmummysarah1 Sat 26-Jan-13 17:25:22

Seraphina- dh veoted it. sad
Would of had Sarah but I didn't like it on his own.
Leah- dh again didn't like I still love it
Alec- dh didn't like again
Lucas - sister had already used it!
We ended up with:

Sister just had a baby girl and she wanted Harriet but wouldn't use it as we had a Harry. She's a Helena.

andadietcoke Sat 26-Jan-13 11:41:17

Charlie. Surname is Brown.

PhoebeC Sat 26-Jan-13 11:31:04

Ariadne. Has anyone said that yet?

My husband and I both love it (we're a pair of sad Poirot enthusiasts).

It goes with our surname too.

But we just couldn't, could we?

Mellymog Sat 26-Jan-13 11:07:14


Oh for a world without Justin Beiber.

CheerfulYank Sat 26-Jan-13 03:46:48

I don't know anyone named Leaf but I know two named Leif. Lovely name!

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