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What were your favourite names when you were younger...

(24 Posts)
Kwini Tue 20-Oct-09 17:56:56

...and have you actually used any of them for your children?

When I was a teenager, I was rather keen on naming my hypothetical daughter Ransome or Savannah. Boys would have been Florian or Clyde.

None of these even make the shortlist today!

Avendesora Tue 20-Oct-09 18:17:54

Jessica and Jasmin, and no didnt use either

shockers Tue 20-Oct-09 18:20:22

Lucinda and Matthew...didn't use either.

ja9 Tue 20-Oct-09 18:32:24

my twin dolls were called jonathan and susan - no idea why. freakingly close to names of my in laws as it turns out...

always thought i'd call my girl heather louise. but didn't.

purepurple Tue 20-Oct-09 18:33:25

Davina, and no, I didn't use it.

mumof2rugrats Tue 20-Oct-09 18:43:48

mine were tiffany,courtney and charlie have had them on the list for both dc but never used them

ChilloHippi Tue 20-Oct-09 18:50:47

I wanted two boys called Abraham and Zachariah. I haven't used either name and no longer plan too.

lockets Tue 20-Oct-09 19:07:44

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mrswoolf Tue 20-Oct-09 19:16:11

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Homebird8 Tue 20-Oct-09 19:17:39

Dorothea and Richard after the kids in Picts and Martyrs!

Rosebud05 Tue 20-Oct-09 22:54:32

Mine were Cheryl and Sabrina (Charlie's Angels fan). Also liked Jocelyn and Nadia.
Still quite like Nadia, but haven't used it.

pippel Wed 21-Oct-09 08:38:55

Dulcie
Hester
Elaine
Gloria

I used one of them, I really wanted to use Gloria but I couldn't because I know a Gloria and didn't want it to look like I had named her after her when I hadn't, I liked the name long before I knew her. I think if I had another dd I would use it anyway, its a lovely name even if every time I hear it Im singing "G-L-O-R-I-A Gloria" in my head! grin

posieparker Wed 21-Oct-09 08:41:40

Jade, Storm and Xerxes.

Phew, glad my taste improved.

bellissima Wed 21-Oct-09 11:06:32

Girl at my junior school was called Charmian Tamsin. Oh boy was I jealous. Haven't used either though!

spookypixiebroomstix Wed 21-Oct-09 15:44:52

When I was about fourteen I wanted a girl called either
Serendipity
or Butterfly
blush
Thank God I didn't lose my virginity for a few years after that

Aubergines Wed 21-Oct-09 15:49:19

Kylie and Charlene.
...thankfully my tastes have changed.

MonstrousMerryHenry Wed 21-Oct-09 15:51:28

Olivia
Erica

Haven't used either name on DS, strangely enough, and won't use them if DC2 is a girl.

Fruitbatlings Wed 21-Oct-09 16:02:37

Olivia (I even changed my name for about a week)
and Rhys

Fruitbatlings Wed 21-Oct-09 16:03:29

I haven't used either
would use Olivia if when I have a girl grin - even thought it's become very popular

minimoonumbertwo Wed 21-Oct-09 16:07:44

Tracy & Michelle so, er, no.

My dh called EVERY SINGLE toy he owned Stephen and had an imaginary son called Alex hmm - haven't used those either.

But there's still time!!

stakethroughtheheartofgold Wed 21-Oct-09 16:08:30

as a twenty-something folky i fell in love with the name molly from a kate rusby song and thought i'd use it for a daughter. but then it got <sniff> popular and i thought i'm better than that grin

i do still love it, but they have a very common surname so it would have been a bit "jane smith".

Sunshinemummified Wed 21-Oct-09 16:14:28

I loved Rio (for a girl as I was a Duranie) and Scarlett (as in O'Hara) for a girl.

For a boy I liked Aaron.

I haven't used any of them. All became way too popular.

Bambinoloveseggbirds Wed 21-Oct-09 16:21:56

Nathan for a boy.
Lucinda for a girl.

I didn't name my DS Nathan, nor will I ever name a DD Lucinda.

telsa Wed 21-Oct-09 20:54:05

Emma, Lucy and Mordecai. I used one of them.

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