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any names ruined for you??
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FayeAspen · 02/02/2021 19:59

Me and DH are expecting a DD soon and have been trying to think of names. Many names DH comes up with are just off limits for me because people i've know in my life (usually people who haven't had a great time knowing), but it can be frustrating when the names themselves are quite pretty. Just wondered if and what people's big no names are because of people you know. Mine are Avery, Vivienne and Willow!

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Teamox · 02/02/2021 20:01

As a teacher, far far far too many!

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FayeAspen · 02/02/2021 20:11

@Teamox

As a teacher, far far far too many!

i can only imagine Grin
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rc22 · 02/02/2021 21:35

Isla. Also liked Elsa but ruined by Frozen!!

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HenriettaHeffalump · 02/02/2021 21:38

Oh yes Elsa due to Frozen. That's true. I know a lovely adult Elsa who is French and definitely older than Frozen!

For me, it's the names of ghastly relatives Blush. Anyone else I can usually disassociate the name from the person, but relatives, I can't.

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EuphieKat · 03/02/2021 01:32

Also a teacher, so lots! I’ve also really disliked the name Amanda since I was in infants school as there was a horrible ‘bigger girl’ called Amanda who used to pick on me. Also Craig because of a boy in primary school who wasn’t very nice. I’m sure there are lots of lovely Craigs and Amanda’s, though!

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ParkheadParadise · 03/02/2021 01:45

Nicola
I always liked that name until I met a carer in the care home my mum was in. She was bloody vile I hated her.
When pregnant with dd2, DH suggested this name because I liked it I nearly took his head off.

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Synchrony · 03/02/2021 10:15

The name of my ex's awful mother. It's a shame because her name is really nice and when I was school age it was on my future-child-name list.

I guess I wouldn't use Karen at the moment, but I like the name and find it really sad, and also offensive, the way it's become a meme. I never use it in that way.

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steppemum · 03/02/2021 10:24

It is usually either someone I knew or someone famous!

But as a ex teacher, there are many

Daniel - great name, but I knew too many awful ones in school

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Hushabyelullaby · 03/02/2021 13:10

When I was younger friends of the family had a daughter whose name was beautiful, but has forever been spoiled for me because she was the most obnoxious, bratty, child I have ever come across.

Her name was Dominique.

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ostrichlover · 03/02/2021 22:05

Can’t stand the name Evie due to multiple bad experiences. There was a bully in my primary school called Evie (who we all called evil Evie) as well as a very rude Evie in my sixth form. Also every Ellie/ Eleanor/Elinor (yes, I’ve met multiple of each) I’ve come across has been very annoying or rude, so that’s put me off. Must be something about the Es (my name and dd both start with an E so please no one take offence 😂)

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danascully96 · 03/02/2021 22:12

These are the "bully" names for me:

Brian
Seth
Tyler

OH, and I can never ever use the name Luka. I think of Luka Magnotta, who makes my stomach turn.

Girls:

Brooke
Britney
April
Kayla
Claire (this one's for a silly reason, not related to bullying)

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intheenddoesitreallymatter · 03/02/2021 22:14

Jessica - I’ve never met one who isn’t a complete arsehole.

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Marlena1 · 03/02/2021 22:21

There's a name that keeps gettimg mentioned on name threads out of nowhere recently. It is absolutely vile and I cannot imagine it on a baby. When I was young it was for really crass old ladies (with stockings). We would use it as an insult joking.

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grandmasterstitch · 03/02/2021 22:31

Amelia is ruined because of working in a boarding school. We had over 100 girls in house but that's the only name that really got ruined. Also we had Nora on our list last time but our batty neighbour is called Norma which has put us off rather

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grandmasterstitch · 03/02/2021 22:32

@Marlena1 ha just read your post. Nora!

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Itsjustaride8w737 · 03/02/2021 22:37

Jasmine - school bully
Jodie - another bully
Rosie - love it but an ex has a dd called this

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Allgirlskidsanddogs · 03/02/2021 22:44

Jessica and Martha, both bullies.
Jonathan.

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Symphony87 · 03/02/2021 23:04

I once met a girl called Isis when I was a teenager and thought it was pretty. Can’t use that now 😂

Peter - my uncle who abused me
Robin - I love this but I know someone with this name and they’re an infuriating self declared narcissist 😂

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Changedname81 · 04/02/2021 21:01

I’m a massive watcher / reader of true crime so there are so so many - all these people calling their kids Ted and my mind just screams Bundy

Same as Fred / Rose / Sam

Btw I realise this is just my weird head

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Hushabyelullaby · 04/02/2021 22:12

@Changedname81

I’m a massive watcher / reader of true crime so there are so so many - all these people calling their kids Ted and my mind just screams Bundy

Same as Fred / Rose / Sam

Btw I realise this is just my weird head


I'm totally with you there!
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micc · 04/02/2021 22:30

So sad but Alexa 💔 I love that name. DD would of been Alexa if it weren't for bloody Amazon.

Molly is a name that I despise. I knew a girl in school how wasnt very nice with that name, and my aunt had a horrible cat that used to scratch and bite everyone but her.. her name was Molly. Also dislike Polly haha

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MooseBreath · 04/02/2021 22:41

Yes, I've known some really unkind people. I could never use:
Victoria (or any of it's diminutives)
Eric
Carly
Adam
Susan

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Untradwife · 04/02/2021 22:56

I can't abide the names Sharon, Kylie, Diana/Diane. Also children named after alcoholic drinks. The world really doesn't need to know that you were pissed on Brandy/chardonnay or Baileys during conceptionAngry
When I was pregnant, DH suggested Oliver for a boy. I vetoed it as invariably Oliver gets shortened to Ollie. We had a girl and her name means little star in my native languageSmile

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StillGoingToWork · 04/02/2021 23:11

I liked Genevieve and always wanted to name dd it. DH said no cos it was the name of an old girlfriend.

He suggested Rebecca but I blocked it cos Rebecca at school was a total bitch to me.

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lilibillie · 04/02/2021 23:50

I used to wince at both Christina and Eleanor. They were the names of my exes exes. He had thoroughly convinced me that they were lying so-and-sos out to ruin his name and our relationship until the day that I discovered he was the monster. Now Eleanor and Christina are comrades and they and their names have entirely different meanings to me. Reminds me of that old Shakespeare quote about roses and names...🥀

I like to think that no name is totally ruined but at this moment in time probably Fanny, Adolf, Alexa, Donald, Dexter, Lolita, Jolene, Arya. Oh, and most names that become very popular after being used by a celebrity/reality tv star or the name of a popular tv character.

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