Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters.

Baby names

Can we really name our baby girl this?

352 replies

MyBabysName · 20/01/2023 00:14

Hi all,

I am currently 8 and a half months pregnant, myself and DP have been going back and forth on names for a while until we agreed on this around 2 months ago.

The name we would like to use for our girl is Halo.

Our baby's surname will be Raye

Is it too out there? We both love the name but would love to know what others think.

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

StrychnineInTheSandwiches · 20/01/2023 00:17

Of course.

If you're giving birth to a Powerpuff Girl.

Otherwise...of course not.

Please
or
to access all these features

DPotter · 20/01/2023 00:18

I've said the name a couple of times out loud and I must admit it is a bit of a mouthful, so I think it would be a No from me.

Please
or
to access all these features

GossipIsMarmite · 20/01/2023 00:18

I don’t know. When I read Halo, I thought no, but with your surname is does kind of work. It’s very unusual. I’m on the fence.

Please
or
to access all these features

Shauna27 · 20/01/2023 00:18

No offence, but definitely no. She's not a product/brand, she will have to live with that name forever.. think of job interviews and her introducing herself as 'Halo'? It's a bizarre name honestly.

Please
or
to access all these features

DramaAlpaca · 20/01/2023 00:20

Don't be daft!

Please
or
to access all these features

MyBabysName · 20/01/2023 00:20

I guess we wanted something different. But we also don't want to make her stand out too much? We thought with our surname it may have made for a lovely name

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

FurAndFeathers · 20/01/2023 00:21

MyBabysName · 20/01/2023 00:20

I guess we wanted something different. But we also don't want to make her stand out too much? We thought with our surname it may have made for a lovely name

With your surname it sounds like “hello Ray”

Please
or
to access all these features

ButterfliesandMoths · 20/01/2023 00:22

It's certainly different, I think it's lovely. Go for it if that's what you want to name her.

Please
or
to access all these features

MyBabysName · 20/01/2023 00:23

Thank you, I guess it also matters what others think as I don't want her to be seen as some say 'a brand' x

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

toomuchlaundry · 20/01/2023 00:23

Would you call yourself Halo?

Please
or
to access all these features

RoseMartha · 20/01/2023 00:23

It seems a bit too much like Hello Ray to me.

How about using it as a middle name?
And something unusual but less so as a first name.

Please
or
to access all these features

Goldpaw · 20/01/2023 00:29

It's another Hello Ray here as well.

Can you add something in the middle or use Halo in the middle?

Please
or
to access all these features

MyBabysName · 20/01/2023 00:29

@RoseMartha good idea, we haven't really thought of anything else though as we were set on this.
I knew I should have posted this sooner :(

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

whizzpopping · 20/01/2023 00:32

I think halo has the potential to be a cool name. It conjures up images of gold, light and angels, which is nice for a girl imo

My only hesitation in your case is that halo raye sounds slightly jarring to my ears because they both have the same vowel sound if you see what I mean. But really who cares what I think... it's your call!

Please
or
to access all these features

Prinnny · 20/01/2023 00:38

Don’t be ridiculous! Your setting that kid up for a life of torment

Please
or
to access all these features

Insideallday · 20/01/2023 00:40

Halo is a nice name but I’m a teacher and can’t help cringing at the name being called out in class. It’s a bit like Apple Martin back in the day. Sorry…

Please
or
to access all these features

ErrolTheDragon · 20/01/2023 00:41

Halo Ray?Halo with extra spiky bits?

Sorry, it doesn't work and especially not with your surname.

Please
or
to access all these features

Butterfly94 · 20/01/2023 00:42

I love it!

Please
or
to access all these features

margegunderson · 20/01/2023 00:42

Lifetime of pain if she's not angelic. And why should she be? Would you call a boy Halo?
The word sounds nice until you add your surname or consider the meaning. Honestly I'd go for something different.

Please
or
to access all these features

smileladiesplease · 20/01/2023 00:43

Seriously!!! Did you go to high school? Hello Ray!

Please
or
to access all these features

Topseyt123 · 20/01/2023 00:45

No. It's awful.

Please
or
to access all these features

Fleabigg · 20/01/2023 00:46

Halo Raye sounds like a video game.

Please
or
to access all these features

MaryBerrysCamelToe · 20/01/2023 00:47

It's a bit wacky IMO.
Why not start a thread with
'Names that go well with the surname Raye'?
And get some food for thought

Please
or
to access all these features

40andprettybored · 20/01/2023 00:48

I actually like it.

Please
or
to access all these features

BabyTa · 20/01/2023 00:48

Fleabigg · 20/01/2023 00:46

Halo Raye sounds like a video game.

Yes the sequel to Halo Infinite- are you naming your baby after the video game?

Please
or
to access all these features
Similar threads
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?