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Names you love but decided are too “out there”


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#1 Lallalla

Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:54 PM

I was lurking on another parenting forum, that is a bit wilder than eb, and based in another country, so I’ve never ever posted ever, and there is a thread on names you like but decided against because they were too “quirky”.

It got me curious what the friendly people that frequent eb would say.

My DH vetoed me on a few including Saskia and Mabel, that I don’t think are too out there but there you go...

Meanwhile I vetoed him on Luke and Leia before we knew our twins were both girls....

I also decided I could not use, though I love Calandra or Octavia.

I can’t remember boys names because we had all girls so never seriously had to consider them

#2 eponee

Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:57 PM

I love Calliope

#3 rainne

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:02 PM

I fell deeply in love with Isolde, but I could see my kid spending her whole life explaining that she wasn't saying she was older.

#4 gettin my fance on

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:03 PM

Girls:    Jonquil


Boys:   Jolyon, Clement

#5 cvbn

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:04 PM

Lennox, DH couldn't come at it so we have Beatrix.

#6 Astrocyte

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:16 PM

Most of mine are girls names.
Primrose
Poet
Lux
Alba
Ottilie
Clementine
Juniper
Lyric
Saoirse
Elidih
Saoirse
Mabel (my DH has firmly said no to this one).

Edited to add: Jasper, Atlas, Merlin for boys.

Edited by Astrocyte, 20 August 2019 - 07:19 AM.


#7 Odd-1-Out

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:25 PM

View Posteponee, on 19 August 2019 - 02:57 PM, said:

I love Calliope

I know a few people with that name I say use it!

#8 Starflash

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM

Leander

#9 Kallie88

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:42 PM

Orion

#10 lost_eb-er!

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:49 PM

Plum. Loved it for DD2. Still love it. She would have suited it as well.

#11 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:54 PM

Peregrine

#12 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:55 PM

I know a few Saskia's,  lovely name,  and my daughter had a Eilidh in her class,  I think Calandra would be fine too

#13 MoreCoffeePlease

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:57 PM

Winter

Love Winnie for a girl but don’t like place/season names IRL

#14 aquarium2

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:06 PM

I love Sloane and Odessa but they were both rejected by my husband and whole family!

#15 Mamabug

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:10 PM

Sabine.

#16 wallofdodo

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:11 PM

Lux
Juniper
Posey

For girls. Mostly not used as I only had boys, Juniper probably would have got a run.

Both of my boys have names that people on here often screw their noses up at!!

#17 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:15 PM

yeh me too.

i went to school with a Saskia and ds1 had a Saskia in his year for a while.

I have worked with a Sabine.


#18 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:24 PM

I adored Winifred and Stanley. Vetoed. And we didn’t have a girl.

#19 MissMilla

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:27 PM

I love Elijah, but we knew when DS was born that we would move back to my home country a couple years later so we didnt use it because nobody would be able to say it.

#20 aerin

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:47 PM

Bilyani and Tuppence for a girl. Tanis for a boy.

#21 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:58 PM

Vanyel. A character by my fave author. However was nixed by DH as he thought it sounded too close to vandal.
He also didn't like Nyall/Niall either.

I would of loved to use Torin for a girl but had a DS.

#22 FloralArrangement

Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:00 PM

Petal so we went Daisy then Lily then Rose

#23 Astrocyte

Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:13 PM

View PostLucrezia Borgia, on 19 August 2019 - 03:54 PM, said:

Peregrine

Oh I love Peregrine too. I also like Bear, Fox and Wolf. Finnbarr is a boys name that I’d love to use but my DH most definitely would not agree.

#24 Freddie'sMum

Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

Girls - Lacey and Ginger.

Boys - Benedict Francis (the names of the last Pope and the current Pope).  DH thought it was too much and we ended up with girls anyway.

#25 PhillipaCrawford

Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:20 PM

Demelza - ever since I fell in love with the
Poldark series in '70's. Couldn't do it, although DS has Ross as his middle name.




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