DH likes traditional names and I like unusual...

(39 Posts)
theykillhorses Wed 02-Jan-13 23:55:32

For a girl he likes Elizabeth or Hannah

I like Demri or Keomi

<sigh>

Our choices can never be reconciled. We have argued endlessly about it. However I have taken to saying he can pick for a boy and I choose the girl name, knowing with all my instinct it is a girl... grin

alm12 Thu 03-Jan-13 23:54:32

Keomi is nice, suggest that with Elizabeth as middle name?

SantasENormaSnob Thu 03-Jan-13 22:01:12

Sorry op but your names are awful imo.

Think you will both have to compromise.

Harrysmummysarah1 Thu 03-Jan-13 19:53:35

I'm a lover of traditional names to . I love names like William, Alexander, Daniel, Catherine, Martha etc.
My husband wanted a Sammie, Dannie and a Lucy. All of which sound to page 3, chavy etc (no offence to anyone with those names) personal taste.
In the end we did find names we both liked.
Martha
Darcey
Harry

How about for you
Verity
Kathleen
Eloise
Lois
Thea
Gabriella
Demi
Vivienne?
Would you agree on anyone of those
Btw i love Hannah

lockets Thu 03-Jan-13 18:23:07

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GrumpySod Thu 03-Jan-13 14:50:26

read the post properly lockets, Always is glad she didn't have a naming problem.

OP: I wondered about letting him choose a traditional name for birth certificate that you could make a snazzy NN out of, like Dani for Danielle, or Eddie for Edith, Cazza for Catherine, etc. And let the child choose in long run what she prefers.

lockets Thu 03-Jan-13 13:22:47

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AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Thu 03-Jan-13 13:18:46

Be careful about your instincts! My friend was
Convinced all the way through her first pregnancy that baby was a girl. She had girls names picked out, didn't even think of boys names, refused to believe it could be a boy. You can guess what happens next!

I'm so glad I never had a girl as I hate the name dh insisted he would name his daughter! Luckily his DD was born before he'd heard he horrible name.

amck5700 Thu 03-Jan-13 13:06:22

maybe it's time for a Vivian revival - shame I won't be having any more babies grin

lockets Thu 03-Jan-13 13:02:12

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amck5700 Thu 03-Jan-13 12:59:33

lol - great minds think alike though smile

I have met a male Vivian - he was known as Viv though and I don't think he liked it much, didn't help that he was a quiet, delicate looking guy.

amck yes, I think it is, had another look at the link and the painting is called Vivi*e*n so somewhere between the two.

amck5700 Thu 03-Jan-13 12:40:04

sausage - I though Vivienne too when i looked at the link - isn't Vivian a boys name?

theykillhorses I looked at your link, what about Morgan or Vivian, from some of the paintings (Medea may be going a bit too far) you would still know the connection and the names are a little more recognised, although not common.

theykillhorses Thu 03-Jan-13 09:07:45

I have had an idea, I might see if DH and I can get to this before the 13th and just let him soak it up then explain why the name means so much to me etc. Keomi Elizabeth could be a lovely compromise.

Inclusionist Thu 03-Jan-13 09:02:02

I really like Keomi too BTW, but you are a bit stuffed if your DH hates it.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Thu 03-Jan-13 08:52:15

Keomi is lovely btw. Especially with the pre-raf ref.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Thu 03-Jan-13 08:50:50

Yay! Blanche!! Which is a lovely name!

Was that you? And if so, what did you call your dd in the end?

<say Blanche, say Blanche, say Blanche> grin

theykillhorses Thu 03-Jan-13 08:49:51

All names were made up to start with, they didn't arrive in some official baby name book sanctioned by some higher power! However the two names I like are not made up by me, but even if they were that wouldn't make them inferior, just more imaginative.

this beautiful woman is why I love the one name, also my degree was about the PRB so hence the personal meaning

Inclusionist Thu 03-Jan-13 08:38:12

Xanthe

Blythe

Persephone (nn Percy)

Stephanie (nn Stevie)

SleighbellsRingInYourLife Thu 03-Jan-13 08:32:02

No, it was Blanche!

And by the end everyone (including me) had decided Blanche was a fab name grin

ShipwreckedAndComatose Thu 03-Jan-13 08:24:26

Don't bet on your instinct about having a girl being right.

Wasn't there a thread a while back where someone promised her dh their next DC's could be called the name he loved because she was certain that it would not be a girl or that DH would forget hmm

She was in a panic because her chickens had come home to roost!

(I think the name was Beatrice, which I thought was lovely!)

NonnoMum Thu 03-Jan-13 08:14:46

Had a simliar thing with my DH. We both had very different naming ideas. However, I'd really recommend that you find a 'compromise' name, one that you both like but perhaps isn't actually your first choice for either of you...

laughinglikeadrain Thu 03-Jan-13 08:10:53

I know a lovely girl called imogen and all her friends call her midge. best of both worlds!

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Thu 03-Jan-13 08:08:58

How about:

some variation on Lucy/Lucia?
Miranda?
Imogen?
Marina?
Verity?

All quite unusual (these days) and striking, but clearly recognisable as names with a tradition of being so.

HollyMadison Thu 03-Jan-13 05:53:36

I have a very unusual name (never met another). It's horrible to have a very unusual name. People don't remember it and can't pronounce it. It can really cause a lack of self confidence for the child. Surely you can find something that is not too popular but not highly unusual??!!

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