Right then fuckers... Names

(53 Posts)
benheldy Thu 24-Jan-13 21:33:27

Ok our daughter will be born in a couple weeks and we're struggling for a name.
My fat lazy husband doesnt like Alice (which I love) because our niece (same surname) is called Alyssa. Fair enough point perhaps...

So give me some clues. I prefer "normal" names, none of this Lily-Rosie or Gracie-Mae double barrelled trendy gash, just give me a nice normal name that isnt too old fashioned her schoolfriends will be taking the piss but not too cutesy that at age 65 she sounds like a sideshow act.

Suggestions ladies please...

AntimonySalts Fri 25-Jan-13 14:39:50

I did give DH a list of names that I knew he detested, plus DD's name (which I was going to give her come hell or high water). From that list, he was bound to choose DD's name. He did. I did the same with DS. For some reason, DH rejected Sacheverell, Emmanuel and Gaylord, among others.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 25-Jan-13 13:01:55

I'm so annoyed I didn't use this power for DD.
I did,however utilise it for DS...and I will again.

<evil grin>

suzyrut Fri 25-Jan-13 12:50:15

With first dd exdh and I had chosen a name, personalised items had been purchased by relatives then a couple of weeks before she was born I realised I didn't like it. I waited till the midwife asked for her name to write on the hospital bracelet and literally shouted the replacement name over exdh.
To this day (even through a divorce) he didn't say a word in protest, such is the power your have in the first few minutes post birth!

benheldy Fri 25-Jan-13 01:51:43

Thanks all! X

FeeFoo Thu 24-Jan-13 23:46:12

Emily
Amelia
Isabelle
Zoe
Saskia
Leyla
Lydia
Vanessa
Ava
Mia
Nancy
Nadia
Kate
Rose
Anna
Roseanna!
Vivian
Mary
Raffaella
Ellie
Hannah
Rebecca
Alternatively do a deal with DH about name choices, he can choose middle namewink or something else to that effect. It sounds like Alice is the right choice for you, he just needs to be persuadedgrin

PickledInAPearTree Thu 24-Jan-13 23:32:35

I love Alice.do it!

Grumpla Thu 24-Jan-13 23:28:16

They do smell though.

Mind you, so do babies.

biscuit

Innit

MrsDeVere Thu 24-Jan-13 23:20:54

Oh how I wish I had a horsey....

Grumpla Thu 24-Jan-13 22:53:50

Horses? Why did I assume you had horses? Dogs I meant.

Grumpla Thu 24-Jan-13 22:53:07

Quite right Mrs DeVere.

If it came out of your vagina, you get to name it.

Not sure how it works with horses though.

tilder Thu 24-Jan-13 22:52:09

Why would you get mullered for that mrsdevere? Sound like a good plan. Dc3 was nameless for a while and although I love her first name I don't like her middle name. Wasn't really concentrating on the conversation and ended up with mil's name. Nothing to do withe being het (much) just the name. Bad move.

Megsdaughter Thu 24-Jan-13 22:50:37

Romilly or Orla if I had my choice again ( and seeing my choice was over 30 years ago I have to get them out on here and not comment on my lovely pregnant DDIL smile

MrsDeVere Thu 24-Jan-13 22:43:46

I know I will probably get mullered on MN for this but...
I chose all the names in my house. DCs Dogs and cats.

Oh just nods and smiles. He was a bit taken aback at Hendrix but meh.

On the way to register DC4 I said 'shall we just add Lennon in? (Dc already had 3 names sorted)

It was a rhetorical question.

I didnt start off like that. But after the first few times of asking and the best he could come up with being his horrible middle name and a few 'erm, um....'

I just gave up. He is rubbish at names. I am fecking brilliant at names.

benheldy Thu 24-Jan-13 22:41:26

Wow such pretty names! Inna de Ghetto

Grumpla Thu 24-Jan-13 22:41:07

Claim you will wait until you meet the baby.
Give birth.
Take baby in your arms for the first time. Look up at husband adoringly.
Look down at baby and whisper loudly enough for everyone in the room to hear "Hello, little Alice!"

Worked for me when we couldn't agree on a name for DS2.

DISCLAIMER: I did not call my baby son Alice.

tilder Thu 24-Jan-13 22:39:06

Can tell I read Jane Austen stuff for the first time when pregnant.

I love Alice too. Not sure how you pronounce Alyssa.

Chardonnay125689 Thu 24-Jan-13 22:38:29

I like Lawfawnda or Shanikwa! I carnt decide between the 2!?

MsFlippingHeck Thu 24-Jan-13 22:36:24

OP you are making me smile too.

DC2 was going to be Alice but he had a penis so we had to rethink.

benheldy Thu 24-Jan-13 22:35:24

Well I've set my mind on Alice now and have told the husband to deal with it.
I gave him those eyes like if he doesn't accept it I'll be putting anti freeze in his flask, so for now, hes keeping quiet.

Alice is awesome and a squillion times better than Alyssa

Lucy
Anna
Heidi
Amy

YoSaffBridge Thu 24-Jan-13 22:26:42

Hannah is a gorgeous name, very classic, suits every age. It's quite near the top of our list for any future DD2.

emmy, Josephine is lovely!

ScaredySquirrel Thu 24-Jan-13 22:24:05

I had Anna on my list (which had Alice on it too).

also Beatrice, Matilda, Elizabeth are nice.

I think you should call her Anna. or Alice.

emmyloo2 Thu 24-Jan-13 22:23:50

Your posts are making me laugh out aloud! My name is also Emma. That's obviously beside the point mind. Alice is fabulous and your husband is being a shit not letting you have it. We are having a DD in May and my criteria are classic, timeless, not cutesy and not overused. I am currently settled on Elizabeth. Others - Laura, Josephine, Rose, Juliet. However, I think we will go with Elizabeth. Just tell the husband the day he shits a watermelon is the day he can vet your name choice. Go with Alice.

benheldy Thu 24-Jan-13 22:18:55

Cant call her Emma as thats my name smile

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