Names you secretly like but could never burden a child with?

(164 Posts)
ThroughTheRoundWindow Sun 27-Jan-13 20:17:26

Was talking baby names with my husband yesterday and he admitted to wanting to name a son Aubrey. When I stopped laughing he agreed that it might lead to a little bit of bullying. But then I love
Evelyn (for a boy!) which is equally bad...

Have you or your DP got a secret soft spot for a name that might not go down so well in the playground?

OhBotheration Sun 27-Jan-13 22:01:56

Florries, Iago is v cool grin

jennybeadle Sun 27-Jan-13 22:03:08

Portia

I think there are loads more...but that's the one.

memphis83 Sun 27-Jan-13 22:05:28

Aryton. Love this name but it is met with a turned up nose from everyone.
For a girl I love Stevie but that is also met with a funny face.

NoraLuca Sun 27-Jan-13 22:06:18

thislittleP BIL is called Sofiane, pronounced Soufyan. I always liked it but does sound like a girls' name in the UK.

I really, really wanted to call my future DS Aragorn. Luckily, I only have DDs. So far. grin

memphis83 Sun 27-Jan-13 22:07:37

Argh I meant Ayrton

Devora Sun 27-Jan-13 22:08:20

Dorcas
Tracey
Moishe
Mordecai

Greensleeves Sun 27-Jan-13 22:10:01

Rainbow was always my "the world just isn't ready for my brilliance" name.

Then I told dh, and he said if we had a girl he would be happy to call her Rainbow shock

then we had a boy.

MrsMushroom Sun 27-Jan-13 22:10:56

Bunty. I just adore it and if DH had let me....

Reaa Sun 27-Jan-13 22:15:57

Electra for a girl. DH refused to even think about that name for our DD.

bootsycollins Sun 27-Jan-13 22:25:33

Here's my list of names that I love

Audrey
Ramona
Giselle
Heidi
Valentina
Emmanuel
Layla
Zoe
Nina
Uma
Marianne
Sylvie

And for boys

Austin
Joel
Joseph
Tristram
John
Jude
Serge
Alexander Edward
Aubrey
William
Fabian
Lorenzo
Gabriel
Kit
Pip
Eliot
Enzo
Emilio
Edwin
Calendar
Sonny

Absolutely adore all of these lovely names but not planning on having anymore babies so will probably have to buy a zoo or an ant farm or something grin

bootsycollins Sun 27-Jan-13 22:28:17

Loving Ayrton and Bunty too grin

bootsycollins Sun 27-Jan-13 22:29:19

Calendar? Wtf? Caleb

If DS had been a girl I really really loved Esme, but DH insisted everyone would think of the Hunchback of Notre Dame shouting "Esmerelda!" hmm

I shall revive the campaign if we have another.... smile

FoxyRevenger Sun 27-Jan-13 22:41:56

Gray, Prentice, Rudy. Dammit, I thought I was done with babies but now I've remembered about Prentice...

spiritedaway Sun 27-Jan-13 22:42:51

Wolfgang is cool and Wolfie for short is super cute :-)

We met a kid in the park called RedRoses. . .true story

skratta Sun 27-Jan-13 22:50:49

Raven. For a boy.

Ash, but that isn't really unusual for a boy exactly.

Thor. Love the name. And I'm Scandinavian, so could pull it off for a son....

Evangeline. But a bit too princessy for a real child iyswim.

Falco, or Peregrine. I think they're handsome boy names, but wouldn't use them.

My driving instructor years ago was called Aubrey!
Not planning on having any more but i used to like the name Thadeus until Nanny Mcphee and "Mrs Thadeus Quickly"!!! wink

aimingtobeaperfectionist Sun 27-Jan-13 22:59:46

Pearl.
Love Aubrey too for boy or girl.

DP for to name dd so agreement is I get to name the next one grin

LynetteScavo Sun 27-Jan-13 23:05:41

Oh, I love the name Ludvig!!!

And Amadeus and Howard and Arnold.

I did give DD a, um, name lots of people don't like as her third name DH and I both like it, but didn't dare use it as a first name. Sadly DD doesn't like it.

anonymosity Mon 28-Jan-13 00:15:32

Zebedee
Laszlo
Pippin

Love these names, but wouldn't burden a child with one.

DessieLou Mon 28-Jan-13 01:36:15

My dp practically wet himself when I suggested Aubrey! My list of names I love but couldn't bring myself to use includes...
Atticus
erroll
fifer (actually I would use this if dp let me!)

I'm sure there's loads more I've banished to the back of my mind....

Booyhoo Mon 28-Jan-13 01:46:30

i like aubrey!

for me it's rafael.

i love the name william but it wouldn't go down too well where i live. better hope i dont have any more boys, 'cause i really love the name.

StraightTalkinSheila Mon 28-Jan-13 07:18:43

Gabriel. Beautiful, beautiful name. However, you can imagine the teasing at school.

Also, Lilith for a girl. Sounds lovely, but very unpleasant Biblical connotations!

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Mon 28-Jan-13 07:20:36

Amadeus
Orlando
Melody

WafflesandWhippedCream Mon 28-Jan-13 07:37:07

I like lots of long and flowery boy's names:

Cornelius
Ludovic
Emmanuel
Gabriel
Florian

Perhaps just as well we had girls grin

I like Christabel and Tatiana for girls, but couldn't quite bring myself to raise them for serious consideration - I realised if I was embarrassed even suggesting them to DH, it probably wasn't the best choice!

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