from various memories/different times:
[name]Evangeline[/name] (technically, I still like it, but it’s overly religious and I’m not)
[name]Seraphina[/name] (same obstacle)
[name]Owen[/name] (I still like [name]Owen[/name], but it reminds me of owing money)
A lot of these names were my preference in my teens and early 20s, and I am now in my late 30s. I definitely went through phases where names were to be super beautiful, somewhat of a hippie, or somewhat of a trendy 80s preppy/yuppy, with some pre-hipster choices mixed in - names no one was using yet and seemed outlandish. Names like [name]Seraphina[/name] and [name]Hazel[/name] and [name]Indigo[/name] seemed utterly impossible to use at the time I thought they were just the best - sounding really heavy, old, or ridiculous in a time of Taylors and Ashleys and Zacharys and Jonathans; something like a [name]Rachel[/name] would fit in ok, and [name]Kyla[/name] would be the coolest girl in school. [name]Hazel[/name] is yuck to me now, [name]Indigo[/name] reminds me of “[name]Indigo[/name] Children,” but [name]Seraphina[/name] is great for those who feel comfortable with its meaning.
I had a hard time coming up with boys names I used to like but don’t anymore. I don’t think I’ve ever been into the softer names, but [name]Sebastian[/name] just sounded very dreamy. I’ve otherwise discarded a classic [name]Richard[/name], for other classics I didn’t used to like, but now do, like [name]Peter[/name]. I’m not very whimsical with boys names.
Technically I still like some names I no longer feel comfortable considering, so I didn’t put them on the list just because they’re past freshness, i.e. I don’t feel surprised that I used to like them and my taste hasn’t changed regarding them, but fashion has.