Names you can't let go of or get over?

Are there any names you took off your list for one reason or another but never really got over?

I have tried to give up Athénaïs and Bérengère but I just can’t. They would never work stateside and they’re so beautiful I would hate to put them in the middle or not use them everyday. I think I took a break from nameberry because I want to change my list but I just can’t do it plus I’ve been pretty sick lately. I feel really frustrated with names right now…it’s a good thing I’m not currently trying to name baby!

So what names have you struggled with?

Ivalo and Nanoq, I’ve always played with the idea of putting Greenlandic names in my future childrens names since I’m 1/4 Greenlandic, but they just don’t fit my other favourite names and they have a pronunciation thats almost impossible in English. I just cannot seem to let them go.

Most of my names are classic/more common so I have a different reason for struggling with them. I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Daniel[/name] nn [name]Danny[/name] and also [name]Oscar[/name], [name]Alastair[/name] & [name]Charlotte[/name], but I can’t use them because of various family members with those names :frowning: However I still keep them on my lists because I like them. I don’t think you have to get rid of them completely. And I thought my boy list was pretty solid until a few weeks ago when [name]Benjamin[/name] suddenly came out of nowhere to take the #3 spot! So perhaps another name will take your fancy when you least expect it?

For what it’s worth, I really like Athénaïs and Bérengère! [name]Josephine[/name] Athénaïs is lovely. Many of the names in your signature are French- do you have a French background? If so I think you should embrace your heritage and use them! :slight_smile:

DH is from there but we’ve both spent a good amount of time in [name]France[/name] and the states so we would like to have a French/English name should we choose to live over there again. Naming trends are weird, I’ve been set on naming a girl [name]Josephine[/name] most of my life and said I would use it no matter what but the further up the charts it goes I get a little nervous lol and I feel the same about [name]Myriam[/name] and [name]Beatrice[/name].

I really like [name]Charlotte[/name] and [name]Daniel[/name] from your list!

I love [name]Severus[/name] so much, but if I ever used it people would think I was naming someone after a [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] character, and although I like [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] I would never do that. Despite this I still really, really like [name]Severus[/name] and its still on my list.

My hubby vetoed my favorite boys’ name [name]Nicholas[/name] as a first name because our nephew’s name is [name]Colin[/name] (a variation of [name]Nicholas[/name]). He’s fine with it as a middle name, but part of the reason I loved [name]Nicholas[/name] was the nickname [name]Nick[/name], so I’m not really that fond of idea of sticking it in the middle where it won’t get used. Still struggling a bit to accept that I’ll never have a little [name]Nicholas[/name], but it helps that I’m absolutely in love with our choice if this baby is a boy: [name]William[/name] [name]Balthazar[/name]. NEVER in a hundred years did I think DH would agree to [name]Balthazar[/name], one of my guilty pleasures, so it almost makes up for him vetoing [name]Nicholas[/name].

My husband vetoed [name]Delilah[/name] for unkown reasons but I can’t let go of it. I love how it sounds, both by itself and with his last name.

I can’t seem to drop [name]Stella[/name], a name that sounds horrible with the last name and [name]Connor[/name], an ex’s name (I can’t imagine why my fiance doesn’t want to use it . . .)

Also [name]Logan[/name] on a girl, which completely goes against my entire belief in boy’s names on girls. Oh well

I love, love, love [name]Inigo[/name] for a boy (there was a very important 16th/17th c. British architect, [name]Inigo[/name] [name]Jones[/name] - that’s where I first heard the name), but my when I bring it up to my husband, he’s just like, “Um no…how about [name]Indigo[/name] for a girl?” ARGH!! I also think [name]Inigo[/name] would be very hard for a boy to pull off these days, unfortunately. On top of all that, our last name is Goldman - and [name]Inigo[/name] certainly does not work with it. Oh well…so much for ever having a boy named [name]Inigo[/name]!

[name]Louisa[/name], I suppose. I have a love/hate relationship with it. On one hand, I think of [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name] and a tea-sipping little princess, and on the other, an old [name]German[/name] lady. I don’t know which to choose, but it’s staying up there!

I wanted [name]Rosa[/name] if our next baby is a girl, but my first daughter has [name]Rose[/name] as her middle name so we don’t think we should use [name]Rosa[/name]. Still love it though!