Names you love but aren’t on your list?

I have a few names which I love, but for one reason or another aren’t on my list.

[name_f]Sophie[/name_f] & [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] - big personal gp’s
[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] & [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] - I don’t know if it’s their clunkiness or something else, but I just can’t see these on my daughter (on the list for a dog or cat though!)
[name_f]Bridie[/name_f], [name_f]Meg[/name_f] & [name_f]Hallie[/name_f] - not sold on them as full names, but can’t find a full name that I love
[name_u]Morgan[/name_u] (b) - just never quite clicked
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] - it sounds off in my accent :weary:

[name_f]Do[/name_f] any of you have similar names, that you love but just wouldn’t or couldn’t consider for a child?


[name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_u]Marie[/name_u] and [name_f]Beth[/name_f]: family associations :frowning:
Rose/Rosemary: they ARE on my list but really are close to being taken off because of a family association.

[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]: DH isn’t a fan and I worry she’d be teased
[name_m]Ebenezer[/name_m]: it’s a bit much I guess
[name_u]Destry[/name_u]: not really my style but I have a soft spot for it
[name_m]Emmaus[/name_m]: maybe as a middle but…
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]: DH not a fan
[name_u]Clyde[/name_u]: DH not a fan

Those are just a few that I can think of right now. Between negative associations, people very close to us having used names we love, surname clashing, spouse’s personal taste, etc there are a great many names that fall under this category.

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gosh i have so many of these, though i’ll only mention two for now haha

amalia - i used to use this as an alias online (now i am just reminded of a teenaged me - ruined :sob:)

xavier - i can just never find the right middle name for :weary:

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A lot of my character names - [name_f]Cressida[/name_f], [name_f]Leandra[/name_f], [name_f]Amelie[/name_f], [name_m]Rafael[/name_m], [name_f]Chloe[/name_f], [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], [name_f]Tamar[/name_f], [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f], [name_m]Geordie[/name_m] - I’d find it weird to use them

[name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_m]Reuben[/name_m], [name_f]Ada[/name_f], [name_f]Faye[/name_f] - family names or similar to them

[name_f]Nadira[/name_f], Lujayn, [name_m]Ashwin[/name_m] - love but I have no connection to those cultures atm

Stargazer, Seafarer, [name_u]Glow[/name_u], [name_f]Sunshine[/name_f], [name_u]Sunset[/name_u] - I love but are guilty pleasures

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Lots of my character names: [name_f]Petra[/name_f], names that could be shortened to [name_m]Cas[/name_m] (Cassiopeia, [name_f]Cassia[/name_f], Kassiani), [name_f]Ksenia[/name_f], [name_u]Endellion[/name_u], [name_u]Hazel[/name_u], Osiris/Ozzy, [name_f]Embla[/name_f]

Names of or too similar to my cousins’ names: [name_u]Auden[/name_u], [name_u]Arden[/name_u], [name_u]Eden[/name_u], [name_u]Autry[/name_u], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Korra[/name_f], [name_f]Elsinore[/name_f]

GP names: [name_f]Whisper[/name_f], Vivre, [name_f]Rumer[/name_f], Bravely, [name_u]Golden[/name_u], [name_u]Halcyon[/name_u], [name_u]Larkspur[/name_u], [name_u]Mercury[/name_u], [name_f]Sappho[/name_f], Stargazer, Wander, Wanderlust, [name_u]Legend[/name_u], [name_u]Loki[/name_u] (g), [name_u]Satchel[/name_u]

Too popular: [name_f]Sofia[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f], [name_u]Arya[/name_u], [name_f]Ariana[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_u]Hazel[/name_u], [name_u]Everly[/name_u], [name_f]Maia[/name_f], [name_f]Mila[/name_f], Skyler/Schuyler, [name_u]Asher[/name_u], [name_u]Leo[/name_u]

Too religious: [name_m]Cassian[/name_m], [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u], [name_m]Phineas[/name_m], [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u], [name_u]Micah[/name_u], [name_u]Jonah[/name_u], [name_m]Amadeo[/name_m], [name_f]Amadea[/name_f], [name_m]Josiah[/name_m], [name_u]Christian[/name_u], [name_m]Cassius[/name_m]


[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] & [name_u]Connor[/name_u]. They both sound too similar to names in my immediate family, I think it would be confusing, as it’s not an intentional honor, it would just get repetitive.

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We’re about to have a baby in less than 50 days and have gone through SO MANY names! A lot of names that I love but aren’t on my list now are because my husband doesn’t like them and they aren’t his style. So having to compromise with someone has definitely changed my list around.

For girls names that I loved but he didn’t were [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f], [name_u]Haven[/name_u], [name_u]Rue[/name_u], [name_f]Lilia[/name_f], [name_u]Waverly[/name_u], [name_f]Della[/name_f], [name_f]Clementine[/name_f], [name_f]Lenore[/name_f], [name_f]Elowen[/name_f], and [name_f]Melody[/name_f].

For boys names I loved but he didn’t were [name_m]Caspian[/name_m], [name_m]Orlando[/name_m], [name_u]Jasper[/name_u], [name_u]Rhodes[/name_u], [name_m]Otis[/name_m], [name_u]Collins[/name_u], [name_u]Dexter[/name_u], [name_u]Callahan[/name_u], [name_m]Leroy[/name_m], [name_m]Norman[/name_m], [name_m]Gideon[/name_m], [name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_u]Calloway[/name_u], [name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m], [name_u]Griffin[/name_u], [name_u]Koda[/name_u], [name_u]Arthur[/name_u], [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m], [name_m]Lysander[/name_m], [name_u]Oleander[/name_u], [name_m]Cyrus[/name_m], [name_m]Monty[/name_m], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_u]Denali[/name_u], [name_m]Jones[/name_m], [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m], [name_m]Oslo[/name_m], titus, [name_m]Marcellus[/name_m], and [name_u]Sterling[/name_u]. (We’re having a boy so we talked a lot longer about boy names).


[name_f]Natalie[/name_f], [name_f]Natasha[/name_f], [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f], [name_u]Daniel[/name_u] — personal associations

[name_m]Cedric[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m], [name_m]Colin[/name_m], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m], [name_u]Antonia[/name_u], [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]— already used in my (enormous) family

[name_m]Amadeus[/name_m], [name_m]Ulysses[/name_m], [name_f]Artemisia[/name_f], [name_f]Sophronia[/name_f], [name_f]Madrigal[/name_f]— too much of GP for me (there are lots more)

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_f]Alison[/name_f], [name_f]Amy[/name_f], [name_u]Lauren[/name_u] — too popular / I know too many of them

[name_f]Daphne[/name_f], [name_f]Nona[/name_f], [name_f]Edie[/name_f]— already used for pets I know

[name_m]Conor[/name_m], [name_f]Bonnie[/name_f], [name_m]Dante[/name_m], [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] — doesn’t work at all with my surname

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[name_f]Clementine[/name_f], [name_f]Noemi[/name_f]

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Names I love but can’t use because of family names that are the same or too similar: [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f], [name_u]Cadence[/name_u], [name_u]Cade[/name_u], [name_u]Carson[/name_u], [name_u]Carter[/name_u], [name_u]Teagan[/name_u]

Names that I always debate putting on my list but I just never do and I’m not sure why: [name_f]Lavender[/name_f], [name_f]Fleur[/name_f], [name_m]Draco[/name_m], [name_m]Zenon[/name_m], [name_u]Laurel[/name_u], [name_f]Zoey[/name_f]

Names I love but partner vetoed: [name_m]Booker[/name_m], [name_u]Tate[/name_u], [name_u]Asa[/name_u], [name_m]Finlo[/name_m], [name_f]Aliza[/name_f], [name_f]Clio[/name_f]

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I have so many names like this, it’s sad :weary: lol I guess you could say these names are on my list for now but I couldn’t realistically use in the FN slot…

I would consider [name_f]Eliza[/name_f], [name_f]Eva[/name_f], or [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] as a first name in a heartbeat! But [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] is too close to a family member we would not like to honor, & [name_f]Eva[/name_f] & [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] are really common, especially in the Hispanic community :confused:

[name_f]Mia[/name_f] holds so much significance to me but there’s already 1 on each side of our families. :broken_heart:

[name_f]Willa[/name_f] is too close to a nephews name

[name_f]Enola[/name_f] has too many heavy & negative associations for a child

I LOVE [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f], [name_f]Agatha[/name_f], [name_f]Lavender[/name_f], [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f], [name_f]Isadora[/name_f], [name_f]Audrey[/name_f], [name_f]Opal[/name_f], & [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] but I see what you mean… in Spanish they wouldn’t work or I just don’t like the sound in Spanish. However, these are on my middle name list :sparkles:

[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f] works better in Spanish to me, than in [name_f]English[/name_f] :confused:

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] is beautiful but I sound weird saying it… lol another ones that’s definitely on my MN list.

Overall, I have realized that if I’m going to have any names left on my list, that are easy to pronounce in both languages, I’m probably going to have to go down the “more popular” FN name route with braver middles.

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[name_f]Madeline[/name_f], Charlotte/Charlie, [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Annie[/name_f], [name_m]Foster[/name_m] - already used by family
[name_f]Pollyanna[/name_f] - too close to my name and my dogs
[name_m]Gustav[/name_m], [name_u]Sacha[/name_u], [name_m]Dmitri[/name_m] - little too much for where I live
[name_u]Kirby[/name_u], [name_u]Penny[/name_u] (B), [name_f]Wendy[/name_f], [name_f]Ursula[/name_f], [name_f]Edelweiss[/name_f] - guilty pleasures

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Recently loving [name_u]Mack[/name_u] for a boy, but it just doesn’t work well for me

I would be made fun of: Ambree, [name_u]Sutton[/name_u], [name_u]Dayton[/name_u], [name_u]Berlyn[/name_u], [name_f]Avila[/name_f], [name_u]Bridger[/name_u]

Never clicked: [name_f]Amelie[/name_f], [name_f]Cosette[/name_f], [name_m]Caspian[/name_m], [name_u]Wesley[/name_u]

Bad connotation: [name_f]Brynn[/name_f], [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u], [name_u]Clayton[/name_u]

GP: [name_u]Aria[/name_u], [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], [name_f]Gemma[/name_f], [name_u]Holland[/name_u], [name_u]Campbell[/name_u], [name_m]Hartford[/name_m]

Other: [name_f]Tessa[/name_f], [name_u]Hazen[/name_u], [name_m]Louis[/name_m], [name_u]Ryker[/name_u]

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[name_u]Remy[/name_u] - can’t name a girl this, would be teased
[name_f]Anouk[/name_f] - ridiculously close to the local slang for lady parts. Endless teasing.

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So many. Here are a few.

[name_f]Eurydice[/name_f] - mainly because of the pronunciation issues
Karólína, [name_f]Viktoria[/name_f] and Beatrycze - might consider these as middle names, but don’t fit with my sons’ names at all
[name_f]Medusa[/name_f] - doesn’t seem very usable

Ganymedes - maybe unusable because of the Greek myth
[name_m]Patroclus[/name_m] & [name_m]Daedalus[/name_m] - too much, even for me
[name_m]Tadeusz[/name_m] - pronunciation issues

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