Names you love but can't use

What are names you love but can’t use (due to someone else using the name or maybe it rhymes with another name or maybe your SO vetoed it)

Callahan- this is my absolute favorite boy nane but it rhymes with my husband’s name and also sounds similar to my dog’s name

Corbin - a friend used

Julian- a friend’s ex-boyfriend. I could probably still use it as I never knew the guy but it did make me take pause because I know she would say something

Loren - same thing as above only I did know the guy and we were friends so its more dicey. Luckily I don’t like the name [name_u]Loren[/name_u] but I do like [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] or Lorent so wondering if I can get away with that

Cole - friend used

Dalton - this would have been a cool honor mame for my grandpa [name_u]Dale[/name_u] but a friend used

Oliver - too common - know way too many

Kieran - i might be able to use an honor name but it sounds too close to my moms name

Carey - really love [name_u]Carey[/name_u] for a boy but not brave enough to suggest it as I think Im alone in my opinion on this

Hayden - I love this but it clashes with my surname

Hayes - same issue as above

Montgomery- I love this but I feel its way too long with our surname

Austin - would use as a middle namd but as a first its kind of a combo of my husband’s namd and brothers name

Remy - we know a [name_u]Remy[/name_u] so its kinda weird

There are probably several more for boys! I will have to think about it! Not to mention all the names my husband vetoed when we were naming upcoming [name_u]Elliott[/name_u] [name_u]Reese[/name_u]. But I hope maybe he will change his mind on a few names if we ever have a second boy.

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All names on my list. They don’t work where I live.

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Emerson. Bad association to begin with, but I was willing to overlook that. & then my brother’s best friend named his daughter [name_u]Emerson[/name_u]…

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Names my SO has vetoed that I REALLY love: [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f], [name_f]Ursa[/name_f] (although he approved [name_f]Ursula[/name_f]), [name_m]Orson[/name_m], and [name_f]Avielle[/name_f]

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Too common/well-known for my taste:

  • Benjamin
  • Dean
  • Jacob
  • Oliver
  • Theodore

Doesn’t feel right using since I’m not within the culture:

  • Dimitri
  • Osiris

Clashes with my last name:

  • Cassiel
  • Caspian

Because I know my family would hate it:

  • Killian
  • Roswell
  • Zeppelin
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Rory - too much r with my surname

Reuben- too much like my cousin’s name

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Graham, [name_m]Edmond[/name_m], [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u], [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m],[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]- all used by family that would probably be annoyed if we used them.

Henry, [name_m]Samuel[/name_m], [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u]- all beautiful names that are too safe with my daughters name and would feel mismatched.

Sawyer, [name_m]Cyrus[/name_m], [name_m]Simon[/name_m], [name_m]Silas[/name_m]- these aren’t completely out of the question, however my husbands family has a genetic lisp (very mild, but still) so we could be fine, or poor kid could have a name he can’t pronounce.

Girls
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] - popularity
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] - I consider them to be too similar to my own name
[name_f]Leonie[/name_f], [name_f]Leah[/name_f] - too similar to a family member’s name
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] - ^

Boy
[name_u]Julian[/name_u] / [name_u]Jules[/name_u] - I have multiple family members name [name_f]Julia[/name_f]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - absolutely adored this name for years and said if I ever had a son he would have this name, but it’s so popular now
[name_u]Max[/name_u] - a family name that has already been used this generation by one of my cousins
[name_m]Leon[/name_m] - see [name_f]Leonie[/name_f]/Leah
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] - there are so many different pronunciations. Where I live uh-LIE-us would probably be the go-to but I would be tempted to do eh-LEE-us.

Miles- local accent can not pronounce correctly
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]- friend used
[name_u]Drew[/name_u]- husband vetoed
[name_u]Dean[/name_u]- too close to other son’s name

Atticus - The hard C doesn’t work with my surname
[name_u]Bodhi[/name_u] - A family member used it! Was my favourite name.
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] - The hard C again. LOVE this name.
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m] - Too contrasting with our sons name.
[name_m]Sylvester[/name_m] - I love this but I just think it’s too vintage for me realistically
[name_u]Willoughby[/name_u] - Guilty pleasure name but I wouldn’t want the nn [name_m]Will[/name_m]

James is one of the only ones I can think of. It’s my father’s first name (not what he goes by) and my father’s bio dad’s name, and I’m pretty sure it’s a tainted name now.