What were your parents going to name you?

What were the other names in the running for yourself? my names [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] but i was going to be [name_f]Camilla[/name_f], [name_u]Sasha[/name_u] or [name_u]Jessie[/name_u]

Eleanor was the main one!


I love my name but if you ask [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] or [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]… JOSEPHINE!

Freya. [name_f]My[/name_f] name’s [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] and my last name begines with s. [name_f]My[/name_f] middle was going to be [name_u]Rae[/name_u] but… [name_u]Abi[/name_u] [name_u]Rae[/name_u] S…

My mom was going to name me [name_f]Hannah[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] in honor of her grandmother who raised her [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]. She really liked [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] but at the time [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] wasn’t very popular so she wasn’t brave enough to name me [name_f]Hazel[/name_f]. She also strongly considered [name_f]Leah[/name_f] for me!

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My parents considered [name_f]Molly[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f], or [name_f]Amelie[/name_f] (or [name_m]Ben[/name_m] if I had been a boy). I like my actual name fine, but I would have loved to be an [name_f]Amelie[/name_f]! None of my younger siblings ended up named these, either–I think my parents had a new list each time.

I’m [name_u]Kelly[/name_u], but apparently [name_f]Megan[/name_f] and [name_u]Chelsea[/name_u] were in the running, all with the mn [name_u]Lyn[/name_u]. If I were a boy, my parents talked about [name_m]David[/name_m] or [name_u]Charlie[/name_u], probably with mn [name_u]James[/name_u].


Well, my parents always tell me that they just “knew” I was a [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] when I was born. But my dad liked [name_f]Ann[/name_f] (mom vetoed that) and they liked [name_m]Walter[/name_m] for a boy (I’m happy I was not born a boy.) It’s a plain name but I love it overall!

[name_f]My[/name_f] mother wanted to name me either [name_f]Irisa[/name_f] or Sarosha.
I think I would’ve preferred those to the name my father picked out for me. :sweat_smile:

[name_f]My[/name_f] mom’s picks were [name_f]Crystal[/name_f] or [name_f]Emily[/name_f], with [name_f]Rose[/name_f] as a middle.
[name_f]My[/name_f] dad liked [name_u]Fallon[/name_u], [name_u]Aberdeen[/name_u], and [name_m]Valerian[/name_m].

They compromised and named me [name_u]Ashley[/name_u], and my middle didn’t end up being [name_f]Rose[/name_f].
Personally, I would’ve rather had any of those names (except [name_f]Crystal[/name_f]) over the one they ended up giving me.
It’s okay though, I just go by [name_u]Ash[/name_u] instead now! :slightly_smiling_face:

@regionlatbest your dad would be a great [name_u]Berry[/name_u] :grin:

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@penelope_lynson I think about that all the time haha. I actually have had [name_m]Valerian[/name_m] on my list since before I knew he considered it for me!
I don’t know where he got the names from, because he’s not actually into names, so probably from movies and books!

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I’m not sure what other girls names were considered for me. They say they can’t remember whenever I ask. But it probably would’ve been other Welsh names since my dad chose my first name and that was his only criteria.
Although I do know that if I had been a boy, I would’ve been named [name_m]Kier[/name_m] (even tho it’s not Welsh :joy:)

Fiona, [name_u]Tennessee[/name_u], [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f], [name_f]Zelda[/name_f], [name_m]Otis[/name_m], or [name_m]Abraham[/name_m].

[name_f]My[/name_f] parents strongly considered naming me [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] as an ‘S’ name to honor my great grandpa [name_u]Sol[/name_u] who has recently passed away. Then at the last minute, my mom somehow justified that MicheLLe was close enough to SoL, because she wanted to name me after a Beatles song! :grin: [name_f]My[/name_f] sister is [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] after recently passed away Grandpa [name_m]Joe[/name_m]. I always wanted to rename us [name_f]Jane[/name_f]/Janie & [name_f]Stella[/name_f]. [name_m]Way[/name_m] more interesting 80s girls than [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] & [name_f]Michelle[/name_f]! She’d make a great [name_f]Janie[/name_f]. I may be a little too even keel of a personality to be a [name_f]Stella[/name_f], but I do love it & it would actually honor [name_u]Sol[/name_u].

My parents were between [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] and [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]. I think my mum’s cousin named his daughter [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] about a month before I was born (although I’ve never met her so not completely sure) and that’s why they went with [name_f]Lucy[/name_f].

Their girl choice was always [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] (since it’s so common I’m not going to bother with changing the letters to symbols). [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] is my mom’s middle name and [name_u]Anne[/name_u] is part of one of my grandma’s middles. [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m] was their choice if I’d been a boy. [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] is my dads middle and [name_m]Edward[/name_m] is one of my grandpa’s middles. They were very into honor names, obviously :sweat_smile:

I was [name_f]Kayla[/name_f] [name_f]Renee[/name_f] up until I was born, but had I been a boy I would’ve been named [name_u]Michael[/name_u] [name_m]Zachary[/name_m] and called [name_m]Zach[/name_m].

I know my father decided to name me [name_f]Katrin[/name_f], a popular name in [name_m]Germany[/name_m] the year I was born. He just liked it and thought [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f], my middle name, was too old fashioned for the time. It’s the name of both of his grandmothers.
[name_f]My[/name_f] mother wasn’t interested in all that and I never talked to her about things like that (or any personal things, it’s difficult).
If I had been a boy I think he said he would have chosen [name_m]Martin[/name_m] :thinking: