What were your parents going to name you?

I was almost a [name_f]Luisa[/name_f], since [name_u]Louise[/name_u] is my grandmother’s middle name, though I ended up being named [name_f]Alice[/name_f] [name_u]Louise[/name_u] instead. [name_f]My[/name_f] mum also strongly considered [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] and [name_f]Isabel[/name_f] for me. She said she had a gut feeling I was a girl so didn’t bother with boy names (despite her friends from one of the local supermarkets at the time saying that she’d have a boy, lol) but she said her favourite boys name is [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] (which coincidentally was my cousin’s “almost name” - he’s a [name_u]James[/name_u] instead). It’s a relief she was right and I did turn out to be a girl!

If I was a boy I would have been [name_m]Cole[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]

If I was a boy, [name_m]Joshua[/name_m].

My parents only had two names picked out; [name_f]Jessica[/name_f] and [name_m]Joshua[/name_m]. They got us both. However, if my brother, [name_m]Joshua[/name_m], was a girl, he would’ve been [name_u]Julianne[/name_u] or [name_f]Julianna[/name_f].

One of the names that was considered for me was [name_f]Avonlea[/name_f]
If I was a boy, I would have been [name_m]Gryffin[/name_m] [name_u]Kingsley[/name_u]

My mum wanted to name me [name_u]Alexis[/name_u] [name_u]Lynn[/name_u], [name_u]Lexi[/name_u]. [name_f]My[/name_f] dad vetoed that, he did not want a ‘sexy [name_u]Lexi[/name_u]’. [name_f]My[/name_f] dad wanted to name me [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] or [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]. He likes names from horror movies (he wanted my sister to be [name_f]Charlize[/name_f] and my brother is [name_m]Damian[/name_m]). Hated my name when I was younger it was too popular, but I liked having a different spelling. It was frustrating though because no one spelled it right ([name_f]Madisson[/name_f]). [name_f]My[/name_f] mu ‘regrets’ my name though because my cousin’s middle name is [name_u]Madison[/name_u] and she did not know that. If I was a boy I was going to be [name_m]Charles[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m].

Christopher [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]

Constance is the only one I remember, and with my initials I would have been C.C which is pretty cool

Chloe or [name_f]Grace[/name_f]. I’m glad to be [name_f]Jessica[/name_f] instead.

My mother told me that for a long time she was set on [name_f]Hannah[/name_f] [name_f]Summer[/name_f], but thought [name_f]Hannah[/name_f] was to popular when I was born. So instead she considered [name_f]Iris[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], and [name_m]Talon[/name_m], but settled on [name_u]Holly[/name_u].

If I had been a boy, I would have been [name_u]Aidan[/name_u], which is okay with me to be honest. What I’m really annoyed about is that my dad considered naming me [name_f]Margaret[/name_f], and since my older cousin was already [name_f]Maggie[/name_f], I could’ve gone by [name_f]Margo[/name_f] which would’ve been amazing!

I would have been [name_f]Kate[/name_f], but my last name is short with a “k” sound at the end so it didn’t work. Definitely for the best given how popular that name is for girls in my generation tbh

The other name in the running was [name_f]Sarah[/name_f]! [name_f]My[/name_f] mom also liked [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] and [name_f]Hannah[/name_f]

I was nearly [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], which I love, or [name_f]Esther[/name_f], which I don’t. If I was a boy I’d be [name_m]Thomas[/name_m], which is one of my favourites.

I was very close to being a [name_u]Genesis[/name_u]. I know my mom liked [name_f]Elle[/name_f], [name_u]Omari[/name_u], and [name_u]Shay[/name_u] for me too. [name_f]My[/name_f] dad jokingly suggested Maiden so I would be Maiden L/N :joy:. If I was a boy I would’ve been [name_m]Ean[/name_m] [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] (pronounced like [name_m]Ian[/name_m] but my mom didn’t like that it could be mispronounced like EYE-EN) and my dad has said something about liking [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]. My mom also wanted my middle to be Eulalia (pronounced in Spanish though) because that’s my grandmas middle name but my grandma can’t stand it so it didn’t work.

I was really close to being an [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] (which I don’t like as much), but I was also close to being an [name_u]Elliott[/name_u] (which is my all-time favorite boys’ name). If I was a girl, I would have been [name_f]Tess[/name_f], [name_f]Paige[/name_f], [name_u]Meridian[/name_u], or [name_u]Madison[/name_u].