Squrrl congrats on Edric!!!
I have bunches of names my husband wouldn't let me use and some that I chickened out on and one that I didn't use b/c of a car.
Car- I had a dream while pregnant with #2 that her name was Mountain Song. I thought of using that but chickened out, so researched mountains. LOVED Denali and was going to use it until the neighbor across the street moved in driving her Denali. I am still angry about SUV's named Denali and Sequoia and the like. She actually ended up being Josephine after her great grandmother(paternal) and I have like the name since I was a child from Little Women. There could not be a more perfect name for her...well maybe Mountain.
Names Hubs vetoed:
Chenoah ( I got it as our first daughters middle name)
Rivka (we aren't Jewish, but I STILL adore this name)
Boys names he vetoed:
Atticus (ass kiss)
Name that didn't work with our last name
Agnes (and dh vetoed it)
Names I chickened out on:
Zo Louise (although I am still so fond of it)
Then there are the names that when faced with our baby(ies) just weren't right
Carolina (care-oh lean-a)
Bragnae (bren-ya from tristan and isolde)
Beatrice (american pronunciation)
We had 3 girls, Jewely (Jewel), Josephine, and Juniper. Jewel was the only one named before she was born, the 3 J's is just a fluke as you can see in that above list all those names were open to use.
Boy names that didn't make my final cut:
Chaucer (as in geoffrey)
If they had been boys they would have been Jude, Teague, and Whitaker
Cool names I have heard since: