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#1 of 26 Old 05-10-2007, 11:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm copying this from August ddc which is copying from another. But I think it's kinda cool.

List the names you or dp really like but can't use because it was veto'd by you or your dp, or you know someone with the name, or you just don't have the nerve, or it doesn't go with your last name or nationality, or you are having your last child and will not be using a name for that sex, etc, blah, blah, blah....

I'll start.....

(haven't been thinking about girl names)

boy names:
linus
dave
andrew
esteban
benjamin
killian
gavin
charlie
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Jack
Ben
Colin
Ian
James
Kiera
Caileigh
Catherine
Sierra

Most of these names we can't use because we have friends who have kids with these names. A couple of them Dh said we can't use because there's no way he's naming his daughter after a star(let) that he likes!

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my dh says no to everything. some of the ones I like that he doesn't are
Jonah
Jared
Jaron
Ori
Oren
there's more I can't remember.

and then there's the family names that we can't use if being similar to family members' names is an issue:
Nathan
Nathaniel
Elijah
Daniel
etc.

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We're giving our daughter an incredibly long hyphenated last name, so we made an effort to find a one-syllable first name we both liked (we settled on Joy). But I love the following "longer" names (and others we just didn't choose):
Helen
Margaret
Stella
Violet
Celia
Eleanor
Iris
Nora

Mama to DD (06/30/07).
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Oscar
Calvin O'rian
Seamus


Imogene
Helena
Chloe
Lenore
Elenore
Lilian
Hazel
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love jack/jackson

but, my ds is zach and that would be waaay too confusing!
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We have two long ethnic sounding last names, hyphenated...so first names have to be short and sweet. And our dd's name is Laia, so unfortunately that means some names I adore are too "close" to use despite loving them. And a few others were too "unusual" to stay on the list despite really liking them too:

Girls:
Eleanor
Linnea
Lyra
Lorica
Maia
Maris
Raven
Rain
Rois (it's pronounced "Rose")
Tamar
Teomare
Tristan (DH, and honestly most people, feel this is a boy's name but I love it for a girl!)

Boys:
Artus
Benedict
Bran
Corbin
Corbet
Corwin
Lucius or Lucian
Matthais
Morgon (DH feels this one is strictly a "girl name")
Owen
Taran
Thaddeus

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There's only a few for us...

Geoffrey was my #1 boy's name (from my great-uncle Fred, who was "Ephraim" in hebrew), but my SIL is now engaged to a Geoffrey.

Devorah - DH vetoed it; he knew & loathed a Devorah in high school.

Arin/Erin/Aaron/Aron - We both have evil exes with the name.
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We seem to be drawn to names beginning with E for some odd reason. We've tried finding other names, but they just don't call to us. The names are predonminantly Gaelic, which works well with our last name.

We do like the name Embry, but as we have a last name starting with O', that would be a bad combination - Embry O (embryo)

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Oh I almost forgot...

I love the names Thalia and Hypatia. But apparently DH knows these two names primarily as belonging to two porn stars. So he nixed those from the list back when we were trying to come up with dd1's name.

But to me, Thalia was a muse and Hypatia the famous librarian of Alexandria.

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I really shouldn't admit publically that I know exactly who he means with Hypatia, and it was my first thought too...
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As long as it's not Seymour Butt or the infamous Alicia (I saw her perform in Boston once) then I'm good.

I still love the name Hypatia though. She was a scientist, philosopher, poet, and all round kick butt ancient babe...as well as the last librarian of Alexandria (the most famous library of it's day, and probably would have remained so if it hadn't been burned to the ground).

I wonder how it became a porn name? It doesn't strike me as the sort of name you come up with when playing those "what would your X name be" games!

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I love the names Thalia and Hypatia. But apparently DH knows these two names primarily as belonging to two porn stars. ...
So now I know why DH vetoed Thalia!!! I love that name, too.

Hypatia (the porn star) I recognized. : (Either porn-Hypatia is more famous than porn-Thalia, or else I'm guessing she is more recent as I'm a boring ol' suburban mom nowadays...)

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Devorah - DH vetoed it; he knew & loathed a Devorah in high school.

Devorah is my dd's middle name.

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my SO says no to everything I like

for girls I LOVE
Mildred (which nobody in the world likes but me)
Mayavel
Rowen
Door (from the girl in neverwhere but DS is Loch (pronounced 'lock' so it was niked)

For boys I like
Remy (Gambit's first name so he hates it)
Mason
Gabriel (but we both HATE 'Gabe')
Micheal ( too common)



god forbid we have another boy we can only agree on girls names.

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alizarin crimson

jasper

mimi

keha

kealoha

maile

(any hawaiian name that i love)

pilar

irene (the spanish prounciation-ee-reen-a)

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Our biggest problem is friends/their kids have the name or dh/dd/ds don't like the name.

Girls:

Miranda
Mandy
Kathleen
Lyla
Lily
Rose
Kate
Jenny
Cora
Sophie
Rosetta
Cozett

Boys:
Micheal
James
Henry
Nathan
Sam
Ben
Luke
Phillip
Peter
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I love the names Thalia and Hypatia. But apparently DH knows these two names primarily as belonging to two porn stars.
How odd.... I haven't heard of either of them.... and I use to be a clerk in an Adult "book" store.:

I've even met some stars who came in for "meet and greets" and that is why Chloe has been vetoed from our baby name list.
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I love the names Jack, Micah and Sam, but our last name has "jack" in it, and when combined with Micah and Samuel one tends to think of some celebrities!

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My recently departed and dearly beloved grandmother's name -- Amelia.

My best friend named her DD that. Anybody else, I'd say screw it and use the name anyway, but I just can't.
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Girls names:

Adrianna (already belongs to someone)
Miriam (last name starts with M and I don't like alliteration)
Michaela (see above)

Boys names

Dominic (too close to someone else's name)
Nathaniel (already belongs to someone)
Matthew (see above)
Zachary (rhymes with my last name)
Gregory (another rhyme)
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Most of these have been vetoed by dh or used by family/friends:

Benjamin
Aengus/Angus
Milo
Ruben
Isaac
Theo

Jenica - Blessed Mom to (12), (9), (6), : (2), and with a January surprise!
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We really liked
Maya and Sophia

But we already know at least 3 friends/family members who named their DD with those names.
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It's funny that you mention names being vetoed for being porn star names. I love the name Savannah, but DH says it reminds him of Savannah the porn star/stripper from the Stern show.

I've always loved Mason for a boy but it doesn't sound right with out last name.

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sage
amelia
maya
alice
sam
morgan
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Boys-
Vincenzo
Liam

Either-
Moss
Pascal

Girls-
Ariadne
Danae
Nike
Cassiopeia
Arwen

I love my grandfather, Vincenzo, but would have a hard time naming a little baby that. I really love the name, but the thought of anyone calling my baby Vinnie gives me the willies. I also love the name Liam, but DH isn't into it. If we have another boy, maybe I can convince him. Ian & Liam sound like great brother names. Also love Moss for a boy or girl (my grama's maiden name & I love green moss). And who will know how to pronounce Ariadne or Danae? I also love the name Nike, Goddess of Victory, why did those damn sneaker people take that one?? I could go on & on with all sorts of mythology names, but I think I better try to knock out this insomnia.

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