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What are some baby names you love but can't/won't use because of various reasons?

akpufa's picture
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Boys:
Parker - cousin's name
Brock - sounds terrible with our last name AND DD's name
Jett - DH says no Sad lol
Beckham - DH again, says no way are we naming a baby after someone I find attractive Wink
Bennett - love this so much but have a bad association with "Ben" so won't use it

Girls:
Baylee - cousin's name

I'll come back and add if I think of more!

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These are a few I can think of off the top of my head:

Lauren - LOVE the name but DH was engaged to a Lauren once
Florence - Love the name but met a couple that ruined it for me
Acacia - DD went to daycare with one who used to bite her and was a bit of a problem child
Olivia - too popular and we have a friend who used it
Sophia - same reason as Olivia

Cayden, Kaden, etc. - we loved this boy name when pg with DD but it's too popular now

All -er names are out because our last name ends in -er:
Parker
Harper
Carter
....

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Cayden, Kaden, etc. - we loved this boy name when pg with DD but it's too popular now

All -er names are out because our last name ends in -er:
Parker
Harper
Carter
....

I love Kaden too but won't use it because of popularity and I hate that there are 100 different spellings and no "correct" one. And I was trying to sell DH on Harper for a girl but he went to HS with a guy named Harper so that's off the table. Boo!

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Ya, we quite liked Kaden spelled like that but now that DD is Kennedy all K names are out. The 'aiden' style names are so overdone now. I love them but I like less popular names.

Harper is so cute though! Would be an odd boy name though. LOL

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My niece is named Harper Smile I like it.

DH really doesn't like "weird" names, and neither do I, but there are some that he considers weird that I like. When we had our first boy I was thinking of using Robin - he thinks it's NOT cool. I like Robin as a boys name but he would never use it.

And I'm still lamenting the fact that we can't use Ainsley now, since we're having a boy, and aren't planning on any more kids. I've been wanting to use Ainsley ever since 2007 after we had our DD.

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I met an adult named Ainsley not too long ago and thought it was a cool name. But I think it's too close to my name to use for my own kid even if we do end up with a girl. I KWYM about having to forever lose a name, it's a bummer Sad

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"akpufa" wrote:

I met an adult named Ainsley not too long ago and thought it was a cool name. But I think it's too close to my name to use for my own kid even if we do end up with a girl. I KWYM about having to forever lose a name, it's a bummer Sad

My co-worker's daughters name is Ansley Smile

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Jake doesn’t like Aarie, Camden, Nolan, Holden, Treven, Toryn
Maliki – no one else likes it but me

Jake doesn’t like Hatley, Vega, Sawyer, Ashlynn, Avery, Laila
Arieanna – Friend used it
Arora – have an elora so too much alike.

If i think of more i will add them too

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Thought of two more. I think Madden is cute but have a BIL Matt and Madden would likely get called Maddy when he was little and it would be too confusing. And I've heard Bane on boys a few time recently (like the Batman villain) and love it but sounds horrible with our last name. DH would probably reject those anyway. Blum 3

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So many!

Beckett and Brady: love but we are New England sports fans and I wouldn't want anyone to think we named a kid after a sports star. But I love both names.

Molly: love it but my mom names her dog Molly. Grrrrrrr.

Henry: my absolute favorite name but hubby hates it.

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I love Chelsea and it was one of my top 2 picks if we have a girl. Then DH's niece announced that her girl is going to be named Chelsea Michelle (and she's due a month before me) . and Im iffy on the other top pick I had.

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Grant - Friend's son
Finn - LOVE this name, but won't because people will think he is named after Glee

Sophia, Eva, Rose, Isabella - have become too popular. I like names that are familar, but not popular.

I love AUrora, but I'm not sure DH would go for it.

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"elleon17" wrote:

I love AUrora, but I'm not sure DH would go for it.

Yeah, I always wanted twins named Elora and Aurora, but i didnt have twins. Sad