Names you can't use…

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 3
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

My three favorite boy names:  Liam, Landon, and Reed.

My FI’s name AND HIS TWO BROTHERS have those three names.  My three favorite names are all taken by FI and his two brothers.  How is it possible that my luck is that bad? LOL.

Post # 4
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Natalie, but only because I dated a Natalie and it would be weird.  I love that name though!!


I wanted to name a kid Fox, but 1. my husband doesn’t like it and 2. I know someone who already did.  SIGH.

Post # 5
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Kyle and Sean are two of my favorite boy names. I can’t use either of them because I’ve dated guys with both of those names…

I loved the name Reagan for a girl, but my best friend’s family named their dog that, so no.

Post # 6
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I love names that end in -er (Hunter, Roger), but our future last name ends in -er, so those are all out, dammit.

Post # 7
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My FI loves the name Alex, but one of my friends and my little sister also love that name and want their future kids to have that name so I crossed it off our list.




I always have loved Eric Ryan. But my FI crossed that one off the list too. His reasoning “I knew a guy named Eric once. I didn’t like him”.


Post # 8
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Names of exes!

Boys: Greg, Richard, Kevin

Girls: Heather, Sara, Beth, Maria, Danielle

Post # 9
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Olivia (too popular)

Oliver (DH says it’s a dog’s name…. I loved it cause it sounds the same in spanish, english, french… I ended up naming my mini yorki like that 🙂

Isabel (ex best friend, too similar to isabella and I HATE Twilight and it’s too popular)

Sofia (too popular)

Valentina (too popular now, a name of a hot sauce in Mexico)


I like names that end with O… even for girls… but DH’s last name starts with O… This will be a tricky one…


I love Liam… but it’s soo popular… 🙁

Post # 10
2973 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Olivia. Because it’s going to be the Jessica/Stephanie/Jennifer/etc of the 2010s. 

Mattia. Because it’s my cousin’s babyboy’s name. 

We finally agreed on our hypothetical future child’s name, and it doesn’t belong to anyone we know/heard of. 

Post # 11
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Mrs_O:  My BFF named her daughter like the sauce (not after). And they live in Mexico. Nobody ever actually conects them btw – so it’s all good. Also, she’s just too cute to think of anything else =) 

Post # 12
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love a lot of “-er” names but our last name has too many R’s so those are out. My cousin used Harper anyway and it’s so popular now I probably wouldn’t use it anyway.

Post # 13
2150 posts
Buzzing bee

I love the name Ryan for a girl, but my ex immediately preceeding FI is named Ryan. So that’s not happening. 

Post # 14
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@jivet:  I’d name my kid whatever I want. With billions of people in the world, no one persons owns a name (unless you have a trademark, which I will need to see proof of :P). If someone doesn’t like it, too bad for them.

Post # 15
2150 posts
Buzzing bee

@Mimoza:  My name is Olivia. I’m 25. I HATE all of the Olivia’s running around now! 

I didn’t know anyone with the same name as me when I was growing up and now they’re everywhere!

Post # 16
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

@howsweetitis:  Same here. -er last name, so all of the first names that end in -er are out (and I love so many of them!)

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