(Closed) Baby Names you love but your SO vetoed…

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I can only think of a couple off the top of my head that I really love and Darling Husband hates:

Adeline & Emmaline for girls, Rowan & Wyatt for boys.

Post # 4
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I told Darling Husband we were having 5 daughters and naming them: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia (Pride & Prejudice). 

Yeah, he didn’t go for that at all!

Post # 5
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My husband vetoed several of my favorite names because of bad associations with people he knew with those names.  There are lots of girls’ names we agree on but it’s so hard to find boys’ names we both like!

Post # 6
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love the name Yasmeen! He’s ok with Jasmine but I want the Arabic name!

Post # 7
9630 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

@rubyred605:  i love that, i don’t think my Fiance would like that idea either, although i would love it (IF we had five daughters)

Post # 8
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve always loved the name “Adam” but fiance is a little leery of it. He likes the name too, but we both work with foster kids, and last year we both worked pretty intensely with a child of that name. So it feels a little weird, because a lot of our co-workers may think we named our child after a client (especially because he called us “mum” and “dad”).

Post # 9
2542 posts
Sugar bee

I have always loved the name Evangeline – Evie for short. My Darling Husband HATES it. He doesn’t really even have a reason, just strongly dislikes the sound of it for some reason….hahaha. Oh well, there are other beautiful names we agree on – Amelia, Lily, and Madeleine for a girl and Henry, Liam, and Malcolm for a boy.

Post # 10
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@GeekChic:  When I get married, my initials will be EV and I love that it lends itself perfectly to being the perfect pseudonym of Evie. Where I used to work, there were 10 employees, plus the boss. Including the boss, four of us were female. Our names were Katherine, Carolyn, Karen and Erin.

It was IMPOSSIBLE to go a day (hell, even two hours) without responding to the wrong name, being called the wrong name or calling one of us the wrong name, ourselves. So the boss tried to find nick names. Karen’s full name is Karenann. Well, my name is Erin Anne. And it sounded even MORE like Carolyn. And on it went, for months, until someone asked what my initials will be when married. When I said EV, it just fit that my new nickname would be Evie. I loved it! 

I love it even more because I didn’t stay at the job long enough after this whole revelation for the name to come into play. As I love Evie and abhorred my boss, I am so glad that she never had a chance to ruin it for me. 

@mrsbruff2b:  I like a lot of the names on your list, but I have to say that I think MOST of those names fall under the “super rare weird out there” category. Not all are weird or out there, but I think most of those are pretty darn rare. Acacia? Melusine? Elita? Like I said, I’m not knocking the names themselves, but I do think that they border on strange and are definitely super rare. 

Post # 11
2011 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love the name River but SO doesnt like it 🙁

Post # 12
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

erm , everything. 

Darling Husband likes traditional (read boring) English names. I do not…


Post # 13
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Luckily, Darling Husband likes both of my top name choices. But my second choices he wasn’t a big fan of. For a boy I really like Benjamin, it sounds very good with DH’s first name (which he wants to use as a middle name if we have a boy), and I like Ben as a nickname. Darling Husband wasn’t a fan, said it was too formal-sounding. I pointed out that it’s the name of one of our fave TV characters (Ben from Parks & Rec), but it didn’t help. Sigh. And for a girl I really like Keira (like Keira Knightly for pronunciation), and he shot that one down too because he didn’t immediately get the pronounciation down. But my top choice is similar sounding and he likes that one, so I’m okay with it.

Post # 14
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love the name Lucas, but Darling Husband axed it very quickly.  He’s a huge Star Wars fan and thinks people would make fun of him.  

Post # 15
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I really love Silver and Piper but SO hates them so if we are blessed with a daughter her name will be Paige Joy Hayter.

I really love Sam. He wanted Lawson Richard we have chosen Sam. (Samuel Hayter) 

Hayter is a family name, I have it so my children will too.

Post # 16
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Soon2BD-CBee:  I love Paige, but it rhymes with FI’s last name, so it’s out.

I love Owen because it’s Welsh… and my Dad is Welsh. Can’t have that either because FI’s brother’s middle name is Owen, and, well, he’s a d-bag.

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