Post # 1
SO and I are not even close to ready to have kids, but today he was talking about wanting a boy named Nathan. It sounds AWESOME with his last name and I like the name, but I dated a Nate in hs (don’t even know if it was a nathan or a nathaniel) for a couple of weeks. Is it WEIRD to not care and be okay with this name?
ALSO are there any names you could never use because of people you knew? I was bullied by A Hannah and a Breanna- those are names I could never use!
This topic was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by Whitetoes.
Post # 2
I could understand if it was a name that had major significance with a person. But someone you dated for a couple weeks in high school? Who cares
Post # 3
thats what I’m thinking. 🙂
Post # 4
I think that’s fine…had it been a significant ex I wouldn’t, but this is just some guy you dated for a second back in the day.
#1 name I can’t use for personal reasons: Tiffany (Worst person ever…worked with her for a year and she terrorized me in a way no one ever has. Cried everyday because I’d have to see her.)
For us significant ex’s names are off the table.
Certain students I’ve had have ruined some names for me.
Post # 5
Meh I think nothing of it honestly. There is a man in my past who I still am close friends with, we had a thing at one time. I like his name it has nothing to do with him. I just like his name. Considering I dated another guy with the same name was ended up being an jerk to put it mildly I still like the name. When we were thinking of names, we ran accross that name. That name goes well with the middle name we wanted to use and our last name. We both like the name, just didn’t end up using it.
So if you like a name go for it
Post # 6
I wouldn’t use the name of an ex-boyfriend but when we have a boy his name will be the name of several people I know including my sister’s husband!
Post # 7
no, and its funny bc my SIL named her 3rd child after an ex-best friend. It was just a big coincidence. My nieces name is Lauren Elizabeth, and my ex friend is also Lauren Elizabeth.
I could never use a name that reminded me of someone who really hurt me in the past. Keith, Daniel are some boy names I could never use.
Post # 8
Thanks bees. Its crazy how some names will always stick with you and leave a sour taste.
Post # 9
Darling Husband and I had an agreement that we weren’t naming kids after exes…first or middle. My middle name (Laurie) is the same as his ex wife’s (Lorie). Darling Husband says that mine is spelled and prounced differently so that is ok.
Son#1 – named after my brother (died in 2000). My brother was named after my 2 grandfathers.
Son#2 – middle name is DH’s best friend. His friend was ok with this as long as it wasn’t being used as a first name.
Post # 10
I’m in the same boat with student names- I’m nowhere near having kids, but I had two of my favorite boy’s names ruined this year.
There is a girl’s name I have always loved, same name as one of my oldest friends. However, it is also the same name as my FI’s ex who cheated on him and they had a pretty bitter breakup, so I think that’s definitely off the table, unfortuantely.
Post # 11
Im sorry! I hate how names can be ruined! SO has a very hard last name to match/a huge family so its basically impossible to NOT use a name of someone in his family or someone he’s met through them.. I’ve been able to convince him of a few that he was once dead set against, maybe theres hope for your favorite names
Post # 12
My husband is strange in that he likes only 9 or 10 girls’ names, and maybe a million boys’ names. I’ve ruled out one of his favourite girls’ names because it’s an ex of his. I trust him when he says it has nothing to do with her, I just really don’t like that name. Too many bratty little girls I’ve come across, and his ex didn’t help the situation 😛 As for me, well he rules out a lot of my favourite names (girl or boy) because they’re a little different. He likes older fashioned names like John, Paul, James, etc., where I like (for lack of a better word) newer fashioned names. We have definitely agreed on our son’s name when the time comes, but we’re still arguing over our daughter’s name. 😛