Post # 1
Anyone else have some names that they would really like, but cant for association reasons, or pronouncian reasons?
I love some names, but wouldnt use them because they remind me of other words. I love the name Brogan, but every time I hear it, I think of broken. And I love Adair and Adelle, but all I here is a dare, and a dell.
And me and husband had decided early on (like before we were even engaged) that if we had a daughter then we’d name her Anastasia Rose… And then I found out that thats the name of the main character in the 50 Shades of Grey books. So I just cant do it now, and that makes me so sad.
Husband likes the name Celeste, but he used to know a girl that got into porn, and that was her porn name, so now its ruined for him. lol.
Another weird one for me is Sydney. I can hear it right, but when I say it it sounds like Cindy.
Post # 2
Yup. There are a few names that I like but my husband doesn’t because he knew people IRL with those names and they were big losers or something. Same thing for some names he likes. I really like the name Adele (it’s a family name too) but that was the name of his ex that he dated right before me. It would be fine if they weren’t super serious or anything but he dated her for like 4 years and it’d just be weird because his whole family/friends knew her.
I think it’s a fairly common issue with couples.
Post # 3
My husband owns a bar so he knows far too many people with great names who have ruined them for him. lol It made picking names REALLY difficult… He also has weird associations to certain names… I really like the name Emmett, but there is a donkey on a bar show he watches with the name Emmett so we couldn’t name our kid after a donkey… lol Luckily we have been able to come up with a couple names we both like that don’t have any bad connotations. We’ve kept the names a secret for that very reason. 🙂
Post # 4
allyfally: Too funny! Sydney is our number one girls name 🙂 (Almosttttt TTC haha). 🙂
Post # 5
DH is way weirder about this than I am. I love the name Arthur (as in King with knights of the round table) or Peter (both the biblical one and King of Narnia) but all dh can think of is the aardvark from the kids show and the rat in Harry Potter. 🙁 Luckily for girl names we agree on one for sure.
Post # 6
Adelaide (has “laid” in it), Brigid (“bridge” and “rigid”), Theodora (named after the empress, who I admire as a powerful historical figure, but to others has no meaning whatsoever except they think Dora as a nickname is cute).
Post # 7
allyfally: Same here with Anastasia, we both finally agreed on a girl’s name that we love but then I realized that it was the name from 50 Shades. I was hoping that it won’t shoot up in popularity like with Isabella/Bella and Twilight. For now, we’re sticking with it because it took too long to decide on a name.
Post # 8
Aquaria: Byzantine history is so amazing, one of these days I’m going to make it to Istanbul to see the sites. She was a pretty intense lady.
Post # 9
Anastasia also got crossed off of our list for that… AND because one of my friends was like “Anastasia… anesthesia?” it killed it for me. Anastasia is such a gorgeous name… but no.
Post # 10
allyfally: My entire family has a Boston or RI-accent, so when I’m choosing names I have to be careful about what they will sound like being yelled by an angry Bostonian. For example, I loved the name Charlotte…but it’s pronounced Cha-lit by almost everyone in my family and that’s just not cute. Currently, FI and I are obsessed with the name Marlowe for a girl, but when I told my mother we liked that name she was like “Oh, I love Ma-low” and I just had to sigh. FI is from Georgia/FL, so he doesn’t have the accent, I’ve pretty much lost my New England accent, so I’m trying to stay away from any names that have an -R in there that will be chopped off.
I also used to LOVE the name Everly. Ever since I was fifteen or sixteen that was my baby’s name. I even named my virtual child that I had to raise from birth to college for a psych class Everly…until about four months ago when someone said, “Oh, Everly, like Beverly without the B.” After that I just couldn’t unhear Beverly whenever anyone said Everly…
Post # 11
MrsMeowton: Haha I have the same boston accent problem! Also no Mikes SO MANY Michaels in my family I swear its a new england thing. I love the name Jennifer Nope she would be Jen-ah-fa. Also names ending in “A” my grandmother throws and R at the end example we have a family friend Amand-er nope. nope. nope.
allyfally: I always wanted to name a son Chase wich is my soon to be maiden name but it just doesnt sound correct with FIs last name.
Post # 12
DH and I are both teachers, so it makes name-choosing EXTRA hard!!
Post # 13
I love the name Simon but it’s the name of my first long-term boyfriend, and I’m sure my family would think that was weird if we named our kid that, let alone my DH would probably be against it full stop, lol.
Post # 14
Yes I know what you mean. There are a few names that rhyme with my FI’s surname (soon to be my surname) and end up sounding like characters from a Marvel comic or something! Also I find many double initial names (names where the first and surname start with the same initial) sound a bit odd. Not all of them but some…famous examples: Pepper Potts, Ozzy Osborne)…they just sound a bit crazy!
Post # 15
Aquaria: Oh, Adelaide is another one for me! I want to love it, but I think of lemonaide every time I see it.
MrsMeowton: Your entire post had me cracking up. Haha. One of my friends has said the same thing about Everly.