Just For Fun — "Guilty Pleasure Names"

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
2658 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

stevielee :  I have a list of guilty pleasure names lol. Having been born with a super common first name, I’ve always been drawn to more unusual names when pondering potential baby names. Some of these are names I really love but Darling Husband has rejected for being too weird (he prefers more classic names) and others are names I like but couldn’t ever see myself using.

Boys – Blaise, Jensen, Hadley, Kaiden, Reid/Reed, Austin, Camden

Girls – Lorelei, Peyton, Bryony, Spencer, Avery, Ophelia, Arielle

Post # 3
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Mine are Elizabetta, Evangeline (I think they are beautiful but would seem out of place for my husband and I, if that makes sense) and Bellatrix (Yes, like from Harry Potter). I can’t say I really have any for boys…girls names are way more fun! 

Post # 4
446 posts
Helper bee

This is one of the most hated names on the internet, but I actually really like Neveah.   The whole heaven-spelled-backwards thing is cheesy (and inaccurate, that would be Nevaeh), but I just think Neveah sounds really pretty!  

Post # 5
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I have a LOT of these! My Fiance is pretty conservative but my hippie roots have really shown through as I’ve been thinking of names. Some of my favorites, and guiltiest, are… Willow, Briar, Ophelia, Sloan, Willamina, Delphinium, Winsor, Link and Fox.

Post # 6
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mairead, Emmeline, Savannah and Fallon for girls. Darling Husband does not like any of those. Boys names, we don’t have any that are hard no’s for him, but people we know have used that name or it doesn’t flow well with our last name so Lucas and Cole are out as well sadly.

Post # 7
2579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have always wanted to name my children forest, river and ocean. One might be okay, but I’d never do all three of them, that is too out there even for me! 

Post # 8
6604 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

stevielee :  I would love to use the name Nizhoni – it means beautiful in Navajo and it sounds lovely, though I can’t explain how to pronounce it here.  However I am not a Navajo and I feel it would be utterly inappropriate for me to use it.  Plus since I still live very close to the reservation I think I’d get a lot of side-eye anyway.

Post # 9
599 posts
Busy bee

llamallips :  omg, I was just about to say, my guilty pleasure name for a boy was “Fox”. But then you know what? We thought, “to heck with it!” and named our gorgeous Valentine’s day baby Fox Cameron. We’ve gotten really good reception about the name so far, people love it! No regrets 😉

Post # 10
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017


BrightGreen :  Good to know! Maybe I’ll keep it 🙂

Post # 11
3867 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

stevielee :  I don’t have a ton of “guilty pleasure names.” Any name that I like, I would probably use, but these are ones that Darling Husband shot down as definite “nos” 

Girls: Marlowe (this is a name I love on paper, but due to my northern accent, I can’t say it worth a damn), Arabella, Everly, Coraline, Agnes, Theodora

Boys: Calder (Call-der), Wilder, Silas, Linus, Fox, Atlas

I actually wanted to call a boy (if we had two) Linus Edlund Fox and Darling Husband was like girl, WUT.

Post # 12
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

stevielee :  Ha, this is fun. I definitely have a few of these – would not inflict them on a child, but like the sound of them. 🙂

Boys: Ezra, Grey, Avery

Girls: Lorelai, Xanthea, Beverly, Daisy, Azalea, Maisie, Beatrix, Odette

Post # 13
2680 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

stevielee :  I love the name Javier, but my husband and I are so white that our child would get so many side-eyes with a name like that haha!

Sailor for a girl is another name I love, but wouldn’t actually name a child.

I can’t think of any others off the top of my head though, but I know I have plenty haha.

Post # 14
2181 posts
Buzzing bee

stevielee :  I’m a crunchy bitch so I love the unisex names Cedar, Juniper, Laurel, Sage, Indigo, Zephyr, and–corniest of all–Sagan. 

Post # 15
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

If I have a boy, I LOVE old man names. But my fiancé hates them, I don’t even think some of them are that old. Preston, Walter, Lawrence, Kenneth, Calvin, Woodrow, Warren

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