What baby names do you like but won't be able to use?

posted 6 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
5756 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Gabriel- which I’ve always loved but it’s my nephew’s name. Joy (another name I love) but it’s my younger cousin’s name.

Post # 3
675 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN

Sullivan for a boy but my hubby always vetos it booooo!! I’m going to keep trying though!

Post # 4
7911 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

chocolatewings122 :

Firstly the names don’t even sound the same. More importantly  nobody is going to confuse infant boy Justin with adult  woman Justine. Or infant girl  Lucy with adult mother Darcy. 

I dont really  understand the concept of being ‘unable ‘ to use names because someone else in the family is called that name anyway. At worst, people have to say , ‘I mean Darcy’s  Lucy , not Sally’s’

Go ahead and call your children  by whatever name you like  ( so long as it not spelled L’oosee or Jyustynnn!) 

Post # 5
44 posts
  • Wedding: May 2020

Love the name Meadhbh!! (or the more english spelling – Maeve, as I definitely understand the struggles of having a Gaelic name in a non-Ireland country haha), BUT my sister has always loved it as her number one name and I wouldn’t take it from her. Just like I hope she wouldn’t take my number one pick!!

Also love James but that is FH’s brothers name so we just dont feel like we could do it.

Post # 6
2684 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We like the name Richard, but it’s my brothers name. Brothers middle name is James which is our sons name (it’s a family name) so if we used Richard for a second child we really would be using his whole name 

Post # 7
249 posts
Helper bee

I like the name Kennedy but it’s my ex’s last name, so that just seems weird. I also like the name Georgia, but my fiancé dated a girl by that name, so that would also seem weird. 

Post # 8
57 posts
Worker bee

Jayne, spelled that way because I just like it, but my stepdad’s ex-wife was named Jayne and she spelled it that way, too.

I used to really like Adeline and at the same time my sister liked Adelaide and she told me I couldn’t use that name because there couldn’t be two Addys. She was in high school and I was in junior high, lol

Post # 9
1706 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

So many. 

Alessandra, Lily, Dominic, and James are the primary ones. 

Sebastian and Benjamin are now out due to associations with people I met in the past 6 months. 

Post # 10
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I wouldn’t pick the same names as my sister and my sister in law because we do see each other regularly. And I wouldn’t pick my mum’s name because she specifically asked me not to. That’s it.

Post # 11
2833 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

How are lucy and Darcy too similar? Name your kid what you want.

theres a family name I’ve always wanted to use even though im not sure about having a baby, it means a lot to me so if I have a kid, I’ll use it. My cousin already used it, and I don’t care. My sister and I both want it, we agreed we both can use it, we’ll make it work.


chocolatewings122 :  

Post # 12
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

George as my sister is going to use it. It’s a family name for her. Her husband’s dad died last year and that was his middle name.

Violet, as my husband doesn’t like it 

Post # 13
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Yeong-cheol. It sounds really funny with my husband’s last name. There was also apparently a cannibal serial killer named Yung-cheol.

Post # 14
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Lily and Luna, but I had a dog named Lily and a cat named Luna. It would be weird to name my human baby after a pet I had.

I also have always loved Sophia, but it’s just too popular. 

Post # 15
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m a high school teacher so there are at least 35 names a year I could never name my child 😂

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