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Thread: Safe Names

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011

    Safe Names

    So I am just wondering if anyone else does this. I have names I love and want to use, then I have "Safe" names. You know, those names you like enough, but wouldn't be your first choice, only if-all-else-goes wrong! For me, these are the names I have always liked, never grown tired of per say, but never moved into a top 10, or into any place they would be actually used on a child from a planning perspective! It almost feels like a name that orbits my favorites, without becoming a favorite.

    Does anyone else have these so called "Safe" names? What are they?

    (For example, one of mine is Autumn, I love the sound, I love the imagery, but I probably would never use it on a child unless my top 10 just do not fit!)

    Rough n Tumble
    Lachlan Alexander
    Evander 'Anders' Alcott - Thatcher William - Peregrine North - Dresden Alasdair

    Pretty in Pink
    Lavender Irie/Alina/Ellen
    Natalie Winter - Adelaide Pearl - Hermione Jane - Corisande Fable - Virginia Joy- Odessa Faye

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    United States
    Yes! I actually recently brought out several of my "safe names" when my SO vetoed ALL of favorites :/ However, he always vetoed 90% of my safe names, so I guess it's back to the drawing board.

    Ladies - Emma, Charlotte, Felicity, Sierra, and Clara

    Gents - Theodore, Charles, Samuel, and Riley

    What are yours?

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    My girl's safe name would definitely would have to be Margaret. My SO is in love with this name. I like it a lot, but I definitely love other names way more.

    My boy's safe name is Kenneth. It runs strong in my family, and it's also a very nice name. I have always wanted to use it, but as with Margaret, there's other names I love more.
    Coraline, November, Lavinia, Elodie, Dorothy, Sybil, Rose, Evelyn, Helena, Ingrid, Margaret, Freya, Lavender, Daphne, Anaïs

    Alaric, Anson, Oscar, Hawthorne, Cormac, Kenneth, Lucian, Nero, Orion, Seamus, Angus, Benjamin, Cain

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Eleanor is a safe name for me. I still like it, but I'm not as passionate about it as I once was.
    Currently Loving:
    Rosemary, Ivy, Juniper
    Fox, Griffin

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Although I often prefer too weird over too boring, I do have a few favorite classics since they're not too overused. Here are a few that stand out for me:



    If I'd choose one of those, I'd pair it with a more avant garde combo for either a first or middle name.
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