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Thread: Safe Names
July 7th, 2013 06:38 PM #21Senior Member
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I dunno if they're "safe" names because i have several lists of alternates...
I've got my guilty pleasure, dream names that i hope i use but sometimes worry I'm not brave enough. (Artemis, Milo)
And a literary list (Atticus, Scout, Huckleberry, etc)
And then a classics list (Rose, Eliza, Thomas, Samuel)
A more religious-themed list (Miriam, Jonah, etc)
A family-names list (Selma, Edmund, Arthur)
Some of the lists overlap (like i love the idea of a kid named Jethro, and to me it feels modern and sort of sci-fi/geek chic...but it's a biblical name so maybe other people would prefer it with names like Miriam and Moses, and think it clashes horribly with Artemis?) And obviously the classics and family names go well together.I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.
My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.
July 7th, 2013 06:43 PM #23
I don't think I have any "safe" names per se... I definitely have ones that I love but wouldn't really consider for a baby. But the truth is, they just get weirder and weirder as I move on down the list:
Glinda (I know)
Orville (my husband makes a wrinkled up nose face every time I whip this one out)TTC #1Io BeverlyArthur Merryweather or March DavidOther names I love: Jonquil, Ardal, Linus, Felix, Araminta, Hedda, Wildflower...
July 8th, 2013 01:35 PM #25
Rough n Tumble
Evander 'Anders' Alcott - Thatcher William - Peregrine North - Dresden Alasdair
Pretty in Pink
Natalie Winter - Adelaide Pearl - Hermione Jane - Corisande Fable - Virginia Joy- Odessa Faye
July 8th, 2013 10:38 PM #27Member
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I don't have safe first names. I will only go with a first name that I really love. "Safe names" or compromise names for me are the middle names. We chose the name Jillian for our daughter but my husband really wanted to name her Rachel, so Rachel became the middle name. This time around if we have a boy the name I love is Christopher, my husband wanted Robert, so Robert will be the middle name. If it's a girl this time around my husband picked the name Olivia Grace - he is completely in love with it, and won't hear of anything else so that's it.
July 9th, 2013 12:56 PM #29Senior Member
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Yes, I have "safe" names and what I consider "reach" names. I love a little more unique names(reach) that I would absolutely love to use but sometimes feel some are a bit too much for our family. But I still love them. Some of them have been on my "reach" list for so long, they are starting to fall toward my safe list, than I remember not everybody is a berry so they might find them too different. My safe names are:
Max- although this is currently my favorite
I love these names but I do prefer something not so common.Lily Elizabeth 08/08/08-Chase Steven 01/28/10-Zack Francis 12/21/12-Drew Daniel 07/06/14
My little girl "name" in waiting: *Isla Josephine*