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  1. #31
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    Bee / Bea / Beatrix / Beatrice- My mum's bio mother, so that wouldn't go down well.

    Annabelle- My mum's name. Maybe for a middle.

    Andrew- Dad's name. Again, maybe for a middle.

    Gerald- I love this name, and think of Gerald Durrell of My Family and Other Animals, but I just can't see myself using it, if I'm honest. I don't think it would suit my kid.

    Seraphim- Only for a middle. I love it, and would have no problem with using it, but I just can't see it fitting my child, especially with our painfully ordinary last name: it could look really try hard.

    Jonathan- I just think of Jonathan Harker of Dracula, and I never liked him much.

    Enoch- I love love love it. I just can't see myself saying: 'Enoch! Dinner's ready!', 'Enoch, hurry up, you'll be late.', 'Enoch, I'm so proud of you.', etc.

    Absalom- I love it, I just can't see it on my child.

    Ophelia- Gorgeous, but I just think of THE Ophelia from Hamlet every time I say it. It doesn't help that John Everett Millais' painting 'Ophelia' is one of my favourites.

    Venetia- I think it is really pretty, but Venetian biscuits are my dad's favourite and he constantly teases me when I come over, that I would be naming me after a biscuit. This is the man who wanted to name me Bear before I was born, before that was even considered a name for anyone but a dog... or a bear.

    Thisbe- I just can't see myself with a Thisbe. I don't think she is the best namesake either- not terrible, but I can think of better.

    Agnes- My last name ends with a similar sound, and it sounds a bit silly. The same thing with Artemis and Persis.

    Othello- Great name, but Othello did murder his wife.
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    Vesper Opal, Dossie Gardener, Shalom Galilee, Easter Paloma, Mary Valentine, Agnes Gardenia, Benilde Beloved, Constance Camellia, Noonan Minnie, Bertie Frances, Betty Calloway, Yuki Magnolia, Gardenia Philou, Malou Anouk.

    Dossie Gardener, Bertram Beloved, Gerald Dove, Obadiah Dove, Amadeus Andrew, Abraham Lou, Thaddeus Noble, Enzo Raphael, Shalom Gentle, Zebedee Shalom, Shepherd Andrew.



  2. #33
    Poppy: DH calls his pseudo-father "Pops" and this is just too close and would most likely be considered an honor name, which I don't want to do in Pops' case. Moral of the story... don't work for family

    Astrid: love the meaning, think its beautiful. But DH says a$$-turd. So that's out.

    Asher: love this for a middle for a boy, but my name is Ashley and I already plan on passing my middle name down to a future daughter, so I feel like using a play on my first name as well would be a little vain.

    Magnolia: when I suggested this name DH looked at me like I was crazy, it also would not go over well with our family.

    Lola: her name was Lola, she was a showgirl...

    Seraphine: a fantastic name used in my family tree approx. 200 years ago. But I fear she would be called Sera, and Sarah is DH's half-sister's name.

    Aiobheann: if only we lived in Ireland...

  3. #35
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    Ash - This was my top boys name until I got married and my surname now contains 'ash'
    Ophelie - I love this but think it's too 'exotic' for husbands taste.
    William - Just too overdone.
    Malcolm - Had my heart broken by a Malcolm so ruined that one for me.
    Philippa - Love the nn Philly. Just can't see it being used.
    Mummy of Arthur Genki -born 25th November 2014 <3

    Edmund . Linden . Hugo . Murdoch . Lincoln
    Thora . Daisy . Rosamund . Georgiana

  4. #37
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    Because they're super popular:
    Sophia/Sofia, Olivia, Isabella, Ava, Aubrey

    Because of pronunciation:
    Caoilainn (kay-lynn), Aibhlinn (ave-leen), Niamh (nee-iv), Ani (ahn-nee)

    Because they wouldn't age well:
    Everleigh, Cambrie, Piper, Analeigh, Kenley
    Lanie

    Not expecting any time soon, just collecting for the future!

    Aurelie Grace • Ottilie Skye • Charlotte Evangeline • Emmeline Kate

    Asher Graham • William Alec • Benjamin Kai • Finley James

  5. #39
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    Apr 2013
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    A teenage writer and name lover~
    Rosemary Abigail, Priscilla Beatrice, Eleanor Louisa, Martha Guinevere, Anastasia Faye, Valentina Jane
    Isaac Kenneth, Asher Malachi, Simon Glenn, Elijah Timothy, Abraham Carlisle, Gideon Arthur

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