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    mourning

    These are names I love but will never get to use. So sad.

    Arthur- my grandma's father. he abandoned them when she was a kid. i would have seriously considered this one if he'd been a nice guy.

    James- one of my favorites of all time. one of my uncle's names. not my favorite uncle, and he'd think the baby was named just for him and he'd talk about it every time he saw the kid for the rest of his life.

    Dodge- a family surname I considered and really dig. I think it'd be cool as a nickname for George... however, I simply can't have boys named Dash and Dodge, that would be ridiculous.

    Drake- was my favorite before I was pregnant, but once I was pregnant I knew it wasn't his name. It's got some seriously cool family history going for it. But I don't like same initial sib sets.

    le sigh. I'm mostly bummed about Arthur. Such a great name.
    Proud mama to two sweet boys:

    Dashiell David Rowe
    and
    Flynn William Warfield


    "Real babies are more difficult than ideas of babies... Or even pictures of babies."
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    Re: mourning

    I feel the same way about Eleanor, such a pretty name that I've always loved . . . but she is mean to my momma. Bummer. You have such great names that you can't use, but the ones that you did use for your little boy are great too!

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    Re: mourning

    If you like Arthur, you might love:

    CHESTER

    VICTOR

    IVOR

    BERNARD (means bear, too)

    LUTHER

    MARTIN

    BRUNO

    MAGNUS

    HARVEY

    THEODORE nn TED

    DEXTER

    EDWARD

    FRANK


    My fam has some mourning names, too: Timothy, Beatrice, Ruth, George, Leroy (not too sad about Leroy), Hilton.

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    Re: mourning

    Smitty, that is a shame about Eleanor, beautiful name!

    Susan, I love Beatrice and George... I wouldn't be too sad about Leroy either.
    Funny you should mention Harvey, it's one of top two these days (he and Jude are vying for the top spot). I also adore Dexter, so cute. two-syllable ends in -er names really don't work with my last name. Which is sad because a lot of my favorites fit that description (e.g. Arthur). I like the idea of Ted as the nn for Theodore, I love Theodore, but not Theo. I'm also a big fan of Bruno and Edward nn Ward. Good job with that list!

    Also, my mom hates a guy named Walter. But, it's a family name on my husband's side, so I might be able to work it into the middle anyway. And Warfield if another one on his side, but I just found out that the bearer of that middle name hates it, but I think it's so cool (only in the middle, that is).
    Proud mama to two sweet boys:

    Dashiell David Rowe
    and
    Flynn William Warfield


    "Real babies are more difficult than ideas of babies... Or even pictures of babies."
    -James Franco

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    Re: mourning

    I am mourning the following names... and I try my best to get my family and friends to use them!

    Peter (not with a P last name!!!)

    Phillip (ditto, P last name, and is Step-mom's dad... if we honor grandparents we need to do our real parents first)

    Reed (again a step-family name, still wondering if I could use Reid though?)

    Jack (love it but best friend family just named their little one Jack... that and its SUPER popular right now)

    James (again step-parent)
    Proud mama to Lucia Marie (3) and Halle Regina born July 12th!

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    Re: mourning

    I love Drake as well, but my sister and her hubby just named their dog Drake.

    I like classic names, leaning heavily toward
    John Hudson (Hudson is a family name for my Hubby)
    Nicholas Hudson
    Jonathan Hudson

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    Re: mourning

    Another great blog idea! It's even sadder when your spouse is the one who has some bad history with a name you love.
    Pam Redmond
    Nameberry

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    Re: mourning

    I am mourning:

    Lauren: an evil girl who pulls on your pigtails.
    Josh/Joshua: I hate that I can't use this name but the last person I meet with this name was a rude jerk and he bullied my younger cousin.

    There are many other names but I cannot remember them. :lol: But I am sad that I can't use theses names though I'm not that sad that I can't use Lauren. :roll:
    Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
    ~ Irene Peter

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    Re: mourning

    George, nn Geordie -- always wanted to have a son named this.
    Frederick, nn Freddy -- ditto
    Philip, poss nn Pip -- ditto
    Louis, David, Hugh, and William all names that are in the family and won't be used.

    Helen -- the daughter I lost was Rachel Helen. My grandmother's name.
    Martha, Cecily, Angharad, Tamsin, Elinor. Names I would have used if I'd had a gazillion kids....instead of three.

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    Re: mourning

    John --- name of my slacker cousin

    James --- another awful cousin

    Jacqueline --- mother of cousins

    Bonnie --- I used to really like this, and when I told my mother, she told me that she used to have a friend called Bonnie, who went mad when my mother married my father, and tried to do something awful to me when I was born, but I don't know what :/

    Susannah --- again, a friend of my mother's who went crazy once she married my father and I was born. I really don't understand what all the kerfuffle is about!!

    Kitty --- a name of a dog I used to own, who was ill from the day she was born.

    Mischa --- reminds me of my dog Michael Fishcakes, who went by Mishka.

    Jessamine --- I know a girl called Jasmin, yep, misspelt, and I hate her, and now when I think of Jessamine, her face pops into my head ):

    Elliott --- my sister is Ella, and we don't get along, so this name reminds me of her, unfortunately.

    ... I have many more, but those are the main ones :/
    Girls Henrietta
    Boys Ezra Frederick Miles Julian

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