Q:

What name did you almost name your oldest child?

  • Linda says:
    Elspeth

  • Jennifer says:
    We named him the only name that we thought of.

  • Anonymous says:
    If he would have been a girl, I would have named him Mairose.

  • Louize says:
    Ellie

  • Tanya says:
    Angelica

  • Leah says:
    It was always Hailey.

  • Andrea says:
    Ian would have been Kristianne Noelle, if he was a girl...although he was stuck with outdoor plumbing...

  • Terri says:
    Randi (i decided on Miranda so i could shorten it to Randi - but she got stuck being called mimi? not sure how lol)

  • Donna says:
    Nash

  • Alishia says:
    i only picked 1 name. caile. (the I is silent)

  • Linda says:
    Zak

  • Rosa says:
    CHISTOPHER JOHN

  • Tara says:
    I wanted to name him Christopher

  • Amanda says:
    I just pick the name he has now well my dad picked it,i like the name after he suggested it.(Justin)

  • Gina says:
    I named my oldest child after his father (Kenneth).

  • Julee says:
    Fletcher!

  • Jennifer says:
    Annastia or Annastacia

  • Migdalia says:
    Vianca Mary

  • Tamara says:
    nothing jacob was always going to be his name

  • Melissa says:
    It was always going to be her name even if she was a boy.

  • Irene says:
    Kellly anne but doctor said shed be called Ned...so whats the diff, she got called Rat anyway!!

  • Nicole says:
    It was always Jessica if she was a girl

  • Katrina says:
    Luke Edward.. bloody hard to do that seeing he turned out to be a she

  • Leanne says:
    Crystal

  • Jodi says:
    Kayla Lousie

  • Rachel says:
    georgia

  • Sandra says:
    Eliizabeth

  • Amanda says:
    tatum for girl, dion for boy

  • Darice says:
    The only other name would have been Stella Lucille, but since it was a boy, not a good idea....

  • Bobbie says:
    Demetri

  • Shelley says:
    jannelle brook

  • Anonymous says:
    Cameron for a boy and Mariah for a girl

  • Suzanne says:
    Destiny (but her dad threatened to make me "go live with the hippies")

  • Darlene says:
    Paul Jr. ( smarted up quick on not picking that name.

  • Jennifer says:
    Robert after my Dad.

  • Lori says:
    Jake

  • Jorgie says:
    cant remember

  • Sarah says:
    Umm I think we talked about Chandler alot!

  • Kerre says:
    nothing but Emily, there was no other options

  • Carrie-Lynn says:
    Alan JR

  • Rachel says:
    Samantha for a girl, Nathan for a boy.

  • Terrell says:
    David, but it is his middle name

  • Lisa says:
    Jenna, Carly, or Wil

  • Linda says:
    I can't remember is was 35 years ago

  • Jessica says:
    We had either Kaija or Kiana

  • Ruthie Clare says:
    Jack after his great grandad

  • Melonie says:
    Brittany

  • Melinda says:
    I gave my husband no choice. Made it up while I was still in school. Her name is Kheldonnie

  • Anja says:
    Tyson

  • Anna says:
    Bryan was always Bryan, we never had another name picked out.

  • Susanne says:
    I thought about naming her Ember for quite awhile.

  • Debbie says:
    Mikayla-the one and only for now

  • Hayley says:
    charlie

  • Jacqui says:
    I wanted to name her Ricqui (Richard/Jacqui) but Rich didn't like it.

  • Rachel says:
    Zoe

  • Chloe' says:
    London

  • Isabelle says:
    Maddison had a few names picked out, Ava (which i still really love just didnt suit her) madeline and Imogen

  • Francine says:
    andrew if it was a boy , samantha if it was a girl

  • Ruby says:
    it had to be the name she has....no other options

  • Kerry says:
    nathan but he got cailum in end

  • Sarah says:
    Melody Lynn

  • Autumn says:
    Maddox

  • Aída says:
    Montserrat... almost... but I had the last word ;)

  • Michelle says:
    I only have one girl but we were thinking about Gracie or Hailey..I'm glad we went w/ Alexia tho cause it fits her ( =

  • Samantha says:
    SHE WAS CALLED THE NAME WE HAD CHOSEN BETHANY

  • Joanna says:
    If WIlliam had been a girl then Charlotte and I wanted Alexander!!!

  • Sinead says:
    If Emily had been a boy she would have been called Joshua.

  • Felicity says:
    Curtis or Charlie (if he was a girl)

  • Bianca says:
    Hayden but changed to Jayden just after he was born

  • Danielle says:
    At first it was Erin, but then the last two months it was either Anya or Isabelle, if she had been a boy it woulod of been George.

  • Jackie says:
    James if she had been a boy. I wanted Grace for a girl, but husband didn't like it so we only had one girls and one boys name.

  • Liz says:
    LIAM BUT THEN A GIRL POPPED OUT AND I HAD TO THINK FAST SO JODIE CAME TO MIND .

  • Zoe-Nicole says:
    joseph or xanthi

  • Stacy says:
    i already had the name chosen and stuck to it

  • Shamara says:
    Avalon Aida.. Still love that name.

  • Rebecca says:
    If Paris was a boy she would of been Lukayan. Good job she turned out to be a girl!

  • Paula says:
    My first was going to be called Kirsty. Adam if it was aboy.

  • Angela says:
    matthew david (his name is simon paul)

  • Lysa says:
    Meagan

  • sarah says:
    savannah (went for hayley louise instead)

  • Danielle says:
    Lilian, if he was a girl. Almost went with Max as a boy's name...

  • Nicola says:
    Abigail

  • merry says:
    Elani

  • kawanna says:
    tim jr

  • Catherine says:
    He's Oliver. If he'd have been a girl he would have been Molly. Although hospital never revealed what sex he was, we both knew from the word go that he was a boy. No doubts at all. So it was handy he 'looked' like an Oliver considering he was named 8 months prior to birth. Lol

  • Jessica says:
    Cody

  • Kate says:
    liam

  • Sarah says:
    Xanthe

  • Jo says:
    Rosina Marie.

  • Tracy says:
    Lachlan

  • Sarah says:
    She was always going to be Hannah

  • Anna says:
    Bear in mind this was 1973 and people did not use unusual names so much. I wanted to call her Catherine but my cousin beat me to it. I then wanted Tamsin but no-one could say it, however 13 years later I did get my Tamsin!

  • Leah says:
    Hayden Isaac was what I'd all but decided on and just before I wrote it down I switched it. I also though of Gavin, Eli, Noah, Jacob

  • Danielle says:
    Sydney Leigh, only if it was a girl. We were pretty set on our names.

  • Marlana says:
    We really liked Hayden.

  • Sarah says:
    Ian Michael (for two friends KIA in Fallujah) or David Eugene (for our dads) if it was a boy. Ava Elizabeth was the only name we picked for a girl.

  • Amaris says:
    We had quite a few picked out, can't remember?

  • Heather says:
    I only have my Brighton....this was the only name I wanted.

  • Stephany says:
    Alexis was ALWAYS her name, from the moment I saw it.

  • M says:
    Xavier or Damien

  • Joy says:
    Alyssa Wren... or Marek James if she would have been a boy.

  • Cyndi says:
    We only decided on the one name....Brianna Destiny

  • jennifer says:
    Riley

  • Lisa says:
    We were pretty set on Lily.

  • Sarah says:
    almost named jordyn if she was a girl brianna and if was a boy was going to be harrison but changed my mind on the girls name about 12 hours before she was born

  • Elizabeth says:
    olivia for a girl and noah or elija for a boy i wanted to call sophie estelle and daniel wanted rhapsody

  • Jeneya says:
    Kataysia....but she turn out to be a HE when HE was born, lol!

  • Rebecca says:
    Erm, he was always going to be Thomas.

  • Linsey says:
    Leo Alexander

  • Michelle says:
    Billy!!

  • Laura says:
    I always knew that Brooke would be Brooke from when I was 9 weeks pregnant. If she had been a boy, then she would be Ben. My ex partner tried asking if we could call her Eliie as I was in the middle of pushing her into the world, needless to say, he didnt win and even the midwifes gave him an evil look lol.

  • Erica says:
    emma lee, double name

  • Michelle says:
    Nolan Jakob Hacker.

  • Trina says:
    I ALMOST MADE HIM A JR. TO HIS SPERM DONOR, THANK GOD I WENT WITH THE GIVING HIM HIS OWN IDENTIY WAY.

  • Carlene says:
    Kheira Jenay

  • Susan says:
    hanna maree

  • Shona says:
    milly

  • Lenore says:
    It was a toss between Morgann and Amor for my oldest Kean (my second) was decide in my first pregnancy already

  • Carmen says:
    Erica

  • Angii says:
    Elijah

  • Kelly says:
    Lauren Kacey but then changed it round at last min!

  • Lianne says:
    callum

  • Elize says:
    Andries

  • Crystal says:
    I wanted Isabella in there

  • Sarah says:
    he would have been named shannon if he was a girl

  • Caroline says:
    Grace

  • noelle says:
    solomon

  • Eboni says:
    We named him what we originally planned to.

  • Tameka says:
    well we never really decided on a name until we got the one she has,

  • Janette says:
    timothy russell

  • Jacqui Marie says:
    Courtney! So glad I didnt

  • Nichole says:
    We only had the one picked out. have had it since i was in primary school so didnt have to worry.

  • Christi says:
    Maya Love

  • Miko says:
    Selena RosaLee Villagran or Carlos Santana Villagran

  • Becky says:
    what I named him I did not have any other name picked out

  • Doris says:
    She would have been a Timothy had she been a boy. And for while we thought of making Lijerka her first name, but glad we stuck with Renate now!

  • Manda says:
    Kathryn

  • nessa says:
    DeJuan .. i liked the name .. and wwe are both mexican lol

  • Jordan says:
    Mikayla. almost... only have one kid though.

  • Kristine says:
    Brandon Michael

  • Kirsty says:
    I only have 1 child, but his name changed daily while i was pregnant lol

  • jennifer says:
    Sunita was almost named India

  • Mara says:
    Had he been a girl he'd have been Rhiannon

  • amy says:
    Ryanna Patrice

  • Megan says:
    Jaxon

  • Marissa says:
    hanna

  • Shannon says:
    Andrew Cole

  • stephanie says:
    Mackenzie

  • Samantha says:
    brooklyn but named him lochlan

  • Kerensa says:
    I didn't almost name him anything i chose the name and i named him it when i found he was a boy after he was born =]

  • Ashley says:
    We were sure from the positive test that we we're going to call her Elithien :)

  • Ursala says:
    Jordan Mychal

  • Sarah says:
    we both agreed on hailey and we never changed our mind..

  • Kimberley says:
    it was always francesca louise altho i liked lilly~an or harry and shaun liked rahcel or samuel

  • Michaela says:
    Liberty

  • Courtney says:
    Cheyenne, until someone I know teased me that was the name of a truck, she now has a Dakota....um that's a truck also

  • Steph says:
    Lachlan if she was a boy

  • ALICIA says:
    If she had been a boy she would have been called Chase. Other name for a girl was either Gemma or Keira

  • Kari says:
    He was almost Gavin Anthony

  • Christine says:
    Sophia

  • Chelsea says:
    I let God decide....so to speak. I searched through thousands of names until one just hit me like a ton of bricks.

  • Donna says:
    troy

  • Carisa says:
    Mason or Ethan

  • DD says:
    Keziah Marie

  • Shantanna says:
    Alyndria Breonna Destiny Desiree'

  • Emily says:
    Nothing we had planned before we even knew what we were having

  • Amber says:
    Dakota

  • Courtney says:
    Issabella Paige....she's Keegan Mackensie now

  • Jamie says:
    His dad's name is Nathan John...so he almost became a jr...however, Nate did not want to have to change his name to Sr. so, we switched his first and middle name to Johnathan Nathaniel

  • Kristy says:
    Justin

  • Lauren says:
    Adisyn Nicole. Jade.

  • Zoey says:
    gabby

  • Samantha says:
    Jacob or Jack but we chose grant

  • Tiffani says:
    Ella Daye

  • Meghann says:
    anastacia

  • Jennifer says:
    WE LIKED CONNOR, JEFF WANTED TO CALL HIM TIGER AS THE DAY HE WAS BORN TIGER WOODS WON HE OPEN !

  • Melissa says:
    Arabella Leigh

  • Sarah says:
    There was nothing else. One day the name just popped into my head and just felt right...

  • Danielle says:
    Dreyson was the only other option

  • Christy says:
    Grace Elizabeth

  • Julie says:
    Lila Corinne

  • Francine says:
    Richard

  • Alena says:
    lachlan... i like lauchy but didnt like lauchlan that much lol

  • Alison says:
    Didn't have another boys name but Layla if he was a girl

  • Dianne says:
    Was always going to be Amy for a girl.

  • Nicole says:
    Christopher

  • kimberley says:
    if she was a boy Alexander, Harrison, Dominic or lachlan... and we didn't have any other girl names

  • chelsey says:
    If he would have been a girl Chloe...But Douglas Jr

  • Kylie says:
    Angel

  • Sarah says:
    Jessica or Bethany

  • Shamarra says:
    Nothing. We'd named him when I 6months pregnant. But we were considering Lachlan before that.

  • Kirsty says:
    Isiah

  • Samantha says:
    nothing he was always gona be jai

  • ashleigh says:
    Nothing was always gunna be Chloe

  • Amie says:
    Alex, Travis, William or Dax

  • meghan says:
    I wanted to name him Gabriel

  • Cait says:
    It was always Madison as soon as i knew she was a girl

  • Allie says:
    Lani Alaylah

  • Ede-Leigh says:
    Star

  • Kitty says:
    I wanted Sawyer or Brady, Brad wanted Axle, Remington or Poe

  • Veronica says:
    erm my husband liked the name jafar, but we ended up with one we both really liked

  • Jenny says:
    If he had been a girl the name would have been Abby Irene

  • Brittany says:
    Alexander Scott

  • Emily says:
    if she had been a boy she would have been Nicholas Michael