Baby names that got vetoed :(

Merry - posted on 05/31/2011 ( 115 moms have responded )

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Straying off of the 'naming your baby' thread,
What names do you absolutely love but your man vetoed?
Or names he just loved but you said hell no!

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Krista - posted on 06/03/2011

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But I'm a big fan of names having symbolic meaning, so when all these names are just..... names.... it's boring.



Not necessarily. YOU might not know the meaning behind them, but perhaps for those parents, that name IS very meaningful.



I'll use Jason as an example. The parents may have met in university and fallen in love during a study group when they were reading "Argonautica", and Jason might have also been the middle name of the mother's beloved deceased uncle.



In that case, the name of Jason WOULD hold a lot of meaning...just not to you.

Merry - posted on 05/31/2011

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@Sarah moulton, I never heard of the name Essen before and I was curious so I did some searching and didn't find much except this German language web page that referenced the word Essen, here's what it said.

Understand that, in German, the majority of verbs use yje auxiliary verb haben (to have) to form the present perfect tense, with the past participle at the end of the sentence. For example, the verb essen (to eat) takes haben in present perfect tense. The past participle of essen is “gegessen.” Haben conjugated to first person present singular is “ich habe.” The sentence “I have eaten the apple” translates to “Ich habe den Apfel gegessen.”

So I guess it means 'to eat'

Jenn - posted on 06/01/2011

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I'm with the others - I like Lilah - and to me it doesn't have a soft "i" sound (like Lily).

Merry - posted on 06/01/2011

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Sara, I would tend to pronounce lilah with a short I like Lilly, but lyla with a long I like lilac.......not sure how you want it said, but figured I'd mention it.

Ez - posted on 05/31/2011

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The names that I am absolutely in LOVE with and I have begged him to consider for baby number 3 are Harper for a girl and Asher for a boy

That is sooooo weird. They were my top picks too! I had to veto Harper myself because it just didn't go with my last name. But if I'd had a boy, he would have been Asher Quinn.

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April - posted on 06/27/2011

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he says it still sounds like it belongs in the condiment family. i agree he IS SILLY!!

April - posted on 06/27/2011

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so i love the name Anna, but my husband isn't too fond. Laura suggested Annelise because it still has Anna in it. Well I brought it up to my husband the other day and he said it sounded like a condiment. Mayonnaise. Annelise. I think he is nuts, lol!

Kacie - posted on 06/23/2011

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Hubby wanted to name our son Drake, i was quick to say no!!

yes its a pretty name, but it was the reason behind the name.....its a male duck and he wanted people to know his daddy was a hunter! Um, if they know you, they know you're a hunter! LOL

(BTW....we're not redneck at all, despite that explanation being nothing but redneckish!! LOL)

Lacye - posted on 06/23/2011

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Serenity - maybe
Chance - no, my stepbrother's ex stepson's name
Destiny - no
Charity - no, husband works with a Charity
Harmony - maybe
Dulce - no
Angel - no
Hunter - love this name!
King - that would give a child a complex
Gunner - maybe
Liberty - no
Heaven - God no (yes pun intended)
Cherish - no. I don't have to name my child that to let her know I cherish her
Patience - i need a lot of it but no
Princess - no!
Jewel - reminds me of the singer so no
Journey - no
Esperanza - eh no. little too far out there for me
Precious - no
Milagros - no
Prince - again with the complexes!
Archer - I love this name!
Sterling - yes! that was my great grandfather's name!
Sincere - LOL no
Justus - nope
Legend - and no

I do like some of these names but there are more that I don't like. :D

Nikki - posted on 06/22/2011

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Ok funny story first.

My mom wanted to name me Cassandra. My dad said they could call me Sandra (ex-GF name, bad move Dad). Mom said no call her Cassie. An argument ensued and I would up being named Nikki after the Prince song "Darling Nikki" (dirty dirty song BTW) because it was on the radio at the time.

WE had liked Persephone but my MIL couldn't remember how to spell it. WE liked Peyton but lived so close to University of Tennesse that everyone kept asking if it was for Peyton Manning. So we decided on Pyper Jewel. And our son is Wyatt Briscoe (yes after Wyatt Earp) my hubby suggested Bruce Wayne and I was ok with it but we are trying to stick with Ys in the first name.

So we'll see.

April - posted on 06/21/2011

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@ Heather my husband also vetoed Zoey and Braden! My son is named Zachary, I thought Zoey would be nicely matched!

Faye - posted on 06/21/2011

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Krista, I will say that if you name your son James you will have to insist that those at school and EVERYONE else call him JAMES. IF the parents inform them, they will not shorten it. Our school enrollment forms have a space for "Perferred Name" next to the "Legal Name" space.

We named our son Timothy and then let him decide. For several years in school he was Timmy, then he wanted Timothy, now it's Tim. I still call him Timothy but he allows all to call him Tim (he is 16) if they want.

Keri - posted on 06/21/2011

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I wanted to name my eldest Ivy, or Jade, he said no way...He was ok with Autumn though. Those were the only names he adamantly disagreed with me with....I'm sure we had other names that werent liked but not really hated.

Charlene - posted on 06/21/2011

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@Laura, sorry.. I don't get to visit COM's often, so I am just seeing your post.
The other twin is Ava.

@Jen, my daughter's second middle name is Ruth after my Grandmother. I jokingly said I was going to name her Angusina, my Grandmother's ACTUAL name, but that got vetoed by everyone!! :P

April - posted on 06/09/2011

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My husband and I had a hard time agreeing on names. In fact, neither one of us came up with the name for our son. My mother-in-law chose his name and fortunately we both liked it. His name is Zachary.

For our next child, if we have a girl, I like Anna, but my husband hates it. He said it sounds like an old lady's name. I don't care. I am still naming her Anna Kate unless we have another boy. Both of us are having a terrible time coming up with boys names, we hate them all again. The only name we both sort of like is Ryan but we only sort of like it because it is so common and kind of boring. I guess you could say we are vetoing all the names together.

*Husband likes Ashley instead of Anna, which I like, but Anna has such personal meaning to me that I just cannot part with it. I think eventually he will agree to to it just because it means so much to me.

April - posted on 06/09/2011

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My husband and I had a hard time agreeing on names. In fact, neither one of us came up with the name for our son. My mother-in-law chose his name and fortunately we both liked it. His name is Zachary.

For our next child, if we have a girl, I like Anna, but my husband hates it. He said it sounds like an old lady's name. I don't care. I am still naming her Anna Kate unless we have another boy. Both of us are having a terrible time coming up with boys names, we hate them all again. The only name we both sort of like is Ryan but we only sort of like it because it is so common and kind of boring. I guess you could say we are vetoing all the names together.

*Husband likes Ashley instead of Anna, which I like, but Anna has such personal meaning to me that I just cannot part with it. I think eventually he will agree to to it just because it means so much to me.

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@Laura Hoffman:

Serenity: ok ( thats my little cousins name but she is spoiled and a little brat!)

Chance; Dont like it

Destiny : Pretty

Charity: hate it!

Harmony: pretty

Dulce : sounds like a stripper name and makes me want candy haha

Angel: like it

Hunter : Not my cup of tea but have nothing against the name

King: Hate it! (>.

Jen - posted on 06/09/2011

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I taught a boy named "Prince" and he was lovely. I also taught a girl named "Precious" and she was not.

Jen - posted on 06/09/2011

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I wanted to name our baby Phoebe, but my husband vetoed. He wanted to name her Felicia, and I vetoed. I also wanted her middle name to be for my grandmother, Ruth, but my mother vetoed that. So her name is Zoe Fela.

Stifler's - posted on 06/09/2011

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That's funny Kate we were thinking of bruce wayne for logan. My dad's name is bruce and Damo's dad's name is Wayne. But we decided NO.

Melanie - posted on 06/09/2011

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we both liked the name Alexis Kodi if our first child was a girl (HE ended up Zane Grant..lol) so 5yrs later when we discovered our next bub was a girl i said "how about Alexis Kodi?" & hubby didnt like it anymore! so we had Brooke Kaylee followed 5 yrs later by Alani Winifred (all middle names are after family members)

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Chad's best friends nickname is Chaos. I didn't know his real name until YEARS after I met him. That's all anyone ever calls him!

Jessi - posted on 06/08/2011

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Serenity is also setting yourself up for trouble. My ex's younger daughter's name was Serenity and she was anything but!

Merry - posted on 06/08/2011

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Chaos would be a funny name! Talk about setting your self up for trouble :) same with the name chase, that's just asking for trouble!

What do you all think about names that describe something about the baby, or feelings of the baby, like

Serenity

Chance

Destiny

Charity

Harmony

Dulce

Angel

Hunter

King

Gunner

Liberty

Heaven

Cherish

Patience

Princess

Jewel

Journey

Esperanza

Precious

Milagros

Prince

Archer

Sterling

Sincere

Justus

Legend

Stifler's - posted on 06/08/2011

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Lola for a girl and Caleb for a boy. He wanted Chaos, Craig or Dee and I was like HELL NO

Tasha - posted on 06/08/2011

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When we found out we where having a boy, i really wanted roland james, my hubby loved carter or parker, i hated his, he hated mine, so we have an awesome little boy named oliver james, its perfect for him. If we have another boy, its gonna be roland dammit!

Jessi - posted on 06/08/2011

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we were betting what it would be (even though i didn't care). we decided if he was right of it being a boy he got to name him and if i was right of it being a girl i got to pick the name. He didn't veto the name i chose which was "Josephine Olivia" aka "Joe" but I did veto his want to name our son after him or his father. I also vetoed the middle name he chose but did choose to go with the 1st name. Wouldn't have mattered in the end anyway because he has been AWOL from day 1. But now I have an amazing little monster named "Trevor James" with my last name of course!

Charlene - posted on 06/07/2011

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Lilah is what my brother-in-law and his gf named one of their twins. I like it spelt Lilah as well, Lyla just doesn't seem right to me.
I did have Lola picked out for a future girl, but when the twins came along, I vetoed it myself, because it would be confusing.

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Our oldest daughter is all into all of Rick Riordian's books right now so she is obsessed with Greek, Roman and Egyptian names. Although she still says that she's going to name her oldest daughter after me :)

Merry - posted on 06/03/2011

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Oh and we were thinking to name our first daughter Sara Joan. Sounds pretty plain boring and or unsymbo,ic right!
Well my moms name was Sara Joan, she got cancer when I was 13 and died when I was 15. We wanted to remember her through our daughters name and honor her place as grandma.
Well we decided not to just because how many Sara(h) s we know. And we really wanted a unique name, but still if we had used Sara it would have been full of meaning to us.

Merry - posted on 06/03/2011

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Matt hates Leo, but when I suggest Leonidas he thinks it's possible :) he also suggested Aries and Orion and Perseus, and I believe Zeus at one point :) think he was joking on that one tho

Sara - posted on 06/03/2011

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Oh, don't get me started on the Roman God theme, Emma! My husband has pushed both times for a boy to be named Spartacus or Augustus. NO WAY!!!! And he even seriously suggested Huckleberry. Yeah...dream on!

Bernie - posted on 06/03/2011

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He said no to:
Hunter
Preston
Glad we didn't go with Hunter as it's become the new "J/aiden" here

I said no to
Archillies (what child at school would think of a Roman God, they'd tease him for being named after a foot tendon!)
Mathias

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We both agreed on the name for our daughter but recently we were discussing names for any future potential children that we may have and i liked the name Zenia Aurora Avalon. He didnt like Zenia however i am currently trying to veto any names that come from his side of the family!! ugh not ready for that to be brought up!

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/02/2011

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Oliva sound sooooooo old, I know a 80 year old woman with that name. Stacy used to be a guys name.

I think most names are boring. Jason, Nichole, Ethan, Ian, Lindsey...... what exactly is being said by these? Not much. A million other people have these. But I'm a big fan of names having symbolic meaning, so when all these names are just..... names.... it's boring.

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I liked the names Alivia, Ziva, Marisol, something a little different but he never liked a single one of them. They would either, as he would say, stick in his mouth or just didn't sound right to him... He wanted names like Shelby (I pictured a turtle), Margaret so he could call her Maggie (a little too old sounding, like Esther) and Dakota (my friend has a dog named dakota so couldn't associate the name to a baby). It is amazing we were ever able to find two names that we agreed on for our children... lord help us if we have a third!!

Charlotte - posted on 06/02/2011

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We only had one name picked out, our first daughter was Ariel, we both loved it, our second daughter was Alana which was one of Ariel's sisters name in the movie. For a boy we had Alexandre and John.

Lady Heather - posted on 06/01/2011

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Add Eilidh, Synnove and Josefin to the list of girls names he vetoed.

But we picked one - Annelie. Done.

April - posted on 06/01/2011

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I wanted to name our daughter Charlotte. He didn't like it so we went for a better option. With our son he refused every name but Aidan LOL

Lady Heather - posted on 06/01/2011

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I have a friend called Laila who pronounces it Ly-la. People say it wrong all the time.

Oscar the Grouch was part of the appeal of Oskar for me. It would give me something to call the kid if he was being a poo.

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My hubby refused any boy names except for his own name or one I didn't like for a first name. He said all other boy names are "wimpy" and he didn't want our potential son to be bullied because of his "wimpy name." Ugh. Fortunately, we had all girls and didn't have to have that argument more than once :)



We agreed on all our daughter's names, but there were a few that we had to veto.



His top pick that I vetoed:

Valentina



My top picks that he vetoed:

Emeli (pronounced like Emily)

Quinn



His pick was his grandmother's name (his very mean and crazy grandmother). I just can't stand the name. My pick was my mentor's name (she passed away Dec, 2003) but it didn't go with our other daughters' names (and since we went with the Russian names with the first 2 I didn't want our 3rd to stand out and have a really different name). Quinn is a name that can be for either gender, but I like it for a girl best. I got it from a Nora Roberts book and I've loved it since, but hubby's not a fan at all :(



If we ever do have another baby (not likely) and it ends up being a girl then I'm going to insist that Emeli be the middle name though...

Emma - posted on 06/01/2011

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My son is called Sean. When I was pregnant with him we knew it would be sean for a boy but we could not agree on girls names. He vetoed Ella, Chloe, Ellie, Maisie...the list goes on and on. Luckily we did not need to decide on girls names because we had a boy!
Second time around I had a girl and funnily enough we could not agree on boys names but we easily reached a decision on a girls name. He vetoed Sam for a boy and that was the only name I really liked. For a girl he loved Lily and as it was my nan's name we went with that. I vetoed a few names but he chose all asian names nd I really didn't want either of them to have an asian first name. They both have an asian second name. Sean has Rayhaan for his middle name and Lily has Suhana for her middle name.

Merry - posted on 06/01/2011

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I've also seen it spelled Laila though idk if that's pronounced like Lyla or Layla....

Sara - posted on 06/01/2011

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Fo' shizzle!!!!! I think I'm going to be insistent...I just don't like the Y spelling...it just doesn't seem as "classy" to me, and you know me, I'm all about the class! :)

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