This is a slightly different type of post for my blog, but I have been absolutely obsessed with watching these videos on YouTube recently, especially now I am growing my own little bean (have you read my pregnancy announcement post?). However, I am not even remotely confident enough to sit in front of a camera to tell you what mine are, so I thought a blog post may suffice. Here is an ever-growing list of names that I have fallen in love with but just couldn’t bring myself to use. Please don’t take offence if any of your name choices are on this list, it is just personal preference!
Every time I think of the name Charlie, I think of the cutest little boy with the biggest smile, but with a really naughty side too. I think a naughty name is always a cute name, and we picked our first boys name based on this. However, I wouldn’t use it because my other half hates it, and I can’t say it out loud without thinking of “oooouch charlieeee! oooouch!” or even worse, bloody Charlie and Lola.
Ezra and Lucas
Both names I adore, however… Pretty Little Liars. What more can I say? I feel like everyone and their grandma’s dogs will be called these two names soon, and I already see Ezra’s flooding the parent pages already. Lucas on the other hand just doesn’t feel right. It’s such a lovely name, but I don’t like the shortened version (Luke). I did consider Luca, but it doesn’t go at all with my other half’s surname, so we had to scrap it completely.
I could say a thousand lovely things about this name. It sounds so cute and it’s perfect all throughout life. The only real problem I have with it is that it is way too popular. I know at least 6 people with a baby named Noah, and I know it will be one of those names that will linger for years as it is so lovely. I’m not really one for unique and different names, and I love a good old traditional name, so I will probably never have a child that doesn’t have the same name as someone else… but I definitely would prefer a name that is not ‘in fashion’ so my child can be slightly different at school. Also, I am not religious in the slightest and am not raising my children to be, so wouldn’t want to give off the wrong impression (although as I said, I do know a lot of non-religious people who use this name too – nothing wrong with that!).
I actually don’t know why I wouldn’t use this name. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, but, it just doesn’t feel like I will ever have a son named Isaac. Although, again, I am not religious and try to stray away from biblical names.
I absolutely adored this name and we almost used it for O. Like Charlie, I think Max is definitely a naughty boys name, and I can’t help but think of a cute mischievous toddler when I think of it, but… whenever I mentioned to anyone how much I loved this name, they’d automatically say “Oh so and so has a dog called Max!”. It was about then that I realised I also have 3 friends who post regular photos of their dogs named ‘Max’ on Facebook, and I could never think of it the same way again, but I do still love it.
As I said, I am absolutely obsessed with traditional names so William was a huge contender for us. Sadly, this was the name we had decided on if we were having a boy during my first pregnancy, and then when I found out I had miscarried I could no longer use it as it just didn’t feel right.