Names we won’t use with our next child

When we tell people we’re execting a child, they ask a few questions:

1) Are you going to find out the child’s gender? and 2) Do you have any names picked out?

Here are our answers: 1) We’re not sure yet and 2) Not really.

While we don’t have any names picked out, we DO have a list of names we won’t be using.  Here’s our list, but feel free to leave a few of your own “please don’t use that name” names.

  • Aiden
  • Braden
  • Caden
  • Jaden
  • Hayden
  • Faden
  • Any variant of those previous names
  • Hector (Lisa doesn’t want me to use this one)
  • Liam
  • Andrew
  • Lisa
  • Greta (already taken)
  • Rachel
  • Jonathan
  • Mopsy
  • Flopsy
  • Cottontail
  • Gage
  • Donatello
  • Poindexter

10 thoughts on “Names we won’t use with our next child

  1. Axel
    Judas
    Sebastian
    Seamus
    Bambi
    but I do like Patricia 🙂

    I noticed that the boy names are out weigh girl ones… hummmmm

    We find out Tuesday if the wee one is a boy or girl. Let the name hunt begin!

  2. Hi, Jonathan, Nice to see you on here! There’s nothing wrong with your name; it’s just that we already have one in my family. My twin brother is named Jonathan. If that weren’t the case, it would totally be on the table! Everyone else: keep the names flowing! (And I do kind of like Seamus. We’ll see what Lisa thinks. I think some friends may already have that one reserved.)

  3. Lindsey Smith says:

    I vote no for:

    Cyrus
    Emory
    Voldemort

    But I vote yes for:

    Hazel
    Ivy
    Josephine
    Muriel
    Winifred
    Millie
    Molly
    Nora

    Amos
    Grayson
    Alonzo
    Henry
    Lorenzo
    Sullivan

  4. Aunt Rachel x2 says:

    What about Emo? Or Devo? Or perhaps Russ? I also fancy Poe.

    PICTURES FROM THIS WEEKEND, PLEASE!!!! Lisa’s camera too – I didn’t have any on mine! 🙁

  5. Gmanina says:

    On the ‘no’ list should be Patricia………..Pat Shinn could be misconstrued…right?

    I like : Connie
    Bonnie

    but no Mae…..Gma Coulter and I did not enjoy ours.

    Too bad we have to name our children before we have them around for awhile….so we could better determine what suits their inherent dispositions….Oh well.
    I know you will make a good decision, and we’ll all love it.
    Hugs…..Gmanina

  6. Good point, Grandma! I’ve always thought it odd that we label our offspring before we know whether the label is going to fit well. But I guess defaulting to something like ‘beanie’ would be one of the dangers of such a course!

  7. Jonathan Phillips says:

    OK. I wasn’t sure if ‘Jonathan’ fit in with ‘Andrew’ and ‘Lisa’ above or ‘Mopsy’ and ‘Flopsy’ below. 🙂

    Anyway, here’s some of the more unusual names of some of my ancestors. I’d recommend some, but others…not so much.

    Archilles
    Conrad
    Cora
    Duncan
    Edna
    Elias
    Elmer
    Elsie
    Giles
    Guy
    Horace
    Hulda
    Inez
    Loretta
    Lucinda
    Luther
    Myrtle
    Oscar
    Randolph
    Reddin
    Reuben (or Ruben)
    Romaine
    Rosetta
    Rudolph
    Rvelard
    Ulrich

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