10 Baby Names I Love But Won’t Be Using
This was a tag going around YouTube recently. I wanted to do it, but could never remember all of the names I thought of when I was pregnant. I had a new list of names for each pregnancy, but I was reminded of some of them recently when discussing names with Kaia and I wrote them down just for this post…
As you will see, I like unique names. My current children all have pretty unique (and long!) names. My oldest son has 4 names in front of his last name. My kids go by Kaia (boy), Aloshua/Losh (boy – sounds similar to Joshua), and Aybra/Abby (girl – sounds similar to Abraham).
So here is an alphabetical list of 10 Baby Names I Love But Won’t Be Using
*Please note, the babies in these images are NOT my children, but are client’s babies from my Photography business. I have permission to use these images.
For obvious reasons, this one was vetoed pretty quickly. Adolf means “noble wolf”. I like the meaning of the name, but funny enough, I am not really into names because of their meanings otherwise. (I have included them in the following for those curious)
My favorite movie growing up! I always loved the name Aladdin. Aloshua (my middle son) was almost named Aladdin, but I figured two “Al” names was too much and couldn’t decide which one to use as a first name if I chose both. This one means “nobility of faith”.
This would have been a first and middle name. I liked how it sounded like Alexander, but was unique. Alek means “defender of men” and Zander means “man warrior”.
Caillou has a bad rep from the cartoon character that everybody loves to hate. I like the way this name sounds. I didn’t choose this name because it was very similar sounding (especially when said fast) to part of my older son’s name (Kaia Imire). Caillou means “pebble” or “bald head” and Amir means “prince”.
I’m not a fan of traditional names at all, but this one just speaks to me. I didn’t use it because it was on my list for my first child who happened to be a boy, and it reminds me of the little girl from Clifford too much. Emily means “industrious” or “striving” and Elizabeth means “oath of God”.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I was researching Malawian names (her father is Malawian) and this one stuck out to me. It means “water of life”. I didn’t find out her gender until birth and this is a boys name.
I can’t describe why I like this name, but didn’t choose it because in my mind I pictured people being confused and thinking it was a title.
Another Aladdin name, this time the tiger from Aladdin. Aybra was almost given this as another middle name. This name means “king”. I liked it better for a boy.
This was one of the first baby names I wrote down on any list of baby names, unfortunately my son’s father already had a child with this name. The more I dived into baby names, the more unique they got. Spencer means “steward of provisions”
Wolfgang or Amadeus
I like both of these names together as in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There wasn’t a specific reason for not choosing this, except I like other names better. Wolfgang means “travelling wolf” and Amadeus means “to love God”.
There we have it.. 10 Baby Names I Love But Won’t Be Using. I can only imagine some parents reading this and patting themselves on the back for not being as crazy as me with name choices. (My oldest son literally landed on a “worst baby names” website because of his name)
Would you consider any of these names for your child?
Do your children have unique or traditional names?