We all have them. Names that either our parents were going to use when they named us, but we were either the wrong sex or Mom changed her mind. For example, my mother says that if I was a boy, I'd have been called Mark.
One of my boys, up until about my 6th month, was called Liam. One of my girls was due around the time that Jackie Kennedy died, and I toyed (thankfully briefly) with giving her the middle name of Bouvier. My entire pregnancy with Emma, we were set on Olivia. When she was born, I realized that she didn't look like an Olivia, and I told The Hubster that her name was now Emma. He disagreed, and we discussed for two days, before I finally told him, "I'm the one that signs the birth certificate, so I get to write down what I want, and she's going to be Emma." I really wanted to name Riley Saoirse, pronounced Seer-sha - one of my favorite Irish names, but it didn't go with my last name. I also loved the name Ivy, and I was completely distraught that I wasn't able to name any of my girls Josephine. I mean, is there any name cuter than Josie?
So, what are the names you liked but weren't ever able to use?
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