Glad I caught that beforehand

In discussing names for our future children, Husband and I liked the idea of using his grandmother's name, Rena, as a mn. His family is almost all of Danish- and Norwegian-descent, so we've discussed Freya for a daughter.

After saying it aloud a few time, I realized that Freya Rena quickly becomes Frey Arena. Glad I caught that.

What names did you almost use before catching a name issue?


November 14, 2012 9:36 PM

My maiden name sounds very much like E. Lee. Not a problem until my parents discussed naming my younger brother Robert!

January 6, 2013 2:23 PM

Not me personally but a friends parents almost named him Christopher Robert Andrew P. Initials CRAP. They pulled one of the middle names. Just reversing them gets you CARP.

January 6, 2013 3:50 PM

We really wanted Alexander Stephen for our son, but our last name starts with an "S". He ended up Alex@nder J@mes. :-)


February 13, 2013 7:57 AM

My best friend's last name is Player. Her parents had planned on naming her Amanda Lynn. Until they said the entire name together- Amanda Lynn Player. So they quickly choose something different, and named her Tiffanie.

March 2, 2013 11:53 PM

Sadly, something I did NOT catch before bestowing were my daughters initials. Now of course I can't change the last one but she ended up being NRA. Did I ever tell you how much I loathe the concept of guns? Luckily, its never been a subject of distinct notice by anyone.

March 4, 2013 1:30 PM

Oops! Our daughter was almost EMS, which would have been funny simply because I'm a nurse...


May 11, 2013 6:06 PM

We liked the name Anne Marie for our daughter but when said out loud it's hard to distinguish from Anne Murray.