Mighty Life List
Jan 12 2007

Baby Names Rejected as “Too Victorian”

Eustice Infirmity Mason
Humphrey Concomitant Mason
Exhaustia Recumbent Mason
Rampant Humility Mason
Lucidity Ubiquitous Mason

66 Responses to “Baby Names Rejected as “Too Victorian””

  • greta Says:

    My husband and I have been joking about the name Consequence for ours (due in April). Similarly “Victorian”.

  • Mrs. Kennedy Says:

    It’s a boy, so that should be “Exhaustium.”

  • lara Says:

    i’ll give you a hundred bucks to name your child “Eustice Infirmity Mason.” that’s just so excellent.

  • Jen Says:

    I am in LOVE with ‘Rampant Humility Mason.’ Although I do wonder what such a name would do to the kid’s self-esteem…

  • Mau Says:

    Lemme guess…

    You don’t want your child’s emails to be caught by his friends’ anti-spam tools!!!

    er… you are having a boy, right?

  • Jen Says:

    Hey, have you seen the National Geographic video of triplets in the womb? Pretty amazing.

  • Calculus Interbie Says:

    I love Lucidity Ubiquitous Mason.

  • Josh Says:

    My wife nixed both “Inverness” and “Calamity” as possible first names for our first-born.

  • You can call me, Sir Says:

    If it’s a girl, slightly alter Lucretia and you could have Meta Secretia Mason. Mmmmmmmm, yes. Based on personal experience with baby leakage, it’ll be descriptive on many levels for a few years, as well as Victorian.

  • Valeta Says:

    I also love Lucidity. Mason is a great last name it seems like any name would go with it. Our last name is Brown and all the names I like sound silly with it. I am not due until August so I have time. Good luck with the naming thing.

  • Lisa Says:

    In helping our daughter research names and we LOVE Montana but think our grandson is going to be Damien or Tristan Xavier Jameson Smith (2 of my kids have 2 middle names). With Smith as a last name it needs to be a little different.

    Can’t believe you nixed all those wonderful names, tho. :) Walk through a cemetery – good spot to find names.

  • Karen Says:

    Rampant Exhaustium would be PERFECT, if it’s a boy. Everyone who knew would just nod and smile in agreement.

  • melanie Says:

    Just as long as you don’t take Testicles (pronounced testi-klees). We’ve got dibs on that for #2.

  • Regina Clare Jane Says:

    What about 7? You know, Mickey Mantle’s number… that’s not very Victorian…

  • jana Says:

    My husband and I would joke about naming our progeny Cotton or Increase after the famous Mathers. These are so much better!

  • Marigoldie Says:

    Last night on the Simpsons, Marge’s name (as a Puritan in one of the history episodes) was Constance Prudence Chastity Goodfaith.

  • Melanie - Holy Schmidt! Says:

    I’d go with the bad Friend’s reference name. Like Regina Falange and Consuela Banana Hammock.

    Our friends told us that they wanted to name thier future child “Embry”. They had worked on this for months. Then my husband ruined it for them by saying, “You mean like embryo?”

  • Emily Says:

    Fidelity Hortencia Mason

  • Rae Says:

    I don’t know what you mean by “too victorian”. They all seem lovely to me. I especially like Ubiquitous as a middle name. Or how about Pernicious Olfactory Mason?

  • Samantha Says:

    I once knew a guy named Huckle Berryman…what about Huckle Berry Mason?

  • planetheidi Says:

    Tocelyn “Tossie” Mason.

  • VenturaMom Says:

    Oooohhhhh…Exhaustia Recumbent. Purty.

  • Acacia Says:

    Experience Prudence Mason.

  • Kate Says:

    One of my favorite books, To Say Nothing of the Dog, has a string of Victorian daughters named after flowers. The oldest is something dull like Rose, but the the youngest is the hilarious Eglantine.

    Eglantine Woodbine Mason, should you ever have a wee girl.

    There’s also a Scottish stereotype of large extended Catholic families finally having so many Agneses in them that one gets called Senga (agnesbackwards) to keep them straight.

    Senga Ettedanreb Mason.

  • jo Says:

    There’s also a Scottish stereotype of large extended Catholic families finally having so many Agneses in them that one gets called Senga (agnesbackwards) to keep them straight.

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  • Jenny Rough Says:

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  • Megan Says:

    …are you taking your cues from spam subject lines?

  • b Says:

    Around here, lucidity is NEVER ubiquitous, so that seems like the most unlikely combination.

  • kerrianne Says:

    I don’t know, “Infirmity” is a pretty rad middle name. ;)

  • s t a c i Says:

    Patience Consumption Mason, comes to mind.

  • margieblystone Says:

    We considered Ghengis Farquar… We thought he could later introduce himself by saying, “I’m here to pillage your village and do your taxes.”

    We went with Zachary instead.
    Happy Birth-Day to you both.

  • Andree Says:

    Melanie’s Friends comment is funny – a cousin of mine just named his baby “Holden” A perfectly cute name, but since we all watched Friends too much, we cannot refer to the baby without saying, “Holden McGroin” Thank goodness the baby lives in another state.

  • steph Says:

    we joked about naming our daughter “Genitalia Louise” … heh. Heh, good times…

  • Jill Says:

    I don’t know, maybe you could just go with the name of a fruit. Or a vegetable! Asparagus Cauliflower Mason sounds pretty.

  • Emily Says:

    Such an undertaking, naming someone! My husband and I love the old classic or literary names, like Holden (mentioned above), Harry, Harriet, but with a last name of Johnson…..well, certainly complicates things.

    I do have a friend who in the haze of pain medication after a complicated delivery named her baby “Luminous Crystal Light”

  • Auntie Yolanda Says:

    Have you considered Finis, Beryl, Elton or Rilla Mae?

  • Monkee Says:

    How about Indulgence Delectation Mason or Persnickety Trimvirate Mason?

  • Monkee Says:

    That’s Triumvirate. Not that it helps.

  • Coelecanth Says:

    I have friends who named thier little girl Talula. Thank god it wasn’t a boy, they were seriously going to call him Huckleberry. Child abuse, I say.

  • Frankenstein Says:

    Well, there’s the obvious “Brick Mason” and “Stone Mason.” You could go with Julius Augustus Rudolfus Mason (aka J.A.R. Mason), too.

  • MarkDM Says:

    Baby name rejected as too Queensryche:

    Silent Lucidity Mason

    Baby name rejected as too P.G. Wodehouse:

    Hortencia Cummerbund Mason

  • MomVee Says:

    Did you have Richard Scarry’s _What Do People Do All Day?_: “Jason the Mason built a foundation in the hole for the house to be built on.”

  • Kellbo Says:

    Free Accepted Mason or Grand Master Free Mason?

  • Amy D. Says:

    Justin Case Mason.

    Our friends just had a girl, Amelia, but I was rooting for a boy because they were going to call him Abraham. Lil’ Abe. How cute!

  • alice Says:

    My favorite actual name ever is my mom’s friend Laboria. LABORIA. Better yet, she’s a lesbian ex-nun.

  • Monkee Says:

    I knew a girl once named Lesbia. I just can’t imagine that’s been working out for her.

  • Bookratt Says:

    I once knew a boy named Seven Aight. Pronounced 7,8.

    And I recently saw a name on a realty sign called Mess Uhrin. Yep, that would be mess urine. AKA, if you buy THIS house what a mess you’re in.

    My favorite, however, is the unabashedly comic book-y name of a friend’s son:

    Dex Lohr

    Could you name your son Paul?

    You shall name no son before his time.

  • Erin Says:

    Expected babies in my family often get called Ethelbert or Albertine before they arrive. Or Spike. That works when you don’t know what you’re having yet. I’d love to meet a real Ethelbert or Albertine.

  • Jean Says:

    Just PLEASE no Kaylee, Kylee, Hayley, Hadley, Katie, Rylee… Oh My F-ing God, the first grade this year is overrun with them. Even worse than the ubiquitous Matthews and Alexanders.

  • Amethyst Says:

    My favorite is definitely Rampant Humility. That’s champion!

  • ktjane Says:

    I actually went to high school with a Justin Case. Funny parents!

  • crankybee Says:

    Giselle Majella
    Celeste Saloma
    Isolda Miriam

    I am not kidding when I tell you these are the names of my three cousins. My brother calls them ‘the most overnames children in Australia’…

    My best friend in England was going to call her new son Sidney. Sid Hartley. The name of a man who has his own bar stool somewhere…

  • j Says:

    I once met a man “Richard Seemann”, yes that’s Dick Seemann to you.

  • mallory Says:

    I humbly submit Gilligan.

  • Larry Says:

    How ’bout Alistire Infirmity Mason A.I.M.

  • Samantha Says:

    We’ve got some names picked out for our future kids.

    Boy: Lincoln “Link” for short because my fiance is a huge Nintendo nerd and I also really like presidential names. Our cats are named Washington and Franklin. So we figured we needed to carry on the presidential feel with our future tots…

    Girl: Evelyn. No really funny jokes about it, I just like old fashioned names and Evie is a cute nickname.

    We are keeping the boy name a secret especially from his parents because they freaked out about us wanting to name our future daughter “Evelyn”. And it’s odd that they would spew at such a name because his mom suggests names like “Madison, Dakota, Jade, Ashley, Ashton” and overly trendy names such as those.

    Just name your kid Leta Jr. ;)