Bartholomew nn Bart

(20 Posts)
fionadal Sun 07-Jun-15 19:28:29

What of you think of this as a name? Came across one recently, and thought what a great name! And very unique.

If I have a DS3, think this will be a strong contender

Minty82 Sun 07-Jun-15 19:31:23

Love it, but it's quite an eyebrow raiser - it was top of our list for DS but we chickened out. Glad to know someone somewhere held their nerve though!

sweetpeame Sun 07-Jun-15 20:38:16

Hmmm interesting one. I wouldn't use it but don't necessarily dislike it. I do dislike Bart though, reminds me of Bart Simpson...

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 07-Jun-15 20:41:04

I don't like Bart.

Tolly for Bartholomew?

But no, not keen. Unless your last name is Smith, which needs an astonishing first name.

Bluestocking Sun 07-Jun-15 20:41:32

Marge: What about Bart?
Homer: Let's see. Bart, dart, cart, e-art. Nope can't see any problems with that.

CaTsMaMmA Sun 07-Jun-15 20:42:49

lol... bluestocking , i came in to say exactly the same

ScrambledEggAndToast Sun 07-Jun-15 20:49:44

A bit 'trying too hard' in my opinion. All I would be able to think of is Bart Simpson.

fionadal Sun 07-Jun-15 21:21:08

Love the Simpsons quote!
Thanks all for replies

mrsnoon Sun 07-Jun-15 21:26:10

I LOVE this name but it really didn't go with our surname and I would hate for it to get shortened to Bart. I googled Bartholomew and found it led me to the name we have used which was 2nd on my list anyway (Nathaniel).

Bluestocking Sun 07-Jun-15 21:29:13

I do love Bartholomew but I think Bart is just too risky! It's a shame.

HarryLimeFoxtrot Sun 07-Jun-15 21:32:15

DH's brother is Bartholomew (nn Bart). It seems like a perfectly normal name to me.

He was called 'Barty the farty' at school though.

Sophronia Sun 07-Jun-15 23:10:41

I prefer Tolly as a nn for Bartholomew

Marisola Sun 07-Jun-15 23:57:25

There's always Barry for short ... smile

AtomicDog Mon 08-Jun-15 00:07:42

Just as long as you pronounce it "Bartolemee" not Bartholomew".

AtomicDog Mon 08-Jun-15 00:08:16

Ooh- yes! Tolly from Green Knowe stories smile

SavoyCabbage Mon 08-Jun-15 01:40:31

It's quite common where I am in Australia but because of the accent it sounds like the noise a sheep makes.

'Oh, here's Baaaaaa.'

upthewolves Mon 08-Jun-15 04:59:22

I'm in Aus too and know several here. two Barts I know arent Bartholomew though, one is a Robert and one is a Barton. I know a couple of others through work and not sure what their full names are!

SavoyCabbage Mon 08-Jun-15 08:36:56

I didn't ever think that the ones I know might not be called Bartholomew!

owlborn Mon 08-Jun-15 08:52:50

I love it. And Tolly for short is awesome - makes me think of Greem Knowe.

Minty82 Mon 08-Jun-15 12:30:15

I suggested Tolly to DH when we were considering it as I wasn't wild about Bart, but not sure Tolly would be livable with for a boy over the age of about four! Love the Green Knowe echo though - although he was Toseland!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now