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Is Bathsheba useable?

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Quesadillo Wed 02-Jan-13 20:30:55

That's it really. Yes, get the King David story, naked roof-bathing and Thomas Hardy and all that.

So the question is: could a RL person carry off this name?

AgathaTrunchbull Wed 02-Jan-13 20:35:10

Cat, yes. Person, no.

bananaramma Wed 02-Jan-13 20:51:06

How would you pronounce it - Bath-sheba or Bat-sheva?

Quesadillo Wed 02-Jan-13 21:03:29

Bathsheba. (my Hebrew name, which is only used for things like weddings etc, is Batsheva but I'm interested in the Anglicised version.)

bananaramma Wed 02-Jan-13 22:07:54

I like it. Nice biblical name and it has meaning to you.

OutragedFromLeeds Wed 02-Jan-13 23:51:09


seeker Wed 02-Jan-13 23:54:17

Don't be silly.

No, I don't think so. There are lots of lovely Hebrew names which are perfectly use-able though.

comeonbishbosh Thu 03-Jan-13 10:53:22

Another No vote. I'm all for unusual names but that seems a lot to ask someone to 'carry off' all their life. And, apart from all the cultural connetations, you've opening up the northern / southern split on how you pronounce "bath"!

HoneyDragon Thu 03-Jan-13 10:59:44

I am eternally grateful to my dbro that he talked my mother out of naming me this smile it was a close call but he prevailed.

squoosh Thu 03-Jan-13 14:56:44

Christ no!

SouthernComforts Thu 03-Jan-13 14:58:00

Please don't

MrsHoarder Thu 03-Jan-13 15:02:28

No. one in a hundred could carry it off successfully, for every other child it would be a complete burden.

Moominsarehippos Thu 03-Jan-13 15:15:15

I cant imagine a surname that would go with it... It's a bit too 'way out there' I think.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 03-Jan-13 15:16:30

It is an utterly lovely name in theory, but I wouldn't saddle a child with it tbh. It is a lot to carry off.

AyeOopMoose Thu 03-Jan-13 15:19:47

I know one in RL the siblings have even worse godawful names if you can believe it

a real burden for them

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 03-Jan-13 15:42:41

I know one as well, known as Sheba, but only a very little girl yet. She has a very short surname which sounds nice with it (think Day type thing, one syllable) Plus she's not in this country so probs fewer catfood associations with the shortenings.

In theory it's nice but what would you call her? Bath? Batty? Baba? Tricky.

Moominsarehippos Thu 03-Jan-13 17:14:10

Sheba is catfood!

priscilla101 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:20:32

I think calling the OP silly is unfair.

My DCs have unusual names and most definitely no-no's in MN terms, but so what, I like them and my DCs like them, so who cares.

Fwiw i like Bathsheba, but you need to decide and then rock it!

everlong Thu 03-Jan-13 17:21:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

comelywenchlywoo Thu 03-Jan-13 17:22:24

Er I'd tread carefully if I were you. I think it's probably a no from me.

priscilla101 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:22:58

X post evelong! Shall we be friends?wink

priscilla101 Thu 03-Jan-13 17:23:42

FFS....everlong, not evelong!

everlong Thu 03-Jan-13 17:29:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Moominsarehippos Thu 03-Jan-13 17:56:18

As a child christened with a 'waaay out there' name and the ugliest middle name imaginable, I would say don't do it unless you are a successful rock star/actor.

Your daughter will not thank you in years to come, after years of sniggering, 'eh???', jokes/silly comments/insults, and if she is unlucky, bullying.

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