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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?

delilah88 Fri 04-Jan-13 14:42:26

SILLY! not stilly.

Narked Fri 04-Jan-13 15:47:57

It's a beautiful name but, to me anyway, says Serious Money, beautiful London home a place in France and public school. If that's you, go for it.

Tortoise Fri 04-Jan-13 20:20:19

Ayeupmoose I know one too and the siblings also have, Erm, unusual names.

Dogsmom Fri 04-Jan-13 21:38:50

Bath Sheba - wash the german shepherd.

thetigerwhocametoteax Fri 04-Jan-13 21:51:13

We know a little Bathsheba - pronounced Beth-sheba, although she gets called "Bash" mostly. It helps she is beautiful and confident as its a unusual name to pull off.

Astley Sat 05-Jan-13 15:56:41

I know one. Now a hugely sucessful barrister. So not been a horrible burden for her!

ProphetOfDoom Sat 05-Jan-13 16:00:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Quesadillo Sat 05-Jan-13 16:14:35

Thanks everyone for the huge amount of interesting feedback, with the exception of the small minority who need to get out more.

I've been preoccupied in the meantime in giving birth to DD2 who is not called Bathsheba but I do think it's a great name. It will be her Hebrew name, as it is mine. But I wont say i don't have some regrets that she won't be rocking it as a barrister or a high court judge or a paediatric surgeon- which is what I do. Always refreshing, though, to be called "silly"....

And now my boobs are calling.

Happy naming everyone!

Bonsoir Sat 05-Jan-13 16:18:58

I love Bathsheba but wanted to avoid Jewish names (DP is Jewish but absolutely no-one in his family would dream of giving a child a Jewish name).

Bonsoir Sat 05-Jan-13 16:19:39


Viviennemary Sat 05-Jan-13 16:24:29

It is perhaps useable if you are intending to write a time travel novel. Otherwise no.

everlong Sat 05-Jan-13 16:26:25


nkf Sat 05-Jan-13 17:10:08


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