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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?

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


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


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

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

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


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).

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

Bath Sheba - wash the german shepherd.

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

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

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.

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

SILLY! not stilly.

delilah88 Fri 04-Jan-13 14:42:17

No I think it's stilly. Not the same but I met a grown woman called Sappho at an NCT and thought it ridiculous.

VisualiseAHorse Fri 04-Jan-13 13:23:36

Actually, on second thoughts, I do think it's a nice name, but upon reading it, the above is what I thought first1

VisualiseAHorse Fri 04-Jan-13 13:21:33

No. Thought it was some sort of product for bathing babies. Or cats.

everlong Fri 04-Jan-13 13:16:35

Haha yes beautiful Rex. A lovely name. A long time ago when I was little 40 odd years ago we had a dog called Rex. But now it's not popular as a dogs name. Dogs used to be called Major, Prince, Spot etc instead of human names. I have a cat called Ned and a dog called Evie

BobbiFleckmann Fri 04-Jan-13 13:13:55

it's a brilliant name, and yes, Biba from teh Poison Tree is a Bathsheba (god the hours of my life i'll never get back from reading that book...)

PoppyAmex Fri 04-Jan-13 13:13:46

Didn't OP say it's HER name?

If so, poor thing reading all this!

Anyway, I think it's a perfectly nice name.

lockets Fri 04-Jan-13 13:11:41

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everlong Fri 04-Jan-13 13:08:17

No, it's a human name that people call their dog ( in this past ) Like Oscar, Sam and Poppy.

Fido, patch, fluffy are real names for dogs.

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Fri 04-Jan-13 13:05:35

Well, I like it!

Sheba, however, is a German Shepherd dog kind of name.

So ner!

everlong Fri 04-Jan-13 13:03:52

I kill goldfish not on purpose mind, but somehow they never live long

everlong Fri 04-Jan-13 13:02:43

grin we had Mabel and Rose for guinea pigs and a hamster called Harriet..

Can't you tell I only had sons!

nkf Fri 04-Jan-13 12:59:50

Goldfish? Two of them. Bathsheba and Eustacia.

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