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Bartholomew nn Bart

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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!

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