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MissAlabamaWhitman Tue 22-Dec-15 23:58:57

I'm not pregnant but be decided it's my name of choice if I ever conceive another girl

My DCs are Padraig, Jacinta, Xavier and Romilly.

Am I right to earmark Ariel for future usage?

peggyundercrackers Wed 23-Dec-15 00:08:28

Ariel as in non bio wash powder? Erm... No, sorry it's not for me, reminds me of soap powder.

LittleBearPad Wed 23-Dec-15 00:12:55

Or a mermaid. I wouldn't.

eastwest Wed 23-Dec-15 00:17:38

I would love to love this name, but I'm afraid washing powder has spoiled it for me too. sad

eastwest Wed 23-Dec-15 00:18:18

How about Miranda instead?

MissAlabamaWhitman Wed 23-Dec-15 00:40:15

Em no....

Ariel as in 'the tempest'

And I see where you're going with Miranda but no, not for me.

PinkSquash Wed 23-Dec-15 00:41:40

Little mermaid and the washing powder would ruin it for me

Burgatroyd Wed 23-Dec-15 10:17:01

Its lovely

Raeray Wed 23-Dec-15 10:22:15

I love it too.
There was a character on the programme medium with this name and I always liked it!

BettyOctopus Wed 23-Dec-15 10:31:57

Isn't it traditionally a boys name?

Fourormore Wed 23-Dec-15 10:33:59

Too much The Little Mermaid for me.

TheTravellingLemon Wed 23-Dec-15 10:35:24

It's a boy's name really. The feminine has an 'a' at the end.

Chopz Wed 23-Dec-15 10:35:50


miniswin Wed 23-Dec-15 10:40:52

What about Arielle, or Ariella, or Aurelia?

Sophronia Wed 23-Dec-15 12:38:44

The Ariel I know is male. I prefer Arielle or Ariella for a girl.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Wed 23-Dec-15 12:41:21

Washing powder was my first thought too

EmpressOfTheVulvaCupcakes Wed 23-Dec-15 12:44:37

Problem is, most people wouldn't think of Ariel in The Tempest, they would go straight to Little Mermaid & washing powder. Or even aerials.

In theory yes, in practice... that's different.

Fatfreefaff Wed 23-Dec-15 12:55:15

I was thinking of using it but was going to spell it arialle or something like that to avoid the teasing. There was an Israeli girl at nursery with a similar name but not sure how they spelt it - pronounced Ari-ahl.

smartyclogs Wed 23-Dec-15 13:27:02

I used to work with a guy from the Phillipines called Ariel.

Actually I know quite a few people from the Phillipines with great names, I guess their parents really didn't care at all what other people thought.
Ariel, Beethoven, Ulysses, Girlie, and Gay.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Wed 23-Dec-15 13:32:37

It's lovely for a boy - but it is a boy's name.

LibraryMonster Wed 23-Dec-15 17:56:42

Me and DH really like it for a boy, but I can't bring myself to use it because of all the reasons mentioned above sad

Sofiria Wed 23-Dec-15 19:15:26

I really like Ariel with a short /a/ as a boy's name. With the long a it's all Little Mermaid for me, unfortunately.

eastwest Wed 23-Dec-15 20:48:28

Yes... I knew it was from TT but the connection with washing powder is too strong I'm afraid.

eastwest Wed 23-Dec-15 20:50:46

Or Ariel Sharon is the other one. not the greatest of associations.
Ariel and Isis are two of my favourite names, just going on the sound and look of them. Pity about world politics.

Leigh1980 Wed 23-Dec-15 20:58:20

I love that name. I love mermaids and I live by the ocean which I love. I didn't even think of the washing powder at all. It's one of my favourite names. If I have a girl that's what I'd call her.

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