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Allstats Mon 05-Sep-16 15:39:33

Thoughts on Ariel for a boy? Thanks

monkeygone Mon 05-Sep-16 15:42:04

I can only think of the little mermaid.

WindPowerRanger Mon 05-Sep-16 15:43:22

It is a nice name, more linked with girls than boys now, thanks to the Disney film. I immediately think of over-scented washing powder, I'm afraid.

BossWitch Mon 05-Sep-16 15:43:37


1. Washing powder.
2. The little mermaid.
3. Please don't.

memyselfandaye Mon 05-Sep-16 15:43:38

Washing powder

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 05-Sep-16 15:43:54

I don't think you'll get past the Little Mermaid. Not even the washing powder has managed it and that's spent a fortune and has been around years.

BackforGood Mon 05-Sep-16 15:50:46

ditto what Bosswitch said grin

MsWorthington Mon 05-Sep-16 15:56:44

It's a shame that the first associations this name brings to mind are mermaids and washing powder not The Tempest. I really like the name but I can't see you'll ever get past people asking you why you've named your son after the little mermaid, so it's a no from me.

GruffaloPants Mon 05-Sep-16 15:56:43

Makes me think of

- Ariel Sharon, not good.
- car ariels
- little mermaid

A shame, because it is a nice name.

GruffaloPants Mon 05-Sep-16 15:56:49

Makes me think of

- Ariel Sharon, not good.
- car ariels
- little mermaid

A shame, because it is a nice name.

HoratioNightboy Mon 05-Sep-16 16:00:27

Pronunciation may be an issue - it was always ARR-iel until the washing powder came along and now everyone seems to say AIR-iel. My first thought was the font (I know it's really Arial!), my second was wondering how you want people to say it.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Sep-16 16:02:57

It makes me think of Ariel Sharon, when used as a male name. I'm not sure if that's something you would want?

BertrandRussell Mon 05-Sep-16 16:05:15

I don't think children are usually bullied for their names, but in this case..............

MrsHulk Mon 05-Sep-16 16:09:57

I'm sorry but in the uk I think that's a girls name, and likely to lead to a lot of little mermaid comments/teasing.

Jaimx86 Mon 05-Sep-16 16:15:23

My first thought was The Tempest. I like it, but it's brave.

BertrandRussell Mon 05-Sep-16 16:17:18

Yeah- and who is it who will have to be brave? Not the OP, that's for sure.

user1471734618 Mon 05-Sep-16 16:17:37

Washing Powder
Ariel Sharon

Honestly you might as well call him Daz or Surf

MrsMargeSimpson Mon 05-Sep-16 16:21:10

Ariel Sharon
Ariel Castro

Just don't. I say that as the mother of a very similarly named DD. (It's not Ariel grin )

Blackberryandapplejam Mon 05-Sep-16 16:29:06

better than Ursula

EllenDegenerate Mon 05-Sep-16 16:46:35

I love it.

Ignore the plebeian references.
It's a biblical male name.

monkeygone Mon 05-Sep-16 16:56:34

"Ignore the plebeian references."

And make sure you teach your son to do the same, because he'll need to do it his whole life.

user1471734618 Mon 05-Sep-16 16:57:27

that is all very well Ellen but your average playground is full of 'plebeians' who will associate it only with washing powder.

Honeybee79 Mon 05-Sep-16 17:12:34

As in Ariel Sharron?

I'm not sure. I quite like it, especially if you're after a Jewish name, but I think you will have people pronouncing it as you do the washing powder, instead of Ahh-ri-al. Also there might be some boy/girl confusion.

Allatseainthemidlands Mon 05-Sep-16 17:16:05

Little mermaid- I wouldn't- I've got a weird name and after 40+ years of explaining it to others I would stick with something less problematic.

EllenDegenerate Mon 05-Sep-16 17:16:11

Well I'm terribly impressed with all the plebeian children who are proficient at operating a washing machine grin

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