Talk

Advanced search

Dante for a boy...

(35 Posts)
JessJess3908 Mon 25-Aug-08 18:56:45

Could I? Should I?

And would it be in any way likely to offend our Catholic priest?

LynetteScavo Mon 25-Aug-08 19:01:27

No idea about the priest. I'm presuming there are no St Dantes' though?

Personally, I wouldn't.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 25-Aug-08 19:10:42

is this from the thread the other day ?

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 25-Aug-08 21:47:58

Don't know about priests but I wouldn't!
Yuck - it's a bit pretentious not to mention its connotations.

3andnomore Tue 26-Aug-08 00:03:23

I think it's a nice name

kateri Tue 26-Aug-08 00:05:47

Well, Dante did have a lot of Popes in Hell, y'know! :P

I really like the name, but would worry it'd look too pretentious, as I'm not remotely Italian.

sleepycat Tue 26-Aug-08 00:07:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FabioTheFlouncingCat Tue 26-Aug-08 00:07:31

<considers making the infernal gag again, though no one found it funny before>

People will say....
oh forget it.

hellish Tue 26-Aug-08 00:14:03

We have a 6/7 year old Dante who lives opposite us - he goes to Catholic school too.,

oh god no. it's just trying too bloody hard.

Califrau Tue 26-Aug-08 03:29:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Califrau Tue 26-Aug-08 03:30:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lisalisa Tue 26-Aug-08 12:07:30

Isn't dante something to do with hell? If so I would imagine your callling your son that and being catholic are prett ymuh much incompatible!
m

FabioTheFlouncingCat Tue 26-Aug-08 12:23:33

lisalisa you are thinking of this

People will think the boy is infernal.

<tumbleweed>
<again>

<slopes off>

periselene Tue 26-Aug-08 12:27:32

Jessjess, you could.

VictorianSqualor Tue 26-Aug-08 12:28:45

Dante was a catholic poet, why would it offend your priest?

QuintessentialShadow Tue 26-Aug-08 12:29:13

Think about how it is pronounced....

Your son would be auntie dante before you know it!

BroccoliSpears Tue 26-Aug-08 12:32:13

I don't pronounce auntie and dante the same.

<wonders which one she's getting wrong>

VictorianSqualor Tue 26-Aug-08 12:33:38

Nor do I.
It's arn-tee and don-tay

msdemeanor Tue 26-Aug-08 12:33:56

Auntie doesn't rhyme with Dante though.

(oh, unless you are Northern, perhaps?)

CrushWithEyeliner Tue 26-Aug-08 12:36:09

No it's horrid, only suits Virgil's friend and poet..

PookiePodgeandTubs Tue 26-Aug-08 12:38:33

Please. Go with Donald and be extremely classy. Then, subtly, and pretend that Dante has just evolved naturally, even though you planned it right for the word go. I call my children Pookie Splodge and Tubs so I'm not going to laugh at osmebody with a child nnd Dante.

If I got a birth announcement telling me about Dante James 8 lbs 2 oz, I think I would burst out laughing.

Spare yourself the eye-rolling that will go on behind your back.

VictorianSqualor Tue 26-Aug-08 12:52:39

Or use it as a middle name, we love the name Rex, but don't think it holds well for a first name so would have James Rex.

JessJess3908 Tue 26-Aug-08 18:07:34

Boys are just so bloomin hard to name. Call them anything 'nice', non offensive or family related (e.g. James) and they'll end up being one of 6 in their class - but call them anything unusual and it just sounds poncey or gay. Grrr... fingers still crossed for DD.

Caulifrau - No the Donte/Dante debate wasn't mine - Searched on Dante after posting this and had a good laugh reading it tho.

Victorian - ta for the link. I knew Dante's pilgrim travelled through the levels of hell... but was unsure how the church reacted. Methinks they can be a tad oversensitive at times wink

Pookie - Pookie Splodge and Tubs are all wonderful names that even pass the supermarket test. Little Donald, on the other hand, is wearing a white syrup and hanging out with silicone barbie in my imagination - ala Mr Trump.

Can someone please tell me where I can find a list of boys names that are not in the top 20 but will not set my PFB up for a life of continual pi** taking???

FrannyandZooey Tue 26-Aug-08 18:08:51

I like Dante

dp has held out against it for years, though
I think on balance he is probably right

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now