(Closed) a boy named Ariel

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think that, unless you have that specific heritage within two or three generations of your family, or someone in your family already has that name, then Ariel would be a name to shy away from for a boy in North America.  Basically for the feminization of the name due to Little Mermaid.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it is not appropriate in North America. Unless you want middle and high school to be extra, extra cruel. Remember that your child’s name is more about them than about you!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@nyscpa2be:  I agree. The name makes me immediately think of Little Mermaid. I wouldn’t want that association with my son. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I knew an Ariel (guy). He was really attractive. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

It is traditionally a guys name, at least.one version I know that is Hebrew, but If you live in the states no one knows that, they know the little mermaid.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I would not name a boy Ariel, he would be teased and compared to the Little Mermaid. Sorry just not for me, even if was a family name I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I went to grad school with a man named Ariel and everyone’s first question was, “Like the Little Mermaid?”  He would say, “No, like the Prime Minister.”

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

My brother’s name is Ariel, and everyone calls him Ari. It really isn’t that unusual, but it is associated most often with Judaism.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Honestly, a boy named “Ariel” would get made fun of and receive Little Mermaid references his whole life here in the States.  Sorry, but kids could be really cruel to your son about it.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

That’s a Disney princess … not a boy’s name.  Why don’t you hang onto that for your girls name.  Or you could talk to the guys named Ashly, Lindsey, Kim, Carey, Kelly and Sue and see how they loved growing up with a girls name?

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I too think that the child would be made fun of a lot.  Most people wouldn’t get it outside of a specific community.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I read an article a few weeks ago that boys with “girl or non-gender specific names” (like Ariel, Jamie, etc) are significantly more likely to BE bullies and get into more trouble once in school.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My boss’ name is Ariel. He’s a 35 year old man, but when my friend told me about the job over email and her boss Ariel, I thought he was a woman until my fiance told me to double check. He was right, he’s a dude. That being said, he’s from a culture where the name is common for men, but I would say that he almost certainly will be mistaken for a women and possibly teased.

I know guys named Kelly and Ashley and Whitney, and they weren’t get teased much if at all but those names don’t remind anyone of a Disney Princess either.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I knew a boy whose name was ariel but it is not pronounce air-ee-el it is pronounce are-eye-el like you say the letters R-I-L

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