(Closed) Input on a baby name?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: The name Pele, for a boy:
    God no! Don't do this to your child! : (45 votes)
    30 %
    Meh. Not my style but I don't find it offensive either. : (73 votes)
    49 %
    I kinda like it! : (29 votes)
    19 %
    Other: (explain) : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Pronounciation is going to be a b*tch his entire life. EVERY time he says his name.

    Could you spell it differently to make it easier, perhaps?

    Other than that issue, I kind of like it….

    Post # 4
    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it’s great!  <3

    Post # 5
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    All I thought when I read the name was how one of my students did his book report on a book about Pele and he’s totally obsessed with him and it’s all he can talk about. I don’t think it’s the most “offensive” (as you put it) off-the-beaten-track name that I’ve ever heard. I see it as more Hispanic origin than anything having to do with Hebrew. 

    Post # 6
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @BothCoasts:  haha Charles Madsen.  Yeah, can’t go with that.

    As for Pele, I agree his whole life will be “how do you pronounce your name” “how do you spell your name”.  But if it means something to you culturally (I’m assuming you’re Jewish?) than I say go for it!

    Post # 7
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Why would anyone think the name is offensive? It’s not like your thinking about naming your kid “Assclown” or something.

    Personally, I don’t like the name but I don’t have to. I do agree with @bebefly though, pronounciation will be a nightmare.

    Post # 8
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t mind it at all and pronounced it in my head perfectly before you said how you thought it should be. Trying to make this sound right… But to me it helps that you said you’re Asian, and makes me think that if I saw an Asian person with that name is just shrug and assume it was common ethnically, as opposed to a Caucasian kid where I might assume parents were getting creative. 

    Post # 9
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not crazy about it, but I don’t know why it would offend anyone. I have an unusual (i.e. strange) name, and I’ve never liked it. Still, your son might love having a unique name. There is really no way to know, so I would go with your gut. 

    Post # 10
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @star_dust:  Funny I also thought spanish when I read it. 

    Post # 11
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I really have no input regarding the name haha.  I just have no interest in giving my opinion on somoene else’s name choice.

    I did just want to comment on Pele being a Hebrew boy name.  I am pretty familiar with both modern and traditional Hebrew names and I have never heard it.  Pele is a Hebrew word meaning marvel or wonder but I haven’t ever seen it used as a first name (but I have seen it once as a last name).  That’s all I wanted to say!

    Post # 12
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @UpstateCait:  LOL @ assclown!

    OP, I’m a fan 🙂

    Post # 13
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I really think it is a really bad idea.  I still don’t get how to pronounce it, but I lived in HI and Pele is pr. “Pay’Lay” and it is a female goddess.

    Post # 14
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i just feel like people are going to see it and say “peeeeleeeeee”

    Post # 15
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It isn’t offensive but I have a feeling he would be asked his whole life if he was named after the soccer player.

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