(Closed) Is this boy name awful or wonderful?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Feivel: Awful or wonderful?
    Awful : (381 votes)
    83 %
    Wonderful : (10 votes)
    2 %
    It could grow on me : (62 votes)
    14 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 32
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @kimmo416:  Thats exactly what i thought too!

    Post # 33
    2454 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    @bellaluna290:  20 years ago, I don’t think “Barack” would pass the Presidential test.

    Times, they are a-changin’.


    OP, I personally would not name my son Feivel, but that’s cause I have other names I like more.  If it means something to you, go for it.

    I don’t like the bullying argument.  It really doesn’t make sense to me.  Perfectly common names could be used in alliteration nicknames meant to bully.  Maybe the issue isn’t a kid’s name, maybe it’s the other kids.

    Actually, if we think of it from a language point, don’t kids learn how to speak from around them?  I would be more worried about their classmates’ parents making potential snide remarks on the name and MAYBE the kids picking up on it.  Which is to say I wouldn’t worry at all, because there’s the other extreme (“Oh, Emily?  But that’s just so boring…”).

    Post # 34
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    @anonicorn:  Feivel as in the mouse, or is it pronounced a different way?  If it’s pronounced the same as the mouse, yes it’s cute, but I would imagine a grown man would have serious issues sharing the same name as a lovable mouse. 

    Post # 35
    3875 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I just can’t imagine carrying a baby for nine months, going through all of the pain of labor, and then looking down at your son and naming him Fievel.

    But that’s just me and if you and your Fiance like it then go for it. It’s not my kid, but I really, really don’t like that name. If you like the meaning, here are some other names (that aren’t Fievel) that have just as nice of a meaning as “brilliant one.”

    Baby Names With Uplifting Meanings


    Post # 36
    5659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    sommmeWWHEERRREE outt theree….. 

    Sorry I had to lol. I’m not a fan but I voted it could grow on me. Even so, if you aren’t even planning to TTC for 3 years I wouldn’t worry about this quite yet. There are a lot of names I thought I liked and now that I’m actually GROWING a human being that needs a name nothing seems to fit.

    Post # 37
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Apple_Blossom:  It’s not the fact that the name itself is ethic or that it sounds ethnic. Some names don’t age well with a child, kwim?

    Post # 38
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    ….maybe you’ll have a girl?


    Post # 40
    3823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @anonicorn:  it’s pretty awful. hopefully you guys think up something else in the next 3 years.

    Post # 41
    2454 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    @bellaluna290:  Not really…  I mean, I associate the name Patricia more with people in their 60s, because it’s not as popular a name now.  But if I saw a three-year-old with the name Patricia, I wouldn’t say that’s an adult name.

    Also, today I laerned what KWIM is, haha.

    So fun fact: Fievel was the name of Stephen Speilberg’s grandfather.

    Post # 42
    226 posts
    Helper bee

    Perhaps you could use it as a middle name? 

    If not, then please give him a more traditional middle name that he can use should he choose to.  That is what I did – I HATED my first name growing up, so when I was young I decided to have everyone call me by my middle name.  Worked out great for me!

    Post # 43
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would not like to be named after a mouse.

    Post # 44
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I’ve actually never heard it so i’m not quite sure how I feel about it? but if you both love it, go for it! In regards to spelling it out for people, I have an easy name and I still have to constantly correct people and spell it out.. It’s not the end of the world!

    Post # 45
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Awful… Hey you asked

    Post # 46
    6330 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @kimmo416:  !! Me too! 100%!!

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