Post # 62
I think it’s funny that so many PPs think the next generation isn’t going to see “An American Tail” or it’s sequel. One of my favorite movies growing up was “The Ugly Daschund” which is a lesser-known live-action Disney Film from 1966. I was born in ’83.
I grew up watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles….which has been revamped and is popular again with the kids today.
I know I still love all the old Disney Classics. Plus, I am 30 and Darling Husband and I have no kids at the moment, but we still see most of the “kids” movies released, and buy many of them. I have a large collection of kids/family DVDs, ranging from the aforementioned “Ugly Daschund” to more recent releases like “Despicable Me 2.” Why would I NOT share these awesome movies with my children??? And if there are other parents like me, it’s a pretty safe bet that other people are going to recognize and associate the name with Fievel Mousekewitz.
ETA: And for the record, I wouldn’t name my kid “Mickey” either, (nor Minnie, or Donald, or Daffy, or Tweety).
Post # 63
I think the difference between Mickey and Fievel is the association. There are a ton of Mickeys, including the mouse. There’s only one Fievel that I (and everyone else in this thread) has ever heard of. It’s associated with a character, not a name.
Post # 64
Be kind to your child…pick a different name.
Post # 65
anonicorn: Awful, and I’ve not seen this mouse film, so that’s a separate reaction. I have a name that’s common, but spelt the european way and already it’s a pain constantly ringing banks etc because they’ve spelt my name wrong (I just let it go in day to day life!), so although you might not care that he has to constantly spell it/tell people how it’s pronounced, he might. Giving a kid a difficult name doesn’t give them gumption, it’s not like all kids with common names are pathetic wet blankets.
Post # 66
It’s not a name I would use or recommend, but as long as it’s a legitimate name, which is spelt correctly, I’d have no issue with it.
Post # 67
anonicorn: hi there! I think it’s fine! I read through the comments, and I think a lot of them are a bit ridiculous. The fact that your son would share a name with an animated character from 15 years ago is hardly a reason to not give him that name. I like unique names, and don’t think Fievel is any more ‘weird’ than all the made up names that are popular right now. Granted, this is from someone who is still planning to name her son Wolf, despite 90% of voters on the bee telling me that they hated it. Bottom line – give your son the name that you and your husband love, and he will hold his head high in the sea of Bradens, Harleys, Bentleys, and Coltons.
Post # 69
anonicorn: What does it actually mean? Because I too like PPs associated it with the adorable little mouse who sings one of my all time favorite songs. So personally I don’t think it’s as terrible as everyone is making it seem.