(Closed) The name Dashiell for baby boy?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you like the name Dashiell?
    Love it : (45 votes)
    15 %
    Hate it : (190 votes)
    65 %
    Pick something else : (56 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 61
    411 posts
    Helper bee

    Westwood:  lol Saoirse is our chosen name if we have a daughter. It’ll get mispronounced but people will learn and neither of us can think of anything more beautiful. I was just surprised to see someone mention it here ๐Ÿ™‚

    OP I like the name I think it’s very strong and distinguished and am not at all a fan of the WASPyness of the other two names you mentioned.

    Post # 62
    2180 posts
    Buzzing bee

    peridot456:  I think it’s more just taking into consideration what names are usually shortened to, i.e. if ‘Vicky’ sets yout teeth on edge you may want to go with a name other than Victoria.

    Post # 63
    9810 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Meh, I’m not really a fan of it. I don’t have a reason, I just don’t like it. But it doesnt really sound like you do either.

    Regardless of the opinions in this thread, you should keep looking until you find a name you and your H love!

    Post # 64
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t like it, and I would pronounce it Dash – ee – el. 

    If you want it pronounced Dash – ul, I would spell it Dashel (though even then you might get more Dash-el versus Dash-ul). 

    If you don’t love it, I would find something else. Good luck OP!

    Post # 65
    2716 posts
    Sugar bee

    Unless he’s going to write awesome novels, please don’t.

    Post # 66
    39 posts
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Speck_:  Good heavens you took it all wrong. I don’t mind anyone’s names. I just really hate butchering peoples name if I’m not sure how to pronounce them aloud. You’re making me sound like some racist person and I’m not. 



    Post # 67
    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    VictorianChick:  Chiming in to say I also do not know every author. Or even most authors. Mostly I try to make patrons like what I like because clearly I have the best taste. Just kidding, but seriously if not for NoveList I’d be up shit creek without a paddle.

    Post # 68
    1387 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    dancingfox: I know – I’m shocked as a librarian she doesn’t know. I know about all sorts of authors whether I enjoy their work or not. I want to be up on things so I can guide my students to the right materials (teachers too). I’m a middle school librarian, but as a kid I grew up watching “The Thin Man” and while I haven’t read any of the books by Dashiell Hammett I knew all about them and about him. I like the name, but I like literary names. 

    Post # 69
    167 posts
    Blushing bee

    People have been butchering my first and last name for my entire life, and I’m fine. Name him whatever you love, he’ll be proud of his name ๐Ÿ˜„

    side note: I will have a last name that people can actually spell AND pronounce in 6 days, so that’s super exciting!

    Post # 70
    4767 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen…

    First thing that poped into my head.  No.

    Post # 71
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I really can’t believe people in English-speaking countries have never heard the name Dashiell.  It’s not a weird name!  Would you really not know how to pronounce it? 

    Post # 72
    836 posts
    Busy bee

    i dont like it but its not going to be my name or my kid so it doesnt matter.

    Post # 73
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee

    thelibrarylady:  VOYA for me ๐Ÿ™‚ We all have our tools!

    lovechocolate:  Are you saying I don’t know many authors or their works and that I must be a horrible librarian because I dont know this one? Clearly you are.


    Post # 74
    4767 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999


    Would you really not know how to pronounce it?


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