(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 # 76
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I love it! People manage to pronounce Daniel just fine which is very similar to Dashiell.

    Post # 77
    7905 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t even know how I’d pronounce that. If you’re set on calling him Dash, Dash would be a perfectly fine first name for the kid.

    Post # 78
    543 posts
    Busy bee

    I love it!  love that it’s pronounced dash-ul. Sounds so classy and powerful 

    Post # 79
    2318 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Mrs. Honeybee:  you know I thought the same thing when I heard it pronounced that way.  It was a family name “Da Cheil” I believe.  And they said that they retained the “french” pronuncation eventhough the spelling was Americanized.  I never questioned it because my French is les incompetent.  i probably used that incorrect but the only french thing i am half way an expert on is perfume and fries LOL.  And who am I to say/question how to pronounce your name…i just rolled with it.  If I every run into him again I can call him out on his fancy pants phony pronounciation of his name! 

    Post # 80
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Mrs. Honeybee:  Dashiell is the Anglicized form of De Chiel. I think “De” often sounds more like “der” to American ears, and even more so if we’re talking a Quebecois accent.

    Post # 81
    1054 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would pronounce it dash-ee-el or DA-sheel. I wouldn’t have guessed the correct pronunciation without being told. 

    Post # 82
    3611 posts
    Sugar bee

    The nickname “Dash” makes me think of the Kardashians and their boutique in Soho, which sells lots of overpriced spandex clothes that will make you look like a stuffed sausage a la Kim. This is a big nope for me.

    Post # 83
    9435 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    throwaway3131:  Saoirse was one of our top names too, but in the end we just didn’t want to deal with the spelling and pronunciation issues. It’s a beautiful name. 

    I’m sure 99% of the people in here would still hate our unique, easy to spell/say name though lol.

    Post # 84
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I like it! I also like Dash as a nickname, sounds great! 

    Post # 85
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Lokie85:  howsweetitis:  That makes sense–never though of “de” sounding like “der” to American ears, but now that you mention it I can kind of see how that would happen. Makes even more sense if cousin is Québécois!

    Post # 86
    131 posts
    Blushing bee

    Name him Dash instead . That name is a no no for me. 

    Post # 87
    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    josephine16:  Dasheill is actually anglicized French.  Not trying to add to the Anglo name argument…just trying to clarify that bias toward non-Anglo names doesnt really apply in this particular situation. 

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