(Closed) What do you think of the baby boy name….

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I do not like it either.  It does sound feminine, but Elijah is a great name 🙂

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t like it either. Pretty much because of the same reasons as above. My mom messed with the spelling of my first name and it is so hard to get my name spelt correctly on legal documents. 

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not a huge fan, honestly. It sounds a bit like a bastardized form of “Nigel”.

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I actually know someone who’s name is pronounced that way, but it’s a woman and she spells it Nadzyah (nye-jah). So, yea, I would assume it was a girls names

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper

My first reaction was “What’s the culture behind that name?”  After you explained it, I like it better, and after reading it throughout the thread I think of it like Kelley or Tracey, which are both androgenous names.  If you like it, use it!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not a fan.  It sounds made up…even with the biblical reference.  and techincally since you’re shortening it, does it still translate? 

Post # 38
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Reminds me of “NyJer Morgan”, a baseball player.

Post # 39
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would think its a girls names also.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@EffieTrinket: It does! 

OP, Nigel is an awesome name 🙂

Post # 41
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry I don’t like it either. 

Post # 42
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I knew exactly how to pronounce it (even without your rhyming reference) but I don’t care for the name.

It sounds made up which turns me off (after your explanation, I know it isn’t, but it still sounds that way).  I also agree with the PPs that it sounds more like a girl’s name.

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@sarahbabs: Truly! And to me, unmistakenly manly. 

Post # 44
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I knew exactly how to pronounce it even without the Elijah reference, but I agree that it sounds a little feminine.  I dont’ hate hard to pronounce names though, and I don’t believe kids are scarred for life by them.  I have a name will multiple possible pronuciations and am more in the 1) builds character and confidence to stand up for yourself when it’s important that the name is pronounced correctly, and 2) teaches you about letting the little things go, when someone you’ll never see again says it wrong 😛

Post # 45
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Bumble Beekeeper

I agree that it sounds feminine. I’m not a fan.

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love it. Not feminine at all.

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