Bellamy: Yah Or Nah?

See the results of this poll: Bellamy?

Respondents: 94 (This poll is closed)

  • Good : 49 (52%)
  • Bad: 45 (48%)

I like it! I’d never use it but it is nice and would make an awesome middle name.

[name]Love[/name] it! I am a big fan of [name]Belle[/name] names ([name]Annabelle[/name], [name]Isabelle[/name]), so I feel like it is a fresh choice. Although, just [name]Belle[/name] isn’t even in the top 1000. [name]Bellamy[/name] will probably be seen as a bit trendy… I still love it! <3

This is the only [name]Bella[/name] name that i like. It’s much less sugar frosted than the other [name]Bella[/name] names.

I know a grown up [name]Bellamy[/name] - she is a doctor.

I love [name]Bellamy[/name] I would use it but I love so many other -[name]Ella[/name] names that I just can’t fit it in.

[name]Love[/name] it!!! It’s fresh and one of the few ‘trendier’ names I can see on a young girl and an adult woman.

I don’t like [name]Bellamy[/name], all I can think of is Belly. It sounds very trendy and insubstantial.

I like it! I have an old friend that named her daughter [name]Bellamy[/name] and thought it was a cool choice.

[name]Bellamy[/name] is perfect-for a boy!

[name]How[/name] is it pronounced? Is it [name]Bell[/name]-amy or does it rhyme with salami ([name]Bell[/name]-aw-mi)? Either way, it’s NMS.

@aurra- It’s [name]Bella[/name]-me.

I tend to not like surnames on girls, but I like this one. It’s not patronymic and it certainly isn’t traditionally used for either gender, so I see no reason why it can’t be used for a girl. My real problem with surnames on girls is the [name]Mac[/name]- and -son ones or the ones that are very traditionally given to boys, which really seem bizarre. [name]Bellamy[/name], though, is neither, and the “[name]Bella[/name]” part seems a bit odd to me on a boy, honestly.

[name]Bellamy[/name] is one of the few of the surnames as first names that I don’t think sounds completely horrible - but I still wouldn’t use it. If I saw someone use it, I probably wouldn’t cringe, though.

I am indifferent to it. I don’t love it or hate it. I didn’t vote because I wouldn’t classify it as either good or bad.

It’s trendy (so sick of [name]Bella[/name]) and unattractive on a girl. And like another poster, I think of belly
If you want “fresh” go with [name]Belle[/name]. It’s gorgeous, sleek, sophisticate and so underused

[name]Bellamy[/name] is anglicized from bel ami. [name]Bel[/name] is masculine and your bel ami is your gentleman friend aka lover.
I find the name ridiculous on a girl (and not to crazy about it on a boy); you’re basically calling her “boy toy”

I’m sorry, I’m not a huge [name]Bellamy[/name] fan. I love most -belle names ([name]Isabelle[/name], [name]Annabel[/name], [name]Arabella[/name], even [name]Mirabelle[/name] and some of the smoosh [name]Belle[/name] names like [name]Corabelle[/name], Miabella, Carabella, Adorabella/[name]Adabella[/name], etc.), but when [name]Belle[/name] is at the beginning I don’t love it quite so much. Plus, lately I’ve been getting into the TV show Scandal, which stars [name]Bellamy[/name] [name]Young[/name]. I could have cared less when the show began (I actually liked [name]Mellie[/name] at the beginning of the show!), but she’s progressed into a pretty awful person, and I just can’t bring it in my heart to like her, and so now I associate the actress’s name very strongly with the character. It’s a nice name otherwise, though. I don’t like the gender ambiguity, though–I can never decide if I like [name]Bellamy[/name] better for a girl or boy.

Perhaps in modern French, but the surname is actually of [name]Norman[/name] origin with Old French roots (over 1000 years old, not really the same as modern French) used almost exclusively in [name]England[/name]. In addition, the double L is common to “[name]Belle[/name]” but not the masculine “bel” and the spelling “amy” is not found at all in French- it’s either ami or amie. This switch happened because the name is not French, at least not exclusively. To say that [name]Bellamy[/name] means “boy toy” is to take it out of its original context, transpose it on a language that has changed dramatically in the 1000 years since it was first associated with the name, and apply the modern slang. It’s a bit of a stretch for me.

I won’t argue with you that it’s trendy, though- it most certainly is.

I just do not understand this one. It doesn’t sound like a name. It sounds like a last name and not a hip surname first name. I can’t figure out where to put the emphasis and it sounds like “pretty friend” in French.

I don’t like it at all. Especially on a girl; it’s too masculine sounding to me. On another note, I’m not a fan of [name]Belle[/name]/[name]Bella[/name] names either, so that doesn’t make it any better for me.

I don’t hate it but I can’t say I like it either. To me it sounds masculine but maybe that’s because the only [name]Bellamy[/name] I’ve heard of was [name]Bill[/name] [name]Bellamy[/name] who used to be an MTV veejay and is now an actor, I believe.