Is this name a no-no?

[name]Ophelia[/name]. I love the sound of it, but I can just hear the ‘I feel ya’ jokes. Would you be brave enough to use it despite that?

I don’t like the name, so I wouldn’t use it, but it’s not a no-no to me at all.

I don’t get the “I feel ya” joke. But I’m dense.

I like [name]Ophelia[/name], although it obviously conjures images of a depressed young woman driven to insanity and eventual watery death by her father’s death and her would-be-lover’s pretended insanity of his own.

But the name on its own is quite lovely, although you’ll probably get lots of “oh, you’re a big [name]Shakespeare[/name] fan?” comments. Nothing that can’t be dealt with, though.

I don’t like it cause the character is tragic & the “I’ll feel ya” thing and I don’t like the that it doesn’t have a nn I like (I can only think of [name]Fifi[/name]?)

I don’t think it is. It has the tragic [name]Shakespeare[/name] connection, but it’s such a beautiful name. The “I feel ya” thing sounds similar to the “A man, duh!” ([name]Amanda[/name]) jokes I would hear as a kid. I thought it was dumb and annoying and it didn’t make me hate my name.

I wouldn’t be able to get past the “feel ya” thing either. I hear it every time I say the name.

I love the name [name]Ophelia[/name] and would use it. I have never understood the “I feel ya” comments at all, I don’t hear it! Also, I don’t think the [name]Shakespeare[/name] connection makes it off limits either, [name]Juliet[/name] was a tragic character as well- doesn’t seem to stop anyone.

I love the name and don’t see any problems! And I’m not sure if this is just a made up name, but I have also hear Orphelia, like [name]Ophelia[/name] with an r.

I like the name [name]Ophelia[/name] but the joke would probably prevent me from nameing my child that, but if you like the sound theres also the options of cecilia and amelia.

I absolutely love [name]Ophelia[/name]! It feels so regal and sweet to me. I am not a huge fan of the “feel ya” jokes or the depressed Shakespearean connections, but I do absolutely love the name. In a hope to minimize those comments, I’ve put it in the mn spot–[name]Violet[/name] [name]Ophelia[/name] [name]Claire[/name] is in my top 4 and I absolutely love it. :slight_smile: I think [name]Fifi[/name], [name]Effie[/name], [name]Lia[/name], or [name]Ollie[/name] would all be pretty cute nns for it, too, to hopefully keep off the teasing. :slight_smile:

I don’t think its an off limits name. As far as the “I feel ya” jokes go, I don’t think you should put to much thought into that. It could ruin a lot of names for you. [name]Anya[/name] is a pretty name but some people only hear “On ya”. Same think with [name]Enya[/name]. [name]Amelia[/name] sounds like “A meal, yeah?” There’s a lot of other examples too. If you love it, that’s all that matters. I think its a beautiful name. Its on my middle name list! :slight_smile:

I [name]LOVE[/name] it and thinks it’s a gorgeous name, but it’s the [name]Shakespeare[/name] association (crazy & suicidal girl) that bothers me enough not to ever use as a first name. I studied [name]Hamlet[/name] in high school, and I’d feel really bad if my daughter ever had to study it with that name… My English teacher herself said that she wanted to use it but just couldn’t lol. The ‘oh feel ya’ thing doesn’t bother me at all. I think it’s great in the middle name spot.

There’s a little [name]Ophelia[/name] that is a younger sibling of a child in the preschool the boys I nanny attend. It’s very cute when it’s actually on a child, but she’s just adorable. I think it’s a name that’s hard to picture on an actual child though if you haven’t met one, and it does have a lot of bad points. It’s not really my style though. There’s much nicer O names out there.

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I think [name]Ophelia[/name] is gorgeous and worthy of consideration. Many names have bad literary connections or potential teasing points. If everyone let those things get in their way there would be very few names in use.

I dont get the “i feel ya” thing either, I dont see how people would get that out of “OH feel ya/OH feel ee ah” but you could always use Ophélie to eliminate the problem.

I have no clue with the association, am not sure I know the I feel ya joke. In no way do I feel that [name]Ophelia[/name] would remind anyone about “I feel ya” unless you are surrounded by name nerds who analyze apart names. :slight_smile:

Never heard of the i feel ya thing, and I don’t think it would be an issue. My great grandmother’s name was [name]Ophelia[/name], so I obviously like it :slight_smile:

I love the name [name]Ophelia[/name] and would use it. I have never understood the “I feel ya” comments at all, I don’t hear it! Also, I don’t think the [name]Shakespeare[/name] connection makes it off limits either, [name]Juliet[/name] was a tragic character as well- doesn’t seem to stop anyone.

It’s a little different with [name]Ophelia[/name] since she is accused of going crazy and committing suicide for little reason, whereas [name]Juliet[/name] had a more beautiful tragic ending. Like, the endings of each character are tragic, but [name]Juliet[/name] has a more heartfelt ending.

I met an [name]Ophelia[/name] who pronounced her name Oh-FELL-ee-ah. Could be an option?

I love this name. I’m trying to convince my husband to love it too… he thinks it’s too much. It’s not a no-no, I’ve met a little [name]Ophelia[/name] as well.

I really can’t side with anyone who thinks [name]Juliet[/name] is a better name (or character, or even that [name]Romeo[/name] and [name]Juliet[/name] is a better story).