I’ve been wondering about the name [name_m]Rembrandt[/name_m] which nameberry calls “problematic”.

While I would not choose this for my only son’s name, I’m not sure why it is problematic.

[name_m]Rembrandt[/name_m] is a substantial first name with a certain gravitas and solemnity. It sounds both soft and strong, with its r’s and m sound.

[name_m]Brandt[/name_m] sounds manly in the vein of many such names today.

[name_u]Bran[/name_u] as an “I’m shortening your name for the moment” way might be used casually.

And [name_u]Remy[/name_u] is dashing and sexy in a European way in my opinion.

[name_m]Just[/name_m] wondering what folks think about the name. I like other artists’ names such as [name_m]Giotto[/name_m], [name_m]Angelico[/name_m], [name_u]Millais[/name_u], [name_u]Parrish[/name_u], but I think those might be a bit more challenging for a little boy or teen to bear.

I don’t find it problematic. It’s not my style, but I get the appeal, and the nicknames are great. I wouldn’t raise my eyebrow at a little [name_m]Rembrandt[/name_m], but I’d probably (secretly) think his parents were a bit pretentious if they insisted on him being called by his full name at all times. I just don’t find it to be particularly accessible without shortening it, if that makes sense.

It may be somehow problamatic because of the artist [name_m]Rembrandt[/name_m], I think that people sticked that name to him and because he’s painting will be famous like forever, nameberry thinks that you shouldn’t use that name. Anyway, I don’t see anything bad about it, the name is not my style, but it’s unique and handsome and the nicknames are awesome.

I think the nickname [name_u]Remy[/name_u] makes it possible. Like: ‘hi, what’s your name?’ ‘[name_u]Remy[/name_u], but it’s short for [name_m]Rembrandt[/name_m].’ ‘Oh, cool!’ This is not an unimaginable situation.

Yeah, [name_u]Remy[/name_u] really jazzes it up. :slight_smile:

I love names that have many nicknames, all with different traits.

I think it’s really cool- I hadn’t thought about all those down to earth nickname possibilities before

[name_m]Just[/name_m] found another one: [name_m]Rem[/name_m], which is evidently a Dutch nickname.