Thoughts on this interesting name??

Hey Berries!
One of the girls at my childcare centre has the middle name Bellarina
What do you guys think of it? i

It obviously has the ballet conotation. She’s quite girly and friendly and has blonde hair and blue eyes, so it kinda suits her. Her full name is [name]Primrose[/name] Bellarina.

I think it’s a little on the silly side. I’m trying to imagine how this mane would work on a grown woman and all I see is a name change in college.

It’s way way way too frilly to be taken seriously. The poor child will never be able to make herself sound more seriously should she ever have to fill out any documentation (which she will) or apply for jobs, etc. Besides, what if her personality turns out to be the complete opposite of a primrose “ballerina” type girl? It just sounds like she was named after a My [name]Little[/name] Pony.

:lol: I just spit coffee all over the keyboard! You are so right.

I think its lucky its her middle name. [name]Primrose[/name] is a crush of mine, so I’m happy to see that’s in the first name slot, even if she is currently going by the middle name–which, I agree, sounds exactly like a My [name]Little[/name] Pony name.

I don’t have a strong opinion on it. It could be a family surname (I know some Bellarino families). If it is meant to have a ballet connection then I think it’s weird because the word is ballerina not bellarina. Maybe it’s meant as a different way to get to [name]Bella[/name] but I think I’d rather see just [name]Bella[/name].

I adore [name]Primrose[/name], but Bellarina just sounds so made-up to me. [name]Primrose[/name] [name]Belle[/name] would have been lovely.

I love [name]Primrose[/name] too, but I agree that Bellarina , unless its a family name sounds way too precious and made up.
At least the [name]Bella[/name] possibility exists ( and I’m not remotely a fan of [name]Bella[/name]!)

I think [name]Primrose[/name] is too precious as well. I just think, what is this, 1850 when woman wore corsets and were considered to stupid to vote? That’s what I think the parent’s are going for when they name their daughter [name]Primrose[/name]. And I also think, what if she grows up to be the opposite of a delicate flower, then the name would look quite silly on her.
I guess there could be some sort of ironic postmodernism to naming your daughter a name like this, that she could go out and be strong and successful, despite the name that implies the opposite. But i donno, doubt it would actually work out that way.

I have to say, I do disagree with the above. If you were to say that about [name]Primrose[/name], would it not be the same for all vintage names - [name]Agnes[/name], [name]Beatrix[/name] etc? [name]Just[/name] because such names were part of the whole Victorian “[name]Angel[/name] in the House” ideology a hundred years ago, doesn’t necessarily mean those names reflect that now.

I wouldn’t assume a [name]Primrose[/name] to be a “sissy” who is walked all over, just because her name is delicate. I also don’t believe that a name shapes a personality that much at all. There are girls with masculine names like [name]Emerson[/name] who are sweet and feminine, likewise there are girls with feminine names like [name]Penelope[/name] who are tomboys.

It doesn’t seem all that odd to me that a person’s personality doesn’t match the feel of their name, because it’s quite a common occurence. I have a friend called [name]Mark[/name] - a bland name, but he has a very interesting personality. I have a friend called [name]Harriet[/name] - the name sounds like that of a strict woman, but she’s as happy-go-lucky as they come.

I don’t think at all that by giving your daughter a softer name like [name]Primrose[/name] will prohibit her from being successful at all, and I don’t think it means she’ll grow up with a frilly personality. [name]Just[/name] like naming a girl a traditional boys name isn’t going to make her butch. I don’t know about others, but when I name my children my choices are going to have nothing to do with my predictions of their future personalities. Plus, I also think that [name]Primrose[/name] has quite a certain strength to it. My second favourite name for a girl is [name]Rose[/name], and I’m considering [name]Primrose[/name] as the longer form; one of my favourite things about the name is how it sounds feminine, but still holds its own.

Idk, just my two cents! :stuck_out_tongue: