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#1 Bel Rowley

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:55 AM

My sister has just had a baby boy - Balthazar Philip biggrin.gif.

Has anybody else met a Balthazar? What do you think?

#2 laridae

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:58 AM

Bastian Balthazar Bux - from the Never Ending Story

Its NMS, but kinda cool.

#3 Just Another Cat

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

Never met one. I don't like it at all.

#4 LemonPie

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:00 AM

Balthazar Getty

#5 blenheim

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:02 AM

I really like Balthazar - looks nice and feels nice to say.  What do you think they'll use as a NN?

#6 Dresden

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

I think it's fabulous!

#7 Feral timtam

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

Not my style.
It's not a bad name, it just doesn't do anything for me.

At least it's not as "huh, what?" names some of my extended family have used.

#8 Bel Rowley

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

QUOTE (blenheim @ 15/02/2013, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like Balthazar - looks nice and feels nice to say.  What do you think they'll use as a NN?

Not sure, that's going to be my first question when I go in for newborn cuddles this morning wub.gif .

#9 knittingkitten

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

Love it!

#10 Duck-o-lah

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:09 AM

It's very grand, I want to say it in a deep booming voice laughing2.gif
I think it's actually pretty cool.

#11 tres-chic

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:17 AM

It'd be a bit too much for me personally but it does have a distinguished vibe.

Congratulations to your family.

#12 HRH Countrymel

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:18 AM

I love Balthazar!

My oldest nephew has a rip roarer of a name too - he's nine now and although he goes by the diminutive 99.9% of the time he is switched on enough to know when to pull the whole thing (he has a magnificent middle name too) out for great dramatic effect!

#13 leisamd

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:18 AM

Aww congrats aunty! I *think* that balthazar was the name of one of the 3 wise men...

#14 Wolfsbane

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:25 AM


I love it, what a fabulous name!
Enjoy your cuddles with him, OP.

#15 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

It doesn't thrill me but if they have a surname of equal impact it would be OK. Something like Balthazar Johnson just wouldn't really work.

#16 Bel Rowley

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

Surname is short and punchy, I think it works well.

#17 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:48 AM

I would never ever have the guts to use it, but it's kinda awesome.

And yes, Balthazar was one of the three wise men.

For a NN I'd probably use Tzar - tie in the royalty theme and cool in its own way.

#18 TheGreenSheep

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

QUOTE (LemonPie @ 15/02/2013, 08:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Balthazar Getty



QUOTE (Dresden @ 15/02/2013, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it's fabulous!


I really like it. Although I'd never have the guts to use such a big name. Enjoy your newborn cuddles!

#19 Imaginary friend

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:56 AM

Bit much for me, I'm more of a short simple names person.


Will take him a while to grow into it, I think - seems way too grand a name for a tiny baby wink.gif



thats a light hearted comment btw -  I realise he wont be a tiny baby forever. original.gif

#20 Futureself

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

That's a fabulous name. Congratulations to your family   original.gif
I have known of one - he's be about 8 now - and unfortunately gets called Baz which doesn't do the name justice IMO

#21 WithSprinkles

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

QUOTE (tres-chic @ 15/02/2013, 08:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It'd be a bit too much for me personally but it does have a distinguished vibe.

Congratulations to your family.

Agree with this. To be completely honest, it sounds a little pretentious to me. Though I like the fact that it is an uncommon name that is still well known.
Congrats!
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#22 PattiODoors

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

It's a great name.
Love it.

#23 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

Me thinks everyone in the Bel Rowley family is awesome at choosing names.

Congratulations!

#24 carriesshoes

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

Fantastic name!!!  Very brave... I don't think I'd have the guts to use it - but geee it's great!





#25 cinnabubble

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

It's a huge name. I do hope they manage to bypass the obvious "Balls" nickname that cries out to be used in the Australian vernacular.




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