I've never watched Bones, so I have no association with Seeley Booth, so I really can't answer your question :) However, I think Seeley sounds attractive for a guy.
Just the other day I was introduced to the Welsh name Sulien, pronounced SEE-lee-en and meaning "sun-born." I found it attractive and thought Seeley could make a cool nickname.
By the way, I do believe that the similarity between Seeley and "silly" is no coincidence. Seeley can mean "fortunate" or "blessed," coming from the word selig. Selig, or a cousin thereof, is also the root of the word "silly," which originally meant "blessed." Our current usage of "silly" as a synonym of goofy, or childishly funny, has been acquired over the years.
This, exactly. You say "Seeley" I think "Posturpedic."
Originally Posted by mclola
Edit to add: I think "Booth" is nice for a boy if you love the show....
I LOVE Seeley! It's a top contender for our baby if it turns out to be a boy. We have it paired up as Seeley Chester, but Seeley Matthew is a gorgeous combo. I don't think it would be related to Bones in the future, and even if it was, I don't think it's a huge deal. A lot of people share names with characters, both common and unique names like Seeley. I don't really see it as being a big issue. And I do love the simple meaning of Seeley: "happy". Good luck. :)
The only Seeley I ever knew was a girl.
She was this tiny, all bones little thing. The smallest girl on the cheerleading squad.
Honestly, it makes me think of a Sealy mattress upon hearing it.