Names Searched Right Now:
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 5 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    194

    Why can't his first name be Amadeus?

    Well, after much agony over girl names, we found out we're having a boy! The only boy names I love are Amadeus, and Aeneas (Apparently, Aeneas sounds too much like a biological part...*sad face*)

    I don't understand why every time I look for opinions of the name Amadeus, people all agree that it should remain a middle name. Be honest, what is wrong with Amadeus as a first name?

    With names like Thaddeus, Cassius, Alexander, Wolfgang (Mozart's first name!), and even Amadeo becoming more mainstream, what's so bad about Amadeus as a first name?

    It has great nickname potential, it has an awesome song associated with it (I love Rock me Amadeus, and I don't think is a negative because there are other popular songs about names that a lot of people have to hear about on a regular basis - like Jude, for example), it is associated with one of the most talented composers who ever lived (it was his middle name for crying out loud, his first name, Wolfgang, seems to be a more acceptable name among people), it's not made up sounding/trendy, it is strong, quite handsome to see and hear, and could there possibly be a sweeter meaning to a name than "Love of God"?!

    So, let me have it! What's wrong with it? Please, be brutally honest because I need to know why I shouldn't name my son this!
    Mommy to {Éva Natalia} & {Dimitri David} ...now designing a {name} for our next darling...

    { L a d i e s } Saskia : Calypso : Anouk : Sabine : Azélie : Gia : Indie : Sparrow : Chiara : Sapphira : Oceane : Suvi : Viviette : Enya : Apollina : Yara : Scarlett : Baye : Eowyn : Cambria : Calliope : Sarai : Valentina
    { G e n t s } Luca : Anders : Koa : Élan : Amadeo : Oliver : River : Alexei : Shia : Maksim : Aeneas : Wolfgang : Sebastien : Damian : Johannes : Beaudry : Alessio : Croix : Massai

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Eastern Kentucky
    Posts
    95
    I don't think there's anything wrong with it! I like Amadeus as a first name, so I'm going to encourage you to use it boldly. I would love to meet a little Amadeus IRL, and if I did, I would come here and brag about it. "Guess what name I heard today? AMADEUS."
    Help my blog grow by visiting Name Treasures!

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    165
    The song "rock me Amadeus" does put me off. I've mentioned this name to oh on many occasions and it ends in him singing it lol which soon makes me realise that it would really annoy me. I just think its a bit.... "trying to be different" in a fairly obvious way. If that makes sense, but if you're prepared to use it as a middle name then i see your point that why not a first name!

  4. #7
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    194
    DH would like some other suggestions similar to Amadeus, since he is a little concerned it may sound too pretentious. Any ideas?
    Mommy to {Éva Natalia} & {Dimitri David} ...now designing a {name} for our next darling...

    { L a d i e s } Saskia : Calypso : Anouk : Sabine : Azélie : Gia : Indie : Sparrow : Chiara : Sapphira : Oceane : Suvi : Viviette : Enya : Apollina : Yara : Scarlett : Baye : Eowyn : Cambria : Calliope : Sarai : Valentina
    { G e n t s } Luca : Anders : Koa : Élan : Amadeo : Oliver : River : Alexei : Shia : Maksim : Aeneas : Wolfgang : Sebastien : Damian : Johannes : Beaudry : Alessio : Croix : Massai

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Eastern Kentucky
    Posts
    95
    Amadeo
    Amédée
    Gottlieb
    Theophilus (I believe this was a part of Mozart's baptismal name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus)

    Awww, it's not pretentious! I protest!
    Help my blog grow by visiting Name Treasures!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •