I have a strange soft spot for this name. I like the way it sounds. I like to say the name. I am a fan, and I can't tell you why.
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I have never in my life said the word satchel, so when I first saw it, I loved it - I didn't even think of a "bag." There's a lot of names with different meanings. For instance, Cruz - like a cruise ship or Tom Cruise? Colby - Colby cheese? Paige - like a page in a book? And so many more! The only difference with Satchel is that you hardly ever hear it. So, how is Satchel any different than any other name?!
Because Satchel is not a name... And the names you bring up are completely different: Cruz is a Spanish name not related to cruise ships, Colby's a surname and Paige... okay, Paige is a stupid name, it literally means servant.
Satchel is a bag. It's like calling your child Goblet, Sandal, Beret, Comb or Duvet. And I hear satchel all the time, it's a type of bag. But hey, if you want to call your kid Satchel go ahead!
Satchel is a bag and though an uncommon word, many will know it, especially since it's used a hundred times in the Disney movie, Tangled.
Flynn Rider: Oh... oh no... where is my satchel?
Rapunzel: I've hidden it. Somewhere you'll never find it.
Flynn Rider: Let me just get this straight, I take you to see the lanterns, bring you back home, and you'll give me back my satchel?
Flynn Rider: I get back my satchel and you get back a mother-daughter relationship based on mutual trust, and violà, we part ways as unlikely friends.
Rapunzel: No. I am seeing those lanterns.
Flynn Rider: Oh, come on! What is it going to take for me to get my satchel back?
Thus I say no, maybe as a middle, but even then you're naming your child bag or man purse basically.... I feel like that's not a very nice meaning to have for a name. It's not like Rose or Violet where they are beautiful flowers...
I'm sorry, I don't think Satchel should be used as a name. It is the name of a mundane, every day object.
Something like Chapel or Haven, while controversial, at least has a symbolic meaning. Even the name of a flower, a fruit, or a spice, like Berry or Saffron, has associations to beauty, life-giving food, happiness. It brings to mind positive, thought provoking associations, or an image of beauty and enjoyment. it carries a specific intention from the person who named them. You can tell that person thought about it before naming their child. It brings something positive to the way we view the child and later the adult that wears the name. Whereas Satchel ? it carries no symbol, no deeper meaning, no beauty. It's like calling your child Fork, Mug, Bowl or Boot or something. It's likening them to an inanimate, boring, uninspiring object. Not something I think a child deserves.
I love hearing everyone's opinions! Thank you so much.
I agree with you, you can name your kid after anything you want. I personally don't like Satchel, it isn't my style, (object names in general aren't my style). The sound itself is alright and fun to say, but I just couldn't get past it being a bag.