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June 16th, 2013 10:18 AM #6
Balthazar, and I don't understand why it's not more popular either, since spelled that way, it has a "z", which seems to be a bit of a trendy letter lately. Some people have mentioned that it seems a bit evil and villian-like (as a pp said) for some reason, but when I hear it, I think of Balthazar, Casper (also a fave!), and Melchior, the traditional names for the Magi. Because of that, I associate the name with generosity, and there's definitely nothing evil about that!
Maybe the lack of a good nickname also hurts it? I actually wouldn't mind using it as a first name if I could get DH on board with it, but I think I would hesitate due to the nickname issue. Bally? Zar? Bart could maybe work in a stretch, but most people would think of the Simpsons.
Something about the rhythm makes it work well as a middle name, though. Perhaps there are more people using it as a middle name than a first? The one celebrity Balthazar I know is Balthazar Getty, and Balthazar is actually his middle name.Proud mother to William "Liam" Balthazar, Catherine "Cate" Ophelia, Veronica "Vera" Seraphine, and baby number four, arriving September 2017 to complete our family!
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June 16th, 2013 10:42 AM #8Senior Member
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June 16th, 2013 11:33 AM #10
Oh, I like Balthazar. Honestly, I am still happy that there still are some undiscovered gems in Bible even though others (Noah, David, Malachi) are popular.
I like Balthazar and other Ba- names (Bartholomew, Barnaby) as well. It's an energetic, strong, masculine name. And if you are brave enough, I would be happy to meet little Balthazar.
As it goes for nicknames, I agree Bart could work but I am not very happy with it. Maybe Thor(different letter, I know) or Zar?olympia/europe/college student
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June 16th, 2013 12:35 PM #12
I have no idea why it's being overlooked! I've loved Balthazar for years, I think it's amazing!Lucia
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June 16th, 2013 12:49 PM #14Member
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