View Poll Results: Is Bellatrix usable?

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  • Yes, it is a usable name

    13 22.03%
  • Yes, though I strongly associate it with Mrs. Lestrange

    20 33.90%
  • Maybe

    4 6.78%
  • No, I do not think it is usable

    11 18.64%
  • No, I associate the name strongly with Mrs. Lestrange

    11 18.64%
  • Indifferent

    0 0%
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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    To me it's usable because I knew of the star long before the Harry Potter books were written. Most of my peers don't know HP (came out when I was in high school) however a child of today named Bellatrix will definitely have peers who'll make the connection. It's a risk but not a terrible name

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  2. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Southern US
    I love this name. It's definitely a guilty pleasure of mine and I would consider using it as a middle name if I could get DH on board. I love LOVE love Helena Bonham Carter as well though. And for me, the fact that Bellatrix is not only a connection to her, but also one of my favorite series of books, makes the name usable. I would put it in the middle name spot simply because other children are going to associate the name only with the crazy witch and not with the fact that she is wonderfully written character and played exquisitely by an amazing actress. But then again, if Mrs. Lovett's first name were revealed in the film adaptation of Sweeney Todd, I'd probably consider it usable as well. And she wasn't exactly sane. lol I just can't get enough of Helena Bonham Carter and the characters she portrays.
    ~Cathryn Elizabeth~

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  3. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    I also love gorgeous Ms H B-C. The HP connection is strong but this is an indulgent beauty of a name that is too delicious not to use if you are brave enough.

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    thank you everyone for your comments

    Jem: I don't think I'd have the heart to use any HP name even if the reference wasn't bad.

    Bluesparrow: Thanks for the suggestion of the maybe column

    sunshine kid, escg33k, nat108: I agree I think it should be a perfectly usable name and I like it.

    essjay: I never really saw it as a one woman name as I never saw anything that striking about it due to it's similarity to other names. however it is important to consider that other people do, hence this thread. You're not near the only one that thinks this way.

    southern.maple: Though I don't think the connection is that strong, I can appreciate that other people so, it is good to hear that despite this connection it is still usable.

    c@29, cathbeth89, suzywoo: yeah it shall remain a GP for me as well, I would used it if I liked it more. It's nice but not at the top of the list for me.
    Last edited by giinkies; September 17th, 2013 at 10:42 PM.

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    I would totally use this name if my SO would agree. I think it's a beautiful name from a constellation. I have never seen the Harry Potter movies & only read the first book, so I don't associate the name with the character.

    I did just ask my SO what he thinks because he loves Isabella/Bella (and that is way too popular for me to consider using) & he said no way because of the Trix ending and potential for teasing in school.

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