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Do not under any circumstances name your son this unless you want him to have a miserable elementary school career.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2005
"Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!" Yeah, definitely don't use this name.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2006
My aunt came SOOOOOOOO close to naming my youngest cousin Beetlejuice! I told her think about the tease factor and she remembered the movie!
pheobeblack  7/7/2007
Mwahaha, this name is so funny. I think I'd burst a vein in my head if I heard a parent shout: ''Betelgeuse, come here!'' Something tells me Beetlejuice is going to be a cult classic of a kind for a long time to come, and even if that doesn't happen, the name sounds like 'beetle juice', for crying out loud. Not the nicest possible mental image, ha ha.
slight night shiver  5/16/2008
I have a cousin with this as a middle name, among others. My family's nuts, though. I'd never inflict this on a child. It's awful. But I love "Beetlejuice." Such a fun movie.
paintwolf  9/27/2008
This is the vilest name I have ever seen.
GunsnRoses8794  11/24/2008
In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Betelgeuse is the name of the planet that Ford Prefect is from.
Pippin  6/25/2009
Yuck. It immediately makes me think of Beetlejuice, and it also sounds like another name that cult members would name their kid.
bananarama  10/29/2009
I like this name for some odd reason. Probably because it reminds me of my dad. I remember him pointing out the star Betelgeuse to me and telling me its name, and I started giggling because it was so funny. *sigh* those were the days.
lillyanna  1/18/2010
Reports are emerging that the planet earth might have 2 suns in 2012. A massive star, Betelgeuse, is beginning to die and will go supernova when it finally snuffs it. Planet Earth is way out of the line of fire, and since it is so far away, there is no telling when it will go supernova or if we will even see it.
AmmanJ  1/26/2011
From the Arabic words يد الجوزاء (the hand of Orion). The Arabic name, yad al-Jauza, was mistransliterated into Latin due to the Y in yad being misread as B, thus the name became Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse is the ninth-brightest star and second-brightest star in the Orion constellation. [noted -ed]
GoodNightingale  9/20/2013
My first thought when I stumbled upon this name was "That's where Ford Prefect is from!" I didn't even make the Beetlejuice connection until I read some other comments. Anyways, I'm personally not a fan of this name. It's awkward, it looks weird on paper, and it just makes me think of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, not a person.
Rainears  1/16/2014
Pronounced 'Bettel-juze' or 'Beetle-juze' according to OED.

Betelguese, also known as Alpha Orionis, is the 'shoulder' of the Orion. The name Betelguese is thought to come from the Arabic word 'abet', meaning 'armpit', and 'al-Jauzā', the Arabic name for the constellation; hence, the name can be translated as 'the armpit of Orion'.
Hannah Ruth  4/19/2015

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