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Yuck! I don't mean to offend anyone, but calling a child "Bile" is not nice. The English meaning is quite vulgar.
bschoer10  4/7/2006
This is pronounced BEE-le, not BIEL.
Aqua  11/21/2006
Ewwwww! don't get me started on how gross this name is.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2007
I don't care how it's pronounced, the spelling puts me off majorly.
Pippin  4/17/2008
"A bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, esp. of fats."

Are you still considering calling your kid this now?
GunsnRoses8794  11/26/2008
I would recommend naming the child "Belenus." That way, you can still use the name "Bile" as a nickname, and you can change the spelling if you ever move to an English-speaking country.
avalah  1/3/2009
Yuck. Bile is a substance secreted by the liver. Why use this as a name?
bananarama  7/25/2009
Bile means vomit in English so I do NOT advise this name. AT ALL.
DidiGiraffe  4/1/2011
These other comments are all very ignorant. You are only seeing things from the perspective of the English language and culture. Please have some respect for Celtic culture. The name Bile stems from Irish folklore and Celtic mythology. Look at this name from a different perspective, and it will make much more sense.

It is the Irish variant of Belenus, a sun god, and the the Welsh Beli. Belenus and Beli stem from "Bel-" meaning "light" and "shining one"/ "fair shining one."

In Irish mythology, Bile is the Irish god of light and healing. In Irish Gaelic, the name translates to "sacred tree". All three variations of the name are also related to the Beltaine. Beltaine, meaning "bright"/ "brilliant fire", was a fire festival to honor Bile. It marked the beginning of summer and the growing season, and symbolized rebirth and the return of life to the world.
celticwoman  3/31/2012
Bile as in stomach contents/vomit?

No thank you. A ridiculous and utterly useless name. Any child named this would get teased. MERCILESSLY. To the extent of years and decades of counseling.
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/3/2014
The history, meaning, and pronunciation of the name are fascinating, but the spelling it has ended up with is unfortunate. Considering how the spelling has likely changed since the name first came into existence I would highly (HIGHLY) recommend changing the name again if you want to use it. Something similar to Beelay, Bilay, Beelé, etc. Would work much better. Once again, this is probably not the original spelling of the name. Feel free to change it one more time.
Ire  8/20/2017

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