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Myrtle is the name of a depressed ghost that haunts the girls' toilet in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. ("Moaning Myrtle")
gin_rummy  6/22/2005
Myrtle is the name of a character in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
The Dutch version of Myrtle is: Mirthe. You can also spell the name in different ways: Mirte, Myrthe, Myrte, Mirtha, Myrta, etc.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2006
There's one novel of Anne Messina called "The Myrtle and The Rose".
― Anonymous User  4/29/2006
Makes me think of the word "turtle".
emeraldstar  8/2/2006
Ugly, ugly, ugly name. Makes me think of an old lady who wears ratty shawls and has five thousand cats.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2007
I really dislike this name. Probably because it rhymes with turtle. It doesn't have a nice sound to me and it's not very interesting.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
Myrtle was supposedly the plant of Venus, who signifies love.
Surreal  7/20/2007
Ee gads. Whenever I think of this name I think of Moaning Myrtle. Can't get it out of my head. Nope. But if I DIDN'T go with Harry Potter, I would still think this name is quite ugly. It sounds like a mix between murky and turtle. Gads.
rv14142  8/15/2007
This has got to be one of the worst names I've ever come across.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2007
Very ugly name.
CharlieRob  12/1/2007
It sounds ugly and dated, and it reminds me of the word 'murder'.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
I like this name, but it sounds too close to "turtle" and "girdle".
bananarama  9/12/2008
Following the trend of more obvious flower names such as Rose, Lily and Violet, Myrtle is due for a comeback soon.
vomiting  6/12/2009
This name makes me think of old ladies with white hair and dowdy faded dresses.
zippity bubble  7/7/2009
The Italian form of this name is Mirta and there is also a fairly common masculine form Mirto. They derive from the Greek name of a Mediterranean bush that was sacred to the goddess of love Aphrodite(Venus). This was because the leaves of this plant were shaped like the female sex organs!
Anton  3/8/2010
Mirta is the Croatian form of this name. [noted -ed]
goricar  7/1/2010
I really really really love this super-geeky name! It's amazing, although perhaps a bit too geeky, if there is such a state, but I would definitely use it as a middle name. Also, this name conjures up strong images of the Roman Empire, and that time period, for me, anyway, just perhaps because the myrtle plant is native to Italy and the Mediterranean region, I suppose. :)
walesgal92  8/21/2010
Sounds too much like turtle. I dislike it.
Chrila96  11/16/2010
I know it's old and established, but it doesn't sound very nice, and it makes me think about the ghost haunting the toilet.
Black_X  7/28/2011
The mean girl in Lilo and Stitch has this name, only it's spelled "Mertle".
― Anonymous User  8/6/2011
It's a shame that the name of a beautiful plant can have such an unfavorable sound to it... the type of name associated with a villain or a bitter old woman. The Myrtle is an important symbol in many ancient cultures.
Tiger Lilly  11/29/2013
I think Myrtle is an amazing name and is the complete opposite of ugly. Myrtle flowers are so pretty.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
I think this is a cute name. I would not personally use it, but it's not the worst name ever.
Ali Hassan  3/25/2015
What an ugly and dated name. It either seems like an old woman's name or a trashy name on a younger individual.

Myrtle reminds me of the words turtle and murder.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2015
I adore the name Myrtle. While it may not be thought of as "traditionally pretty", it's a strong, distinguished name that's quite beautiful in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
Sorry, but who in their right mind would name their kid this anymore? Myrtle is not only laughably dated, it eerily sounds like "Murder"
Myrtle Murder. How can you not make such an obvious connection?

Myrtle should remain for grannies and turtles.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2015
I'm pretty sure hipsters would like this ugly name.
TyrannosaurusRegina  11/26/2015
To me, Myrtle is one of the most beautiful names out there. Yes, I know Myrtle has a very negative background to it, like rhyming with turtle and only being used for old ladies. But, I don't see those things at all in the name!

When I hear the name Myrtle I think of the beautiful pink flowers that the name comes from, and also of a woman who is outgoing, confident, and kind. In fact, Myrtle is one of the top names that I'd want to use if I have a daughter.

Many Victorian floral names that were seen as "old lady names" a few years ago like Hazel and Violet are having huge comebacks, so I think Myrtle would fit right into that category! Even if it doesn't catch on, Myrtle would still be a very unique name for a little girl. She wouldn't have to worry about there being more than one Myrtle in her class. (And possibly the school!)

I've also heard people say Myrtle doesn't have much nickname potential. But, the nickname "Myrtie" sounds nice to me. It also rhymes with "Purty" (a slang form of pretty.) So, I think a cute nickname would be "Purty Myrtie."

I hope the negative reputation towards Myrtle will turn around soon, and that the true beauty of the name will be seen.
mdo19  12/11/2015
Before I read any of the other comments, I wanted to add my own opinion on this name. I love this name because it always sounded so earthy and natural to me for some reason. It makes me think of a dark and mysterious girl who is really in tune with nature. Or of autumn. Or dew drops on green leaves. I don't know. But never do I associate this name with an old lady.
maurere  12/28/2016
I have the name Myrtle. I have never seen so much negativity towards my name. Everyone has loved my name, it's so unique. I have never run across another Myrtle, which is awesome. And I have a lot of nicknames. Meme, mine me, myrtball, Myrtle the turtle and I love them all. I love my name and wouldn't change it for the world. I don't get why everyone is so negative about it...maybe they are just jealous. I got the name for all of my past grandmothers. My name has so much history and the plant with it makes it a beautiful name. I'm also 13 and have never been bullied for my name.
Mez21  2/26/2017
Myrtle Sarrosa is a Filipina actress, cosplayer, host, singer and song writer. Sarrosa rose to prominence after being declared the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Big Winner. Sarrosa is the Sangguniang Kabataan President in her hometown Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. Sarrosa is currently managed and under contract to Star Magic, ABS-CBN's home based talent agency where she was launched as one of the Star Magic Angels.
cutenose  6/1/2017

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