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I see this name growing in popularity for girls and I truly think this name is hideous. It means "bag" or "sack" for heaven's sake.
-- Kitten  9/8/2006
If you really like the sound of this so much, why not just name the girl Rachel? It may be overused, but it doesn't mean 'bag' in the very language the bearer of the name speaks, like the people around her. This wouldn't sound ''right'' on a guy anyway.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
Satchel Pooch, a dog in the comic strip Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley.
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2008
Despite the fact that it means "bag," I love this name. I wouldn't actually name my child this though.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2008
This word is slang for testicles.
-- Anonymous User  2/11/2009
Come on, SATCHEL? Imagine the amount of bullying a person with this name would get. Please don't name your kid "bag" or anything meaning it.
-- bananarama  10/9/2009
"Satchel" as an actual person's first name just makes me laugh. It sounds like something a celebrity would use to name their kid (I'm so, very, sorry, Blanket Jackson). Why not name the poor child Handbag or Suitcase while you're at it? This name is an epic fail when it comes to passing the, "President of the United States, _______ ______" test. It's really hard to take an adult seriously when they have a silly name, and I cringe at the thought of giving my child such a handicap for when she grows up.
-- MiYung  7/25/2011
My baby cousin is named William Satchel, after Satchel Paige. We call him Satch most of the time.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2011
I love this name because it reminds me of Satchel in "Get Fuzzy" and will use it one day if I ever get the chance. It is underused, and I hate most overused names; they get so tiring. That way, a child usually won't need to worry about running into someone else with their same name; whenever that happens to me I feel like it strips me of my individuality, but fortunately my name is not EXTREMELY commonplace. Use this name.
-- StarMoon  12/29/2012
ARE YOU PEOPLE SERIOUS?! Wow, talk about blatant ignorance and judging regarding a name. Satchel Paige was an amazing baseball pitcher. That is where I first heard the name. Everyone can choose what names they prefer, but to say a name is hideous? Who are you to say? My son is named Satchel. He is 21, a junior in college, going into the field of medicine. He is loving, kind, funny, and a beautiful person. All of you who are judging names and throwing your opinions around like you are superior obviously do not realize that any given name belongs to a beautiful person. Show respect for all, get off your high horse and humble yourselves. What a pitiful way to spend your time. Try doing something positive in the world instead.
-- Lora67  4/29/2015
No-one's saying that people called Satchel are bad, or that no-one is called Satchel. I think that some people just find it all too hilarious that there is a type of bag called a Satchel, and the meaning is literally bag/sack.

Personally, I wouldn't use the name because of these associations, but each to their own.
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2015
Filmmaker Spike Lee has a daughter named Satchel Lee.
-- silly_rabbit  8/3/2015

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