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― Anonymous User  5/1/2019
I think Ignatius is a nice, strong sounding name, but it's actually my dog's name so I can't picture it on an actual human. We call him Iggy for short, but calling "IGNATIUS!" across the dog park is always pretty funny :)
madphabes  4/10/2018
The eponymous character in Andrea Beaty's "Iggy Peck, architect", a children's book published in 2007 by Abrams Books for Young Readers (written Ignacius).
Good Gracious, Ignacious! His mother exclaimed.
That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!
But her smile faded fast as a light wind blew past
And she realized those nappies weren’t clean!
Ignacious, my son! What on earth have you done?...
mediterrennee  5/20/2016
I am transgender and picked this as my middle name, and went by it for a while when I was figuring things out. It appealed to me in my flair for the dramatic, as a name like that sounds like the name of someone in legends. Also, it means fire.

The nicknames I've used are Nat and Nate.

I pronounce it Ig-NAT-ee-uhs or Ig-NAT-ee-as. (I am local to Canada.) People around me have also used Ig-nay-shus which I have been alright with, but it sounds a little more sneezy that way to me?

I don't know if I would give it to a child as a first name because it's easily mispronounced and they might get annoyed at having to spell it out to strangers when it's relevant. But as a middle name that someone could also go by, I think it's a showstopper. It also really ties a complete name together in my opinion.
jaspje  3/22/2016
Ignatius? Good gracious!
Jghazt333  1/10/2016
Name of a young boy in the Christmas movie "A Year Without A Santa Claus".
― Anonymous User  12/21/2015
I have named my son Ignatius. We obviously use Iggy as a nickname. Our thinking is that if he doesn't like Ignatius or Iggy by the time he is in school we could also use Nate as another nickname.
dcblues  10/16/2015
What the hell? I'm stunned how some commenters on here think Ignatius sounds feminine. O_O Anyways, in my opinion, I do not like the sound of this name. I don't see the appeal for it.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2014
Ignatius is actually Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first middle name.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2014
My uncle was named Ignatius and I would love to honor him by maybe passing his name on to any future son I might have, as a middle name. It has a great meaning, and has a rich history, but it WOULD be a tough and heavy name for any little boy to pull off! The nickname Iggy is so cute though...

Also this name seems all-boy to me! It's been used for boys throughout history. The -s ending and the sound of it just doesn't sound feminine, and even if it does (for example, Ezra, Micah), the fact that it is a boy's name would make me not even consider using it for girls. Not a fan of boys-names for girls, most gender-neutral names, or girls-names for boys for that matter.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2014
The name Ignatius was given to 38 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Ignatius is a male-only name, as is any other name of Latin origin ending in "us." To make such a name into one that is female, replace the "us" with "a." Thus, "Ignatia" is the female form of this name. Anyway, neither is a bad name. I don't love them, but any real given name, like this, is to be preferred to something somebody pulls out of nowhere, e.g. Kaden, Nevaeh, etc. Or a surname, e.g. Hunter, Jackson, etc.
greta-elisif  12/21/2010
This name is used quite commonly among the Dutch. The South African Dutch settler records contain many instances. The Dutch pronunciation is very different from the English being: I-KH-N-AH-T-I-ə-S.
tintalasia  6/13/2010
Czech pronunciation is ig-NAH-tsee-uws.
MaggieSimpson  5/30/2010
Pronounced "ig-NAH-tsi-uws".
MaggieSimpson  5/8/2009
I think that this is a great name! It sounds classy. It is my little brother's middle name.
zippity bubble  5/4/2009
Ignatius J. Reilly is the main character in John Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces.
mymymetrocard  8/17/2008
This is my first name and personally I hate it and think it is the ugliest name on the planet. Also, I really don't think this name is feminine in the slightest. It's just an awful name to have, please don't name your children this, they will hate you for the rest of their lives.
Iggy  5/18/2008
Cate Blanchett's third son is named this.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2008
I love this name, and Saint Ignatius of Loyala was an awesome saint! He is the favorite of a Jesuit priest I am really close too, so it has extra personal significance too. If you don't want to use Iggy as a nickname, you could use Nate. It doesn't sound feminine at all! It's a strong boys name. Unique without being weird.
jazzbunnie  12/6/2007
Might be a cool last name for a book character of something?
― Anonymous User  11/25/2007
This name is very unusual.
FairyGirl  11/17/2007
It's a wondeful name. A possible nickname could be Ignace.
mariej2  7/9/2007
I like it better as a middle name than a first name.
lcgirl20  6/14/2007
Prewett, Ignatius
Husband of Lucretia Black and a paternal uncle of Sirius Black. Since Molly and Sirius are "cousins by marriage," Ignatius must be closely related to the father of Molly, Gideon and Fabian Prewett. Ignatius and Lucretia were childless. (Harry Potter) And the feminine form would be Ignatia.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2007
I would love to name a DAUGHTER this since it sounds feminine to me and I think it is so cool how a saint was named Ignatius Loyola and my middle name is Noyola.
love_names  12/23/2006
This name doesn't sound feminine at all.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2007
It's far too fancy for any child, his nickname would be Iggy.
bellaboo  11/30/2006
I think Ignatius is more of a girl name and I would name a future daughter this maybe.
love_names  10/19/2006
Ignatius is Percy Weasley's middle name in the Harry Potter books.
emeraldstar  7/26/2006