User comments for Bartholomew

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The name derives from ancient Cana of Galilee in Israel. It can also be a Jewish name.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2018
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For me, this is the quintessential cat name. More than Felix, Sebastian... this name encapsulated "feline." I hear Bartholomew, and I immediately picture a cat licking his paws.
erb816  2/23/2018
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Searching records for my 4X Great Grandfather, Bartholomew, in Ancestry.
This name was VERY COMMON in Ireland from late 1700s through early 1900.
I can't find my ancestor because there are hundreds of Bartholomews born @ 1820 in Ireland, especially West Cork!
CoCo Marie  2/9/2018
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User Submission: Barty.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2017
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The name is alright. (But I would kill myself if this was my name).
― Anonymous User  11/17/2016
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The name Bartholomew was given to 19 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
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It's a nice, dignified sounding name, if a bit stuck-up. Bart isn't a nice name though in my opinion.
IsolationHedge  3/31/2015
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I like the name Bartholomew, but I wouldn't use it on a child because it's so long, and a bit pretentious.
hkols  11/4/2014
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I like this name, and if you're afraid to give it to a child, it would be perfect on a cat (because of the "mew" part).
raevynstar  8/20/2014
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Oh come on- "Bart" is NOT that bad as a nickname! ;-)
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
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This is a perfect name for a cat, because you could just call it Mew. :-)
But also good name for a man. A bit outdated of course but who cares? It is a bit long so I would probably go by a nickname if it was me.
BehindTheNameFan  11/13/2013
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Would I name a kid this name? I don't know. It is a little cute. Bart? Yes, The Simpsons is the first thing that comes to mind. Do I like it? Eh... it's okay, I guess. But if I had to choose between Bartholomew or Bart, I'd choose Bartholomew. Also, like someone else said, Bartholomew would make a good name for a cat; I LOVE the nickname "Mew"!
behindthemane  10/26/2013
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I personally love this name. It's so strong and royal and leaves an impression- a great impression. It's handsome, boyish, mighty and unusual.

I wasn't crazy after it at first, but I started to like it a lot because it's mature and charming. It's absolutely one of the most gorgeous names for a boy.

It beats your Jaydon or Mason.
Brunhilde T.H.B.  2/23/2013
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This has got to be one of the worst names in the world! I thought it was pronounced BART-HOE-LOW-MOO! Ew. It reminds me of a posh boy who always walks with his chin sticking out.
nonny  2/21/2012
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I personally love this name. It sounds so cool! I have no idea why but it reminds me of someone who would be really wild and crazy, but in a fun, not weird, way. I wouldn't use this for a kid because it would sound ridiculous and really antiquated, but I would name a pet this.
sunshinechild67  2/13/2012
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My mum wanted to call me this if I was a boy but my dad didn't want it because it has too much of a religious connection. I found that slightly funny since my dad loves The Simpsons.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2010
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Hahaha are you joking? How is this one bit cute?
Aureliano  3/2/2010
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No, I am not. I wouldn't use it in normal conversation, but as a formal name, I think it sounds nice and rolls off the tongue smoothly.
Hyperion  3/5/2010
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I'm the only one who likes this as a first name? Aww. Might be because one of my favorite characters ever (second one mentioned in the next paragraph comment) bears it.

Anyway, two of the four DC Comics heroes codenamed the Flash - Barry Allen and Bart Allen - have this as a proper first name, though it's rarely mentioned (I'd say a dozen times, total).
Hyperion  2/26/2010
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My history professor brought up the idea that the apostle Bartholomew was so called to identify him as a Hellenized Egyptian; bar Ptolemaios, (son) of Ptolemy, the Egyptian dynasty began by the general Ptolemy after Alexander the Great.
tvm2  10/17/2009
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Bartholomew Cubbins is also the "alter ego" of Jared Leto.
avalongiselle101  8/1/2009
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Sir Bartholomew Middleton was the hero of the Bartland Revolution in 1782. According to legend he is an immortal that attained eternal life after drinking a potion in the early 11th century.
yohevid  9/30/2008
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I always liked the sound of this name but I hate the nickname Bart. Plus its really long. It might make a good name for a cat.
number1212  9/22/2008
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I think this name is cute and I would use it for a middle name.
moonbaby9307  6/9/2008
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People who happen to share the negative traits of being both religious nuts AND pretentious would go for this ugly, long, foreign-sounding name that will be shortened to Bart, which sounds like fart.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
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Horrible on a boy/girl. But cute for a cat! I think this is a name for a cat because it has "mew" on the end and mew can be a nickname.
― Anonymous User  1/1/2008
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LOL! I always thought this name was pronounced: Barth-oh-loh-MEW.
JungKyungSoon  10/16/2007
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I personally dislike it; however, I am starting to warm up to it mostly because it is one of those names that nobody would ever attempt to change into a girl's name. Which is a positive because it is so RARE to find a guy's name that those people who has an obsession with turning boys' names into girls' names will never be turned into a girl's name.
violetagate  7/9/2007
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Bartoloměj is the Czech form and Bartolomej is the Slovak form. Name Day: 24th August.
Karcoolka  6/14/2007
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According to the article "Spelling Pronunciation" on Wikipedia, the name was once pronounced "BAR-tl-mee." (Their system of indicating pronunciation is somewhat different.)
Kosta  4/24/2007
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An old nickname, in addition to Bart, was Batt. The surname Bate(s) derives from this nickname and means son of Batt.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2007
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Bartholomaios is an ancient greek name which comes from the Aramaic word 'bar', which means 'son' and from the Greek name 'Ptolemaios, altered to somewhat 'Tolemeos'.

PS. Ptolemaios is a Greek name which means the one who is related to 'p(t)olis' (=city). Moreover, it can mean the one who fights for cities, or makes war. 'War' in ancient Greek is 'p(t)olemos'. In modern Greek is 'polemos'. In either case, you can see that wars were about (capturing) cities.
comico  11/20/2006
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I think Tolly is a very cute nickname for this - much better than Bart.
Mithos514  9/7/2006
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What a mouthful! Can you imagine a five- or six-year-old trying to learn how to spell this name? Plus he might get the nickname Bart, which sounds horrible. If you wish to give your son a rare name, find something other than Bartholomew.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2006
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This was also the name of a brother of Christopher Cloumbus; Bartholomew Columbus.
rosco kid  6/4/2006
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It is derived from the Aramaic 'bar', meaning "son of" and 'Tholomaios' (Talmai), a personal name.
Jenna R  3/26/2006
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I would never name my child this, but I think the name is kinda cute.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
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The character Bart Simpson on the Simpsons full name is Bartholomew Jojo Simpson.
Bex  3/7/2006
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This is the name of the main character of Dr. Seuss's book The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, about a little boy on whose head another hat would magically appear whenever he took off one.
Kosta  3/1/2006
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(In regards to the Biblical character) I much prefer the name Nathanael. I could never warm up to Bartholomew.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2006
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Bartholomew was one of the primary characters in Dean Koontz's book, "From the Corner of His Eye".
srsand1  2/18/2006
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I had a boyfriend once with the last name of Bartholomew. Because my mom didn't like him much, she would pronounce it (though not to his face) "barf-on-you." I've never been able to get past that and like the name again.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2005
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Bartholomew! There's is this one cartoon about a dog who hated wheels. It's sooooo cute and hilarious and this name reminds me of that dog. Though, I wouldn't name my child this, I still think it's cute!
― Anonymous User  7/30/2005

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