Well, I like Hazel! I see it as an original but classic name and with a pronunciation that stands out. It has the appeal, I don't know if you understand me.
Makes me think of hazelnut when I hear this name. I think it's good.
Stunning name. The color is amazing as well.
I like the name Hazel I think it’s a pretty name. I think it could be cute in a sibling set with others containing a z like Hazel, Eliza, Ezra, etc,.
My name is Hazel and I love it so much. I never knew it evoked such a strong negative reaction in people, I've always received a tonne of compliments on it but I guess no one is going to tell you they hate your name to your face. I'm 32, which means I was born when this name was super out of fashion, between the era that led to its association with old ladies for some people and the very recent revival. I actually never met anyone with my name until I was an adult. I adore it, I love that it is nature inspired. I don't think anyone considering naming their baby this needs to be concerned about negative comments projected on here, in my lived experience it has been a wonderful name to have, I wouldn't change it for anything. If you like the name, go for it, don't let this put you off. The only nickname I have received based on my name is Hazy, which is a pet name some family members call me that I love.
I’m sorry but I don’t find this name attractive in the slightest. It also reminds me of Witch Hazel.
Pretty and classy name.
So beautiful, and I imagine a pretty girl with Hazel eyes and brownish hair who is elegant and sophistcated.
I was surprised when this name started becoming popular. I always thought of it in the same category as Mildred, Gladys, Ethel. It also called to mind the TV series Hazel in which Hazel was a well-meaning maid who exasperates the father of the family. Maybe Hazel is popular because it has the "Hay" sound like in Hayley and the "z" sound.
I really dislike this name. I think of witch Hazel. This name is in no way attractive.
I absolutely LOVE the name “Hazel”! It’s super catchy and rolls right off the tongue! I don’t get how some people don’t like this name, it’s strange. I mean sure, it is an elderly name, but it’s for young girls too because everyone was once a kid! I think it’s rude when people don’t keep comments to themselves that could hurt people’s feelings, and I’m sorry to all the Hazels that have had their feelings hurt from mean comments about their name. The nickname “Haze” is super cute! If you disagree, I respect you! But please keep mean comments to yourselves so people don’t get their feelings hurt!
Anything with a z in it makes it instantly attractive (I don’t really know why). But Hazel truly is a beautiful name. All I think about when I hear the name is Hazel Grace from the Fault In Our Stars. Who I consider a great role model for girls. Hazel is truly a wonderful unique name. My friend is eight months pregnant with a baby girl and is asking for name suggestions and I suggested this and she loved it!
I don’t see the appeal. I would hate to have this name!
I think of witch Hazel.
I love this name, I’m sewing a light brown rabbit toy for my cousin's baby son, this would be a great name for it.
Hazel Windicott is a main character in the book Lovely War by Julie Berry.
Hazel Busby fits her name so well! I think this is an adorable name.
I love this name and screw you all who think it is a horrible name. I think it is more of a feminine name, it’s absolutely beautiful and it’s my name, it’s awesome awesome and then all you people who think it’s stupid and hazelnut, that's not why we are called Hazel. People made fun of me calling me Hazel in school. I love the name Hazel, Hazel is wonderful and probably all the Hazels out there are awesome and it’s not an old lady name. Sure, Hazel is an old lady name,but they are still young people names because everyone was a baby once. I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love the name Hazel and it is a most wonderful name you will ever hear in your life. I also left my name Justine and Jillian and Timothy so Booyah.
Total old lady name!
Please don’t do this to a poor child. I would absolutely hate being stuck with this name!
Such a beautiful, beautiful name. I love it so much! It rolls off the tongue so well, has a beautiful meaning, it really ticks all the boxes!
Hazel Wong, from A Murder Most Unladylike (In America it's Murder Is Bad Manners) I loved this name even before I discovered her, and now I love it even more!
Very pretty name! I love the tree association because I like nature names.
My name is Hazel and I love it.
It's cute and it ages well!
Sorry, but this name is awful. For one, it’s super trendy and overused right now. It reminds me of “Hansel and Gretel”, and it’s nickname “Haze”? I mean come on, it reminds me of college hazing. Just a simply awful name. Please don’t name your daughter this.
My great-aunt is called Hazel. She is such a lovely kind soul I think it would be nice to pass that down to my future daughter, as a middle name. Here are some names I think I would go for:
Clarabelle Hazel
Matilda Hazel
Beatrix Hazel.
Hazel was the name of a particularly destructive hurricane in 1954. I was a child then and I thought that "Hurricane Hazel" was just a personification of ANY hurricane.
I love Hazel! Very classy style.
I am a Hazel, my dad named me. I hated it when growing up, I also have Hazel eyes and folks say "Did you get named Hazel after your eyes? lol" No, I had blue eyes.
It would be a cute name for a squirrel or a pet hamster, or could be a cute nickname. I can't see this as the first name of a human being.
I love the name Hazel! The first time I ever heard it was in one of the Anne Shirley books, I guess that was "Anne Of The Windy Poplars", there was an episodic character, a young girl with this name, and it somehow got stuck in my brain, I remember thinking as a little girl that wow, it's such a gorgeous name. I like that it has such a zippy sound to it with that z, and is so energetic but also natural. I also love the name Hazel Grace Lancaster (from "The Fault In Our Stars) association, I loved that book. Now as my English got better with years and I'm much more familiar with the word Hazel, I guess my primary association with the name is hazelnut, I can just feel hazelnuts in chocolate when I hear the name Hazel, I guess it has to do with my synesthesia a little. :D I think that Hazel would be gorgeous in a sibset with either Stella, Rachel or Lavinia, don't know why those names sound especially well with Hazel to me. When I think about a person named Hazel, I imagine a teenager, but I can imagine a Hazel in any age without a problem. This Hazel has big, Hazel eyes, dark brown, wavy hair and brown, tanned skin. She may be a little plump, and not very tall, rather short actually. She is incredibly active and energetic, chatty, hardworking, a bit of a perfectionist and nervous but doesn't like to show that. She likes helping people, is very caring, a little naive. She loves food - making it and eating it. - She is likeable, but not the most popular in her crowd. She loves nature and is imaginative, has a talent for writing, but at the same time she is also very practical and down to Earth. She has a great sense of humour, likes to have fun and make people laugh. She gets on well with little children, sometimes has really crazy and adventurous ideas, but is always very responsible and dependable. A very empathetic soul. That's just how I imagine a person with this name.
One of Microsoft's one-core voices for Windows, the British English one, is called Hazel.
Hazel Askew is one of the members of the English folk female group Lady Maisery, she also plays with The Askew Sisters.
There's a song called Behind These Hazel Eyes by Kelly Clarkson.
Hazel Grace Busby is one of the quints on “Out Daughtered”.
I actually really like this name for a boy and I'm sad it has fallen out of favor as a unisex name in the US. It's getting very trendy as a girl's name. It's not my favorite name, but I like that is a bit old-fashioned. Unfortunately, it's similar to "hazing" and "hazelnut," which is something to keep in mind.
A long time ago I thought this would be a neat name for a girl who would be lively and a lover of nature. A couple of years ago I read Wiseblood by Flannery O’Connor and the main character is named Hazel Moats. Another character in the book is named Sabath Lily, which I think is one of the best character names (but not good for a real person). Anyway my husband and I are going to use the name Hazel Otis if we have a son. I think it has a more masculine sound and even if people associate it with old ladies that’s fine because gender need not be enforced. It works for us because I grew up in Georgia and my grandmother lives in the same town that Flannery O’connor did, and the name has an old, rural feel in general.
This name reminds me of college hazing and drug slang, 'getting hazed' and therefore is unappealing to me.
In 2018, 86 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Hazel who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 521st most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
“Hazel” is a gorgeous name, especially since it has a “z” in it which always makes it seem unique. It reminds me of the character in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series, Hazel Levesque, who is very strong, outgoing, and compassionate.
Hazel is a sweet, beautiful name. It doesn't sound like a witch's name.
Hazel Grace Lancaster is the protagonist of the book The Fault in Our Stars. She has cancer.
Very Autumnal, and somewhat nostalgic.
Love it!
In 'Murder Most Unladylike' by Robin Stevens, the name of one of the detective girls is Hazel. The other one is Daisy, and I think they go well together as twins' names.
I love the name Hazel. Always when I hear it I think of hazelnuts. Yum, yum! :) I named one of my American Girl Dolls Hazel when I was younger. She has Hazel eyes, Hazel-ish hair (dark brown) and Hazel-ish skin (light brown). Everyone loves my doll Hazel, since she's the prettiest we have, and she really suits her name.
-Hazel Levesque, Heroes of Olympus (Rick Riordan).
My name is Hazel, and I love it! I'm a girl, but I think it also works well for a boy. I was actually named after the main male character in a book my mom loves. I think it's become more popular because it's used frequently in pop culture. I wish it wasn't! I love being the only person named Hazel. Also, I really feel like I LOOK and ACT in a "Hazel" way, if that makes sense. I think it's important to meet your child and go with a name that fits them, rather than just a name you like. But overall, I love my name, and I get a ton of compliments. Yes, people do call me Hazelnut, but that doesn't bother me.
It's pretty and somewhat homely. Although, to be honest, I mostly think of a young girl when thinking of this name. Perhaps a girl with light brown hair, it would sound nice on.

Either way, it's a welcoming, classic name.
My name is Hazel. If someone says they aren't good at remembering names I just tell them to "remember the nut". I have rarely been called a witch, but if I have it was in envy rather than disdain. My nickname was Nut at Primary school, but I associated it with the nut rather than a nutty person (whether my friends did, I don't know, but probably...) As someone previously said. If someone is going to be teased they will be regardless of their name, I really don't think Hazel is a boring name at all. My eldest daughter has my name as her middle name and my middle daughter has put my name as one of her youngest daughter's middle names.
I like this name because my beautiful 89-year-old mother is named Hazel. To me it is has a flowing, sophisticated, almost regal touch to it. She doesn't like it too much, but I do.
Hazel has to be one of the ugliest and harshest names to have ever make it to the charts. I don't understand its sudden trend in recent years.
I am a Hazel and I used to hate my name when I was growing up. As a lady before commented about an advert regarding Cadbury's fruit and nut chocolate in the 70's, I was always being associated with being a Hazel nut and many other various comments.
I am now in my early 50's and adore my name. I am Scottish and from Inverness and it is a very pagan, Celtic name and I am proud to be known as Hazel. It is in my granddaughter's middle name too as my daughter loves it!
I am also a white witch as I love nature and it took me 20 years to realize that my name was meant for me and suits me. I have brownish red hair and freckles and blue green eyes and friends over the years said it suits me perfectly!

Blessed be.
Hazel Lavery was a painter and the second wife of the celebrated portrait artist Sir John Lavery. Her likeness appeared on Banknotes of Ireland for much of the 20th century.
Actually, contrary to many people's belief's I'm 13 and am constantly complimented on my name. People don't call me witch Hazel or an old hag. It's not very common in 13 year olds and people find it unique and pretty. At least that's what I've been told.
"Hazel" is a Bob Dylan song from the album Planet Waves, and was played at The Band's farewell concert.
I love my name! It was my grandmother's name too. A couple weeks ago I met a younger Hazel who was also named after her Grandmother. I love when characters in books or movies or songs are named Hazel. Haha someone mentioned they don't like when Hazel is paired with a second name like Hazel May, Hazel Belle - I think it has a nice ring to it! Pun intended! I see a lot of references in the comments and I know most of them and am very proud of my name. No one has ever teased me about my name. I too like the nickname Haze. It is endearing. I've been called The Haze, Purple Hazel and yes Hazelnut... but that fits me since I can be silly sometimes. It's all good. Rock on all you wonderful Hazel's! Boys and girls!
I think this might be my least favorite color name. I can't help but think of a narrow-minded Southern Bible-thumper when I hear it -- ESPECIALLY when combined with another name, like Hazel-Rose, Hazel-May, Hazel-Belle, etc. I don't know where I got this association from, as I used to associate it instead with the main character from the novel "Watership Down," which I loved. But in the book it was the name of a male rabbit. So this, I suppose, is my opinion of the name on a human, ha ha.
Such a pretty name! Would be good for a girl.
There is an alternative rock band called "Sister Hazel".
So pretty!
I live in a very small town and I know three other Hazel's. I always felt like it was an old woman's name. As I have gotten older I have embraced it and come to love my name.
I love researching names, even for my pets! I have a lovely little Cockatiel that I got from a woman who lived in a town called Green Hazel, so I named my little bird Hazel.

No one is going to love all names, otherwise everyone would have the same name! I love the name Hazel, I am old enough that I remember the TV show, likely named Hazel because they were witches and there is an herb Witch Hazel, not a very far stretch. The witch in Witch Hazel likely stems from the fact that the branches are very pliable and often used for water dowsing, also called water witching.
HEY! So I personally think that this beautiful, sweet, short, adorable name should NOT be classified as a horrible, witch, or below the radar type of name... there are so much to love about this short and sweet name "Hazel", I haven't produced a child yet in this world but when I do, if it's a female, this name will DEFINITELY be the first 1 on the list! I HOPE I have changed your point of view from the horrific comments you've seen about this wonderful name and no, it does not mean that it's a witches name and should only be used for bad... HELL NO... P.S, MY NAME IS NOT HAZEL (BUT I WISH IT WAS) :-)
My name is Hazel and I am no witch!
I have a daughter named Hazel (which we chose because it's a lovely nature name, a Bob Dylan song, and a dear great-aunt) and the only critical comments we've received on it have been from old people. Younger generations do not seem to have the negative associations with the cartoon witch or sitcom maid - or even know what those are (Shirley Booth who?). Younger generations are also perhaps being raised to know it's not okay to say, "eww horrid! Ugly! Barf!" about someone or their name. Mean-spirited people will find ways to be nasty no matter what your name might be! We receive many compliments on it being warm, kind, and cheerful - just like our daughter. In short, I think the name is a lot like the tree: sincere and nurturing, yet strong and well-rooted.
This was my great grandmother's name and it's definitely a candidate name for a little girl of mine one day. I'm just scared it will become overused. Sigh.
I personally think Hazel will be the next Madison or Emma, because of The Fault In Our Stars. But I do like the name.
Hazel has always been an important plant in many Native American cultures. Many tribes use young Hazel twigs to weave baskets and ceremonial decorations. (My mother in law is Native and she would feel honored if we used this name, she suggested it.)
It is the name of Rick Riordan's character, Hazel Levesque.
I cannot believe how ignorant some people who post to this site are. The name "Hazel" does not refer to a body part or eye colour; instead, it comes from the lovely, amazing Hazel tree that serves as the source for delicious hazelnuts. Hazel trees are beautiful and have a lovely silvery-grey bark and big, green leaves. They are also quite flexible and serve many important uses.

My own name is Hazel, and I've never associated my name with anything other than the tree. I'm in my 30s, and not one person has ever said anything about my name being a witch's name. Instead, I constantly get compliments from people on having a classic, vintage name. I'm quite a lover of the natural world, so my name suits me perfectly. I think it's an ideal name for parents who want to name their little girl something "naturey" but who also want something classy and with a history to it.
I just had my third child and first daughter. I had many names on my list for a girl, like: Piper, Channing, Harper, Ruby, Scarlette and the list goes on. I like unique names. But I wanted a name that was also a family name. I had an Aunt named Hazel that I have wonderful memories of - she was a very kind woman who always made me feel special. We called her aunt Hazey. I named my daughter after her. But I changed the spelling so her nickname would be Elle. We named our daughter Hazelle Claire and Elle is her nickname. Some don't love it or the spelling, but for the most part people seem pleasantly surprised when I tell them her name. Her eyes are still blue - so if her eyes change to Hazel it remains to be seen. But we love the name and have no regrets.
The name Hazel was given to six baby boys born in the U.S. in 2013.
This is such a gorgeous name, one of my favourites. I have it on my list paired as Thea Hazel.
I absolutely adore this beauty of a name! (#⌒∇⌒#)ゞ I don't mind at all that it would be considered old-fashioned. (I love old-fashioned names!) When I hear the pretty name Hazel I think of Hazel Lancaster, the main character of the book The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. The book certainly doesn't waver me off from using this cute, vintage name. (♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡.
I am in my fifties and my name is Hazel. To this day, I feel strange when someone addresses me by name, I've just never gotten used to it! During the sixties, there was a TV advert where the buzz line was 'nuts whole Hazel nuts, Cadbury's take them and they cover them in chocolate'. When this went out, I was in primary school and I was teased mercilessly. Even today if someone thinks they're being smart and calls me 'Hazel nut' I feel the pain of my childhood, BUT, I love it when my name is shortened to 'Haze' because I take this as a term of endearment from those to whom I am close. I'm not a witch, I'm not old and I'm not a nut, but I do have Hazel eyes. Hazel is my name and I own it!
Hazel will always refer to the greenish, brown color of someone's Iris. I will never care for it as someone's name.
Not really a fan of body parts as name. :S
My first grandchild will be named
Hazel Grace after her dad's great aunt.
I've known only one Hazel & she did
Her own thing. I love the name. Hope
Her eyes will be Hazel like mine!
My name's Hazel, I'm 14, and I love my name. I'm never teased about it and I love the fact that it's a really old name. Also, I'm in love with the new book/film the fault in our stars with Hazel in it.
I love this name and hope I get to use it in the future somewhere in my future daughter(s?) name. Hazel is just my style- classic, old-fashioned and what some would call a "grandma" name, but lovely and ripe for revival to me, and evidently a lot of other people! After all, Sophia, Emma, Ava, Hannah, Grace, Isabella were considered old names at one point too, and look how popular they are now.

I think this name is part of the next set of old-people names about to shoot up in popularity- especially considering that the popular young-adult novel and soon-to-be big screen adaptation, The Fault In Our Stars, has its protagonist named Hazel. (I predict the same popularity burst for the name of Hazel's love interest, Augustus).
My name is Hazel and I've always loved it! I was never made fun of for it, seems to me that the only people rude enough to make mean comments and make fun of the name Hazel are adults.
My 15 year old is named Hazel. She loves her name. She has never once been teased about her name. I am quite interested and pleased to see that Hazel is becoming popular again. I still love it. I have seen comments on how one should have Hazel eyes, etc... but we never thought of the color, only of an old family friend with this name. Also hazels are lovely shrubs.
Hazel is the name of the daughter of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
Hazel Grace Lancaster is the main character in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
I love the name Hazel. Hazel Amelia is what I'm gonna name my future daughter. I have been told by some that they hated it, others said that it was beautiful. I love this combination. It has just the right combo of elegance and old fashion-ness.
Daniel's sister in the game Amnesia: The Dark Descent is named Hazel.
I met a toddler Hazel in a store the other day and was delighted to see such a cute and bright little lass with such a lovely, charming name.
Growing up, I had a friend called Hazel and always wished the name was mine.
I'd love a daughter called Hazel!
One of my cousins is Hazel and even though she's four the name fits her, I highly recommend this name for parents who are looking for a name for their little girl.
I really like this name. In The Hunger Games trilogy, Gale's mother's name is Hazelle with I also love.
Even though it says it's a female name, I can think of two male characters named this: Hazel-Rah is the chief rabbit in "Watership Down", and Hazel Rah (named after him) is a vampire in the story "Vampiru" on FictionPress.
Hazel is the title of a book by Julie Hearn.
This is probably not a name I would have at the top of my list but I sort of like it. It's put together in quite a unique way compared to boring names like Sarah or Tina.
In the movie "Dolphin Tale," one of the kids in the movie is named Hazel.
The narrator of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is Hazel Grace.
Hazel Patricia (born November 2004) is the daughter of American actress Julia Roberts. Hazel has a twin brother named Phinnaeus Walter and a younger brother named Henry Daniel.
I don't like Hazel because it reminds me of witch hazel, hazel eyes (which I detest), and old women. I don't think a modern child with this name could have an easy school life.
I do not like this name! It's old-fashioned and it makes me think of a witch. My great-niece's name is Hazel and I can't stand it. I don't think a little girl can fit into this name. She spells it "Hazelle." No matter how you spell it, I don't like it at all.
I love love love Hazel and met a five-year-old Hazel last week as well as a toddler Hazel last year.
I've been in love with this name since I was a small kid in school and had a friend named Hazel - such a pretty girl with a sweet silvery voice. I always wished I had been called Hazel too!
I love the name Hazel! When I think of a Hazel I think of autumn and just have that "home-y" feeling you get around thanksgiving time =]
I HATE the color Hazel. My eyes are a beautiful green, and I'd never trade them for muddy brown bits with dull green in them.
It's a pretty color, but I don't think it would fit anyone who's eyes aren't said color. It sounds rather childish, and the "hay-" sound in the beginning isn't very nice.
Not to mention, t sounds like it belongs on a psychopath or an "alternative" name for a show-girl (and other such related "businesses").

It also sounds as if you are saying "Hey!" to a person dubbed "Zel."
The name Hazel has always been one of my favourite female names. It's my grandmother's name, and I may even name my daughter (if I have one) Hazel. Hazel speaks to me as a name that is both sweet, yet is also not a pushover, which I think make a very nice balance of qualities.
I love the name Hazel! I think it`s really cute for a girl especially when she has hazel eyes.
And about the teasing stuff... trust me, kids find funny nicknames for every name! My name is Diana and one of my friends name is Aileen. Very common names and still we get teased sometimes.
I think this is a lovely name. Sweet for a child, but can be a serious grown up name, too. Look at Hazel Henderson, a British economist with an interest in interdisciplinary economic and political theory and environmental and social concerns.
P.S. I kind of like the nickname, Witch Hazel.
Spunky, it's grown on me.
This is also the feminine form of "Hazael", it means "the one who God sees".
My name is Hazel. I have never been teased about witch Hazel. Yes people have mentioned nuts and the rabbit in Watership Down but never in a horrible way. I think people worry too much about teasing. Most children (especially when young) just accept that so-and-so is called whatever and don't think anything else of it.
I really like this name, it sounds timeless and just generally delicate and demure. :)
Honestly, I don't know if I didn't watch enough cartoons or something, but I didn't know that there was any sort of witch called Hazel anywhere. I mean, I made a connection between witchery and Hazel, but that's more because of hazelnuts traditionally symbolizing wisdom than anything else.

I'm 15, by the way. Maybe the witch-Hazel association has just died out in my generation?
A very likable name and color!
Hazel has long been one of my top favorite girl's names, and I hate that it's now associated with a celebrity baby, so that people might think you used it because Julia Roberts did, not because you'd had it in mind long before. It sounds sweet and old-fashioned.

The baby names booklet I used to have gave the name's meaning as "One who sees God," though I have no idea where that came from. Maybe the -el part of the name?
There are some notable male bearers of the name in American literature.
Hazel Motes is the protagonist of Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel Wise Blood.
In John Steinbeck's Cannery Row there is a male character named Hazel. His mother named him under the impression that he was a girl and never changed the name.
Before reading that I wasn't aware that Hazel is an odd name for a male. I think the entry should be changed to a unisex name.
Sounds cute and spunky!
It sounds cute but it makes me think of witches.
I'm going to name my daughter Hazel! :) My boyfriend's eyes are Hazel, and he loves the name, too.
I'm thinking of changing my name to this, once I'm old enough to do it legally. I think it's a lovely name and would fit quite well. Firstly, because my eyes are this colour. Secondly, because it would be similar to my current name, so people wouldn't have much of a hard time adjusting to it.
To be honest, I've never really come across anyone called Hazel, let alone associate it with witches. If this were my name, I wouldn't give a damn about people calling me a witch. For me, that's not much of an insult. But I guess there might be more sensitive people out there, who would be upset by this.
Hazel Hawke (b. 1929) was the wife of Australian prime minister Bob Hawke until their divorce in 1995. She was popular with the Australian public.
Hazel is so pretty and cute. I'd love to see it revived. For some reason it's been kept alive more in Scotland than in England.
I think Hazel is a handsome name for a boy. IT has no feminine qualities at all to me. I would use it for a son in a heartbeat. I got the name from the male rabbit in the book Watership Down.
A nice name for a hazel-eyed girl, no? Of course, it's not always possible to determine what colour eyes a child will grow up to have since they can change, but I say if you like the name and you're fairly certain the kid will have hazel eyes, it'd be cute. Well, I think it's cute regardless but it's a little extra special with the eye connection.
Uh, sorry to the people who think that kids will pick on a girl named Hazel. That depends on whether they like the girl or not first off. Secondly, I can think of better things than witch hazel. Truth be known, I didn't even hear of the stuff until 3rd grade! No, I think if kids wanted to really make fun of a girl named Hazel they would be a bit more rhymey. Like "Hey Nasal Hazel!"

I don't think I'll be naming my child this (if I ever have one) and not because of the rhyming or the witch hazel remarks. It'll be because it's not my style.
Witch Hazel is a powerful astringent, extracted from a shrub by the same name. The Hazel tree symbolized protection and authority. The Hazel nut can be used as a chocolate substitute (my favorite hazelnut spread being Nutella).
I love Hazel. I see it as pretty and magical, with enough backbone to stick its tongue out at more popular names and laugh at their reactions. And it's so cute to hear toddlers mispronounce my daughter's name: "Bay-zil" and "Day-zil." Other kids my daughter's age like her name, too. If she gets teased, it'll just be because people want to tease her, not because the name itself invites teasing.
My second name is Hazel and I'm not really sure if I like it. If I would've lived in a country where people speak English, I maybe would like it but I live in the Netherlands and every time I have to tell a person my second name they go: "What do you say? Ezel?" and I hate it because 'ezel' means 'donkey' in Dutch.

On the other hand; it's not my first name so I don't really bother and people never associate me with witches.
There's a popular Victorian joke that goes along these lines.
A couple had just got a baby girl. A neighbor asked what they named her. The couple said 'Hazel'.
'Funny,' the neighbor said, 'most kids get named after saints, this one is named after a nut!'
A nice name, but kind of over-used.
I definitely would not saddle my daughter with this name. She would endure a lot of teasing with being called witch Hazel. If it were my name, I would promptly apply for a name change. Sorry if I offended anyone but that is my opinion.
This has always been one of my favorite names. I may even name my daughter this. I mean, sure, everyone has their favorite names, but seriously. Take a look at your list of favorite names and see how many you would actually name your child. So this name is pretty special to me.
Hazel is a light brown colour with a tinge of green, as in the Kelly Clarkson song Behind These Hazel Eyes.
Absolutely hideous!
Hazel was Vince's mother on the British version of Queer as Folk.
Very nice name, I'd use it if I didn't already have a Hayley (sounds too close). Hazel Sophia and Hazel Elizabeth are my favs, also Evelyn Hazel and Elise Hazel. :)
I don't think Hazel sounds old and ugly. I think it sounds sweet and young. I have a little friend who's called Hazel and it fits her perfectly.
There were 3 different Witch Hazels in animation. One from Warner Bro.'s "Looney Tunes", one from MGM and the last one from Disney. (all 3 were voiced by June Foray)
No offense to anyone but I just can't stand this name. It sounds old and ugly, I think of witch Hazel.
This name is increasing in usage.
"Behind These Hazel Eyes" is a song by Kelly Clarkson.
"Hooray for Hazel" is a song written and performed by Tommy Roe. Its chart run peaked at #6 in 1966 in the United States.
"Hazel" was a T.V. show in the early '60's about a maid named Hazel Burke. She was played by Shirley Booth.
Hazel is a rabbit in Watership Down.
Hazel was the name of that ugly witch in old Bugs Bunny cartoons.
Julia Roberts´s daughter is named Hazel Patricia.

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