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My husband and I wanted to name our little boy diesel after my husbands best friend who recently died in combat. We love the name but some people think that is sounds silly. Is it really that bad? -the richmonds

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Horrible 47% (15 votes)
Okay 31% (10 votes)
Handsome 22% (7 votes)


it’s adorable and certainly better than all the Noahs and James around now.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:09:04 | report
Davin!....well all in all, u can make diesel his middle name,
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:09:17 | report
It’s really, REALLY bad. Names like Diesel, Ace, etc... are just silly. I’m all for unique names. But these are just not names at all. Nicknames, maybe. Given names, not so much.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:10:58 | report
I think it is cute. It certainly goes along the lines of some of the names being used today. Axel, Creed, Cruz, etc. If you love it, use it! If you don’t, you will always regret it. Take it from someone who has been there.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:12:34 | report
Well diesel is a type of gas so I guess that’s why you’re getting negative reactions. Was Diesel the guy’s name?
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:15:05 | report
The thought is nice but the actual name isn’t. Maybe use the guy’s surname, or middle name, or hometown...something.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:18:39 | report
Vin Diesel
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:19:19 | report
Personally, I’d use it as a middle name and not a first name.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:20:21 | report
What about Vin Diesel? I’m not sure what that means. Remember, Diesel is not part of his birth name either.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:21:21 | report
His name was Diesel Alexander Martin. - richmonds
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:23:43 | report
You could switch the names and call your son Alexander Diesel. That would be honoring your friend.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:25:50 | report
I think you should save it for a girl and name her Dieselle.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:26:18 | report
Use it as a nn if you are worried. My brother’s name is Conner but he is called Crash. He always wore his bike helmet around when he was a toddler (I mean everywhere). A bank teller asked him if his name was Crash and he told him yes and it just stuck.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:26:51 | report
I think it is adorable!
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:28:09 | report
The fact that an actor is using it as a stage name does not make it better. I would use the Alexander part of his name, or Martin. If he was military wouldn’t most people have called him Martin anyway?
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:30:37 | report
Vin Diesel
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(born Mark Sinclair[1] or Mark Sinclair Vincent; July 18, 1967)
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:31:12 | report
I love it, I love the sentiment and I love the name quite frankly. I think it is very handsome and very unique, best of luck :)
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:32:56 | report
Id use it as a middle name.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 10:33:18 | report
Alexander and Martin are both great choices. Diesel is ridiculous.
posted by guest: Nicola :: 2013-10-17 10:36:12 | report
It’s like calling your kid unleaded or gas!
posted by guest: Ava :: 2013-10-17 10:50:35 | report
Wow, people. I know this site is about giving your opinions, but tone it down a notch! A name may not be your favorite, or a name you would ever choose, but stop for a minute and really just think about the name knowing that the parents really like it! Geez.

I don’t think the name is bad. I think with Vin Diesel being as well known as he is, people won’t have as much pause when they hear the name as they would if you named him Kerosene or Gasoline, for example. I don’t really think he’d be too teased for the name. It’s edgy, and spunky. And it has meaning to you. That said, it’s not the most serious name (ie. it’s hard to imagine a President Diesel...but who knows, in 30 years from now Diesel might be common place), but it’s not a terrible name. One other option to consider would be to find a name that is similar but maybe more neutral and use Diesel as a pet name/nn. All in all, I say if you love the name, go for it! If you’re still uncertain, take that as a sign and keep searching. Best wishes!
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 11:15:59 | report
I like it,I think its cool & different, I have uncle’s named rock & valentine & yes that’s there real names
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 13:27:10 | report
Nah don’t like it too honour him put it as a middle name please x
posted by guest: Rachel :: 2013-10-17 13:32:31 | report
MIddle Name.
posted by guest :: 2013-10-17 15:24:14 | report

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