Help with naming worry please

(59 Posts)
shoopastry Thu 14-Feb-13 11:27:32

DD arrived last month and we decided to call her Beatrice, however our surname is four letters and begins with 'B' and ends with 'all' and I'm starting to have second thoughts about this combination.

We have not registered her yet so we have time to change our minds and would really like some constructive advice. How does it sound to you? Would her name result in teasing? I would really appreciate honest opinions as I'm lying awake worrying about this! What would you do?

DomesticCEO Sat 16-Feb-13 18:56:20

whatyoulookinat, I think the poster after you shows the exact reason why you shouldn't just stick with a name "whatever the surname"! shock

Names and surnames get used a lot together - anyone who thinks that ignoring this fact is not going to lead to a lifetime of sniggering about your child's name is deluded!

Sashapineapple Sat 16-Feb-13 19:09:04

It wasn't even like they didn't know. Their friends (quite a few, including BIL) pointed it out to them but they just didn't care confused

DomesticCEO Sat 16-Feb-13 19:18:49

Poor kid, sasha.

Sashapineapple Sat 16-Feb-13 19:22:52

Just googled and found this is a common problem with your surname. This a list someone suggested on another forum, it may be useful to you.

Adelina
Lara
Leandra
Elise-Marie
Madeline
Felicity
Maxine
Miranda
Rosalie
Ginevra
Estelle
Emily Maeve
Catherine
Lucinda
Clarissa
Cassie (Cassandra )
Audrey
Audriana
Julianna
Sophia
Helena
Lillian
Anneliese
Imogen
Minella
Noelle
Francesca
Alyssa
Alicia
Celestia
Amanda (Amandina )
Anne-Marie
Rosanna Diane
Abigail
Georgina
Sophia
Hannah
Nadine
Jodie

Personally I think it's fine but then my DS has an alliterative name he's William and our surname begins with W (and is fairly common) and I love it. We picked his name because we loved it but actually it has the advantage of making him memorable too because people remember his name.

rockinhippy Sat 16-Feb-13 19:46:18

Sorry I'm another that thinks your having sleepless nights for a good reason - it's a bad name choice with your surname I'm afraid sad she will forever be known as beeble, beatable, bibible etc etc - it would be a lovely middle name though - ie Catherine Beatrice Ball nn Katie Ball etc etc

I feel for you though as my favourite girls name was a complete no no with our surname too, thankfully it never felt right for DD anyway

Must be something with the surname Dick - we also know Dicks with DCs with that surname - Blue Dick & Bea Dick sad

Sashapineapple Sat 16-Feb-13 20:23:11

rockinhippy. shock Blue & Bea. Why, just why. Although tbh I can't understand why people choose to keep that name when deedpoll is so easy and cheap.

GingerbreadGretel Sat 16-Feb-13 20:31:20

Yes, my dad's colleague changed by deed poll from Dick to Dixon - problem solved. Refused to pass it on to his kids.

Sashapineapple Sat 16-Feb-13 21:35:13

Gingerbread, good on him. I'm sure his kids will thank him in years to come.

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