Annaliese, Honor, Beatrice, Leonora

(29 Posts)
KeyOuiCat Tue 19-Feb-13 13:19:05

Any views, any suggestions. I am really struggling with making a decision.

I like a not too showy name, a little plain without being staid and dull.

Thank you.

CheeseStrawWars Thu 21-Feb-13 13:44:54

Honor isn't great... sound like "on her". Much playground teasing potential.

Beatrice will be shortened to Bea and your surname starts Cor - will sound like "Beaker".

Can't see a problem with Leonora and Anneliese.

Willow36 Thu 21-Feb-13 13:39:20

Beatrice or Honor for me, followed by annalise.

DessieLou Thu 21-Feb-13 03:36:50

They are all lovely, Annaliese was on our list. Hoe about...
Clarissa
Leonie (lee-own-eer)
Martha
Delphi/Delphine
Gabrielle / Gabriella
Maria
Rosanna

fraktion Wed 20-Feb-13 21:22:11

I think Beatrice is already quite popular but I've never warmed to it.

Honor is lovely, Leonora possibly difficult to carry off, Annaliese or any variant will have a terrible time spelling it to people.

NappiesandGladrags Wed 20-Feb-13 21:14:43

Annalise or Honor for me , really like Beatrice too

blue22 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:39:36

Another Anneliesa vote here - and love the traditional spelling of it.
Not keen on Beatrice for some reason - it just seems a bit 'hard'.

mrsnobby Wed 20-Feb-13 12:22:32

Honor gets my vote.

Bonsoir Wed 20-Feb-13 11:12:29

Beatrice is lovely.
I prefer Annalisa to Annaliese but am not wild about either.
Honor is pretty in a slightly severe, ballet-dancer sort of way.
I prefer Eleonora to Leonora.

SoggySummer Wed 20-Feb-13 10:58:32

Beatrice - Lovely
Annalise - nice
Honor - No
Leonora - just about OK

Beatrice is the only one I really like on your list but none are offensive or odd. I see Beatrice mentioned a lot on these baby name threads and wonder if its going to become really popular though.

Welly558 Wed 20-Feb-13 00:37:49

Beatrice is very sweet. As is Beatrix if you want a different take on it. I love the nickname Bea for a girl.x

TenthMuse Tue 19-Feb-13 21:43:07

Another vote for Honor here - love it; it's strong, elegant and unusual without being too 'out there'. I've tried to like Beatrice, but just can't warm to it - always seems a bit clunky to me. Anneliese is pretty but (in my opinion) a bit 'nothingy', and I knew an absolutely unbearable Leonora at university, which totally ruined that one for me!

deleted203 Tue 19-Feb-13 20:43:04

Not Annaliese. She was my best friend from 11 - 19 (and then she shagged my fiance). It tends to sour you somewhat on the name!

chocosaurus Tue 19-Feb-13 20:33:14

I like Beatrice and love Bea as nn. Like but don't love the rest

lucywiltshire Tue 19-Feb-13 20:25:49

love them all.

Stixswhichtwizzle Tue 19-Feb-13 20:12:57

Love Beatrice. It's my favourite from your list.

oooggs Tue 19-Feb-13 19:38:12

Annalisa?

HorseDNAinJellyAndIcecream Tue 19-Feb-13 19:28:43

Lovely names!

I like Anneliese Honor,
Leonora Beatrice.

Although I like Honor and Beatrice, I think Anneliese and Leonora are nicer. Beatrice and Honor lovely as middle names.

FirstTimeForEverything Tue 19-Feb-13 19:27:12

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farmersdaughter Tue 19-Feb-13 19:19:28

We have an Honor, so naturally we think its a brilliant name grin

If we ever had another DD..she would be --if we don't change our minds--Beatrice.

I know a Leonora aka Leo which is quite funky. Not so keen on Annaliese.

Sarah2506 Tue 19-Feb-13 18:47:02

My mum is an Honor but she has never used it which I think is a shame. It's distinctive and classy!

MidnightMasquerader Tue 19-Feb-13 18:29:57

I love all of them except Beatrice, which for some reason I just do not 'get'. I can't see a pretty name at all.

The others are lovely, though.

Bue Tue 19-Feb-13 14:24:56

Love them all! Honor is my favourite though, I think it's a beautiful name.

MERLYPUSS Tue 19-Feb-13 14:09:56

Honor or Beatrice.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 19-Feb-13 13:53:37

Annaliese is a beautiful name. I don't like the others, personally.

Emilythornesbff Tue 19-Feb-13 13:31:07

Honor gets my vote.
I think it's pretty and elegant.

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