Beatrice Lydia - love it, but with our surname?

(35 Posts)
GettingObsessive Sun 28-Apr-13 13:17:55

DH loves Lydia, I love Beatrice, and I prefer the sound of Beatrice Lydia to Lydia Beatrice. But (and its a big but) our surname begins with a T.

Would it really be too cruel to inflict those initials on the baby?

CruCru Wed 01-May-13 16:07:58

This wouldn't even press my buttons. It's not like it spells out BUM or POO. BLT isn't bad or offensive.

GettingObsessive Tue 30-Apr-13 21:50:39

<takes a bow>

I know smile

DH is being thoroughly unhelpful (cf comments about Claudia above) and mostly just veto-ing random names. It's like bedroom curtain fabricgate all over again - I'm supposed to just keep presenting fabric samples names until we hit upon one that's acceptable to him hmm

But he did go out and get me a Magnum the other week and he has done a brilliant job of telling his DM where to stick her "well meaning concern and advice".

ThePavlovianCat Tue 30-Apr-13 21:39:11

Well you have very good taste. This is my secret name choice (although in the other order) if we have another girl.

GettingObsessive Tue 30-Apr-13 19:45:09

Sorry Hazel, that's another one of my no nos (can you see why this is so difficult grin) and besides, my name as her middle name would spell BAT.

I think not grin

OkayHazel Tue 30-Apr-13 19:30:14

If you can't think of another middle name... why not use your first name?

GettingObsessive Tue 30-Apr-13 19:13:30

Yes, there is possibly a MN bias, I hadn't thought of that. Burning think we live in a very "MN area" and I think that names that are popular on MN are likely to be popular round our way, IYSWIM.

Lydia is at 99 I think, and not (in my view) likely to rise.

Just looked up my other girl's names - at 800 and something and 1400+!

Link here where you can download it if wanted.

Yup 126 in 2011 with 460 little girls. The top name was Amelia with over 5000!

Well It could be a bit mumsnet skewed - that it's popular here so seems more popular? I only know my Bea actually. Last time some stats came out I think it was still just outside the top 100.

GettingObsessive Tue 30-Apr-13 19:01:11

Oh and Notnowcato there are no other names that DH likes, ther than Claudia and he keeps saying that in a stupid cod Italian accent like "cloud-ia" hmm

He's the reason our "long list" of boys names is only three names long!!

GettingObsessive Tue 30-Apr-13 18:58:43

Oh, I had no idea this had moved on again!

So, I am NOT a fan of calling a baby one thing formally and then using another name in reality. No offence, it's just one of my multitudinous naming no nos.

Are there really loads of Beatrices around? I was afraid of this. Do those of you who know lots mind saying vaguely where you are in the country? I was hoping that it was still under the radar (another one of my "rules" being "name must not appear in top 25 and ideally not top 50 of ONS name statistics"

But you're all completely correct of course, Beatrice Lydia is a beautiful name wink

Notnowcato Tue 30-Apr-13 18:02:15

Lots of Bea's round here too (Beatrices and Beatrixes). But it's a lovely name and the abbreviation is sweet. I see a grown-up Bea/Beatrice/Beatrix as very attractive, successful and witty! But I probably wouldn't go with BLT as initials so maybe your husband has another name he likes? (Didn't you know, that Mumsnetters almost always over-rule the husband's choice once the baby is born grin?)

diddl Tue 30-Apr-13 13:02:47

I much prefer Lydia.

Either way, at least it isn't LTB!

emmyloo2 Tue 30-Apr-13 08:29:14

I love Beatrice and would use it but it doesn't go with our surname. I think Bea is just fabulous.

I wouldn't worry about the initials. I wouldn't even notice it to be honest and BLT is nothing terrible. If you love it, definitely use it. It is gorgeous.

'There are an awful lot of baby Beas ' AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! I know!

I have a Bea, she is 6 now. Nobody used the name when we did and know you can't move for them. I am really annoyed! angry grin

flopsy1974 Tue 30-Apr-13 08:18:57

Beatrice Lydia is totally gorgeous. I would go for it. I doubt many people would notice the initials. What does it matter anyway smile

BikeRunSki Tue 30-Apr-13 07:36:00

Name her LBT, but use Beatrice ?

MrsHiddleston Tue 30-Apr-13 07:31:54

Okay outing myself a little bit but my best friend's initials are HELP. We found it a little funny at first when we discovered it at school, but it's fine and doesn't bother her.

Beatrice Lydia is lovely. If you really are unsure you could hyphenate to Beatrice-lydia and then in theory her initials would be BT not BLT.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 30-Apr-13 07:24:16

I think Lydia Beatrice flows better too. There are an awful lot of baby Beas around at the moment.

LeoTheLateBloomer Tue 30-Apr-13 03:09:31

Initials can be fun and, as a pp said, character building. I used to teach a really quiet, sensitive boy who suddenly gained huge street cred when everyone (well, the girls) realised his initials were JLS!

FWIW I think Lydia Beatrice actually flows better. Both very pretty name though.

NatashaBee Tue 30-Apr-13 02:59:34

It's a lovely name. I agree, throw in another 1 syllable middle name if you're worried.

mumbaisapphire Mon 29-Apr-13 23:31:37

I'd go for it. It's not a bad set of initials, and who doesn't like a BLT? Oh, ah I see you don't but seriously though, it's a sandwich, nothing to worry about. Quite a fun set of initials really. I know a few people with fun initials which have never held them back. They include ELF, TCP and JLS. If it's any help our intended name for our daughter should it turn out to be a girl will mean she's a COG.

You could always have Lydia Beatrice on the bc and call her Bea. I know a few people who go by their middle names.

GettingObsessive Sun 28-Apr-13 17:15:33

Thanks. I think we'll go with it. I just love it and I think that, even if anyone does anything, once they've met the baby they'll be so mesmerised by her beauty any misgivings will be instantly forgotten wink

I don't think its a problem tbh.
Beatrice Lydia sounds lovely. If you are concerned as others have said add another middle names. Louise, Iona, Alice loads will go.

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