Girls name quandry..

(25 Posts)
StillPukin Thu 19-Sep-13 15:18:17

I'm looking for a girls name and am completely stuck. I like traditional/strong names eg Charlotte, Lucy, Katie (but cant use those). I also like the nickname Bee/Bea, as in short for Beatrice but not 100% happy with Beatrice - perhaps if Bee was short for something else...?

Any ideas??

NNs don't have to derive from the name. Call her what you like and still use Bee as a pet name. How about:

Elizabeth
Rebecca
Rachel
Anna
Victoria

Oriunda Thu 19-Sep-13 15:23:41

Hebe with Bea/Bee as nn
Ditto Phoebe

Ooh well done Oriunda. Also how about Belinda?

SkodaLabia Thu 19-Sep-13 17:18:11

Beatrix?
Bess?

AlansCatalanCat Thu 19-Sep-13 17:24:51

Bee will do for any name beginning with B.

Barbara
Bridget
Berenice
Beverley
Bella
Bianca

not that you probably like any of these

I agree with AlansCatalanCat, any name beginning with B could have the nickname Bee/Bea.

Beth/Bethany?
Bianca
Bernadette
Bridie?

Why can't you have the names you used as examples?

StillPukin Thu 19-Sep-13 21:12:03

Thanks..
Of course! The names dont have to start with the bee sound - genius! But, hmmm, I'm not smitten with any of the suggestions. oh god its so hard choosing a name (I've been on SO many forums/lists etc and havent found any I like, its just going to be 'Baby Pukin' at this rate!)
I cant have any of the names I used in my examples because they're already in the family

OutragedFromLeeds Thu 19-Sep-13 21:20:42

Francessca
Martha
Elizabeth
Louisa
Lucia
Laura
Florence
Victoria
Annabelle
Hannah
Lara
Emma

I love Phoebe, that's the nicest one with a bee nn imo.

nightcircus Thu 19-Sep-13 21:57:20

Heather
Frances
Maud
Octavia
Harriet
Florence
Agatha

Beryl
Betty
Betsy
Belle
Bessie
Bethany
Briony
Bridget
Bronwyn

FingersCrossedLegsNot Thu 19-Sep-13 22:10:45

Shelby
Thisbe
Trilby

MortifiedAdams Thu 19-Sep-13 22:12:27

Alice
Hannah
Harriet

Lillian
Eleanor
Natasha
Annalisa
Evelyn
Gabrielle (Bree?)

MsJupiterJones Thu 19-Sep-13 23:53:55

Beata?

manicinsomniac Fri 20-Sep-13 00:00:11

names I think are both strong and traditional:
Anne, Alice, Bethan, Christina, Caroline, Cassandra, Emma, Evelyn, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Esther, Florence, Fiona, Frances, Grace, Hannah, Harriet, Hope, Iris, Juliet, Josephine, Jocelyn, Jennifer, Katherine, Lauren, Margaret, Madeleine, Marianne, Megan, Nicole, Naomi, Nina, Paige, Rachel, Ruth, Rhiann, Rosemary, Scarlet, Stephanie, Sarah, Sorrell, Tamsin, Veronica

StillPukin Sun 22-Sep-13 20:16:52

Hmmm, sorry, I know I'm impossible. I dont like a single one of those suggestions (HUGE apologies to anybody with those names, they just dont 'fit' with me).

nightcircus Sun 22-Sep-13 20:41:52

Jennifer
Mary
Katherine
Lotta
Clara
Margaret
Elsa
Elspeth

wiltingfast Sun 22-Sep-13 21:14:07

Hmmm, you're a tough nut for sure! And you definitely want "traditional"? As in classic English?

OutragedFromLeeds Sun 22-Sep-13 21:19:48

Are you sure you like traditional names? If you don't like any of the suggestions maybe something a bit less traditional is the way to go? Or are you just stuck on the ones you can't use?

Clare
Emily
Marnie
Mabel
Evangeline
Julia
Julianna
Marie
Constance/Connie
Thea
Cassie
Etta
Daisy
Lily
Annie

Sophie/Sophia
Miranda
Louise
Estelle/Stella
Henrietta
Rose

delilah89 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:36:18

Anna?

Lois?

Or Hannah?

RalphtheTimid Mon 23-Sep-13 12:54:06

Abigale

DancingLady Mon 23-Sep-13 13:08:24

Or even Abigail smile

shobby Mon 23-Sep-13 13:19:12

Matilda....Tilda, Tilly, Millie?

CordeliaRose Wed 25-Sep-13 21:15:52

If you like Bea why not go for it since you can't find any other names you like grin
Unusual but not unheard of as a name 'in its own right'.

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