If I said my children's names were...

(28 Posts)
Busybee1234 Sun 03-Jan-16 21:19:29

Alana and Beatrix what would you think?

Honest opinions, please? Especially on the name Beatrix which we're considering for DD2. We prefer Beatrix over Beatrice and might use Bea as a nickname.

Firsteverchangeofname Sun 03-Jan-16 21:20:54

I like Beatrix
Much prefer to close versions
also like Trix as a nn

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sun 03-Jan-16 21:21:03

Love them (assume you already have Alana?) I think they sound great together.

Littlefish Sun 03-Jan-16 21:21:04

Do you pronounce the first name as Alan-a or A-larn-a?

AuntieStella Sun 03-Jan-16 21:21:56

I think they've got quite a different vibe.

Alana is very 1970s, whereas as Beatrix timeless posh-royal-Scandi.

(I might also wonder if you were planning a whole A-Z)

Foodefafa Sun 03-Jan-16 21:23:01

Hmm I don't think they 'go' together particularly well if I'm honest.

Love Beatrix, not so keen on Alana.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 03-Jan-16 21:23:32

That you were very rich and posh and if you aren't that you're trying to be.

nilbyname Sun 03-Jan-16 21:26:24

Beatrix was on our shortlist.

The names sound good together. I'm not keen on Alana, however.

GracieGraives Sun 03-Jan-16 21:26:26

I agree with others that they sound a bit miss matched. They sound like names from 2 pretty different families.

xmasseason Sun 03-Jan-16 21:30:42

I like Alana, but not Beatrix.

ToomuchChocolatemeansBootcamp Sun 03-Jan-16 21:30:47

I think the names are fine in themselves but I don't like the A then B thing. I would lightheartedly think "haven't they gone any further through the baby name book than that?"
Go for Zoe just to show me grin

MazzleDazzle Sun 03-Jan-16 21:31:37

Both lovely names. A bit of an odd pairing though. Like a previous poster said, Alana is very 70s/80s. Beatrixe is much more traditional.

BUT they're your kids. Call them what you like and the world will just have to get used to it! Also, the name will be theirs for life. Once they're grown up how often will their names be said together?

TheseBedroomWalls Sun 03-Jan-16 21:32:14

I don't like either of them.

Jesabel Sun 03-Jan-16 21:33:55

They're different styles of names, but does that matter?

Busybee1234 Sun 03-Jan-16 21:34:12

LOL to a-z Auntie Stella! smile It will be A-B full stop, I'm pretty sure of that!

Alana is pronounced Uh-LAA-nah. We're a bilingual family who speak English and a Germanic language similar to Dutch.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 03-Jan-16 21:37:39

I love alana.

Not so keen on Beatrice/Beatrix, it seems a bit 'flowery"?

Also, the Beatrix/Beatrice confusion.

But they are both perfectly good names.

ItsANewDayToday Sun 03-Jan-16 22:19:59

I would think what lovely cool timeless names. I really like them.

Marcipex Sun 03-Jan-16 22:34:05

I'd think you had good taste, especially Beatrix. Love nn Trixie.

Suzietwo Sun 03-Jan-16 22:37:18

I don't understand the need to pair or match names. They are names and are fine together if you like them. I'm not keen on either name for different reasons.

AmandaTanen Sun 03-Jan-16 22:39:39

I like them and they don't really say anything to me, just nice normal names.

BelindaBagwash Sun 03-Jan-16 22:56:36

Alana quite common where I am - often daughters of men called Alan.

Don't like Beatrix or Beatrice as it's pronounced Beet-riss here and makes me think of beetroot hmm

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 04-Jan-16 00:50:45

I love Alana but find Beatrix quite old & heavy.

Busybee1234 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:34:45

Thank you for all the comments, good and bad. Good to know the 'word on the street' out there! Also good to know what the first impression would / could be when those names are used either on their own or together.

Busybee1234 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:41:39

"That you were very rich and posh and if you aren't that you're trying to be." Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost LOL! smile There are names that I would put in the 'rich and posh' bracket way before Alana and Beatrix but good to hear the opinion of other people on this. smile I did not really think that they belonged to a specific 'class' as such (especially Alana)?

Busybee1234 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:46:09

"I think the names are fine in themselves but I don't like the A then B thing. I would lightheartedly think "haven't they gone any further through the baby name book than that?" Go for Zoe just to show me." ToomuchChocolatemeansBootcamp I think we'll have to go for 'Camille' next! smile smile Hopefully I get bonus points for going A, B instead of A, A, A? smile I love names starting with A...

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