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Beatrix, Augusta and Octavia

(23 Posts)
londonone Mon 30-May-11 21:17:54

What are people's thoughts?

DirtyMartini Mon 30-May-11 21:20:38

Love Beatrix -- others are OK, but not to my taste really.

mathanxiety Mon 30-May-11 21:42:32

I also love Beatrix. Augusta makes me think of Augustus Gloop. Octavia is too 'I Claudius' for my taste.

Maternelle Mon 30-May-11 21:44:02

Beatrix is lovely.

Rosemallow Mon 30-May-11 21:46:01

Love Beatrix. Octavia is the name of a Skoda so that puts me off. Augusta I am indifferent about.

londonone Mon 30-May-11 21:52:49

Beatrix is also my fave. Any other names in the same spirit/theme that anyone can suggest

itsohsoquiet Mon 30-May-11 22:07:30

I think Beatrice is softer and prettier than Beatrix.

Rosemallow Mon 30-May-11 22:14:05


Try this website - you can type names you like in and it comes up with suggestions:

I had great fun on it when I was pg with DS.

joeuseless Tue 31-May-11 09:53:38

love augusta and octavia not sure i'd be brave enough to use them , as they're a bit of a mouthful imo ,and their nns tavie and gussie aren't to my taste.
beatrix is ok but prefer beatrice
how about


londonone Tue 31-May-11 09:59:00

Really like clementime and persephone. Never really been one for NN but it's definitely something to consider.

MrsvWoolf Tue 31-May-11 12:20:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jammiedodger11 Tue 31-May-11 12:31:05

Prefer Beatrice to Beatrix. Everytime I hear the name Octavia I just think of the ostrich on Pipkins, LOL showing my age now!!!! Really not keen on Augusta, sounds quite a harsh name for a girl. So out of three I would say Beatrix.

pilates Tue 31-May-11 18:21:47

Beatrice sounds better.

lurkerspeaks Tue 31-May-11 19:45:11

Someone canvassed this recently - I really like Beatrice but Beatrix has too big and Asterix connotation for me.

Like Octavia - but will she be the 8th child?

No keen on Augusta.

Like some of the other suggestions above - Clementine, Ophelia especially.

ManicAnnie Tue 31-May-11 19:51:26

Beatrix is great

squeak2392 Tue 31-May-11 19:55:58

I think they're all great! The only one I would use myself is Octavia, but the others are brilliant for 'someone else's child'.

How about one I plan on using: Honoria?

Sylvaniasandwich Tue 31-May-11 20:00:35

I like Octavia. Augusta sounds like a plump strict old woman to me. Prefer Beatrice.

Bumperlicioso Tue 31-May-11 20:11:23

Love Octavia, not fussed on the others. Love that link! Would have saved a lot of arguing when dd2 was due!

whizzyrocket Wed 01-Jun-11 21:21:00

Beatrix is great. A name with real character, you could imagine it suiting a really glamorous woman as well as a little girl. I do hope you'd shorten it to Bea rather than Trixy though- Trixy is only really acceptable as a name for a poodle! :P

I like Octavia and Augusta, but they do rather remind me of Bertie Wooster's aunts- if you know your P.G. Wodehouse.

londonone Fri 03-Jun-11 14:20:36

I think that is partly whay I like about Augusta and Octavia. You can imagine a judge called Augusta, no messing with her!

Def wouldn't be trixy!

SloganLogan Fri 03-Jun-11 14:29:31

I like Octavia smile It has a flowing sound and is unusual.

Not so keen on Augusta, I think it's the "gust" sound I don't like. Aurelia a prettier alternative IMO.

Beatrix is a bit try-hard, I just think why not Beatrice?

londonone Fri 03-Jun-11 14:34:06

Because I personally find Beatrice a bit wet sounding! Aurelia always makes me think Areola therefore a definite no!

B52s Fri 03-Jun-11 16:07:39

I have a Skoda Octavia.
It is a car.
Aurelia is beautiful, but then I like jellyfish.
Aurora is also nice - wasn't it a Disney Proncess name?

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