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(22 Posts)
LadyShapes Thu 11-Aug-11 11:06:04

I like the name Bee/Bea, but don't like Beatrix or Beatrice. Any other ideas what it can be short for? Could it work on its own without being short for anything?

grumpypants Thu 11-Aug-11 11:06:50

Betsy or Elizabeth. It's only the letter 'B' so could be used for any B name

Cattleprod Thu 11-Aug-11 11:08:10

Any name beginning with B

NattersAndMutters Thu 11-Aug-11 11:14:17


culturevulture Thu 11-Aug-11 11:15:26

White not just use Bea?

culturevulture Thu 11-Aug-11 11:15:42

Sorry why not?

Bandwithering Thu 11-Aug-11 11:23:07

I really like Beata.

BUT there is a relidgy vibe to it obviously. Still nice though.

Bandwithering Thu 11-Aug-11 11:23:27

I love Belinda.

Unlurked Thu 11-Aug-11 11:24:56

My dd1 is Phoebe and I call her Bee. She called herself Beebee for ages too!

Bandwithering Thu 11-Aug-11 11:27:08

love the name Phoebe!

LadyShapes Thu 11-Aug-11 11:28:01

We could just go for Bea, but I'm not sure if DH would be on board. We both really like Elizabeth, so maybe that for Sunday best with Bee for everyday.

DessertsInReverse Thu 11-Aug-11 11:34:15

we have a bethan known as bee

NattersAndMutters Thu 11-Aug-11 11:39:22

No, not just 'Bea', let her have a name that gives her some options.

Yes, Belinda is nice. Uncommon but not eyebrow-raising! I've only ever met two, and one of those was always called Linda: in fact it was only after she'd died that most people found out her full name was Belinda ...

SaffronCake Thu 11-Aug-11 13:26:35

My immediate thought was Beulah (byoo-la). No idea why I thought of that first, but no one else has said it so I've added it.

I agree though that beacuse Bea is the sound the letter B makes then really any B name would lend to Bea as a shortening.

raspberrytart Thu 11-Aug-11 13:32:57

i know a Bea, short for Brooke.

jenniec79 Thu 11-Aug-11 19:47:41

Anything with Betty connotations
Beattie (although I think that's also a nn for Beatrice)

GirlWithALlamaTattoo Thu 11-Aug-11 20:11:58

I know an Abigail and a Phoebe who call themselves Bee.

Thistledew Thu 11-Aug-11 20:17:02

Bridget? I know one who shortens to Bea/Bee/B.

InstantAtom Thu 11-Aug-11 20:47:11

It's only short for Beatrice/Beatrix as far as I know.

BibiBelle Thu 11-Aug-11 20:50:52


MayDayChild Thu 11-Aug-11 21:05:01

I love Beatrice. I had a boy! He's Edwin but nn Eddy.

MummysLittleSunbeams Fri 12-Aug-11 13:59:50

You can have Bea on it's own. My dd1's name is Sadie Bea.

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