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Beatrice Lydia - love it, but with our surname?

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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?

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!!

NorthernLurker Tue 30-Apr-13 19:05:10

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.

NorthernLurker Tue 30-Apr-13 19:10:39

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

NorthernLurker Tue 30-Apr-13 19:12:57

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

Link here where you can download it if wanted.

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.

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 19:45:09

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

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 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".

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.

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