33 weeks...I have posted before about 5 yr old DS not liking our favourite name - Martha. The general thought from MN was 'don't let him dictate'. However, I still feel uncomfortable about choosing a first name he is so against. He rarely objects to anything/has strong opinions, so we feel we should listen to him etc. And at 5 he is very lucid, I wouldn't feel the same of a 3 year olds view etc. <desperately justifies going against the previous advice!>
Do you need three names? And any reason for Bea rather than Beatrice / Beatrix?
I love Hannah, Martha & Bea but separately. Personally I'd have Hannah or Martha with Beatrice (but then I have a Beatrice / Bea and I love it!) I went to school with a Heidi and it seems a bit 70s to me.
Sorry, not helpful! My shortlist was Megan or Harriet - when DD was born she was neither of those and within minutes Beatrice came to mind and that's what 'fitted' her.
OP sorry, just to clarify, have you tried out any other names on DS, is it the name Martha or the thought of having a baby sister?
I like all those names, Heidi is much less common than the others. As long as your surname doesn't start with B (which it doesn't) and DD doesn't later change her name to one beginning with a B, Bea as a middle name as opposed to the lovely Beatrice or elegant Beatrix would be up to you.
Thanks for all the feedback. Interestingly I did think Bea in the middle looked a bit strange when typed.
I like Bea as DS has a short name so was in some way trying to "match" or connect to that, but I appreciate what you are all saying. I do like it more at the end thermalsinapril , but not opposed to Beatrice. And actually 3 longer names looks better I think.
DS' issue is Martha. He would choose Gracie, but is up for both Hannah & Heidi. Think the GPs would prefer Hannah & Heidi too.
The moral of the story is obviously not to share your names choices in RL with anyone before the baby arrives!!!
Will think on.
Thanks for all your input, it is much appreciated.