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Iusedtowearmakeup Sun 16-Jun-13 09:47:54

Emmeline or Beatrice?
Really like both names and just can't decide between the two. I have slight concerns about Emmeline being continually misheard as Emily and also that it there are some variations in its pronunciation, but not sure these issues are big enough to put me off the name.
Your thoughts gratefully received! Thank you grin!

Squidwoman Mon 17-Jun-13 17:11:24

Leeen not line but its still ok promise

Iusedtowearmakeup Mon 17-Jun-13 16:45:59

Squidwoman, does she pronounce it with a "leen" ending or "line" (as in straight line) ending? The latter is obviously quite distinct from Emily!

Squidwoman Mon 17-Jun-13 16:40:16

My sister is an Emeline and has never been called Emily. Just doesn't happen - quite a different sound. Very nice name!

poppydaisy Mon 17-Jun-13 14:59:09

Beatrice, but it is becoming very popular!

mrstowers Mon 17-Jun-13 13:31:46

Emmeline after the great womens role model.

kelda Mon 17-Jun-13 09:11:18


ScumbagCollegeDropout Mon 17-Jun-13 09:09:43


Iusedtowearmakeup Mon 17-Jun-13 09:08:12

How many little Beatrices are there about? It appears to be just outside the Top 100 in the lists that I've looked at but looks like it's becoming increasingly popular. This doesn't concern me but I do wonder just how popular it's likely to become over the next few years??

Iusedtowearmakeup Sun 16-Jun-13 20:33:18

Ok, Beatrice seems to be the most favoured choice from the mumsnet jury so far. Any further thoughts and comments gratefully received! Thank you grin

betsybo Sun 16-Jun-13 18:48:58

I like Beatrice and nn Bea. It's great for a baby and an elegant young lady.

Emmeline is nice too but will be shortened to Em and that seems a bit dull in comparison.

Turniptwirl Sun 16-Jun-13 18:06:47


Alisvolatpropiis Sun 16-Jun-13 17:23:27


I find Beatrice perfectly nice but a bit dull.

Elquota Sun 16-Jun-13 17:02:33

Emmeline is a lovely name. Beatrice is a bit harder and a little stuffy.

Littlecherublegs Sun 16-Jun-13 16:48:56


fussychica Sun 16-Jun-13 15:53:48

Beatrice as Bee or Bea are great nns. Emmeline is nice but fear you are right about Emily connection. Otherwise whichever goes best with your surname.

TheRealFellatio Sun 16-Jun-13 13:53:28

Emmeline. Don't really like Beatrice much.

FetaCheeny Sun 16-Jun-13 13:52:54

Emmeline.I like Beatrix but not keen on Beatrice for some reason. Nn Bea is cool though.

I like them both. smile

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 16-Jun-13 13:28:21

Beatrice every time. My Grandma, and one of my all time favourite names.

Layl77 Sun 16-Jun-13 13:26:13

Beatrice. Emma-line pn is clumsy

Gingerandcocoa Sun 16-Jun-13 12:55:45

I think they're both beautiful. I'd be tempted to go with Emmeline because it's less common, but then your daughter would have a lifetime of spelling it out for people or correcting them!

Bea as a nn for Beatrice is adorable smile

DawnOfTheDee Sun 16-Jun-13 12:54:40

Beatrice definitely

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Sun 16-Jun-13 12:53:54

I think both are fabulous but Beatrice has the edge. You must have another though and call her Emmeline!

bugsybill Sun 16-Jun-13 12:53:05


ImaginaryHat Sun 16-Jun-13 10:34:36

Yep, Beatrice for me too.

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