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Nickname Bea...whats the full name for a girl?

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bumbleandbumble Sat 13-Jul-13 19:43:11

Love the name Bea but husband is not keen on Beatrice (its a personal bad association with someone he disliked)...are there any other options?

Its ok if they are not so obvious. I met a Balen which I liked but not sure works not being spanish.

please suggest other names

lolalotta Sat 13-Jul-13 19:49:37


elliephant Sat 13-Jul-13 19:55:33

Brigit and all it's variations and Elizabeth

mothermirth Sat 13-Jul-13 19:57:33


Hassled Sat 13-Jul-13 19:59:06

Sorry - but I think the vast majority of people would assume Beatrice. She would have a lifetime of explaining/contradicting ahead of her.

elliephant Sat 13-Jul-13 19:59:26

It is also a name in it's own right

Ruprekt Sat 13-Jul-13 20:02:31



bumbleandbumble Sat 13-Jul-13 20:04:19

name in its own right? really.

how do you pronounce Brigit

Hashtagwhatever Sat 13-Jul-13 20:06:16

I have a friend bea. Full name Beatrice.

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 13-Jul-13 20:06:56

How about Beata? I think it means 'blessed'

justhayley Sat 13-Jul-13 20:07:49

Yeah I know a Bea who's just Bea. I also know a Phoebe who's known as Bea

CountBapula Sat 13-Jul-13 20:08:30

I have a friend called Bee. It's short for Abigail.

WhoNickedMyName Sat 13-Jul-13 20:09:17

I know a Bea and her full name is Beatrix.

outingmyselfprobably Sat 13-Jul-13 20:16:47


EduCated Sat 13-Jul-13 20:18:28


throughgrittedteeth Sat 13-Jul-13 20:31:43

My sister is known as bea and her name is Bethany.

Surf25 Sat 13-Jul-13 20:33:02

Beth - we very nearly used this for dd2 and I would have had bea as a nn. One of my closest friends is Beth (short for Elizabeth) but often signs herself B and I often call her Bea. I love it!

Fwiw I wouldn't assume that Bea was Beatrice, but Beatrice is very uncommon where I am and perhaps that is why. don't get me wrong, it's a fine name, just don't come across it much!

Surf25 Sat 13-Jul-13 20:33:34

Oops posted too soon, meant to say you could have Bethany or Elizabeth too!

TenToWine Sat 13-Jul-13 20:36:24

My neice phoebe sometimes gets Be. I also know a Bee ( full name).

Wbdn28 Sat 13-Jul-13 21:43:37

I agree everyone will assume it's short for Beatrice.

steppemum Sat 13-Jul-13 21:50:24

might depend if you want to pronounce it Bee or Be-a

SanityClause Sat 13-Jul-13 21:56:06

I know an Eloise who's called Bea......

SoggySummer Sat 13-Jul-13 21:56:41

Brigit is pronounced Bridge-it

devonsmummy Sat 13-Jul-13 22:15:01

I know a Bryony called Bea
I think any name beginning with B could get away with the nickname / shortening Bea
Just like many boys with names that start with J, i.e.. Jamie, Jason, James get called Jay

goldenlula Sat 13-Jul-13 22:26:46

I know a Bethany who is called 'Bee', but it could as easily be 'Bea'.

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