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Beatrix or Iris?

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FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 26-Jul-13 00:04:33

Which would you pick and why? Also, what kind of feel/vibe do you get from the name? Thanks

GettingStrong Sun 28-Jul-13 21:42:15

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Rhubarbgarden Sun 28-Jul-13 22:34:25

Iris. Beautiful flower. Not keen on Beatrix and there's a Bea in every playground at the moment.

Leeds2 Sun 28-Jul-13 23:09:49

Absolutely love Iris. If I had a DD tomorrow (unlikely, lol!) that is what she would be called.

I would never choose Beatrix, but don't dislike it. Confusion with Beatrice would probably annoy me.

Beamur Sun 28-Jul-13 23:14:41

May I commend you on your excellent taste in names! grin
I have a Beatrice myself, and Iris was on my short list. Beatrice/Beatrix seems to be hugely gaining in popularity though - I thought we'd picked a less common name, but there are others at her school and I know of at least 2 baby Bea's born in the last year or two. I don't know any little girls called Iris.
I've never had anyone confused about my DD's name - they are similar (Beatrice/Beatrix) but do sound clearly different at the end.

telsa Sun 28-Jul-13 23:23:01

Go for Beatrix.any name with an x in it is so cool and you get some lovely nn potential.
I know quite a few Irises and think the name is somewhat ugly and prim.

ClaraBean Mon 29-Jul-13 01:29:53

My 12 year old is Iris, I always wished it was my name, it is just so cool and elegant. I also love Iris Murdoch.
Beatrix was on our long list too, it is funky and cool, rather than timeless and elegant imo, but still lovely.

mathanxiety Mon 29-Jul-13 01:39:49

Beatrix -- far zippier and more stylish. I love the X in it. Iris reminds me of Iris Robinson.

EatYourCrusts Mon 29-Jul-13 09:19:56


melika Mon 29-Jul-13 09:30:53

Yuk to Beatrix, Iris is ok. I'm sorry but these names are the dregs.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 29-Jul-13 14:32:29

Oh ClaraBean does your Iris like her name?

ClaraBean Mon 29-Jul-13 17:45:57

Yeah, she really loves it. She is the only one we know, so she loves that she can be Iris and not Ruby H/B/L or whatever. She likes that she was named after somebody special to me and her dad (Iris Murdoch) . It really suits her too. I am still really happy that we chose Iris for her.

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