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Marianne Elodie or Beatrice Catherine?

(33 Posts)
CSLewis Wed 23-Oct-13 17:39:37

...or Marianne Amelie?

We have a family French Connection, so want a name that sounds good in both languages. Surname begins with L, two syllables. Think this is now the (final) final short list, so which do you prefer?

AbiRoad Wed 23-Oct-13 17:43:32

i like Beatrice Elodie!

YoMamma Wed 23-Oct-13 18:15:58

They're all lovely options! I think Beatrice Catherine just pips it for me.

minipie Wed 23-Oct-13 18:18:55

Oooh, all really lovely names. I think Marianne Elodie.

EverythingIsSoThrowback Wed 23-Oct-13 19:34:40

I like Marianne Elodie.

JustBecauseICan Wed 23-Oct-13 19:38:04

Beatrice Catherine. Or Beatrice Marianne.

minipie Wed 23-Oct-13 19:53:40

Or Marianne Beatrice? grin

CSLewis Wed 23-Oct-13 20:28:04

Oh dear! I don't really want to use Beatrice and Marianne together, as I really like both of them, so want to save one for other future possible daughters... My DH prefers Marianne, but was really opposed to Beatrice for ages, long enough to almost put me off it! confused

I think my favourite combination is Beatrice Catherine. I think..!

DitsyDonkey Wed 23-Oct-13 20:43:18

Beatrice Elodie for me.....beautiful!

Mellowandfruitful Wed 23-Oct-13 20:45:20

Beatrice Catherine. It's beautiful. Plus get it in now that your DH has come round to it, then if you have a DD2 you can graciously let him have 'his' choice of name wink

CSLewis Wed 23-Oct-13 22:48:11

Mellow, I'm liking your style...wink

Coupon Wed 23-Oct-13 22:50:46

Marianne Elodie

Misfitless Wed 23-Oct-13 23:19:14

Beatrice Catherine, but all four names are lovely.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 23-Oct-13 23:24:57

Beatrice Catherine is lovely. I'm really not keen on Elodie, it's so soppy.

NadiaWadia Thu 24-Oct-13 00:56:55

Marianne Catherine! The trouble with Beatrice is it sounds lovely in French, not so good in English (Beer-triss)

Butwilliseeyouagain Thu 24-Oct-13 04:26:28

Elodie Beatrice.

jellybeans Thu 24-Oct-13 14:49:12

Beatrice Catherine

but prefer Elodie beatrice

CruCru Thu 24-Oct-13 19:29:38

I love both but think prefer Beatrice slightly.

NorthernLurker Thu 24-Oct-13 19:30:47

Oooh both nice. I have a Beatrice known mostly as Bea. V cool name.

CPtart Thu 24-Oct-13 20:12:43

Marianne Catherine too.

ChocChaffinchEvilGhostBird Thu 24-Oct-13 20:16:29

Marianne Elodie will kind of be M.Elodie. Nice!

ChocChaffinchEvilGhostBird Thu 24-Oct-13 20:17:50

do like Beatrix too. and Eloise... <mixes it up>

ProphetOfDoom Thu 24-Oct-13 20:27:27

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casacastille Thu 24-Oct-13 20:56:37

Beatrice Catherine is lovely.

Both Marianne and Elodie are quite dated now in France - most are in their twenties or older and I know of none younger than that.

Frikadellen Thu 24-Oct-13 21:05:11

Marianne Elodie

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