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Berlin for a girls name!?

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eeyore2911 Sat 22-Feb-14 14:45:56

We are expecting twin girls in July and are obviously already stressing about names shock OH likes Berlin for one but I'm not so sure... Is it a proper name? Is it a bit out there? Will it grow on me? We were thinking middle name Beatrix so I suppose she could use that....thanks

HoneyandRum Sat 22-Feb-14 15:24:14

Berliner means jam doughnut in German.

Butterscotchcrumbles Sat 22-Feb-14 15:28:26

I think Beatrix is much nicer - can you use that as the first name?

RalphRecklessCardew Sat 22-Feb-14 15:29:06

How about Frankfurt?

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 22-Feb-14 15:29:35

Beatrix is much nicer

SirChenjin Sat 22-Feb-14 15:30:14

You will spend the rest of your lives being asked if she was conceived there - plus it's not a real name, it's the name of a city. If neither bother you, go for it.

NigellasDealer Sat 22-Feb-14 15:34:06

how about Frankfurt an der Oder?

MaMattoo Sat 22-Feb-14 15:34:23

No!! I have a friend called Paris and she hates it. People made fun all through school and univ.
Beatrix - beautiful!!

eeyore2911 Sat 22-Feb-14 15:35:13

Yeah we had the 'conceived in' thought but didn't really think Benidorm would be appropriate.....wink

NigellasDealer Sat 22-Feb-14 15:35:16

sorry but 'Berlin' as a girls name?
is he having a laugh?
it is dreadful!

wyrdyBird Sat 22-Feb-14 15:41:04 names are interesting but not all are appealing. Don't land her with Berlin (people will say, 'eh? Belinda, is it?' etc) :-)
Beatrix is far better, a lovely name.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 22-Feb-14 15:54:36

Is it the sound or the association with the place he likes? If he likes the sound the Spanish name Belen is the closest I can think of. But I wouldn't use Berlin as a name - I seem to recall it was a rubbish 80s pop group, and also the name of many a bad nightclub in the same era (showing my age!)

NatashaBee Sat 22-Feb-14 16:01:56

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ThreeBecameFour Sat 22-Feb-14 16:40:15

Beatrix Berlin?

mervynmouse Sat 22-Feb-14 16:46:32

Sorry Op but it's a ridiculous name grin

AGoodPirate Sat 22-Feb-14 16:47:32

I am the only one I see but I like it!
I don't like it with Beatrix though.

JeanSeberg Sat 22-Feb-14 16:47:59

Ich bin Berlin(er)

IslaValargeone Sat 22-Feb-14 16:49:17

I like it too.

LaTrucha Sat 22-Feb-14 16:49:35

There is a Spanish name, Belen. Would he go for that?

IslaValargeone Sat 22-Feb-14 16:49:50

Don't use it with Beatrix though.

SauceForTheGander Sat 22-Feb-14 16:50:32

Hamburg as the middle name?

scarletforya Sat 22-Feb-14 16:51:28

It's awful Op, sorry. Very unfeminine.

Beatrix is ok.

nf1morethanjustlumpsandbumps Sat 22-Feb-14 16:52:00

I know someone who called their DD that recently. I had a Katie Hopkins moment but smiled instead.

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