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Middle name for Beatrice........

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AlfieandBea Thu 27-Mar-14 15:32:49

We can't decide on a middle name for our daughter due in 4 weeks.

We are set on the first name Beatrice and have come up with a couple of middle names but can't decide:

Beatrice Florence
Beatrice Theodora
Beatrice Bella
Beatrice Ophelia

Opions and extra suggestings would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Helen

DramaAlpaca Thu 27-Mar-14 15:37:48

First of all, I think Beatrice is a lovely choice, classic & underused.

I like Beatrice Florence & Beatrice Ophelia best. I'm not keen on the alliteration of Beatrice Bella, and I'm not overly fond of Theodora, but that's just my opinion.

As for which is the right choice both are lovely but it might boil down to which is best with your surname.

Also I would think about any word the initials might spell if you use a middle name beginning with a vowel. For example if your surname happened to begin with a T you wouldn't want her initials spelling BOT!

Other suggestions: Beatrice Eliza(beth), Beatrice Georgina?

missmargot Thu 27-Mar-14 15:41:26

Florence or Ophelia for me too, lovely names.

DystopianReality Thu 27-Mar-14 15:43:25

Beatrice Alexandra

Cotherstone Thu 27-Mar-14 15:43:28

My nanna was Beatrice Ellen, which I love. DB's nicked the Ellen though and Beatrice doesn't go with our surname at all. Hence why I always end up sharing it on here so someone else might use it!

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 27-Mar-14 15:44:03

Beatrice Aurora

TheRedQueen Thu 27-Mar-14 15:46:29

I prefer Beatrice Florence as, to my ears, an 'a' sound at the end of the second name doesn't quite fit.

The suggestions that immediately spring to my mind are Mary And Constance.

AlfieandBea Thu 27-Mar-14 15:49:34

Thank you all, we love the name Beatrice (nn Bea)

We do like florence, but do you think Beatrice Florence is too similar sounding at the end?

Our surname is Smith.....so potentialy she would be 'BOS' if we were to use Ophelia....but how often do we write our initials down? hmm

AlfieandBea Thu 27-Mar-14 15:52:41

oooh I like Aurora.
'The Red Queen' I had exactly the opposit concern (please see my message above) therefore choose 'a' ending names to compensate for the similar sounds. Does Beatrice Florence not sound too 'cccc'y to you?

TheRedQueen Thu 27-Mar-14 16:45:38

No, the spelling is similar but the pronunciation is different. I think it sounds lovely and sits really well with your surname.

TremoloGreen Thu 27-Mar-14 16:57:31

Elizabeth
Matilda
Jessica
Rosalind
Violet
Hannah
Harriet
Isobel
Claire
Helena
Lydia
Catherine
Johanna
Annabel
Emily
Victoria

TremoloGreen Thu 27-Mar-14 16:59:06

If you can't tell from my list, I wouldn't personally go for the double 'ce' ending! Just personal preference really.

justmuddlingalong Thu 27-Mar-14 17:02:06

Beatrice Imogen

guineapig2014 Thu 27-Mar-14 17:03:19

I think Beatrice Florence or Ophelia (as have already been said) are both great choices.
Also
Beatrice Eleanor
Beatrice Dorothy
Beatrice Madeline
Beatrice Matilda
Beatrice Susannah. My personal fave
thanks congrats btw smile

BeaLola Thu 27-Mar-14 19:35:39

It is my middle name too and I love it . With your surname I like

Beatrice Eleanor
Beatrice Alicia
Beatrice Lois
Beatrice Lydia
Beatrice Rose

everlong Thu 27-Mar-14 19:37:26

I like Eliza with Beatrice, also Juliet.

mrssmith79 Thu 27-Mar-14 19:49:29

Bea Smith? She was top-dog at Wentworth wasn't she? (I'm so sorry, it is a lovely name though)

honeybeeridiculous Thu 27-Mar-14 20:27:37

I know a baby Beatrice Grace (nn Bea) she's cute grin

Kikibee Thu 27-Mar-14 20:29:47

Please don't do Beatrice Ophelia, she will be called stinky, sweaty etc. lovely names just not together

tomatoplantproject Thu 27-Mar-14 20:34:54

I have a Beatrice Ella if that helps? For info we thought we had chosen a really unusual name but there is one other Bea in her group at nursery (of 8!!) and I heard another parent talk to a Bea in the playground the other day.

brokenhearted55a Thu 27-Mar-14 21:26:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dementedma Thu 27-Mar-14 21:28:24

My niece is Beatrice Jessica

Biscuitsneeded Thu 27-Mar-14 21:29:52

Beatrice Anne

LastOneDancing Thu 27-Mar-14 21:36:23

Ooh good choice - we're having a Beatrice or Charlotte if bump turns out to be a girl!

Beatrice Emily
Beatrice Elizabeth
Beatrice Grace

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