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ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 01:50:11

For a boy (obviously?)

As in 'The venerable...'

Ludways Sun 24-Aug-14 02:38:37

As in Saint Bede. It was one of the houses at my comprehensive school so it's a no from me.

LittleRedDinosaur Sun 24-Aug-14 02:41:01

I like it! Unusual but not made up and it's got a nice sound to it.

WildCherryBlossom Sun 24-Aug-14 03:16:21

I went to school with someone with this name - after ' the venerable'. It worked and after the initial explanation no-one batted an eyelid. It is unusual but doesn't sound particularly out there. Good choice I think.

LetTheRiverAnswer Sun 24-Aug-14 04:28:07

It was on my love-it list ever since I first went to Holy Island way before having childrensmile. I didn't use it though and have never met or heard of another. I still like it, sort of simple but not trivial (not sure that's quite the right word, but hopefully the flavour of what I mean is there!)

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Sun 24-Aug-14 07:07:18

How is it pronounced ?
I want to pronounce it like the bum washing thing but sure that's not right

rachel234 Sun 24-Aug-14 08:02:22

I know a lovely Bede. Classic, cool name!

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 09:53:07

1 syllablle 3pigs pronounced the same as bead.

Thanks for the positive comments. I really like it for all the reasons you've said; Simple, strong, unusual, meaningful, nicely weighty smile

scaevola Sun 24-Aug-14 09:56:05

Not Venerable, but Venomous


SirChenjin Sun 24-Aug-14 09:58:16

Bead spelled Bede for a boy.....nope, not doing it for me, sorry - it's not a very strong name. Which is funny, because I love the look of the name, if that makes sense?

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 09:59:27

Well admirable historiography took a few centuries to get going scaevola smile

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 10:01:24

Not a spelling made up last Tuedday, honest SirCh

GrapefruitAndCucumberLoveThem Sun 24-Aug-14 10:01:36

A friend's husband is called this. I think it's awful. Everybody says "bede!", "Bede??" and I'm sure they think, 'that guy is called bead" confused

NigellasPeeler Sun 24-Aug-14 10:01:55

its a great name but won't it be annoying when people think he is called 'Bead'?

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 10:06:34

Doesn't take much to correct Nigella and it is not a complicated spelling for people to remember, once they have been told.

I think it is shortlist-worthy at least.

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 10:07:45

"Bede??" and I'm sure they think, 'that guy is called bead

<considers how bad this is>

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 24-Aug-14 10:11:00

It's a really well recognised, sometimes used name in the NE. The bead thing tickled me though.

PPaka Sun 24-Aug-14 10:12:26

This is ds's middle name
It was a family name on dh's side
I love it

SirChenjin Sun 24-Aug-14 10:16:01

I know it's not made up, and I have actually heard of Bede the Venerable <proud>


It's just the bead thing....

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 10:27:58

I have actually heard of Bede the Venerable <proud>


Maybe I've hung about here too long, watching people hell-bent on calling their DC allsorts (most recently Scottish et al hilariously explaining the downside of 'Job' to an enthusiast) I just can't get excited about a few people potentially misunderstanding Bede as Bead.

I have time to mull it over though.

PPaka Sun 24-Aug-14 10:35:47

Never entered my head that some people would think it was bead.

scaevola Sun 24-Aug-14 10:39:03

And you can then go on to have siblings Cuthbert, Berengaria and Ethelflaed!

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 10:41:33

Not quite as snappy scaevola but at least nobody could mistake them for cufflink, button and ethel smile

SirChenjin Sun 24-Aug-14 10:48:18

No, but Dibble and Grub, Balenciaga, and Ehfuuuuuuwwwl (pronounced in a strong Cockney accent, if you please) all come to mind wink

What the hell - if you love it, go for it smile. Just hide all beads from the wee chap and he'll be fine!

ArsenicyOldFace Sun 24-Aug-14 10:48:35

And actually if people thought I'd called my child Bead that would be quite funny

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