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DD2 is here and we can't decide on a name

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ladygee Tue 09-Dec-14 14:34:47

DD2 arrived last week and we're still struggling to pick from our shortlist.

DD1 is Beatrice (Bea) and I'd like something similar in style, classic, lots of history.

Our final names for DD2 are:


But maybe we're missing something? All opinions and suggestions welcome.

Didiusfalco Tue 09-Dec-14 14:44:12

They're all lovely names. I think Beatrice and Rosalind sound particularly nice together. Sophie and Lucy are nice too but there seem to be quite a few small ones about at the moment. The one person I know called tabitha ended up with nn. Tab which doesn't sound great imo.

Velvetbee Tue 09-Dec-14 14:50:20

Beatrice and Rosalind are lovely together. Would they be Bea and Rosa?

AndHarry Tue 09-Dec-14 14:51:04

Rosalind is beautiful. I like all of them but it seems to go best with Beatrice.

moxon Tue 09-Dec-14 15:02:40

I like Rosalind and Lucy.
Might become Bea and Rosie or Bea and Luce to their friends, if that helps?

squoosh Tue 09-Dec-14 15:44:08

Congrats OP! flowers

Lucy and Tabitha are both lovely.

Not at all keen on Rosalind or Sophie. Far too many Sophies in the world as it is.

abbaroony Tue 09-Dec-14 15:50:45

My sister is a Rosalind, I love the name, my only word of warning is that we shorten it to Rosi, and spelt like that everyone calls her Rosie, whereas we pronounce Rosi 'Roz-ee'.

Might just be something to bear in mind when shortening/spelling it! (I personally prefer the Rosa shortening).

Legionofboom Tue 09-Dec-14 15:54:25

Rosalind is gorgeous, the best on your list by a long, long way.

It goes beautifully with Beatrice too.

Rosalind feels like quite a grown up name though so maybe consider a shortening that you like for now. Lots of choice there.

squoosh Tue 09-Dec-14 15:56:36

Can't believe all the love for Rosalind. It's so clunky.

loislines Tue 09-Dec-14 16:42:03

Another vote for Rosalind. Gorgeous name and good nicknames too.

SomeSunnySunday Tue 09-Dec-14 16:53:22

I really like all of them. Personally I wouldn't use Lucy or Sophie as they are just too popular around here, but that's just me - if popular doesn't bother you they are lovely names.

Rosalind is probably my favourite, though.

birchwoods Tue 09-Dec-14 16:54:56

I like Tabitha the most. It's such a pretty name. I know a Tabitha who is known as Taba.

I agree, Rosalind is so clunky!

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Tue 09-Dec-14 18:25:55

Tabitha or Rosalind are perfect with Beatrice.
Not keen on Lucy or Sophie too popular and plain.

My choice would have to be Rosalind.

Vanillepudding Tue 09-Dec-14 18:28:51


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 09-Dec-14 18:32:59

Congratulations. Unfortunately, to me, none of those sound anywhere near as nice as Beatrice. If I had to pick one, it would be Lucy - but it's not really doing much for me.

Beatrice and Isobel/Isolde
Beatrice and Emmeline/Emily/Elinor
Beatrice and Cassandra (Cassie)
Beatrice and Marianne
Beatrice and Juliet

capercaillie Tue 09-Dec-14 18:35:42

Rosalind is beautiful and goes well with Beatrice.

Tabitha also nice.

Lucy and Sophie don't go with Beatrice as well.

Philippa, Elizabeth, Katherine and Susannah also similar names

petitdonkey Tue 09-Dec-14 18:36:37

I like all on your list. Love Lucy but love Luciana even more - would that make it 'fit' for you more? Or Lucinda? I know two Lucianas - one pronounced the Italian way, one the anglicised version, both lovely.

Conratulations on baby flowers

Xmas2014MN3262 Tue 09-Dec-14 18:37:46

Sophie - Soph

Tabitha - Tabs

bluewisteria Tue 09-Dec-14 18:40:17

Beatrice & Letice

claracluck1978 Tue 09-Dec-14 18:41:17

Beatrice & Clementine would have been the names of our twins had they turned out to be girls & I love them together!

TheCowThatLaughs Tue 09-Dec-14 18:41:26

Rosalind or tabitha

Castlemilk Tue 09-Dec-14 18:43:26

I can see why you're struggling, all together they're a group of nice names, but alone none stands out. Rosalind would end up as Rosie - which is pretty overused really.


TwiggyHeart Tue 09-Dec-14 18:46:31

I know a lovely Tabitha, that gets my vote!

WhatsGoingOnEh Tue 09-Dec-14 18:47:28

I really don't like Rosalind, sorry. She'll be called Roz.


BlueStarsAtNight Tue 09-Dec-14 18:48:01

I def think Rosalind goes best, and I love Rosa. I think I slightly prefer Rosalie to Rosalind.

Sophie and Lucy don't sound quite 'enough' to me with Beatrice, and I'm really not keen on Tabitha.

Also how about Abigail, Penelope, Francesca

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