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Sister for Emma

(28 Posts)
peppapigg Tue 30-Dec-14 00:02:00

Our lovely DD is called Emma and we are struggling to find another we like quite as much. One contender is Beatrice but we are concerned about whether it goes well with Emma. We're not looking for a name that matches but would like it to sound nice with Emma. They both seem like timeless, classic names to me but Emma is much more common and there were loads when I was at school. I don't know a single Beatrice.

Please could you give me your thoughts - do the two names sound ok together? Your opinions could well be the deciding factor!

GregorysGirl18 Tue 30-Dec-14 00:04:49

I like Beatrice.

What about Eleanor, Abigail or Catherine?

Middleagedmotheroftwo Tue 30-Dec-14 00:15:54

Rebecca, Chloe, Zoe, Isobel, Laura, Amelia, Abigail

Walkingonsunshine00 Tue 30-Dec-14 00:19:16

Rachel, Beth, Ellie, Leanne, Leah

peppapigg Tue 30-Dec-14 00:37:07

Thanks for your suggestions. What do you think of Emma and Beatrice together?

wattlegirl Tue 30-Dec-14 00:39:14

I would like to second Abigail and suggest Claire, Kate or Lucy

GregorysGirl18 Tue 30-Dec-14 00:39:47

I think they sound lovely together. Both pretty, timeless names.

nulgirl Tue 30-Dec-14 00:45:17

I have a dd called Emma and was planning to call dd2 Charlotte until it transpired "she" was actually a "he".

Beatrice is lovely too though. Also love Clara, Matilda, Sophie, Stella.

emeline Tue 30-Dec-14 01:05:20

Beatrice will be called either Bea, or Beaty, or Trixie. If you prefer Trixie, go for Beatrix.

I love the name Emma. If I were in your shoes I might go for another Jane Austen name, probably Marianne.

Or Madeleine, which is classic, like Beatrice, but, to my ear, prettier.

EmilyGilmore Tue 30-Dec-14 01:49:13

Beatrice is not as uncommon as you think. I know a couple of little ones. I have to be honest, I don't like it. I see Beat Rice and I think it's open to dodgy pronunciation. Bee-triss/Beya-triss etc

EmilyGilmore Tue 30-Dec-14 01:50:12

I know an Emma & Alice sibset.

moxon Tue 30-Dec-14 05:06:25

Emma Thompson played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. amnotbeinghelpful

CheerfulYank Tue 30-Dec-14 05:08:08

I like Emma and Beatrice smile

I have a Margaret called Maggie?

Deerhound Tue 30-Dec-14 06:51:49

I think they go well. Both classic.

millymae Tue 30-Dec-14 06:54:23

Emma and Helen sound good to me, or what about Louise or Sarah. I love Emma, it was very popular when I was at school, as were the 3 names I've suggested. None of them are what you would call common nowadays and to my ear they all have a lovely ring to them and go well together. I'm not a lover of long names so Beatrice wouldn't be top of my own list, although the lovely little Beatrice I know is simply called Bea by everyone, including nursery.

DropYourSword Tue 30-Dec-14 06:57:56

I think any two names sound 'right' together when they come as a family. When you're used to it, it just works!

loislines Tue 30-Dec-14 08:31:57

Emma and Beatrice are lovely together and both reasonably popular without being all over the place.

LarrytheCucumber Tue 30-Dec-14 08:54:43

I know an Emma with sister Rachel.

cosmicglittergirl Tue 30-Dec-14 09:19:05

I think they sound very nice together.

Chatty987 Tue 30-Dec-14 14:05:55

Beatrice is a lovely name and goes very well with Emma IMO.

Belazu84 Tue 30-Dec-14 14:13:18

They sound great together OP

SurfsUp1 Wed 31-Dec-14 05:07:35

I think it's one of the loveliest combinations I've seen on MN in a very long time! Perfect!

speak2me Wed 31-Dec-14 08:30:40

Emma's I know have sisters Rachel and Rebecca smile

Squeezepast Fri 02-Jan-15 07:51:39

Beatrice is a gorgeous name and sounds lovely with Emma.

TheTravellingLemon Fri 02-Jan-15 07:54:35

Beatrice is lovely. What about Alexandra?

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