Is Beatrice getting too popular

(22 Posts)
Gem2008 Sat 16-Jan-16 09:02:10

I have just found out i am expecting a girl, choose the name Beatrice but on looking it up seems to be rather popular, i would rather my daughters name was not the same as anyone else in her class at school. I have a 7 year old called Dawn and am yet to met another Dawn under 35, and a 17 year old called Sebastian and i hate how many little sebbies i encounter in the park!Is Beatrice a name that is going to shoot up the name charts?

Fugghetaboutit Sat 16-Jan-16 09:03:50

Round here it is (N London)

CruCru Sat 16-Jan-16 09:11:39

I know a couple (also north London) but I wouldn't say it was like Oscar (yet).

StitchesInTime Sat 16-Jan-16 09:12:56

I've never met a single Beatrice.

Gem2008 Sat 16-Jan-16 09:16:25

I am Eastbourne, don't think Oscar is that popular down here.Maybe the trends take a while to travel down to sleepy old Eastbourne!

FlyDragonfly1 Sat 16-Jan-16 09:58:00

I know of two women named Beatrice (South Wales) - one is 18 and the other is 26. I don't know of any children named Beatrice. The name is absolutely lovely.

nextusername Sat 16-Jan-16 10:26:30

I only know of one young Beatrice.

SueGeneris Sat 16-Jan-16 10:28:43

I know one 7 year old and one baby.

SummerMonths Sat 16-Jan-16 10:30:29

London, I know three Beatrice's (all known as Bea), all under 10

SoWhite Sat 16-Jan-16 13:12:21

Yeah, it is very trendy with aspirational 30s Londoners. Those trends tend to spill out, so I'd avoid.

Gem2008 Sat 16-Jan-16 19:51:59

Beatrice was my fave name will be racking my brains for some
thing else but if i find nothing else i will stick with it

Whoknewitcouldbeso Sat 16-Jan-16 19:52:50

I know of one.

SoWhite Sat 16-Jan-16 20:06:55

Bea is lovely Gem, so I wouldn't worry too much. Popular names are popular because they are lovely, generally.

How about Dorothy? Dot is a great nm.

Monkeymonstermum Sun 17-Jan-16 16:04:20

I know one - a 3 year old. I LOVE the name! Our surname starts with an O though and don't think BO are good initials, hence out for us!

Suzietwo Sun 17-Jan-16 17:59:56

I know at least 4. Essex.

toffeeboffin Mon 18-Jan-16 12:58:05

I cannot believe it's 'getting too popular'.

It's my baby girl name, if we ever have a girl! No one used to even mention it! Now it's getting too bloody popular!

toffeeboffin Mon 18-Jan-16 12:58:29

Faints at at least four in Essex grin

SeoulSista Mon 18-Jan-16 13:24:06

This was posted three years ago Is Beatrice going stellar

Suzietwo Mon 18-Jan-16 18:44:39

Don't panic toffee. 2 of mine aren't actually IN Essex. Born to lawyers in London... Not sure that improves things though.

Underparmummy Mon 18-Jan-16 19:15:48

Three in south east one in the midlands all under 7.

The first time I heard it I thought it was unusual.. Still think Bea is v pretty though!

Minty82 Mon 18-Jan-16 19:20:14

I know two babies (one London one Yorkshire); and a 13 year old. As well as a couple of adults. Lovely name.

Liveinthepresent Mon 18-Jan-16 23:02:52

Loads around me - three in my daughters reception intake.
Gorgeous name.

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