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Beatrice or Beatrix?

(24 Posts)
Baz13 Wed 17-Feb-16 17:47:48

Which do you prefer?

dementedpixie Wed 17-Feb-16 17:51:47

The first

HackerFucker22 Wed 17-Feb-16 17:54:58

Neither. Sorry!!

At a push Beatrix I guess.

Sophronia Wed 17-Feb-16 17:56:55


Zampa Wed 17-Feb-16 17:58:38

Beatrix - less common and Ms. Potter was pretty awesome.

Riderontheswarm Wed 17-Feb-16 18:00:27

Beatrice. I used to think it was awful. I think it is beautiful now.

SarfEast1cated Wed 17-Feb-16 18:01:51

What is the difference? Same meaning I assume... I love the name and like Bea as a nickname

SnuffleGruntSnorter Wed 17-Feb-16 18:02:37

Beatrice. I love Beatrix potter but I feel as a baby name it's got that feel of "we're trying to be a bit different" about it

MrsMarigold Wed 17-Feb-16 18:03:10

Beatrice for a Bea
Beatrix for a Trixi
Or either one could be BeBe

dementedpixie Wed 17-Feb-16 18:07:15

I would say them differently so Beatrice would have a 'ss' sound at the end whereas Beatrix would have an 'x' sound. I prefer Beatrice.

SarfEast1cated Wed 17-Feb-16 18:26:46

Have googled Beatrix is Latin, the other spelling is Italian apparently. Wikipedia could be wrong.

SarfEast1cated Wed 17-Feb-16 18:36:58

And these variation from Wiki too I wonder if you could use the English version and to Tris as a nn... (sorry OP will stop now)
Beata (Polish, Swedish)
Beate (German, Norwegian)
Beatha (Irish)
Beatrica (Croatian, Slovakian)
Béatrice (French)
Beatrice (Italian)
Beatričė (Lithuanian)
Beatrijs (Dutch)
Beatrika (Slovene)
Βεατρίκη (Veatriki) (Greek)
Beatris (English)
Beatrisa (German)
Beatrise (Latvian)
Beatriss (English)
Beatriu (Catalan)
Beatrix (Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Latin)
Beatriz (Galician, Portuguese, Spanish)
Beatrycze (Polish)
Beitris (Scottish Gaelic)
Betrys (Welsh)

thebiscuitindustry Wed 17-Feb-16 18:58:10

Beatrice. I find Beatrix a bit harsher.

IoraRua Wed 17-Feb-16 19:01:10

Neither really, but Beatrice at a push.
And don't use beatha - makes me think of whiskey as uisce beatha is Irish for whiskey. grin

Aquiver Wed 17-Feb-16 19:09:21

For some reason I find Beatrice more feminine and elegant - definitely prefer that spelling.

NotMyMonkey Wed 17-Feb-16 20:00:57

Beatrice. Beatrix seems harsher and older to me.

ABitAsleep Thu 18-Feb-16 10:13:32

Love Beatrix! smile I think it has more opportunities for nice nn too - Bea, Trix, Trixie.

Plus, it always reminds me of Beatrix Potter, who was a pretty awsome lady!

Beatrice is just meh in my opinion :/

CityFox Thu 18-Feb-16 12:24:57

Beatrix sounds like a character from Asterix, or BellaTrix LeStrange. I would go for Beatrice.

DiscordiaVanDiemen Thu 18-Feb-16 13:18:50

Beatrix definitely.

KatieT12 Thu 18-Feb-16 14:37:28

Beatrix, not keen, though... I do like the NN Bea smile

Flickstar Thu 18-Feb-16 22:44:45

Beatrix! I have one- I find Beatrice a bit frumpy and prim. We call her Bebe, Bea and Trix/Trixie

cheekstime Fri 19-Feb-16 10:49:07

Beatrix - potter was a great lady x

pilates Fri 19-Feb-16 11:20:18


msatlantis Sun 21-Feb-16 09:11:07

Beatrice, it's beautiful. And Bea for short is gorgeous too - one of the few names I like when it's shortened.

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