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Teasing potential?

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Busybee1234 Fri 04-Mar-16 21:11:57

Beatrix Annabelle


Beatrix Annabel

We're considering these names for our baby girl but after looking at it from all angles with my crazy sleep deprived brain I'm worried that the names or nickname combinations with Bee (Beatrix) and Annabel might be pronounced in a certain way which could have teasing potential. Does anyone else see it? OH says I'm totally overthinking things.

Opinions please?

Thank you!

buddy79 Fri 04-Mar-16 21:17:33

Can't see it.. What is it? Beatrix is lovely.

PurpleTraitor Fri 04-Mar-16 21:19:47

Is it bee-atch?

It's a stretch if that's the worry.

sparkleface Fri 04-Mar-16 21:22:12


SweetheartLittleLove Fri 04-Mar-16 21:24:51


skinnyamericano Fri 04-Mar-16 21:27:40

I think they are gorgeous names, and really, when is a middle name used or discussed? I can't see a problem with the combination (and am being a bit thick - what would people tease her about?)

Secretlove Fri 04-Mar-16 21:28:03

Bee an' a bell?

Coconutty Fri 04-Mar-16 21:29:50

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FedUpWithJudgementalPeople Fri 04-Mar-16 22:04:45

Be anal? grin

Dogadviceneeded Fri 04-Mar-16 22:26:56

You are massively over thinking smile

I prefer Annabel - more sophisticated and less flowery than Annabelle imho.

Sophronia Sat 05-Mar-16 01:30:35

Bee an' a bell?

I think Beatrix Annabel is fine.

TheDowagerCuntess Sat 05-Mar-16 01:45:09

Please come back and enlighten us, OP!

Fauchelevent Sat 05-Mar-16 01:45:17

You're overthinking it. Beatrix Annabel is lovely

VimFuego101 Sat 05-Mar-16 01:57:25

I'm lost too. They seem like lovely names.

Mclaren37 Sat 05-Mar-16 02:07:24

Haha this is so funny! Whatever the teasing potential was you're definitely over thinking it OPsmile. I can't for the life of me put together any word or name with those names! They are lovely, go for it.

Busybee1234 Sat 05-Mar-16 08:26:34

Thanks everyone! OK, I'm clearly overthinking it!

My worry is that it could sound like 'Beer tricks an' a bell' or 'Bee an' a bell'. Both which sound like a circus act to me...

Too far fetched?

insancerre Sat 05-Mar-16 08:29:29

Whatever name you choose children will always find a way of creating nicknames and teasing

kaymondo Sat 05-Mar-16 08:48:25

Kids at school probably won't even know her middle name! Definitely overthinking it. Both are lovely names.

TheDowagerCuntess Sat 05-Mar-16 09:01:35


Um, it's unlikely that those will even occur to other children.

But, you know, it almost seems like you're trying to bullet proof your child against absolutely ANY teasing at all, and that's just not possible, unfortunately.

No matter what name/name combo you come up, some kid, somewhere will find teasing potential in it at some point, that you could never in a millions years have foreseen.

MamaLazarou Sat 05-Mar-16 09:15:08

When do children even know each others' middle names, let alone use them?

TheDowagerCuntess Sat 05-Mar-16 09:20:02

DS is 7 and will spend entire lunch hours playing with kids and not even know their first name.

Pegaroo Sat 05-Mar-16 11:09:34

We had a Beatrix at school and her nickname was bee the flea in primary school and then she evolved into 'bumble' as we got older which was fairly harmless although I did her people just call her 'bum' for short which was a bit concerning!!

RockUnit Sat 05-Mar-16 21:01:17

The "an' a" sounds wouldn't be emphasised in a phrase, whereas the An of Annabel would be. So I don't think it's a problem.

I prefer the Annabel spelling (don't see any point of the extra letters).

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 06-Mar-16 02:27:34

No one else sees it OP. No one.

AStreetcarNamedBob Sun 06-Mar-16 02:31:34


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