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Alliteration and then some!

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Popskipiekin Sun 25-Sep-16 22:24:34

I should probably name change for this as this is pretty outing but never mind smile
Our surname is Begbie. We love the name Brodie for DS2 but we've scrapped it from the shortlist as we think it would be just too cruel. But we still find ourselves coming back to it blush Would little Brodie Begbie hate us forever? (There would be a middle name to break it up but of course most of the time he wouldn't use it). Please shake some sense into me.

MartinaMartini Sun 25-Sep-16 22:33:40

I don't think it's so much the alliteration, but the vowel heavy sounding names and both having same -ie ending that's a no no imo.

Sounds like a cartoon character.

Overthinker2016 Sun 25-Sep-16 22:34:08

I think it's too much of a tongue twister, sorry.

What other names do you like? I tend to think a name not ending in -ie/-y would sound best with your surname. A one syllable name might work?

Frazzled2207 Sun 25-Sep-16 22:37:02

Yeah not the alliteration as much but it is a tongue twister.

calzone Sun 25-Sep-16 22:37:24

Benjamin Begbie or Benedict Begbie would be better ((not a lot but a little)) It's too much.

How about Max?

Overthinker2016 Sun 25-Sep-16 22:40:25


MrsBungle Sun 25-Sep-16 22:43:31

Aaah I like Brodie but It it really doesn't go with your surname.

RaeSkywalker Sun 25-Sep-16 22:44:55

I'll be honest- someone has just started working with me who has a name that is similar to this. It has crossed my mind that it's a bit odd/ jarring.

Popskipiekin Sun 25-Sep-16 22:48:40

Well the front runner is Finn (full name Finlay) so that would suit your one syllable suggestion overthinker but of course also ends in a -y sound in the full name version, and we're dithering about that too. We aren't actually in Scotland so I'm not too concerned about the popularity of Finlay. I know it's up there but not too much.

Another - going off at a total tangent, not
Scottish - option is Gabriel which we think sounds lovely in full but expect he'd get called Gabe and I get all tangled up thinking Gabe-Begbie runs together and sounds like Gay Begbie... confused

I had a whole other thread and got some lovely Scottish name suggestions, there are lots of good options out there. I just seem to pick holes in everything we think of.

And yup Martina that's exactly it - the BB combination sounds fictional. Good to see that written down clearly! We promise not to use Brodie but we will mourn it grin

badtime Sun 25-Sep-16 22:58:13

Why not just Finn?

Overthinker2016 Sun 25-Sep-16 22:59:05

Finn is very nice

Finlay Begbie sounds ok I think.

Frazzled2207 Mon 26-Sep-16 11:07:35

Finn is a great option

Popskipiekin Mon 26-Sep-16 11:52:38

Thank you for being nice about Finn smile and I don't know why not just Finn. I do know it's recognised as a name in its own right but bit of me thinks it's an abbreviation and he should have the option when he's older to go by the longer version if he'd rather. I know lots of people say (eg) "why put Katherine on the birth certificate when you're always going to call her Kate" and I can totally see where they're coming from, but the traditionalist (?) in me says he should have the full length version of the name on the certificate.
Anyway, very grateful for all your responses. Have always told DH that if only he'd taken my surname we'd have a lot more options! grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 26-Sep-16 12:34:47

I think you could get away with Brodie Begbie, I prefer it, to Finn.

Bringmewineandcake Mon 26-Sep-16 12:36:17

I like Brodie Begbie!

Wenchelda Tue 27-Sep-16 05:42:04

What about Flynn as a full-name alternative to Finn?

Popskipiekin Tue 27-Sep-16 10:20:02

Aaaa no, the new flush of Brodie support is very confusing! grin. We had DS1 all named before he came out, I know DS2 will be Baby Begbie for weeks at this rate.
Flynn is actually... rather a nice idea. Shortlist is getting longer by the minute. Thanks all smile

squoosh Tue 27-Sep-16 10:50:10

Brodie Begbie is far too much of a tongue twister. Finlay Begbie also sounds silly.

Just go with Finn. It's not a nickname, it's a 'proper' name and has a longer history than Finlay.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 27-Sep-16 10:55:26

Pops, you know you like Brodie !
There will only be one Brodie Begbie 😄

strawberrypenguin Tue 27-Sep-16 10:59:36

Sounds ok to me!

0pti0na1 Tue 27-Sep-16 11:57:35

Fintan Begbie?

Overthinker2016 Tue 27-Sep-16 12:42:37

Brodie Begbie is now growing on me grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 27-Sep-16 13:13:04


badtime Wed 28-Sep-16 12:28:28

But Finn isn't an abbreviation! Finn McCool wasn't really called Finlay! *confused

Finn is the full-length version, as Finlay is a different name.

It's not like Kate instead of Katherine, it's more like worrying you should call your child Leonard when you really want Leo (which has a separate origin as a name).

*Okay, he was called Fionn, but Finn is a very established Anglicisation.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 28-Sep-16 12:33:38

I agree. Finn definitely came first. I think because Finlay is a longer name people think it's more correct somehow.

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