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Opinions on Adeline or Beatrix

(42 Posts)
Lizzymcc Sat 14-Jan-17 00:01:42

It's a miracle we have got two names to consider, but wondered what people thought of them.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sat 14-Jan-17 00:04:21

Beatrix is very English. I'm not a fan. (Not English) I don't think it has wonderful connotations for current generations.
Adeline...(Ahdeline, Aideline,Ahdeleen?) You are open to having to correct people in pronunciation for the rest of your life.

Jermajesty Sat 14-Jan-17 00:08:20

Personally I love Beatrix - I've always liked names with X in. Plus I like the sound of Beatrix, and the possible nicknames.

Pluto30 Sat 14-Jan-17 01:12:19

I prefer Adeline, but you will face pronunciation issues with it. I pronounce it add-eh-LINE (to rhyme with wine), but I've seen others pronounce it add-eh-LEEN and add-eh-LYN.

I'm not a fan of Beatrix. To me, it's forever associated with Beatrix Potter (not a bad association, of course, but strong nonetheless), and it sounds awful in my Australian accent. It is supposed to be three syllables, but we pronounce it with two: bee-trix.

Jooni Sat 14-Jan-17 06:01:27

I love Beatrix. I love that spiky final -x and it has lovely nickname options and a great meaning. Adeline feels a bit wishy-washy in comparison.

CatsCantFlyFast Sat 14-Jan-17 06:30:32

Adeline is gorgeous. I'd pronounce it as per the sweet Adeline song

CoffeeDiamonds Sat 14-Jan-17 06:59:38

Not the only song I can think of is Sweet Caroline!
Who sang Sweet Adeline?

CatsCantFlyFast Sat 14-Jan-17 07:41:39

MiniAlphaBravo Sat 14-Jan-17 08:20:58

I like Beatrix best. Strong contender for my dd2 due soon. I'm not sure about addy as a nickname for Adeline.

RaeSkywalker Sat 14-Jan-17 08:21:59


MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Sat 14-Jan-17 08:23:23

I love both and considered them for my DD. She has a very very similar first and middle name to your choices.

EssentialHummus Sat 14-Jan-17 08:24:40

I prefer Beatrice to Beatrix, but Adeline is best of all.

Raines100 Sat 14-Jan-17 08:37:41

Really like both, but Adeline is my favourite.

bluechameleon Sat 14-Jan-17 08:44:50

I really like both. I can't decide which I prefer, they are both lovely. How about:
Adeline Beatrix
Beatrix Adeline?

user1483387154 Sat 14-Jan-17 08:49:01

love Adeline

GetAHaircutCarl Sat 14-Jan-17 08:54:00

I know a Beatrix and a Beatrice - both are Bea to everyone, so ensure you're cool with that.

Cosmicglitterpug Sat 14-Jan-17 08:59:00


PetalMettle Sat 14-Jan-17 09:01:45

I don't like Adeline at all but that cold be as I knew a really bratty one. Love beatrix, trixie for a little girl, bea for a grown up

Lessthanaballpark Sat 14-Jan-17 09:03:10


KissingAFool Sat 14-Jan-17 09:04:49

If you're slightly pretentioso like me, you could go for Beatriz, Spanish version!

Northernlurker Sat 14-Jan-17 09:06:27

I think you've got two great names. See what she looks like and then decide.

Bobochic Sat 14-Jan-17 09:33:15

Adèle (a-dell) or Adele (a-day-lay) are so much prettier than Adeline!

Bobochic Sat 14-Jan-17 09:34:31

Beatrice is also much more beautiful than Beatrix.

The suffixes -ine and -ix are very harsh and bit trashy!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 14-Jan-17 10:29:06

Adeline is beautiful.

Beebeeeight Sat 14-Jan-17 10:33:20

Is it adel-een or adel- eye-n?

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