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Beatrix or Claudia

(23 Posts)
MiniAlphaBravo Fri 17-Feb-17 14:18:53

Currently rather fed up at 40+12 with my 2nd dd and wondering about names. Think we have it down to two after much deliberation: Beatrix or Claudia.

I like both but I'm worried Beatrix is becoming trendy, I seem to hear it a lot at the moment. Claudia doesn't have a great meaning but I don't think I mind that as it isn't something you think about everyday... which would you go for and why? Sister to Florence. Middle name might be Pearl or Elizabeth.


lozengeoflove Fri 17-Feb-17 14:19:27

Claudia Elizabeth.

Justfred Fri 17-Feb-17 14:21:32

Beatrix Elizabeth

Kazzawazza69 Fri 17-Feb-17 14:23:29

Beatrix Pearl

OrlandaFuriosa Fri 17-Feb-17 14:24:56

Claudia Elizabeth. Mixture if slightly unusual and classic. Too many Beatrix/Beatrice around.

reuset Fri 17-Feb-17 14:37:56


It's certainly on the rise, but not as popular as Beatrice. It's such a good, solid name I wouldn't really care about it being potentially trendy, personally. Your choice.

Claudia is fine also

hlc123 Fri 17-Feb-17 15:25:51


KoalaDownUnder Fri 17-Feb-17 15:27:48

Claudia Pearl.

But I don't like Beatrice or Beatrix at all.

hangingoutattheendofmywick Fri 17-Feb-17 15:30:24

Definitely Beatrix so you can call her Bea...
Bea Elizabeth I love
not too keen on Pearl

RedSauce Fri 17-Feb-17 15:49:44

I'm not a fan of Claudia and I think Beatrix is very cool. So easy choice for me!

Beatrix's popularity IS rising, but it was still only 207th last year, so hardly a common name!!

Sistafromanuthamista Fri 17-Feb-17 16:02:22

I think Claudia is terribly glamourous despite the meaning, however, I think Beatrix works better with Florence.

Angelto5 Fri 17-Feb-17 16:13:33

I like Claudia but never sure how to pronounce it-




So I would go for Beatrix

Sophronia Fri 17-Feb-17 16:27:46

Claudia Pearl

Crispmonster1 Fri 17-Feb-17 16:30:09

Love the name Claudia. It's brilliant. Beatrix is very common here! 3 in one year group.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 17-Feb-17 16:33:58


Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 17-Feb-17 17:57:27

Beatrix Pearl.

MiniAlphaBravo Fri 17-Feb-17 18:11:04

Such a mixed response! Thanks for all your opinions, I'm not really sure what we will go for, any other opinions welcome smile I think I might be leaning towards Claudia but of course dh seems to be more towards Beatrix. It's not easy to agree on these things!

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 17-Feb-17 18:57:03

Claudia Pearl is lovely.

I'm not all that keen on Beatrix personally but it's nice enough.

ScarletForYa Fri 17-Feb-17 19:11:49


KayTee87 Sat 18-Feb-17 12:08:30

Do you like Claudine? I think it flows better with elizabeth as a middle name.

MiniAlphaBravo Sat 18-Feb-17 17:13:08

Not a fan of Claudine sorry, though I see what you're saying about Elizabeth. Two vowels clash. any other ideas along the same lines as these two? We may need to compromise between us both. Baby is here now and nameless.

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 19-Feb-17 11:01:22

Much prefer Claudia to Claudine, but also like Claudette. I think Claudine for me is too associated with Enid Blyton.

But Beatrix is a a good name too.

Claudette Elisabeth.

KayTee87 Sun 19-Feb-17 12:41:01

Claudette is great too!

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