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Lydia Beatrice

(44 Posts)
Penny85 Sat 27-May-17 08:20:02

Hi all,

What do you think about the name Lydia Beatrice? Our surname rhymes with rain.

Baby due in July so I still have time to think, husband and I like traditional names, Lydia is my late Nan's middle name, and Beatrice DH's favourite Shakespeare female character (he is an English teacher!)

Other sort of names we quite like: Matilda, Evelyn, Sophia but worried about popularity of these.

Any other suggestions as I am still not sure?

Many thanks

CrispyBathTowel Sat 27-May-17 08:21:42

I really like it and much prefer it to Matilda, Evelyn and Sophia.

Systamex Sat 27-May-17 08:21:57

A beautiful, elegant name! And lovely reasons for choosing it. Great choice OP.

MrsBellefleur Sat 27-May-17 08:22:50

Love it.

myoriginal3 Sat 27-May-17 08:23:08

Rather posh and noble. I like it.

HelenaJustina Sat 27-May-17 08:23:17

Love it

Pouffealouffe Sat 27-May-17 08:25:24

Really lovely! Lydia is on my list too, might add Beatrice now wink. I also rather like Flora.

Pouffealouffe Sat 27-May-17 08:26:03

Oh though I'm not actually pregnant! This is for the future.

Hassled Sat 27-May-17 08:26:35

Lovely, lovely names. Great choice.

Penny85 Sat 27-May-17 08:41:22

Thank you everyone, you have all made me feel a lot better about the name-I have been desperate to ask peoples opinions for reassurance as its such a big decision but we haven't mentioned it to any friends or family as we thought it would be a good idea to leave it as a surprise.

KoalaDownUnder Sat 27-May-17 08:46:52

Ooh, I love Lydia. Have done for decades (way before 'old lady' names became cool).

MiniMaxi Sat 27-May-17 08:48:25


blueskyinmarch Sat 27-May-17 08:52:25

I usually hate the names suggested on here but i really love this one. It is beautiful.

Susiethetortoiseshellcat Sat 27-May-17 08:54:41

I love love love it. Lydia (or Tabitha) would have been ds's name and Beatrice is beautiful.

junebirthdaygirl Sat 27-May-17 08:55:11

Love both names and work well together. Good idea not to tell names to family. Just throw out other suggestions if they ask but keep those ones close to your chest.

SuperBeagle Sat 27-May-17 08:55:57

I don't like it, but I went to school with a girl whose sister was known as "Lydia Chlamydia" hmm so that's burned into my mind.

IfYouGoDownToTheWoodsToday Sat 27-May-17 09:08:19

Love the name Lydia I may have one myself-

Lydia Beatrice is classic and beautiful.

LorLorr2 Sat 27-May-17 09:14:23

For me they're quite random to put together because I think of Lydia as a 'new' name and Beatrice as 'old'- but of course that's not actually the case, as evident by your nan having Lydia as a middle name!
Overall unique and romantic smile

Jooni Sat 27-May-17 09:37:13


MollyHuaCha Sat 27-May-17 10:10:12

They go beautifully together. (Lydia is not a new name)

daisypond Sat 27-May-17 10:11:01

Lovely. I prefer Beatrice to Lydia though - but that's because I always think of the rather unappealing Lydia Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. But with it being your nan's name, it will have a different association.

girlandboy Sat 27-May-17 10:14:04

There was a thread recently about "if you could change your name what would it be?" and I chose Lydia. Do it's a YES from me. And Beatrice is lovely too smile

IJustGotHitByADeer Sat 27-May-17 12:33:11

Beautiful name - I love the name Lydia but I can't use it as I'm fairly closely connected to one. Goes beautifully with Beatrice.

IfYouGoDownToTheWoodsToday Sat 27-May-17 14:02:38

The name Lydia is in the Bible, so it's isn't new at all smile

TheInimitableMrsFanshawe Sat 27-May-17 14:09:49

LOVE it. So much. Exactly that name was in serious contention for DD but I slightly preferred something else with the same -ia ending and two syllable middle name.

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