Thank you everyone, our favourites are Beatrix & loved trixie as a nn, but then I heard trixie is a common dogs name & Delilah, but was worried about the Tom Jones song association & Austin, but didn't know if it sounded too 'American'? (That's not meant to be insulting to anyone)
Ann(e), Elizabeth and variants, Mary and variants, Matilda/Maud, Nichola, Rosalind/mund, Rose, Millicent Mildred Margaret and variants, Philippa ( pippa) Jane and variants, Joanna Hilda Helen and variants Edith Enid Emma and variants.
John James Mark Matthew Paul Benedict/Benet Francis, Luke, Adam, Abraham, Daniel Samuel Thomas Oliver Roland Inigo Hugo Hugh Peter Piers Giles Guy Andrew Nicholas William Alexander Archibald Tobias Toby Ronald Martin Xavier
Sorry to sound ignorant but what's the difference between Beatrix and Beatrice?
Isabella isn't just popular on here- it's ranked 8th nationally.
Delilah, lovely name and wouldn't think it matters even if you did associate with the Tom Jones song. In any case I think this generation are more like to think of the 'Hey there Delilah' song...and your babies generation probably neither!
Other names...Hayley, Harriet, Leah, Lara, Lucie, Fiona, Felicity, Juliet, Emily
Austin is a contraction of Augustine, so is certainly traditional if fairly unusual.
I think Trixie is a lovely nn. It did used to be quite popular as a dog name, but I haven't met a canine Trixie for years! The fashion is to give dogs more common people names. Where I live, all the dogs seem to be called Poppy, Tilly, Molly, Daisy, Millie.
Personally, I would go with Beatrix, nn Trixie or Trix (to me, Bea sounds very old ladyish, perhaps because of Bea Arthur from The Golden Girls). Emma Willis called her little girl Trixie. I love it. Beatrix and Beatrice sound distictive fro each other when said properly so I wouldn't worry about mix-ups.