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Beatrice or Mariella

(25 Posts)
mrsmc2017 Wed 04-Oct-17 15:22:54

Just that really - which name do you prefer?

I think we have finally narrowed it down to either Beatrice or Mariella but struggling to choose between the two. We originally had Orla, Eva and Iona on the shortlist as well but seem to have gone off these. Surname starts with Mc and is 4 syllables.

Also, can anyone suggest middle names that go with these? DH is Irish so we would really like an Irish middle name.


ChocolateCrunch Wed 04-Oct-17 15:31:59

I love the name Mariella.

Irish middle name:

WhyOhWine Wed 04-Oct-17 15:37:50

i think Mariella is a bit long for a 4 syllable surname

Crabbo Wed 04-Oct-17 15:38:41

Mariella. It's really lovely and you don't hear it often. Beatrice sounds quite harsh to me.

misslomi Wed 04-Oct-17 16:12:23

Mariella is beautiful!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 04-Oct-17 16:19:27

Oh i cant choose. Theyre both gorgeous. Hopefully youll have surprise twins and be able to use both names. wink]You never know your look in a big city. grin
Mariella Bridget.
Mariella Siobhan
Mariella Sinead

Beatrice Mairead
Beatrice Niamh
Beatrice Alannah

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 04-Oct-17 16:19:37


A beautiful name.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 04-Oct-17 16:19:47

Luck to look

bridgetreilly Wed 04-Oct-17 16:26:37

Beatrice! Such a gorgeous name.

Beatrice Orla
Beatrice Mary
Beatrice Róisín
Beatrice Gráinne
Beatrice Emer
Beatrice Mairéad

Sophronia Wed 04-Oct-17 17:08:13

Mariella is more unusual and very pretty

FartnissEverbeans Wed 04-Oct-17 17:11:44

Both are lovely but I think Mariella is more interesting. Beatrice seems to be around quite a bit these days

FrancisCrawford Wed 04-Oct-17 17:12:13

Mariella is lovely

HeteronormativeHaybales Wed 04-Oct-17 17:42:55

Like both, love Mariella. Róisín would go well with it for a middle name.

mrsmc2017 Wed 04-Oct-17 17:52:22

Thank you all. Seems like Mariella is winning at the moment.

WhyOhWine - I was worried that both names would be a bit long too with our surname but we just haven't been able to find a short name that we both like.

Olivelor Wed 04-Oct-17 17:56:58

Mariella is so beautiful.Such an uncommon name. I love Orla too. Beatrice is old fashioned. bear

WhyOhWine Wed 04-Oct-17 18:36:32

I do really lke the name Mariella, it is just that I do think that Mariella McAllister (for example) is really quite long. No doubt it will be shortened though. Do you have a shortening in mind? I know a Milly who i think may be officially Mariella.

Happinesssssss Wed 04-Oct-17 18:46:52

Mariella. Never met one!

MintToBee Wed 04-Oct-17 18:49:29

Have both!
Beatrice Marielle is lovely.

noradurst Wed 04-Oct-17 18:50:30

Mariella! Very lovely and unique.

BandHag Wed 04-Oct-17 18:51:20


Mariella is lovely too but prefer it just Marielle.

Flopsbiggestfan Wed 04-Oct-17 20:04:05

Mariella is absolutely beautiful. Please use it!

PsammeadPaintedTheLion Wed 04-Oct-17 20:05:05

Mariella is lovely!

Mariella Joy or Fae ?

stellarfox Wed 04-Oct-17 20:31:52


Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 04-Oct-17 20:54:16

Mariella, so very pretty !

early30smum Fri 06-Oct-17 21:00:57


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