Middle name dilemma

(25 Posts)
ProfessorPlumInTheLibrary Tue 30-Jun-20 12:21:44

First name will be Anna, but we're stuck between two middle names (last name is two syllables and starts with B).

Anna Beatrice
Anna Penelope

Which do you prefer, and why?

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DuaLipa95 Tue 30-Jun-20 12:25:29

Anna Beatrice, simply because I much prefer Beatrice to Penelope

LotusClover Tue 30-Jun-20 12:37:28

I dislike them both but Anna Beatrice definitely flows better.

MikeUniformMike Tue 30-Jun-20 12:49:09

Anna Beatrice Beckham is better than Anna Penelope Beckham.
It is you, isn't it, Vicky?

Rubyandsaphire Tue 30-Jun-20 12:57:46

Anna Beatrice sounds better however maybe because I'm not keen on Penelope.

Mish85 Tue 30-Jun-20 13:14:28

Anna Beatrice

Letthemysterybe Tue 30-Jun-20 13:16:50

Use both! Anna Penelope Beatrice B.


captainraymondholt Tue 30-Jun-20 13:17:12

Anna Beatrice.

Whatsyourflava Tue 30-Jun-20 13:17:38

Both so beautiful!! I vote Beatrice

Bringmewineandcake Tue 30-Jun-20 13:21:12

I love Anna Penelope! It sounds so cute.
Also it depends on the first letter of your surname for Anna Beatrice in case your surname starts with a C...

Bringmewineandcake Tue 30-Jun-20 13:22:20

Ok I reread and saw your surname doesn't start with a C. My bad blush

ProfessorPlumInTheLibrary Tue 30-Jun-20 14:04:51

@MikeUniformMike You got me, it's VB here, aiming for a 5-a-side team grin

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babychinoo Tue 30-Jun-20 15:01:00

Anna Beatrice flows beautifully

whatausername Tue 30-Jun-20 15:45:41

Beatrice. The softness of Anna with the softness of Penelope is a little much when there's the option of the elegant Anna Beatrice.

daisypond Tue 30-Jun-20 18:03:55

They’re all nice names. I slightly prefer Beatrice to Penelope, but maybe the repeating B sounds in Beatrice and B-surname are hard to say. But it’s really not an issue. How often will you say the full name?

DramaAlpaca Tue 30-Jun-20 19:50:02

Anna Penelope for me. I'm not mad keen on Beatrice.

Jfw82 Tue 30-Jun-20 20:12:17

I clearly watch too many police dramas as my thought was you can't go with Penelope as then her initial would be APB blush

That said I do think Beatrice flows better grin

CarolyneDavys Tue 30-Jun-20 21:03:56

Beatrice is prettier

4amWitchingHour Tue 30-Jun-20 21:10:26

Anna Beatrice. I think Penelope doesn't work as well with Anna, and possibly too many syllables to flow well with your surname (although depends a bit on what your surname is)

Starbuggy Tue 30-Jun-20 22:17:13

Anna Beatrice

123Dancewithme Tue 30-Jun-20 23:18:14

Anna Beatrice is lovely.

wishing3 Tue 30-Jun-20 23:19:56

Anna Beatrice is lovely!

sunrainwind Tue 30-Jun-20 23:20:36

Beatrice is my favourite too. Anna is a beautiful name!

ProfessorPlumInTheLibrary Wed 01-Jul-20 08:25:58

Thanks all! This has been really helpful. Anna Beatrice seems to be the clear favourite, which will delight my partner, as that was his preference. I was finding it hard to let go of the rhythm of Anna Penelope, but this has definitely helped (Anna was my choice, so it's probably only fair that he gets to choose the middle name anyway!)

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Onestepup Wed 01-Jul-20 08:51:23

Anna Penelope flows really well.

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