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May I ask an opinion on the name Beattie?

(42 Posts)
whatanuttermess Tue 12-Aug-08 16:26:14

For a girl(you can never tell on this topic!) My dh and dc like it but everyone else has looked horrified.

I wanted to see if that was the general consensus.

tiredemma Tue 12-Aug-08 16:27:15

I love the name Beatrix.

belgo Tue 12-Aug-08 16:27:40

<<looks horrified>> sorry!

I would go for Beatrice, and Beatie for short.

Beata is another european version which I like.

MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 16:27:41

Is it short for Beatrice?

SoupKitchen Tue 12-Aug-08 16:28:04

I love it too but prefer Beatrice as a longer version

whatanuttermess Tue 12-Aug-08 16:30:19

No just Beattie.

WhereTheWildThingsWere Tue 12-Aug-08 16:30:49

I would always give the full name then shorten, it gives the child more options when they are older.

Lionstar Tue 12-Aug-08 16:33:21

Oh no, just brings those BT adverts to mind, you know the ones with that Maureen Lipman woman "you got an 'ology"

In fact here it is

whatanuttermess Tue 12-Aug-08 16:34:35

Lionstar how old are you? wink

Nobody has mentioned that!

pointydog Tue 12-Aug-08 16:35:31

don't like it one bit

Pruners Tue 12-Aug-08 16:35:33

Message withdrawn

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Tue 12-Aug-08 16:36:12

Beatrice is nice, Beattie for short.

Dragonbutter Tue 12-Aug-08 16:36:30

To me, it's a scottish surname.
I don't find it pretty.
I do like Beata/Beatrix/Beatrice though.

Lionstar Tue 12-Aug-08 16:36:50

Gahh blush accidentally gave my age away. Actually am only 30-cough-ish

saltire Tue 12-Aug-08 16:38:34

It's a Scottish surname - Good old Border reviers name
I like Beatrice though

MissKubelik Tue 12-Aug-08 16:41:04

makes me think of Maureen Lipman too! I am merely 32... definitely an old lady name, in the same league as Doris, Irene, etc.

I much prefer Beatrice or Beatrix, Bea for short.

Megglevache Tue 12-Aug-08 16:46:38

OOOh OOOH this is my daughter's name and I can say that everyone who hears her name reacts the same way as PointyDog smile

MuffinMclay Tue 12-Aug-08 16:49:19

I love it! Do prefer Beatrice though.

Megglevache Tue 12-Aug-08 16:52:02

Do you Muffin, really? grin

pointydog Tue 12-Aug-08 16:55:09

Sorry, megg. I comment on the name, not the children of course wink

blissieblue Tue 12-Aug-08 16:55:23

I just think of it as a surname - quite odd for a little girl I think

DoubleBluff Tue 12-Aug-08 16:58:44

Beatirce with Beattie for short.
MAkes me think Batty

CantSleepWontSleep Tue 12-Aug-08 17:01:48

It's a shop to me.

Beatrice is nice though.

clumsymum Tue 12-Aug-08 17:03:52

Oh, my sister's MIL is called Beattie, and to be honest that colours my judgement cos she's completely BARKING ...

I don't think it's a particularly pretty name.

Megglevache Tue 12-Aug-08 17:07:31

Pointy I'm not bothered- I didn't get shirty. Her "proper" name is Beabea but everyone thought that was a stripper's name.grin My ds renamed her.

My poor, poor children.

I've had a year of hearing err and whaaat? Normally from mums who's children's names (I won't mention)I don't fancy much either so fair's fair. smile

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