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(31 Posts)
carol35 Tue 14-Oct-08 16:46:00

I saw this in name book for a girl and I think I'm liking it. wdyt?

Majeika Tue 14-Oct-08 16:47:34




Not keen. sounds like a nickname for Beatrice or Belinda or something.

MrsMattie Tue 14-Oct-08 16:48:20

Fashion label, isn't it? I'm sure some sleb has used this recently.

Nbg Tue 14-Oct-08 16:48:24

It reminds me of the clothing, Mary Quant etc, but I do like it.

MorticiaAnnSpookington Tue 14-Oct-08 16:49:50

doesn't Anna Ryder Ricahrdson have a Bibi or something like that- Biba was Barbara Hulanicki's nickname and the name of her iconic shop

carol35 Tue 14-Oct-08 16:51:03

It's beeba

nooka Tue 14-Oct-08 16:55:09

Nickname only I think.

Majeika Tue 14-Oct-08 16:55:28


janeite Tue 14-Oct-08 16:56:09

Not keen sorry; it is a fashion label and sounds a bit "try hard" imho. Then again, I am now teaching my fifth Armani, so I may be biased!

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 14-Oct-08 16:57:09

There was that couple on Grand Designs with a dd called Biba and everyone on MN was going 'what did he just say her name was? Beaver?'

therefore a bit risky IMO....

jujumaman Tue 14-Oct-08 17:02:50

I had two friends at school called Biba, one was really Rebecca and one was Elizabeth

So if you like it (and I do) but think it a bit risky you could always go for a longer name like that and called her Biba for short and then it's up to her when she's older whether to stick with it or not.

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump Tue 14-Oct-08 17:02:52

I remember that Grand Designs, but quite like it.

Takver Tue 14-Oct-08 17:54:06

I know a Bibi (short for Habiba), good name IMO.

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 14-Oct-08 19:26:04

Hee hee LOL at 'Beaver'?

Seriously though, Biba - hmmmmmm
I think it might be a bit 'trying to be cool', but on the other hand not offensive.
Actually not sure.
Sorry, not very helpful am I?

(Too busy laughing at Beaver!) grin

GloriaStits Tue 14-Oct-08 20:38:44

Normally I just read names threads for a laugh but have to intervene here. BIBA is fairly standard medical abbreviation for "bought in by ambulance". Up there with the usual medical names- candida, melina, carina, IV grin

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 14-Oct-08 20:47:49

Be quite appropriate if you get rushed in to hospital in labour in an ambulance then. Perfect!

TheSmallClanger Tue 14-Oct-08 22:00:17

What's the medical connotation of Carina then?

Biba is phonetically identical to the German word for beaver. It's awful, and children shouldn't be named after shops or consumer goods.

Kaplumbagadort Tue 14-Oct-08 22:05:23

I know a Biba. Makes me think of the website Bebo!

anniemac Tue 14-Oct-08 22:09:11

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Posey Tue 14-Oct-08 22:15:09

I know one too, at dc's school. It suits her down to the ground. I like it.

Posey Tue 14-Oct-08 22:17:00

I know one too, at dc's school. It suits her down to the ground. I like it.

LittleMissBliss Tue 14-Oct-08 22:18:17

I like it!

pointygravedogger Tue 14-Oct-08 22:28:58


mrswoolf Tue 14-Oct-08 23:22:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheodoresMummy Thu 16-Oct-08 17:23:09

I like it smile

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