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TheVenerable Tue 14-Jul-09 11:25:33

I love this name for a little boy. I think it sounds sweet, has a great history and is unusual. DH thinks it sounds pretentious.


Mammina Tue 14-Jul-09 11:27:53

how do you pronounce it?

mrswoolf Tue 14-Jul-09 11:28:19

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madwomanintheattic Tue 14-Jul-09 11:29:20

all i'm getting is adam bede... give me a clue on the great history?

madwomanintheattic Tue 14-Jul-09 11:30:12

ah, ok. that'll do.

obv lit not church lol. grin


i liked hebe for a girl, so sort of similar ring.

Greensleeves Tue 14-Jul-09 11:30:29

the venerable bede

anglo-saxon monk?

haven't heard it floated as a Christian name before, but it's quite nice!

Lilymaid Tue 14-Jul-09 11:31:53

Fine as long as you are prepared to call a DD Hilda

Fimbo Tue 14-Jul-09 11:32:50

When I used to go to church, the beadle was called Bede.

throckenholt Tue 14-Jul-09 11:33:24

it matches your posting name at least.

seeker Tue 14-Jul-09 11:35:15

Pretentious. Extremely. Lie down until you feel better - and under no circumstances go anywhere NEAR the Anglo Saxon Chronicles until your child is registered.

omaoma Tue 14-Jul-09 11:37:40

i think it's beautiful! you can't please everybody. there are some right dodgy monikers in my baby yoga class but their mums light up when they say them, so they clearly like them!
at least it's not obama...

GooseyLoosey Tue 14-Jul-09 11:42:36

Venerable Bede.

TheVenerable Tue 14-Jul-09 11:43:07

Why is it pretentious?

I think pretentious names are those used by the upper classes only. As far as I know Bede is very rarely used by anyone.

He was an inspirational Saint and its an old English name - I would really like to understand why its perceived as pretentious?

Tommy Tue 14-Jul-09 11:43:49

lovely - but a bit too unusual IMO (and I have heard of St Bede!)

LouMacca Tue 14-Jul-09 11:44:44

No. Sorry, don't like it at all.

seeker Tue 14-Jul-09 11:46:18

Oh Lord - I'm going to be offensive, sorry! I think it's pretentious in a intellectual-snobbery-kind of way. What my brother calls "Don's Disease". Sorry.

Mamazon Tue 14-Jul-09 11:49:58

well im a little thick and when i read it it pronounced it as in Be day.

don't know why, but surely i wont be the only one.

mrswoolf Tue 14-Jul-09 11:50:06

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Ledodgy Tue 14-Jul-09 11:53:37

Are you going to call your daughter Radegunde?

I agree with your dh I'm afraid.

TheVenerable Tue 14-Jul-09 12:01:42

We already have a DD called Mathilda. I liked that because it is an old English name.

Greensleeves Tue 14-Jul-09 12:02:57

It's really growing on me actually. I think it's sweet for a little boy, and quite cool for a bloke

Thunderduck Tue 14-Jul-09 12:05:01

It's awful.

suwoo Tue 14-Jul-09 12:06:05

I actually like it. I would even go so far as to say, I really like it.

I don't know why I am so keen, I do have a tendency to like the more poncey names though.

TheChilliMooseIsRubbish Tue 14-Jul-09 12:19:37

Isn't there a part of Leicester called Bede Island?

TheChilliMooseIsRubbish Tue 14-Jul-09 12:35:26

here it is I don't think it is the nicest of areas - my brother lives on one of the roads mentioned. Not worth naming a child after.

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