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  1. #1
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    Nickname List for Beatrice and Beatrix

    I read a lot of the threads on these 2 names and wanted to compile a nickname list since Beatrice and Beatrix are in our top 3 for our baby girl coming next week (hopefully!) and a great nickname could be the deciding factor. Are any of these too big a stretch? Any you love or really don't like? Please add to the list if you have other ideas! I am trying to focus on the type of nickname that could be used in place of her formal name if she wanted, as opposed to terms of endearment (like Honeybee, etc) that I am sure to use but will someday embarrass her! Thanks!

    Bea
    Beah
    Bee
    Bess
    Betsy
    Betty
    Bette
    Trish
    Trixie
    Bex
    Bitsy
    Beadie
    Bebe
    Birdie

    ????

  2. #3
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    We are also considering Beatrice. Our other choices are Louisa and Harriet nn Hattie. The nickname Bea is cute but nothing extraordinary. My sister has a baby who's name starts with B and she calls her "B" all the time so Bea did not appeal to us at all, but the name Beatrice is so beautiful. Also, it translates into so many different languages! And has a great meaning.

    We also considered Beatrix. I love the idea of the nickname Trixie but after researching it really has bad associations that I don't want my child to have to deal with. So even though I love Beatrix, the possibility of people calling her Trixie took it off our list.

    The nicknames I like best from your list (that I think could be used in place of her formal name) are Betsy and Birdie. I think Beah is beautiful but I have only heard it used for spanish speaking Beatriz'. Bea and Bee have become too ordinary in my mind. Bess, Betty, and Bette are cute but not my style. Trish is a stretch for Beatrice in my opinon. Bex is cute for Beatrix. Bitsy is adorable, but i don't think it would work as more than a pet name. Beadie is cute but weirder and not as cute as Birdie in my opinon. Bebe is cute but I think of the clothing line, and, for me, it is just to close to plain "Bea".

    Since you are considering the name yourself, do YOU think Birdie would only work as a pet name? Or could it be used by everyone, not just family?

  3. #5
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    I love Birdie, as long as you don't feel it's too much a stretch. Next favourite would be Betty or Betsy.

    Similar to Bex, but I feel it makes it somewhat different, what about Bix?

  4. #7
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    The Italian nickname for Beatrice (bay-ah-tree-chay) is Bice (bee-chay) : )
    Last edited by renrose; October 15th, 2012 at 11:34 AM.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  5. #9
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    irexshicanbabe - I love both Harriet and Beatrice on your list, but we can't use Harriet because it is my MIL's name and it is not our culture to name after living relatives. I like Birdie and do not think it is too cutesy for a formal nn. I have a friend whose DD's middle name is Birdie which they use as her nn. I do think it is a bit of a stretch but since it starts with B it still makes sense. I do not know anyone (old or young) named Bea or Bee so I am not too concerned about those being common, although I have seen a lot more birth announcements with Beatrice and Beatrix in the past few years, but usually in the middle spot. Most of the other nn's are nms which is why I was trying to see if there were any nn's I was missing.

    I love Bix and Bice! What about Bixby? I also left Tess off the list by accident, which someone suggested in another post. Thanks everyone!

    Bix
    Bice
    Tess
    Bea
    Beah
    Bee
    Bess
    Betsy
    Betty
    Bette
    Trish
    Trixie
    Bex
    Bitsy
    Beadie
    Bebe
    Birdie

    ????[/QUOTE]

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