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  1. #6
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    I immediately thought of the play when I read the thread title, as I'm a huge Shakespeare geek. Benedict, as you can see in my signature, is one of my favorite names, but I've never been a fan of Beatrice/Beatrix. Plus, I think using them together might but you in a box if you what to have more children. You might feel like you have to have another child with a Shakespeare name, or one that starts with B. I don't have a problem with either these themes I just think that you should keep your options open.
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  2. #8
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    Um...yeah, I wouldn't. It's essentially like naming your children Romeo and Juliet. Maybe fewer people would make the association, but those who did would be creeped out.

  3. #10
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    C&P; it's Benedick.

    I don't think it's creepy as it's not a play or story with lots of sexual undertones. It's just romantic and fun, they're not an abusive psycho sexual couple. Besides both are fairly well used names, very different from R&J. I think a lot of Shakespeare's couples sound good like siblings; Perdita & Florizel, Rosalind & Orlando, Celia & Oliver, Silvia & Valentine, Olivia & Sebastian, Viola & Orsino, Isabella & Vincent
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  4. #12
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    I missed the Shakespeare connection. Rather, I thought you were worried about using two names with the same meaning.
    Pondering names for a hypothetical #7. Current favorites: Grace Elizabeth and Lucy Caroline

  5. #14
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    Beatrice and Bennett. Thumbs up
    Beatrix and Benton. Thumbs up
    Bianca and Benedict. Thumbs up
    Belinda and Bennick. Thumbs up
    Bernice and Benjamin. Thumps up

    Beatrice and Benedict---while lovely---I just don't know. Most people won't make the connection, so it's not like naming your kids Romeo and Juliet, but it is a tad bit funny. I'd ask your family and friends and see what they think. I wouldn't use the names for twins, but for siblings especially if there's another sibling between them, I think it would be okay.
    Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
    Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin


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