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    Not really my style. I knew a Bernadette in High School though. She was very athletic, had brown hair and freckles.

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    Bernadette seems very 'Irish nun' to me. I quite like it though, especially in the middle spot. I think Helena Valentine and Gloria Bernadette are very well-balanced and well-weighted in terms of length, flow and aesthetics. Good sibset

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    Sounds like a name my dad would like (along with Roxanne, Ingrid).

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    I don't mind it. It's a quirky sort of cute and I could see it on the right kid. I do not like the nickname Bernie at all, so I wouldn't use it for that reason alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile View Post
    It sounds a little dated to me. Something about it just screams unattractive to me, I don't know why. I much prefer the softer-sounding Berenice, but only spelled as Bérénice and pronounced the French way (bay-ray-NEES).
    I love Helena Valentine, not so much in love with Gloria Bernadette. Gloria sounds to me like what Pam and Linda might dub a "mom name," and Bernadette her fussy grandma. Sorry, I guess it's just not for me.
    See, I have this problem with LOVING old-fashioned, 'dated' names. So it doesn't bother me in the slightest, since I'm really attracted to the vintage feel.

    I pronounce Berenice Burr-neice, and really don't like it. It's clipped and harsh to me.

    The funny thing is that I didn't really like this name at all until yesterday, but the balance of the 'burn' sound with the more delicate 'ette' works wonders, I've found.
    I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.

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