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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.
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