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August 30th, 2013 09:24 AM #11
I would pronounce Béatrice the way you want.My furry darlings ~ Bodie the border terrier & Portia and Penny the guinea pigs
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August 30th, 2013 11:28 AM #13Senior Member
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As for Beatrice, I think a made up name is much better than one nobody will pronounce the 'right' way. Rather than just altering the spelling to get it to be pronounced correctly, I would suggest making up a new name using the aspects of Beatrice that you love. I personally have no problem with 'new' names if they are rooted in a language you feel represents your family and are not too complicated.
Peyatrese or Peyatriz is an example. I think it's pretty but definitely not easy, but easier than taking a name people are used to pronouncing one way and making them think you were being pretentious (which is NOT, but some Americans are judgmental about this stuff).
Another option is the name Baya, which means Berry in Spanish, but would have to be mispronounced to get the sound you want, then combined with a second name. Demetrice is a follower of Demeter.
And finally, the option would be to use her nickname, Bea, and that will be very easy for people to pronounce the way she introduces it and is very beautiful.
August 30th, 2013 02:40 PM #15
August 30th, 2013 03:05 PM #17
I'm also in the "just spell is Beatriz" camp. It's a tough situation, though.Mom to the delightful Be@trix He1en Luci11e (2011)
Loving Margaret (nn Maisie), Louisa (nn Lulu), and Frederick (nn Fritz) for future children.
August 30th, 2013 03:23 PM #19Senior Member
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