A mother has been left confused after her friends winced when she told them the classic name she picked for her baby girl.
Taking to Reddit, the mom explained that she and her husband decided to give their daughter a ‘proper’ name that has no negative connotations throughout history.
“I find it a nice elegant alternative in a sea of Charlotte’s and Florence’s,” she said.
But the name they picked has not been well-received by her loved ones.
“People have recoiled when we have said her name is Beatrice,” the mom continued. “In a world of names like Ocean, Cove, Soul, and an abundance of Olivia, Florence, Mabel, and Lilys I’m surprised people are almost repulsed by a classic vintage name.”
Fortunately, the mother said that she won’t let her family or friends change her mind. But she wanted others to know if the name is ‘odd.’
Reddit users were quick to support the mother’s decision, with one person commenting: “I don’t find it odd at all. I find it weird you’re getting that reaction! I will say I do prefer something like Bianca a for feminine B name. But Beatrice is very nice!”
Another said: “I love Beatrice! It’s classic, upbeat, not overly used, has a great meaning, and has great nicknames! Definitely not odd.”
A third added: “I’m personally not a fan at all, but it’s a classic and I don’t see anything wrong with it objectively! Just hate the way it sounds.”
Someone else added: “There’s nothing wrong with it, and I certainly wouldn’t actually recoil, but you’d get a generic/neutral response from me. But you’ll also never please everyone no matter what, and Beatrice is far from the worst name out there.”
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That was the name I was given when I was born by the doctor that delivered me. I was christened the moment I was born using his mothers name because he thought I was going to die. My mother was unconscious for 3 or 4 days, when she became conscious she did not love the name Beatrice and named me Betty instead. She felt that was close enough. I wish she would have kept the name Beatrice!
It’s my middle name. It means loved one
Beatrice is a beautiful name. The only ones that matter are you and your husband.
I had a great aunt called Beatrice, Aunty Beat for short. The sweetest kindest lady you could ever wish to meet.
My Auntie Beaty was my favourite Aunt. Sweet ,kind and very loving. Beautiful name.
I love the name. My great grandmother was named Beatrice. It reminds me strong and true, bold, kind, humble one, love and patience. Very loyal to her family. This little girl will survive so much more in life with this name. Enjoy your child and be grateful for her always. The name suits her…God bless..
I think it’s beautiful, my granddaughters have older names when I was named, Molly, when I was named, Grace, and one of them is named Fiona, plus your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!
A very old name often mispronounced incorrectly, especially by Southerners. When you pronounce it the way I think it should be pronounced, it is quite attractive. My opinion is this: When your lovely daughter is older (perhaps in high school), she will hate it. I would not have named my daughter this name but to each his own. It kinda falls in the same category as Gladys, Hattie, Blanche, Olive, Pauline and many others. I never cared for my name (Patsy/also an older name). My parents never called me Patsy but instead used Pat plus my middle name together, hence Pat Ann.
There is a Princess Beatrice of York. Paul McCartney named his youngest Beatrice Milly. Beatrice is a lovely name. 36 years ago, my family recoiled when I said, “Her name is Caitlin, not Catherine, not Cathleen, it’s Caitlin. C-A-I-T-L-I-N. And we’re gonna call her Katy.” They said, “How do you get KATY from CAITLIN? My father’s birth name was CARMINE, but as an infant his father called him DUKE. I was a teenager before I found out what his birth name was, NO ONE called him CARMINE.
I love The Name x
I was born in the Netherlands. Now live in Australia. I love the the name Beatrice. It was the nMe of the eldest daughter of the queen of Hollamd,who later becMe Queen after her mother’s passing. Enjoy your little girl
My mother’s name was Beatrice. I can’t help but think of it as a name for an old person for this reason. However, it had to have been given to her as a newborn. Yes it is traditional but it is also coming back into use.
My mom was named after a whole line of Beatrice’s in her ancestry. As a matter of fact she had 3 aunts who were sisters named Beatrice. Two of those died before each sequential sister was born. They were that determined to have a surviving Beatrice. Besides, there are many very cute nickname possibilities. I just ask you please, do not use Beedee.