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February 15th, 2014, 12:39 PM
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Ok...so I LOVE the way this name looks and it was my great grandmothers, but I prefer it to be pronounced "baya-triss". With the nn Bay. Do you think I can get away with this? I figure everyone has some explaining to do with their name. Even I do. "Katie, is that short for something?" "Nope, just Katie". But I was just wondering what everyone thinks.
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February 15th, 2014, 01:54 PM
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I like Beatrice.
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February 15th, 2014, 07:17 PM
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In the US, Beatrice is pretty well known as bee-uh-triss. However, you could put an accent mark over the e. Like this Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Béatrice. That would change 'bee' into 'bey'. It would still be difficult to get the point across but technically correct.

I like Beatrice as it is (it's my youngest dd's middle name and my gma's first name) and think that Bay could still work as a nickname.
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February 16th, 2014, 10:12 AM
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I think it's adorable. Plus, it has special meaning for you since it is a family name.
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February 16th, 2014, 03:32 PM
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I love family names. And I also think Beatrice is a great name. I do think you will always be correcting people, but I have to spell my name for everyone and it doesn't bother me to much, so I don't see it as a big deal. I do think I would make it phonetically correct, as Momtothe6th mentioned. I also think that no matter how you pronounce the main name (Bee or Bay), you could still use Bay as a nickname. Once established, it would stick around anyway. I've been pleasantly surprised that everyone uses the shortened version of my daughters name that we chose, since we were afraid folks would shorten it to one we didn't like (Josie instead of Jo).
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March 1st, 2014, 12:14 PM
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Not for me, sorry.
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