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The name of the popular mystery character in Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" to which to complete series of books is dedicated.
Sedalyn  4/28/2005
Beatrice is also the name of Beverly Cleary's character, who is given the nickname Beezus and is the older sister of Ramona Quimby in her famous children's books.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2005
One of the main characters on the TV series The House of Eliott was called Beatrice / Bea.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2005
Beatrice is a very royal name. I would never name my child Beatrice. The kids at school would make fun of her and call her "posh".
helena92  1/8/2006
There is nothing wrong with calling a kid Beatrice. You are making people with the name Beatrice feel bad and that's not nice. What if someone told you would never name a kid Helena? And how do you know kids would call her Posh?
amber monkey  3/17/2006
Beatrice Elizabeth Mary (born 8/8/1988) is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2006
Beatrice Milly is Paul McCartney and Heather Mills daughter's name.
dani_08  3/5/2006
Beatrice Milly McCartney, daughter of Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney, is named after Heather's mother Beatrice and Sir Paul's Aunt Milly.  6/19/2007
With a lot of the older names coming back into popularity I am surprised this one hasn't been used more. I know of one Beatrice, she is called Bea and her room is done with flowers, honey pots and bees. It is actually really cute.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Trixie is another nickname that can be used for this name. It isn't too bad, I have heard worse.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Not only is Beatrice Dante's guide in the Divine Comedy, she is also the focus of the Vita Nuova, a book of love poetry and narrative prose which is the precursor to the Divine Comedy. The sole subject of the Vita Nuova is Dante's obsession with Beatrice. She was a real noblewoman, but Dante worshipped her as a divine creature and associated her with with the number 9, which (according to Dante) appeared in many spiritually mysterious ways throughout her life. She's also associated with the color red. Anyway, after reading the Vita Nuova, one really can't help but associate this name with divinity, grace, and beauty.

I think the Italian pronunciation is lovely.
Xandaerin  4/28/2006
Beatrice is a cute name for a girl, the nicknames Bea or Trixie aren't that bad either, personally I would use the nickname Bea.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2006
Dutch pet form is: Beatrijs. But Beatrix is more famous because of our queen.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2006
I like it (it's my name :P), it's not so common and I like Shakespeare's Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing". The name "Beatrice" means "the one who make blessed" or "the one who donates happiness".
Mine  8/29/2006
I think Beatrice is an AWFUL name! Even Beatrix is better. I think it comes across as very stuck up. And no offense, but it seems like most parents who name their daughter Beatrice view themselves as very special people and likewise want to pick a name for a "very special little girl". I don't mean to be ignorant, and this could just be a classic case of having a bad impression of a name from a few bad experiences with people who bear the name. Regardless, I don't even like the sound of the name, but that's simply my opinion.
misslilith  9/7/2006
How can you make such an assumption? I love Beatrice, and I'd most likely use Betsy as a nickname.
Wordsmith  12/16/2006
I love the name Beatrice, but I know this girl named Beatice, and she's kind of mean. I know it's not even the same name, but it's really funny when people call her Beetis.
Brenda-Licious  10/29/2006
Beatrice is also the name of a boat in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Someone, presumably Count Olaf, re-named the boat Count Olaf, and then Carmelita Spats re-named it Carmelita.
― Anonymous User  10/30/2006
Actually, to the person above the person above me, Count Olaf named the boat Count Olaf AFTER Carmelita named it Carmelita. Anyway, beautiful name. LOVE it very much.
nothingshortoftragic  12/28/2006
Count Olaf removed the nameplate that said "Carmelita", revealing another nameplate which said "Count Olaf". So in a sense, the boat was named Beatrice, then Count Olaf, then Carmelita, then back to Count Olaf, and finally Beatrice again.

Anyway, the name Beatrice is beautiful, regardless of what a fictional boat was called.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2006
Count Olaf never re-named the boat after himself. The order was Beatrice, Carmelita, Count Olaf. I am 100% sure of it. If you have a snippit from the book, perhaps you can change my view.
nothingshortoftragic  1/8/2007
Beatrice means "she who blesses" in some translations. The Italian pronunciation is quite lovely: bay'-a-tree-chay. Personally, I don't think the name is stuck up at all - yes, it is quite regal, but it's beautiful and elegant. I like the fact that it has been the name of many princesses - it's historical; and I can't think of any girl who hasn't dreamed of being a princess at some point!
Tears Of Blood  12/4/2006
Princess Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore is Queen Victoria's youngest child.
black_lace  2/5/2007
I dislike the name. It reminds me of "beat rice."
wordybookworm  2/14/2007
Beatrice Arthur is an American actress well known for playing the title role in 'Maude' and Dorothy in 'The Golden Girls'. She is a great comedienne and I still hope enjoy her art.
alberto  6/28/2007
Totally horrible. All I can think of when I hear it is beets. Just because a name is old and/or been used by royalty does not make it a beautiful name.
queenv  11/17/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Beatrice here:
_satu_  1/17/2008
I'm really quite fond of this name. It sounds very elegant and beautiful, and is old fashioned without being weird. If I ever have a daughter, I'll name her Beatrice. I don't like any of the nicknames very much, though.
black_lace  3/3/2008
A famous bearer is American actress Beatrice Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001). She's well known for her roles on Broadway, such as 'Twelfth Night' and 'The Crucible,' the latter for which she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 1953. She also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her brief role as the devastated wife confronting husband William Holden's infidelity in 'Network' in 1976.
AndrewJKD  4/7/2008
When I was younger, I found this name sappy and too girly, but nowadays I actually think it's quite a sweet and lovely name. It's a variant of a saint name, so I wouldn't use it, but I wouldn't mind if this name became popular again. It certainly beats many name trends of the moment. Sure, it does rather bring a cute little girl with long, curly, blonde hair and a pink, old-fashioned dress to mind, but I don't think this name is immature or child-like, so it can sound quite sophisticated on a woman.
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
I am sorry, this name reminds me of someone very, very fat and hideous. I have a terrible association with the name. Definitely an unnatractive name. Nevaeh is even better. This is my opinion.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2008
In Italy Beatrice is a classic name, more or less common without overuse since the Middle Ages. It was traditionally typical of the aristocracy. It was relatively common in the second half of the 19th century (14th most popular name in Rome in 1876) and has become rather fashionable again, particularly in Northern Italy: in 2004 it ranks 10th of the most popular names in Venice, 12th in Milan, 20th in all Italy; 17th in Italy in 2006.
presentperfect  12/22/2008
In Italy the traditional (but very dated now) nickname is Bice (BEE-cheh). The youngest Beatrice are often called Bea (BEH-ah).
presentperfect  12/22/2008
Czech variant is Božena and Blažena.
MaggieSimpson  5/5/2009
Beatrice 'Boo Boo' Glass was the eldest daughter in J. D. Salinger's famous fictional Glass family.
vomiting  9/10/2009
Beatrice is a classic name that has stood the test of time.
vomiting  9/10/2009
Beatrice Tinsley was a New Zealand astrologer and cosmologist. It is her research that we have to thank for much of our understanding of the evolution of galaxies.
vomiting  9/10/2009
Poor Beatrice Tinsley! She was in fact an astronomer, not an astrologer, and she wouldn't thank anyone for making that mistake. Good name, though.
Anneza  9/22/2009
Forgive me! I can't believe I wrote such a mistake. Of course Beatrice Tinsley was by no means interested in astrology, she was an intelligent woman. Hopefully my comment will be edited.
vomiting  12/30/2009
It seemed familiar enough to me once, but if you repeat it several times it stops sounding like a name. I admit to liking it partially because of Beatrice Portinari.
Wilted  9/18/2009
I think this is a really ugly name - it looks like "beat rice", reminds me of beetroot, and of two dowdy old ladies my gran used to know. Beatrix is slightly better, because it can be disguised as Trixi, though that seems better on a pet dog.
Just Jonquil  10/19/2009
I like it, but only when the Italian pronunciation (Bay-uh-tree-che) is used. I find the English, especially when said in a hurry, is more than ordinarily unattractive (BEET-riss).
Glass Angel  12/19/2009
Darling origin, and just a nice and mature name.
lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
The main character of the Theatre Illuminata Trilogy is named Beatrice Shakespeare Smith (nn Bertie).
persephone1313  7/11/2010
The English pronunciation is ugly. I think it's better used in Italy, where Beatrice Portinari was from.
bathos  7/30/2010
Okay, my last comment gave the impression that 1. Beatrice Portinari is the only bearer of this name and 2. She should only be honored in Italy. Neither is true, and both are ignorant of me.
Also, I don't think that the English pronunciation is all that bad anymore.
bathos  12/4/2010
I have to admit, I used to hate this name. When I was little I thought it was an old lady name, and to this day I'm not keen on most names starting with 'B'. However, the more I've said this name, the more it has grown on me. However, it truly does look like "beat rice." I much prefer Beatrix--not only because the rice association falls away, but I love the unconventionality of the 'x' at the end.
erb816  8/2/2010
Beatrice is the main character in Wideacre by Philipa Gregory, although the character is evil it made me love the name. C'est jolie et magnifique.
Isabella Maria  8/5/2010
I adore this name! I don't think it's posh or stuck up at all. I'm Brazilian and here we use at more as Beatriz, like Spanish, but I prefer to use it as Beatrice. It sounds more refined.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2010
I used to not like it, but it grew on me and now I think it's beautiful. The nickname Bea is really cute also.
Chrila96  10/17/2010
None of the listed pronunciations reflect the way the name is pronounced in Britain: "BEER-tris".

Notable persons include Princess Beatrice of York.
JJSkeete  12/27/2010
I used to really dislike this name (I thought it sounded 'snobby'), but it's definitely grown on me since I studied "Much Ado About Nothing". Shakespeare's Beatrice is an intelligent, quick-witted heroine, and those are positive traits I now associate with this name.
faelivrin  4/24/2011
The look of this name brings these 2 things to mind:
1. It makes me think of Beast
2. If you pronounce it Be-ah...(and leave the last part out)
you know what I mean :>
MyFartsSmellGood  7/1/2011
Beatrice is the main antagonist in the anime Umineko no Naku Koro ni. Her name is pronounced the Italian way.
mymymetrocard  10/7/2011
Pronounced beh-ah-TREES in Swedish.
Beautiful Victory  5/12/2012
Beatrice of England (1242-1275) was the daughter of Henry III of England and his wife Eleonore. She later married the Duke of Brittany.
CarolinW  6/9/2012
American actors Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Gabel have a daughter named Beatrice Jean (b. 2012 in Los Angeles, California). She has a brother named Theodore (b. 2007).
― Anonymous User  7/9/2012
Beatrice "Bea" Benaderet was an American actress best known for portraying Pearl Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies and Kate Bradley on Petticoat Junction. In addition, she voiced a countless number of Warner Bros. cartoon characters in the 1940's and 50's and she was the original voice of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones.
Ruta Graveolens  8/31/2012
This name is very cute, I've grown to like it a lot. It's sweet on a little girl as well as an adult, and adorable on an older woman. I would love to meet a little Beatrice! Only thing is, I don't really like the nickname bea.
Oohvintage  6/13/2013
I love Beatrice! It's cute but not in a childish way like a lot of popular names today. I can imagine an artist named Beatrice, an actress named Beatrice, a lawyer named Beatrice... It's so versatile and unique. I don't think anyone would forget a Beatrice very quickly. We are considering this name for our daughter =)
.Lily.  8/16/2013
Beatrice "Tris" Prior is the main character in the Divergent trilogy.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2013
In Barbara Park's "Junie B. Jones" children's series, the B in the title character's name stands for Beatrice.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2014
I thought it was a stuffy name until I read Divergent. In that story, the main character, Beatrice, is reserved and selfless. When she breaks out of her shell, she renames herself Tris. I don't know why, but I really love this name now- Beatrice is a beautiful name, and Tris is a daring nickname. If I had the name Beatrice, I would nickname myself Tris. I will be reminded of Tris from Divergent all the time.
callie_dove  10/21/2014
This name is going to jump back into popularity all because of the Divergent series. Guaranteed. That is, if it hasn't already.

I personally never cared for this name, but it's loads better than others out there.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2014
First of all. I really like the name Beatrice, though I used to hate it because it sounded like a granny name. Then I kinda I realized how mean it was to say such a thing. Though, the more I hear it, the better it sounds. It's a pretty sweet name, if I do say so myself.

Also, people who think this name disgusting should probably think about what they said because they just offended a few people with that particular name.
FlareonTheFlareon  7/20/2015
I grew up not hating my name... I was named after my father's aunt. When I was older I went to take care of my Auntie Bea after she was disabled (in her late 70s). The more I was around her and got to know her, the prouder I was that I was givin her name. I pronouce my name Bea-trice. I have friends that call me Bea, Beat-rice, BeaBea, and even a child I babysat for a few times called me peaches... I do not believe that I'm stuck up, proud or anything like that, I am just me... my name is Beatrice and I am happy and proud to carry that name...
Beatrice S  7/25/2015
I think the name Beatrice is lovely and we seriously considered calling one of our daughters Beatrice. I've never heard it pronounced Beet-Riss only Beer-triss. I don't understand why it sounding 'posh' is a bad thing. I'd much rather have a posh name like Beatrice than have a chavvy name like Shantelle or Shardonnaie.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2015
This name seems to be one of the most liked names right now. I don't really understand why, I can hardly stand it. It sounds very harsh.
actingfun  10/11/2015
My name is Beatrice Elizabeth. I used to hate it because I thought it sounded posh and old-fashioned (and I still do sometimes) but I've come to love it! I shorten it to Bea usually so it doesn't sound so posh. I tried to shorten it to Tris but my friend Fraser kept calling me "Trace" so I gave up... Don't worry about anyone calling you/your child/whoever the name belongs to posh, I know several other Beatrices and it's never happened to any of us!
randomstorywriter  11/15/2015
The name Beatrix comes from the LATIN language which was the original language of Italy.
hoover MC Crossboy  1/15/2016
Beatrice is a beautiful name and it's so vintage. I love it. My great, great granny had that name.
hoover MC Crossboy  1/15/2016
I had a beautiful and lovely great aunty called Beatrice. She used to go by 'Beattie'. I always liked her name, and her nickname too. I'm not sure if I liked the name separate from her as a person, or because of what a sweet, kind human being she was.
When Princess Fergie named her daughter Beatrice in the 80's, Aunty Beattie named her latest pet corgi puppy 'Fergie', which I found quite funny.
I would use this name. I think it sounds pretty and wouldn't date.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
My name is Beatrice, I was born in 1999. I have never met another Beatrice in my entire life. I know Beatrice only from literature. Beatrice in the divine comedy and Beatrice as the mother in a Series of Unfortunate Events and Much Ado About Nothing etc. I was named after Beatrice, Ramona's older sister in the book series Ramona and Beezus (Beatrice). No one can pronounce it, not even my English teacher. I got teased a lot and called beat-rice, a lot of my close friends still call me that. My family calls me Beabea and my friends just call me Bee. I used to not like it very much and choose to go by my middle name which is much more pedestrian. I like my name a lot now that I'm older, there's a lot of history to it. I really do like my name but if you're planning to name your child Beatrice I highly suggest just naming them Beatrix, the beat-rice thing was quite haunting for me.
bumblebea  4/1/2016
One of my daughter's (born 1995) middle names is Beatrice, named for my grandmother. She likes it and because you can't get things with her unusual first name, she gets things with "Beatrice". My grandmother, however, went by Beattie which is ugly.
Pgh62  4/24/2016
Personally I love the name (considering I'm named Beatrice) but I do think that it sounds a bit stuck up. All the nicknames are kind of stuffy and feel weird in your mouth but I do like being called Bea. Beatrice with the English pronunciation of beh-ah-trice is a bit of a mouthful so most of my friends call me beat rice.
I love the name and all but it doesn't suit my personality at all. If you're considering naming your kid Beatrice just remember that as a teen they may grow to hate the name because of how old fashioned it sounds.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2016
I always associate this lovely name with Dante Alighieri's muse, Beatrice Portinari. I personally find the Italian pronunciation to be more mellifluous than the English.
hillaryrose7  1/3/2017
I love the name Beatrice- it's very royal and royal names run in my family. My name is Charlotte and my sister's name is Elizabeth. If I ever have a daughter I will name her Beatrice. It's royal but I could call her a cute nickname -I would choose Bea.
Charleyboobear  1/26/2017
Beatrice Annika "Bea" Miller is an American singer and actress. Miller came in ninth place on season two of The X Factor (U.S. version). She is signed to Hollywood Records and Syco Music. Her debut EP was released in 2014 and her debut album Not an Apology was released on July 24, 2015. On April 20, 2016, it was announced that Miller would join Selena Gomez on her Revival Tour as an opening act along with DNCE. The tour ran from May throughout the summer. Miller also announced that she would be hosting meet & greets titled "Tea With Bea".
cutenose  2/12/2017
Princess Beatrice of York is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. Beatrice is seventh in line to succeed her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
cutenose  5/21/2017
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Beatrice are female.
Also Lithuanian.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
I like the name Beatrice but I prefer it being pronounced as bee-triss. I also dislike the nickname Bea though I like the nickname Trixie. I also like Beatrix as an alternative.
CinderellaTiger  7/1/2017
I like this name when said the Italian way. Bea (beh-ah) is a nice nickname.
coffee_pies  8/12/2017
In 2015 were born 2674 Beatrices in Italy making it the #14 most used feminine name for newborns that year.

In 2016 were born 2820 Beatrices in Italy. This is the highest number since there have been national statistics.
Felie  4/14/2018
Beatrice Borromeo (1985-) is an Italian noblewoman. She is wife of Pierre Casiraghi who is Albert II of Monaco's nephew.
Felie  4/14/2018
I rate Beatrice 6/10. It was a favourite of mine when I was at elementary. Currently I find it cutesy, overused and boring.
Felie  4/14/2018

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