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There is no Bernice in Acts 12:20; however, there is a Bernice in Acts 25:13. She is named as the wife of King Agrippa. [noted -ed]
-- breakofday  12/30/2005
A pretty name, especially for a little girl or teenager. Basically, this name is good for all ages.
-- MusicRat  8/6/2006
This is a terrible name.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2006
I have a friend called Bernice. I can't really say her name without going: 'Berrrr-neeeece' in a sort of country accent. Sorry, but it sounds very simple and farmer's-wife-ey.
-- Surreal  6/29/2007
Bernice is the given name of actress Beatrice {Bea} Arthur, who starred in "Maude" and "The Golden Girls."
-- donnybrook  8/4/2007
This could be the name of a ditzy country girl in some story that takes place in the 1950s. The name sounds quite ugly.
-- slight night shiver  4/20/2008
It's hideous. It makes me think of rather dimwitted old women. This name can sound very annoying in certain people's pronunciation, especially with a Southern drawl, but gheto speech will do for the annoyance as well. Old-fashioned and ugly.
-- slight night shiver  5/16/2008
It's old fashioned, but more feminine than many names currently given to girls. It's cute, and I wouldn't hesitate to bestow it on a modern girl [She'd be the only one in school with a pronouncable name].
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2008
Makes me think of the short story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. You would think having such a 'flapper' story written about a girl with the name would make me think of the 20s, but it doesn't. I prefer the spelling Berenice, but the pronunciation isn't the greatest.
-- sunshinechild67  10/4/2010
The Greek for Bernice is as follows:
βερνικη
-- Deborah Reyes  10/16/2010
My grandmother was named Bernice, but it was pronounced "bur-niss".
-- ningyorose  3/26/2011
Bernice King is a Baptist minister and the youngest child of Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta.
-- bananarama  6/12/2011
I love this name! It has a certain sturdy, antiqued sophistication but is also rather light and airy, in my opinion - sort of like a tea-dyed lace doily :) It would be incredibly refreshing to meet a young Bernice these days.
-- Madyson  10/15/2011
Secretly in love with this name. EECE could be a nickname. Or Bernie. Or B. Or Bee or Bea.
-- SEC908  11/3/2012
This was also used as a boy's name in the C19th, although very rarely. I have a distant cousin who was a bricklayer. He died in WW1, a sergeant in the Machine Gun Corps -- actually his Army Records call him Bernard.
-- christelhelen  4/13/2013
I have an aunt whose middle name is Bernice, pronounced Bur-niece. She was often called Neece, pronounced Knee-see. She wasn't overly fond of the nickname, but everyone called her that. My view is most people don't like their nicknames when they are young but begin to enjoy them when they get older. My aunt grew up in the fifties and though we are from southern origins she is neither stupid nor do I think the name ugly. It is old fashioned, but I tend to stick to old fashioned anyway. Anything is better than some of the ridiculous names they have nowadays.
-- Vani Joy  7/1/2013
The name Bernice was given to 47 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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