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Reminds me of the Amelia Bedelia books. Either way, it sounds quite dated.
someone-  6/17/2020
1
Not as pretty as it seems to be.
nylonpanda  12/25/2019
0
Meh. Pretty, but not really my thing. I personally prefer the original Bridget/Bridgette.
Feiticeiro  7/9/2019
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I can't take this name seriously because of the Amelia Bedelia books.
kayisforkeen  9/17/2018
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'Bedelia' was a 1946 black and white movie starring Margaret Lockwood as a beautiful and mercenary young wife.
orchid_forest  12/16/2016
3
Having escaped growing up with the Amelia Bedelia books, though I have nevertheless heard of them, I find Bedelia rather lovely. If Ophelia, Cordelia, Odelia, etc. Are acceptable, why not Bedelia?

There are countless names that sound like actual words that are in popular usage. Robert has "rob" in. Maisie has the "maize" sound in. Barbara sounds like barbarous. It shouldn't automatically make Bedelia a no-go.
orchid_forest  12/16/2016
2
Very surprised to see this is an actual name! I always assumed it was a silly, made-up last name in "Amelia Bedelia."
silly_rabbit  9/22/2016
2
Oh my, from my childhood of all those "Amelia Bedelia" books, I always assumed "Bedelia" was made up, LOL! I honestly thought the author just wanted a very silly, made-up name that rhymed with Amelia to grab children's attention. I had no idea this was an actual name.

I dislike it. I don't care for the "Beh" sound or the fact that it has "bed" right in it.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2016
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Actress Bonnie Bedelia, born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin.
cej  10/20/2015
0
The unavoidably "Bed" part of the name pulls me away. Not to mention that "Bedelia" sounds like a type of name a little kid would make up.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2015
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Bedelia du Maurier is a character in the TV series Hannibal.
una_tal_ia  2/19/2015
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Amelia Bedelia. And I hate this name.
SEC908  11/3/2012
4
Amelia Bedelia, anyone? I didn't even know this was a real name before today! I thought the author just made something up to rhyme with Amelia!
PrincessLeia  10/6/2011
2
Look what you've done, Herman Parish. Taken an infernally infantile name and turned it into an infernally infantile name associated with a character doomed to interpret every instruction literally, with a side order of indefatigable pluck and cushier job security than Dr. House. Thank for for ensuring that people will never attempt to pass this off as anything other than a childish nickname. For your service to babies everywhere, you should be awarded the coveted Golden Pacifier.
Wilted  6/15/2010
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Until a few years ago, I thought this was just a funny-sounding word-name the author of those wonderful books came up with to ryme with Amelia!
susiejean  6/12/2008
6
I don't know if she's famous, but I still remember the Amelia Bedelia books! :-D.
pei_yC  5/26/2006

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