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#1 3cupcakes

Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:43 AM

The full name would be Bede Patrick.....

I like strong boys names so would this be considered strong or do you think maybe a bit feminine?

Why are boys names so hard!!??

#2 Lyra

Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:44 AM

I am not a fan of Bede, don't know why. If you want the same sound, how about Jude?

#3 Bel Rowley

Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:47 AM

It's a little too saint-ish for me. I agree with Lyra that Jude is a great alternative, Jude Patrick would be gorgeous.

#4 ilovecats

Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:00 PM

Isn't it something you stick your bum in? wacko.gif

#5 Lyra

Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:02 PM

It's a little too saint-ish for me

ah, that's the connection! I couldn't figure out where I heard it
Isn't it something you stick your bum in?

nope, that's a bidet. But, you raise a possible teasing possibility there

#6 Guest_mummytomany_*

Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:09 PM

wub.gif  it!!  I considered it with my last baby.

#7 Done

Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:08 PM

omg!! that is a family members exact name.

definitely masculine and strong. but a complete sweet heart  wub.gif

oh and he is born in May too!!

have you had a search of previous threads on it?



#8 champanella

Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:13 PM

I dont like it at all - sorry  sad.gif

#9 littlecuties

Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:22 PM

I dont like it at all either - sorry

#10 kazza66

Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:04 PM

NMS sorry nno.gif

#11 Guest_Chadvikiseru_*

Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:36 AM

I really like this name. DH didn't like it though, but it stayed on my list none the less. We're having a girl though.

#12 Hedley

Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:53 AM

I went to school with a Bede in the late 70's - and he was gorgeous - this has probably tainted the way i see the name, but it's lovely.  Surfing, hippy, artist comes to mind.

#13 Guest_prometheus_*

Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:56 AM

I know a girl named Bede but not a boy.

#14 Pagan

Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:57 AM

It's different! Certainly a name he could 'own'.

#15 evanesco

Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:44 AM

I went to school with a Bede, he was a nice guy, i like it  tthumbs.gif

#16 alndale

Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:00 AM

Love it!

Have you considered Dale or Jules?

#17 kinz

Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:13 AM

I really like Bede...It is definately not a feminine name.  I think it is quite a masculine strong name.

#18 neen238

Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:16 AM

I prefer Bode...

#19 coopersmummy06

Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:24 AM

Do you want it pronounced as bead or be-day as someone previously stated?

I didnt like it at first but there is a little boy (the son of someone i work with) and his name is Bede (bead) and i love it now. I couldnt picture him with any other name.

It just suits him so well.

#20 3cupcakes

Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:49 AM

Thanks so much everyone for your replies....I thought it would be more dislikes than likes but seems to have gone the other way!!

OK...my other son is Thomas (Tom) so is it too way out to have such a common name then such an uncommon one?

All the positive feedback is making me like it more...like someone mentioned, once it is your child's name people just get use to it and it grows on them I suppose!

Thanks again!

#21 Kitten-Dixon

Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:53 AM

I like it. Very Irish Catholic! Not sure any kid is going to tease him based on that very vague bidet connection ... how many kids would know what that is -- unless you're planning on a move to Paris of course!

#22 fangbanger

Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:54 AM

Isn't it something you stick your bum in?

That's where my mind went too sorry.

#23 3cupcakes

Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:59 AM

Definitely use 'bead' pronounciation....funny as when Bidet was mentioned I had no idea what that was!!

If people are going to make that association I think they would find something for majority of names that could be a teasing point.

Thanks for pointing it out though...this is why we post in here to make sure we are not overlooking something that could be totally embarrassing for the child!

#24 Guest_tamig_*

Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:11 PM

I would say it is a very strong, macsuline name, and also very religious (both Bede and Patrick being names of saints)

#25 *xxxx*

Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:17 PM

I remember a book about the travels of Bede so I think boy.

I wouldn't use it, but I am not against it IYKWIM?

I will agree that boys names are hard. After a Lachlan, I went with the slightly less popular Sebastian.

Edited by -Beagles-, 19 January 2009 - 12:18 PM.

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