I wouldn’t worry too much. [name]Beatrice[/name]/[name]Beatrix[/name] are names that are very ‘name nerd’/‘name obsessive’ (whatever title you want to give us LOL) popular at the moment – so it appears everywhere on name boards, but actually not so much in RL. (We’re ahead of the times you see ;p )
It may become the next [name]Ava[/name], but we’re looking at a good 20 years from now, imo. Think about how long it took [name]Ava[/name] to get from 833 in 1992 to the top 5 in what? 2005? That’s over ten years. It’s climb was fairly consistent until 2000 when it’s rise increased at a fast pace into the top 100.
[name]Beatrice[/name], I think will definitely go up in popularity (it fits perfectly with the cool moldy-oldy revamp names that are ‘in’ now) but I think it will increase gradually. If anything, [name]Beatrice[/name] has been at an all time low between 1995-2006. The decline happened fairly gradually, and now the pendulum is slowly picking up the other way. People will eventually start to look to [name]Beatrix[/name] as an alternative to [name]Beatrice[/name] – but [name]Beatrice[/name] needs to become popular for that to happen, and it’s a long way off being ‘popular’ yet.
That’s the way it looks to me for the moment. Of course, a celebrity baby or new popular TV character can always push a name up faster than expected, but this will only go so far. People need to be ‘ready’ for a name in order to take it from TV/celebrities.
Consider how [name]Emma[/name] became huge due to ‘Friends’ but mostly because it was a similar alternative to the popular [name]Emily[/name]. [name]Maddox[/name] looked cool because it was like [name]Max[/name] and fit the popular surname trend.
However, [name]Mabel[/name] in “Mad About You” did not take off, because people weren’t ready for it. The moldy-oldy revamp hadn’t really started at that point and it still hasn’t swung far enough to [name]Mabel[/name] yet.
[name]Violet[/name] was already in the top 400 when [name]Ben[/name] and [name]Jen[/name] Affleck chose it – so it was already ‘around’ even though it increased after they used it. Their second choice, [name]Seraphina[/name] has never breached the top 1000. Although it has a lot of potential (given it’s antique but exotic feel), it needs time to take off. It won’t make a huge leap yet just because they used it.
If a celeb uses [name]Beatrix[/name] in the next few years, I can’t see it making huge waves amongst the masses, as I don’t think it’s ready to be uber-popular. Maybe in another 10 year perhaps.