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Thread: Would love your name ideas...
February 1st, 2013 04:54 PM #16Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
February 1st, 2013 05:07 PM #18Senior Member
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Yay! Elisabeth nn Betty!
I personally like Elizabeth with a Z, for no better reason than I like the eccentric strength of the letter Z. The S gives the name a nice softness though, and it's a bit more unusual. I love Betty spelled Bette, because it walks the line between adorable retro polkadot, and sassy sexy dame with an attitude. Bettie with an IE feels just a tiny bit fussy to me. Betty with a Y is classic.
I don't foresee Betty becoming a trend. She's not perfumed-vintage like Violet, not clunky-quirky vintage like Harriet/Hazel. I'd say she's immune to trends, like Jane, only she's more unusual and way more fun! Part of Betty's power is that she's JUST Betty. I'd be surprised and delighted to meet a child named Bette/Betty, because the name is so trend-transcendingly humble, so self-contained, and so very endearing.
February 1st, 2013 05:08 PM #20
February 1st, 2013 05:12 PM #22
Biblical & retro:
Celtic but familiar
Fiona (nn Fia)
Muriel / Mariel
Nice M names:
Marigny (part of New Orleans-- Southern history!)
Marietta (as in Georgia-- Southern name)
Marisa (not Marissa)
XY: Antoine Raphael
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor
Allaire * Emmanuelle * Honora * Hyacinthe * Lysandra * Marina * Rosamond * Serena * Sylvana * Thea * Verity / Blaise * Cyprian * Evander * Jules * Laurence * Lucian * Marius * Quentin * Rainier * Silvan
كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ / Altair _ Faraj _ Tariq
February 1st, 2013 09:55 PM #24
Betty as a nn for Elizabeth/Elisabeth because she can have a long, feminine name that dates back to ancient times, or she can use a short, spunky, retro name - it's up to her.
Mabel. I kind of like Maple, too! They're both growing on me.
Susannah, Tabitha, and Claudia. I didn't realize Junia was Biblical! Just saw that one recently!
Even tho I adore Susannah I couldn't use it. My stepmonster's name is Susan and I would never name a child after her. Sucks.
And holy cow, I never thought about Fiona w/the nn Fia. Fiona is nice, tho I tend to think of the Shrek character. But w/ the nn Fia... I loooove Fia, and having the full name Fiona fleshes it out and makes it a bit more versatile. I also like Rowan but DH doesn't.
I love Maia but can't use it because Maya is my dad's dog. Marcella is ok but I can't make myself love it. Mariella and Marietta are nice too as middles, never thought of Marigny! Nice!
Thanks for all of your wonderful thoughts and suggestions! So many new names to consider!