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Thread: Uncommon vs Common
February 26th, 2013 12:30 PM #6
I knew a girl named Bethany as a kid and she was one of the sweetest people I've ever met.
I really like the idea of using Betty as a nn for it, since Betty has a more retro spunky vibe than the sweet and soft feel of Bethany. I also kinda like Thany but then I'm a fan of off-kilter nn's
I see that NB says Bethany means "house of figs" but the meaning I have in my lists from another website says it means "house of song", which I think is a beautiful picture.Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
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February 26th, 2013 12:42 PM #8Senior Member
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February 26th, 2013 02:23 PM #10Senior Member
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I actually am intrigued by Betony; if you think you will have regrets not using it, I say go for it. But you can't go wrong with Bethany! One concern with Betony is the tendency for people to say it and/or hear it as "Bet-nee", or even worse, Bentley. When people aren't familiar with a name, they may assume they are hearing a different name (like Bentley or Bethany).....so you would just have to get used to clarifying. Fortunately most people get it after the first time. Bethany is a solid choice, but don't sell yourself short if your heart is leading you to Betony. I don't think it is a bad name, I just think Bethany is the path of least resistance, and bethany will always be a solid, classic, beautiful name.
February 26th, 2013 05:11 PM #12
February 26th, 2013 05:18 PM #14
There's a thoroughly likeable character named Betony in the book The Divide. Betony gets my vote!
Also, nice middle name choice.Gwen
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