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July 16th, 2013 11:59 PM #16Senior Member
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July 17th, 2013 12:06 AM #18
I think Betty is a cute nickname but I wouldn't use it as a full name. I know an Elizabeth who gets called Betty exclusively. You can stick with one nickname with Elizabeth pretty easily I think. I also liked a previous poster's suggestion of Bettine. You get the Betty nickname more directly with this one.
July 17th, 2013 12:07 AM #20
July 17th, 2013 04:09 AM #22Senior Member
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I also think you should choose a longer formal name for your daughter. Betty is too nicknameish and if you don't want to name her Elizabeth there are other choices like:
Though if you can't find a more formal name for her then just go ahead with Betty it's not hideous but too short and cutesy for my taste. But I don't think she will hate you for the name Betty
July 17th, 2013 04:43 AM #24
If I was Betty, I would love my mom even more. It's a fantastic name which almost every girl would like to have but...I'd give her an option and put Elizabeth or Bettina or Bethany on her birth certificate. I see no problem with her going only by her nickname when she is little - a lot of people do that(including me) but she will have an opportunity to have something formal.● Olympia ● Literature Student
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