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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    My grandmother was Betty but her full name was Elizabeth. It's cute, but I'd give her the full name. IMO Betty on it's own is similar to naming a child Jenny instead of Jennifer or Ben instead of Benjamin. Needs a full name I think.

  2. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    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.

  3. #20
    Join Date
    May 2013
    My grandma is Betty (just Betty -- and she is fantastic) so I am biased...the "old lady" names are coming back in style. If you love it, go with it!

  4. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    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:

    Bettan (bet-uhn)

    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

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    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.
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