Bethany.... DD3 needs a name!

(17 Posts)
SoggySummer Thu 07-Feb-13 23:00:38

My DD (12yo) has 4 Bethany's in her year at school. Its quite a popular name amongst my teen DDs age group as well. Infact I think everywhere we have ever lived there has been a Bethany in the class of one or both my DDs and that puts me off it. That said - my DC are 12 and 14 years ahead of your DD- so it may not follow the trend amongst her peers.

How about....
Freya
Violet
Annabelle
Felicity

DuchessFanny Thu 07-Feb-13 13:07:36

I'd go for Bethan too, but also think Lucy, Isabel and Phoebe flows nicely

ilovecolinfirth Thu 07-Feb-13 13:04:49

I love Bethany, it's pretty and works for an adult as well as a child. X

binkybonk Thu 07-Feb-13 13:02:33

At 40 weeks we've just decided on Bethan for our DC2 grin
As Welshies it seemed appropriate but she would be Beth too I think. Simple yet beautiful smile
I have the same name as one of your DDs so great taste all round wink

butterflybuns Thu 07-Feb-13 10:17:41

Well, thank you for all the input and suggestions, Number 3 so far is being known as Bethany... Don't mind if it's a bit dated either and I'm sure she'll be known as Beth until she's naughty. Both me and DH are so fussy and either all the names we like are taken or we just don't agree on. Just got to choose a middle name now........

everlong Thu 07-Feb-13 06:58:50

It's ok. Prefer Beth or Bryony.

threepiecesuite Wed 06-Feb-13 22:44:25

I have a Bethany who is 3. I love the name, she gets Beth sometimes, we dont mind that. Haven't met any others with same name yet at the millions of toddler groups I tout myself around.
Its a bit dated granted - I teach lots of 15 year old Bethany's- but I dont care about things like that!

MumOfMissy Wed 06-Feb-13 22:13:34

If you like Phoebe, how about other Greek names? One on my short list was Xanthe (pronounced Zanthee), meaning Golden. Or Chloe meaning green as in fresh green leaves..

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 06-Feb-13 20:52:20

Phoebe is sweet, there's one on The Archers too, helpful old gimmer emoticon.

Bethany does sound better than Number 3 wink

dietcokeandwine Wed 06-Feb-13 20:51:12

How about Bethan, rather than Bethany? That way you can still shorten to Beth, and it's perhaps a bit less of the 'naff American' association? Lucy, Isabel and Bethan flows rather nicely too. Just a thought.

butterflybuns Wed 06-Feb-13 20:47:39

Never seen Bethanny Getting Married- thank goodness, sounds awful! I agree that it can sound a bit naff American though. Really like Emily, Olivia, Eleanor and Harriet- DH doesn't. Phoebe is lovely but can't get Friends association out of my head.
Lots of other names such as Esme have been thrown around but we seem to know lots of little girls- friends, school gate mums, friends at toddler groups/ church, family and it feels like we'd be copying their names. I really can't imagine naming my dd the same as a child I already see on a regular basis.
So far Bethany (or Beth) is winning for us, glad it wasn't met with masses of negativity was worried she was going to have to be called Number 3!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 06-Feb-13 19:33:11

Like Bethany!

Just for fun, Olivia. Liv or Livvy for short.

MoonHare Wed 06-Feb-13 18:29:01

Bethany is nice. Don't think it has the same classic quality as your other DDs names though.

How about Eleanor, Felicity, Evelyn, Emily, Phoebe, Esme, Harriet?

MumOfMissy Wed 06-Feb-13 18:20:34

Sorry, reminds me of that horrific woman in the show "Bethanny Getting Married" (awful reality show on E! Channel). She spells hers with two 'n's though! PS she's now divorced...

Ham69 Wed 06-Feb-13 18:18:14

I know 3 sisters Hannah, Bethany and Abigail so i automatically thought Hannah would go well!

CusheyButterfield Wed 06-Feb-13 18:00:20

I have an Abigail and I love the name Bethany. It's be my choice for a mythical DD2 in fact.

butterflybuns Wed 06-Feb-13 17:57:37

Ok so I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant with DD3 and having already used 2 names we loved we're getting stuck. We already have a Lucy and an Isabel so need something that goes with them. Friends and family gave already used names such as Abigail, Charlotte, Imogen, Amelia and Alice that we liked.

The name we can agree on is Bethany, which we do like but I wanted to get the thoughts/ suggestions from the collective wisdom of MN.

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