Bethan or Betsan

(56 Posts)
flaquark Thu 03-Oct-13 21:58:22

We need a name that is somehow related to Elisabeth.

What do you think?

Bethan or Betsan?

I think Bethan is more popular but then not living in Wales is Betsan too welsh? but then it doesnt have a weird sound or anything

netsuke Thu 03-Oct-13 21:59:39

Bess
Lizzie
Betty

cartoad Thu 03-Oct-13 22:06:45

I think Betsan is too Welsh. Sounds like some san pro products, sorry sad

how about things like Eliza or Elise or Elsbeth or Liza or Lilly or Bethany ?

Monkeymonstermum Fri 04-Oct-13 10:21:38

I think Bethan is lovely

TobyLerone Fri 04-Oct-13 10:23:13

I love Bethan. It's one of DD's middle names.

BackforGood Fri 04-Oct-13 10:31:16

I like the names Beth, Bethan, Betty, Betsy.
I do like Betsan, but it's not well known outside of Wales so she would probably have to explain / repeat it every time she goes somewhere new.
I like Liz and Lizzie to.

All of that said, I think it's a lot easier if your initial remains the same, whether you are using your full or shortened name...a 'Betty' I know has had a lot of problems over the years with cheques etc addressed to B.Surname when her bank account is E.Surname.

flaquark Fri 04-Oct-13 10:47:01

Bethan or Betsan (or something else) would be the full name. We want something related to Elisabeth but not Elisabeth (so Liz,Lizzy all of them are out because we dont like them as stand alone names)
DP likes the idea of having something Welsh (being welsh)

I like both names, and as your DH is welsh I think Betsan is a good strong choice. It sounds cute for a baby and strong for an adult. I like Bethan but Betsan just sounds better to me.

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 04-Oct-13 11:11:52

I prefer Bethan, but then I'm not Welsh and hadn't heard the name Betsan before so it sounds like some kind of medical product to me, sorry :-(

squoosh Fri 04-Oct-13 11:13:57

I've never heard Betsan before, it's quite nice but must admit the 'san' might put me off.

I love Betty.

BurberryQ Fri 04-Oct-13 11:15:58

sorry to me Betsan sounds like an antiseptic kitchen product or a sanitary towel - if you want something Welsh there are loads of lovely Welsh girls' names such as
Manon
Gwenllian
Meredith
Ceinwen
and plenty more....

ZingWantsCake Fri 04-Oct-13 11:17:47

Isabella is the Spanish form if I'm correct

mejon Fri 04-Oct-13 13:36:30

In my age-group (40s) Bethans are 10 a penny but it's not as popular now. I prefer Betsan and you have the option of using Betsi as a nn which is very sweet.

Mutteroo Fri 04-Oct-13 14:27:33

Never liked Bethan but always liked Bethany. Prefer Beth to both names though

pegster Fri 04-Oct-13 15:39:56

I like Betsan & the option of the name Betsi

VinegarDrinker Fri 04-Oct-13 15:43:26

I have a Bethan so I'm biased, but we chose it partially as a Welsh-ish name that would be easily understood/spelled/pronounced outside of Wales (DH's family is Welsh, he has a very Welsh name but grew up in London and gets very bored of constantly spelling/explaining it)

VinegarDrinker Fri 04-Oct-13 15:44:08

Oh and her 2.5 yr old brother calls her Betty!

midwifeandmum Fri 04-Oct-13 15:45:25

Beth is a nice name dd1 is called that

flaquark Fri 04-Oct-13 16:39:23

Burberry it isnt that it has to be just Welsh but welsh and somehow related to Elisabeth
Zing nice but not welsh

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 04-Oct-13 19:04:09

I'm Welsh. Much prefer Bethan. I think Betsan is horrid sorry.

TallulahBetty Fri 04-Oct-13 20:52:17

I don't like Bethan - it just looks unfinished.

countingdown Fri 04-Oct-13 20:58:05

My cousin is called Bethia.

ZingWantsCake Fri 04-Oct-13 21:49:09

sorry, the name needing to be Welsh wasn't in the OP, so it doesn't count!wink grin

I don't know any Welsh forms.

I think Bethan sounds a bit masculine so perhaps Bethany is better?

ZingWantsCake Fri 04-Oct-13 21:50:11

and I don't like Betsan.
it sounds like flotsam and jetsam.

how about Bettina?

elcranko Fri 04-Oct-13 21:58:03

I really like Bethan and Bethany.

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