opinions on Elizabeth???

(42 Posts)
Dilligufdarling Sat 08-Oct-16 07:05:14

Hi all,
We have a new baby girl who is absolutely gorgeous, but we have really struggled with settling on a name... Neither of us had one that we LOVE so we're left with ones that are "ok".
The clear front runner is Elizabeth, but I was hoping for outsider opinion on it?
TIA!

YangYang Sat 08-Oct-16 07:09:45

I really like it, it's a classy and traditional.

But if you don't LOVE it, you've got plenty of time until you have to register her, so try it and see if it suits her. Congratulations

Fletcherl Sat 08-Oct-16 07:11:11

Love it.

KnockMeDown Sat 08-Oct-16 07:11:17

It is the perfect name - classic, timeless, royal, biblical, literary, has endless nickname potential, and passes the judge/PM test.

I think it's beautiful!

katemess12 Sat 08-Oct-16 07:13:07

It's my name.

It's a good name. Everyone knows how to spell and pronounce it, but it's not overly popular and I was always the only one in my grade.

The downsides:
1. She will get called Liz as a nickname, automatically. Even if you try to use another nickname, people will use Liz/Lizzy naturally.

2. It's a very long name, and a 9 letter name is a pain to write even as an adult. Also, I was disheartened as a child when my name wouldn't fit into the 8-letter-name slots on pencil cases.

3. When I say my name fast, eg. when I answer the phone at work, it comes out in a bizarre jumble that sounds awful.

Otherwise, it's a perfectly good name.

Stilldreamingofsun Sat 08-Oct-16 07:40:16

I love Elizabeth or elisabetta. Could also be shortened to Elisa or Elsie!

Gardencentregroupie Sat 08-Oct-16 07:42:49

DD was almost Elizabeth nn Beth or maybe Betsy, I think it's a gorgeous name (we settled on Lucy)

JosephineMaynard Sat 08-Oct-16 07:43:12

Traditional timeless name that won't date her.

But not one I'd use as I don't like the nicknames Liz / Lizzie. Obviously not an issue if you're happy with the potential shortenings of Elizabeth.

happystory Sat 08-Oct-16 08:00:53

It was on my girl list. I also like it spelt Elisabeth but she'd probably have a lifetime of people spelling it with a z.

PunkrockerGirl Sat 08-Oct-16 08:06:45

Lovely.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 08-Oct-16 08:10:31

Very nice name OP, lots of nick name variations.

gettingtherequickly Sat 08-Oct-16 08:13:57

Love it, would definitely have been my choice if I'd had girls.

Full name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Sat 08-Oct-16 08:16:18

I love Elizabeth and also Eliza

Liz, Lizzie, Liza, Libby, Betty, Beth all lovely if you want to shorten it

Muddlingalongalone Sat 08-Oct-16 08:19:04

I like it. I think it's the right balance of regularly heard & used but not overly popular. I think I know one in every age category from under 2 to over 45.
Tons of nicknames/shortened forms to choose from as well

SailingThroughTime Sat 08-Oct-16 08:21:38

I love it. All the Elizabeths I've known have been fab.
Also - Elizabeth I is such a kick ass role model.grin

SnookieSnooks Sat 08-Oct-16 08:23:13

Love it.... not too common but not unusual either, so your daughter will not have hoards of other girls in her class with the same name, nor will she constantly have to spell out her name or repeat it. If she wants some 'cool' type of career - artist, DJ etc - there are plenty of cool abbreviations like Lizzy. If she wants to become a high court judge or a Head Teacher or whatever, she can be Elizabeth.

BadToTheBone Sat 08-Oct-16 08:27:54

My favourite name but I don't like any shortenings other than maybe, Eliza. For that reason, I didn't use it.

MotherDuckSaid Sat 08-Oct-16 08:30:55

I love it, and reeeeally like Elspeth as a nn

TheFurryMenace Sat 08-Oct-16 08:45:12

My DD7, is an Elizabeth. She was named after my Grandmother whom I adored. There are also other great Elizabeth's - Elizabeth Bennett, Liz Taylor and of course the 2 great queens. We call her Lizzie, though I also loved Betty and ElIza. She would like it if people called her Beth!

There are 3 others in her school, though she is the only Lizzie, there is an Elizabeth, and two Betsys, all younger, all in different years, so it is becoming more popular.

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Sat 08-Oct-16 09:25:57

It's not my cup of tea but then again there were only 3 names for girls I liked!

whatsagoodusername Sat 08-Oct-16 09:31:47

I love Elizabeth.

It's very versatile.

MrsBellefleur Sat 08-Oct-16 09:36:01

I love it and it's on my list for this baby if it's a girl.

Frazzled2207 Sat 08-Oct-16 09:38:57

Great name. Not keen on Liz but plenty of other nn options. Know a little Lizzie.

Fozzleyplum Sat 08-Oct-16 09:39:23

It's a perfect name, for all the reasons PPS have given. I love Beth as a shortened version.

Sophronia Sat 08-Oct-16 09:50:30

I love it

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