American style fifties kitsch names?

(55 Posts)
LuluLovesYou Tue 05-Mar-13 16:04:00

Any suggestions......I was thinking Betty but with our surname I'm not ure if it goes Betty Brophy?!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 05-Mar-13 16:38:36

Might be a problem 2 syllable names each starting with B?

Debbie (too many Bs with Brophy?)
Suzie
Lori
Terri
Judy
Cindy
and of course, Sandy.

Eskino Tue 05-Mar-13 16:43:41

Sherry-Ann
Lindy
Mary-Lou
Marcie
Suzie
Gloria

(Quite like Mary-Lou!)

PureedGoodness Tue 05-Mar-13 16:45:52

Frenchie?

2cats2many Tue 05-Mar-13 16:47:15

Maud
Martha

OlyRoller Netherlands Tue 05-Mar-13 16:54:32

Maryanne
Jan
Patricia/Pat
Dorothy
Jane
Anita
Terry
Arlene
Susan/sue
Marsha
Jean
Cynthia
Elaine

GingerPCatt Tue 05-Mar-13 16:54:43

Barbara

DesertOrchid Tue 05-Mar-13 18:21:11

Nora
Valerie
Linda
Donna (Donna Brophy is quite nice, actually!)
Nancy
Pamela
Brenda
Shirley (Shirley Brophy also lovely)
Peggy
Marilyn

FellNel Tue 05-Mar-13 18:31:58

Billy-Jean
Jeanie
Rita
Darlene
Darla
Peggy-Sue
Thelma
Barbara
Pearl

forgetmenots Tue 05-Mar-13 18:33:11

Love Betsy, Joan, Jean and Martha smile

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Tue 05-Mar-13 18:41:19

Betsy Brophy

Thelma Brophy

Jean Brophy

Rita Brophy

Nancy Brophy

Sadie Brophy

Vita Brophy

Thora Brophy

FoofFighter Tue 05-Mar-13 18:49:58

Kitty?

Phillis?

scaevola Tue 05-Mar-13 19:00:55

Laverne? Shirley?

Pamela, Deborah, Ruth, Lorraine, Sally, Sue?

swooosh Tue 05-Mar-13 19:02:55

Peggy-Sue grin

Ginebra Tue 05-Mar-13 19:03:56

Lois

Mintyy Tue 05-Mar-13 19:04:15

Delores

LuluLovesYou Tue 05-Mar-13 19:04:39

Loving Kitty, Betsy, Pearl, Peggy and Martha so far! So what is the general consensus about Betty Brophy? Is it too matchy matchy or could we get away with it?

GloriaPritchett Tue 05-Mar-13 19:07:01

It really reminds me of Betty Boop to be honest.

CheeseStrawWars Tue 05-Mar-13 19:09:16

If Betty was the nickname and Elizabeth the full name, I think it's lovely.

FoofFighter Tue 05-Mar-13 19:14:37

I like it, think Betsy Brophy sounds better though

LuluLovesYou Tue 05-Mar-13 19:16:14

Gloria I kinda like that t sounds like Betty Boop blush Foof I like Betsy also!

sleepdodger Tue 05-Mar-13 19:16:40

Marcie
Macy
Barbra (Barbie, babs)
Jenette
Mary Lou

TomArchersSausage Tue 05-Mar-13 19:17:09

Wanda

GloriaPritchett Tue 05-Mar-13 19:43:57

Well if you like it then go for it! But will your DD like it when she is fifteen and twenty and thirty?

Likesshinythings Tue 05-Mar-13 19:47:51

I think Betty Brophy sounds excellent. Maybe call her Elizabeth so that she has options when she's older if that's a concern?

montmartre Tue 05-Mar-13 19:57:41

Patsy (though I think it's a bit too 'ee', 'ee' at the end of the names)

Marcia/Marsha

Blanche

Wilma

Jean (though, perhaps not with your surname... Miss Jean Brophy anyone?)

montmartre Tue 05-Mar-13 19:58:29

Norma
Marilyn
Rita

ZolaBuddleia Tue 05-Mar-13 20:15:19

Betty Brophy is fab, but would take a bit of carrying off. Not sure it would work on a thumping great cart horse of a girl with perspiration issues. grin

LuluLovesYou Tue 05-Mar-13 20:37:43

grin @ Zola....well I'm quite a small build, as is my hubby (well tall & slim) so I don't think we have to worry about a big bulky dd grin I'm glad to hear that. Some of you like Betty Brophy. I think a dd of mine could carry it off wink

LuluLovesYou Tue 05-Mar-13 20:38:41

Stupid iPad putting in full stops without my consent!

VivaLeBeaver Tue 05-Mar-13 20:43:55

I love Betty brophy.

Yfronts Tue 05-Mar-13 20:48:15

I like Betty with your surname!
Jeannie or Joannie and Betsy are good too.

I'd go for Betty Jean Brophy

I know two little Bettys and a Betsy, lovely names. I like all the short versions of Elizabeth and the advantage for your Dd is she can choose the one she likes best when she gets older. And so can you!

LuluLovesYou Tue 05-Mar-13 20:55:15

Yfronts Betty Jean is gorgeous!

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 05-Mar-13 20:59:10

Lucille!
Lillian
Jean

baskingseals Tue 05-Mar-13 21:00:40

was going to say Blanche. great name. what about Belinda?

BankWuggery Tue 05-Mar-13 22:36:13

Rhonda
Jenny
Pearl
Freda

Also love Betty Jean- so so pretty.

FellNel Wed 06-Mar-13 05:30:34

ooh yes, Lucille! How did it take so long to get that?!

emmyloo2 Wed 06-Mar-13 07:06:00

I love Betty. Fabulous name. Also like Peggy and Joan.

I would use Elizabeth and then have Betty as the nickname. Betty Brophy is tremendous. But then I like these types of names!

Cwtchbach Wed 06-Mar-13 15:04:02

Patty

AnAirOfHope Wed 06-Mar-13 15:17:41

Bobbymay

badtime Wed 06-Mar-13 15:31:56

Perhaps spell it Bettie (like Ms Page) if you want it to be less matching with your surname?

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Wed 06-Mar-13 19:06:06

Betsy jean Brophy is a cool name...

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Wed 06-Mar-13 19:07:40

My nan was Beatrice, always known as Betty,you could have that as a full name rather than Elizabeth?

LynetteScavo England Wed 06-Mar-13 19:12:37

My choice would be Joany...but doesn't go with Brophy....Betty Brophy a bit of a mouthful, but mostly OK. I think you'd have to go with Elizabeth on the BC.

Martha Brophy is brilliant. The child would be an over achiever.

littletomato Wed 06-Mar-13 20:25:20

Eunice

fertilityagogo Wed 06-Mar-13 20:28:31

Mavis
Dale
Ginger

Meemawandmoonpie Wed 06-Mar-13 20:30:15

DeeDee Brophy!
Now, that I like!

LuluLovesYou Thu 07-Mar-13 19:20:55

Thank you for all your great suggestions, I think I'm pretty sold on Betty or Betsy!

CheerfulYank Thu 07-Mar-13 19:25:26

I like them both! I'd go with Elizabeth on the birth certificate though, to give her options. Or Beatrice.

My grandmother was Melba and her sister were Betty and Shirley. smile

Assajjventress Fri 08-Mar-13 09:50:58

Sweaty betty

freerangeeggs Fri 08-Mar-13 20:43:51

Starla!!

I love Starla but I am aware that is not cool.

Assajjventress Fri 08-Mar-13 21:25:55

Betty Swallocks

mathanxiety Sat 09-Mar-13 05:56:59

I love Frieda and Nancy suggestions, but Betty Brophy sounds really cool to me.

If you're Irish would you consider Bridget, nn Biddy?

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