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TeacupTempest Wed 15-Jun-11 16:05:50

DH has just suggested this. Never really liked it before. Is my grandmas name and my middle. Thing is my best friends DD is Beth and I dont like Liz as a nn. . . . Thoughts?

MotherPanda Wed 15-Jun-11 16:11:48

Hello, We've decided on Elizabeth for our July baby -

lots of nicknames to choose from (I think we are going with Lizzy).

Alex
Babeth
Babette
Batty
Bee
Bess
Bessie
Bet
Beth
Bethanne
Bethey
Betsy
Betta

Bette
Bettina
Betty
Bezzy
Bi
Billie
Bitty
Bitsy
Biz
Blair(e)
Blake
Bobby
Buffy
Effy

Ela
Elbinard
Eli
Eliaz
Elisa
Elise
Eliza
Eliza-Beth
Ella
Elle
Ellen
Ellie
Ellie-B
Els

Elsa
Elsie
Elsinue
Elspeth
Ely
Ilsa
Ibby
Isabel
Iz
Izabel
Izabeth
Izzie
Izzy

Leeza
Leezbeez
Lib
Libby
Lidabet
Lies
Liesel
Lila
Lili
Lilibet
Lilibeth
Lible
Lilie
Lilla

Lillah
Lilli
Lillibet
Lillibeth
Lillie
Lilly
Lily
Lisa
Lisbet
Lisbeth
Lisette
Lissy

Liz
Liza
Lizbet
Lizbeth
Lizbee
Lizine
Lizz
Lizzette
Lizzie
Lizzy
Sissi
Tibby
Tizzy

Zeebz
Zibet
Zoe(y)

MotherPanda Wed 15-Jun-11 16:12:30

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_%28given_name%29#Nicknames_for_Elizabeth

Got this list from wiki, of course!

fluffygal Wed 15-Jun-11 16:22:01

Its my middle name and my mums name- I hate it. Every Elizabeth I know is called Liz.

MotherPanda Wed 15-Jun-11 16:35:01

My nanny is Betty, and a friends DD is Betsy. I know a few Beths, and a Libby. There are a lot of Liz's about though.

TeacupTempest Wed 15-Jun-11 18:33:57

Its not winning me over to be honest.

RueLaChesty Wed 15-Jun-11 18:41:02

we have an elizabeth (lizzie).

I always said to DP that if anything happened in labour she was to be called after my grans. I had an easy labour followed by a major pph. Woke up after my GA to meet Elizabeth Ellen. It suits her to a tee. She is just a wee Lizzie, except to my gran who refuses to shorten it as she loved the way Richard Burton said Elizabeth.

but you have to love it if you want to use it.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Wed 15-Jun-11 18:42:44

I have a Lizzie. Lovely name.

babybythesea Wed 15-Jun-11 18:43:56

We are thinking about it (for our non-existant DD2!)
NN will be Libby. Unless she hates it, in which case she can decide on her own nn from the range on offer!
I love it.

birdofthenorth Wed 15-Jun-11 18:51:36

I have a Bess from Elizabeth. I was never a giant Elizabeth fan but it's a great name to play with a the nicknames can change as she ages. No regrets.

sparkle12mar08 Wed 15-Jun-11 19:00:02

Always a strong and classy name, beautiful in full, and highly adaptable with nicknames. A great choice!

NadiaWadia Wed 15-Jun-11 19:05:24

How can Zoe be short for Elizabeth?

NadiaWadia Wed 15-Jun-11 19:06:29

Or Alex? confused

baguettecut Wed 15-Jun-11 19:29:22

I think it's nicer with an 's' Elisabeth, makes it a bit softer.

squeak2392 Wed 15-Jun-11 20:15:34

I love it. I'm going to keep it as Elizabeth if I have one.
You could use Libby, Bess, Ellie, Eliza, Liza.

ShoutyHamster Wed 15-Jun-11 21:35:06

You lose control of the nickname choice pretty early on.

If you don't want a Liz, don't go with it!

To me it's one of the eternal 'all-purpose-middle-name' names like Louise or Jane (child of the 70s!! smile )

basingstoke Wed 15-Jun-11 21:37:08

Love, love Bess. And Lizzie. And Eliza.

mentalpup Wed 15-Jun-11 22:01:52

I'm an Elisabeth (with an s) and known as Izzy.

exoticfruits Wed 15-Jun-11 22:03:05

I think it is a lovely name. You won't have control of a nickname anyway-it will depend what DD wants when older.

MelinaM Wed 15-Jun-11 22:09:50

Lovely classic namesmile ...but also no idea how Alex, Bobby, Blake, Blair and Zoe are short form's of Elizabeth[hmm}

pilates Thu 16-Jun-11 11:25:33

Elizabeth is a great name, but Eliza is even better.

evamummy Thu 16-Jun-11 11:34:18

Not sure about Blair, Blake of Buffy hmm, but Elizabeth or Eliza is lovely. Not keen on Lizzy.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Thu 16-Jun-11 13:49:06

Love love love Elizabeth. Classic, timeless, beautiful. Won't date. I think if we have another girl we will use it, with Betty, Lizzy or Buffy as nickname.

Rosa Thu 16-Jun-11 13:59:47

Finally a sensible name ..Sorry but I can never tell if the OTT/ daft names are trolls or wind ups..
As for the NN it comes with the child it sort of forms ..IMO !!!!

bigbluebump Thu 16-Jun-11 14:59:39

"Sorry but I can never tell if the OTT/ daft names are trolls or wind ups"

Which names do you mean?

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