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TheFantasticFixit Sun 11-Sep-11 23:25:15

We are expecting a little girl and have finally whittled the list down to:

Bess Violet
Violet Elizabeth
Martha Elizabeth

There is a reason for the strong Elizabeth theme!

Beamur Sun 11-Sep-11 23:29:13

I actually like Violet Elizabeth best - but you are aware of the Bonnie Langford/Just William associations...
Martha Elizabeth is easier to say.
Not liking Bess Violet so much.

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seeker Sun 11-Sep-11 23:35:35

Martha is just wonderful- whatevervyou put it with!

Gluttondressedaslamb Sun 11-Sep-11 23:41:24

Bess Violet - doesn`t sound right, I think Bess is a most unappealing name
Violet Elizabeth - is lovely if you don`t mind the Just William association
Martha Elizabeth - I love the name Martha

BluddyMoFo Sun 11-Sep-11 23:43:13

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OvO Sun 11-Sep-11 23:48:09

I LOVE the name Elizabeth.

But from that list I'd go with Martha Elizabeth. Gorgeous.

birdofthenorth Mon 12-Sep-11 00:17:51

I have a Bess (full name Elizabeth). I think Bess Violet is fab. Love Martha too, though!

MelinaM Mon 12-Sep-11 00:56:45

Martha Elizabeth for mesmile

Cereal Mon 12-Sep-11 08:00:07

Violet Elizabeth

CurwySwide Mon 12-Sep-11 08:39:14

Love Martha and Violet - actually prefer Violet but I agree with previous posters - the Violet Elizabeth connection is too strong.

BonnieWeeJeannieMcCall Mon 12-Sep-11 09:27:31

I also think you can't call a child Violet Elizabeth; the association with Violet Elizabeth Bott is just too strong.

LadyMontdore Mon 12-Sep-11 09:30:49

I like Violet Martha!

SunnilyEnough Mon 12-Sep-11 09:34:01

Martha Elizabeth, by a long chalk. Lovely,

survivingsummer Mon 12-Sep-11 09:35:54

Martha Elizabeth sounds nicest to me of your combinations. Violet always makes me think of Parma Violets (yuck!) and Bess is my least favourite nn of Elizabeth. But I absolutely love Elizabeth in its own right!

hester Mon 12-Sep-11 09:36:54

Martha Elizabeth.

LikeACandleButNotQuite Mon 12-Sep-11 09:40:52

Martha Bess.

Sorry to jig them around

fairimum Mon 12-Sep-11 09:43:55

Marta Elizabeth ot Elizabeth Martha

KnitterInTheNW Mon 12-Sep-11 09:46:56

I actually really like Violet Elizabeth, and didn't have a clue that that was the Bonnie Langford character's name. It's not like you'd walk around calling her by her full name anyway, is it? (Unless she was in trouble!)

Or how about Tess instead of Bess?

LetThereBeRock Mon 12-Sep-11 09:49:46

Violet Elizabeth. I really don't understand the appeal of Martha.

hester Mon 12-Sep-11 09:51:59

Oh, I like Tess.

pilates Mon 12-Sep-11 10:23:04

Violet Elizabeth, agree with Knitter you won't be calling her by both names.

Cereal Mon 12-Sep-11 10:25:08

Bess is a lovely name but just doesn't flow with Violet. How about Bess Viola?

Hassled Mon 12-Sep-11 10:29:48

Violet Elizabeth is lovely, but she was a character in the Just William books/TV series - a spoilt, horrible princess with a lisp.

I like Martha lots.

TheFantasticFixit Mon 12-Sep-11 11:25:12

Oh wow, thanks everyone!

Good point about the Violet Elizabeth combo - it doesn't have great connotations in JW..

Violet is my much treasured Granny's name, and Elizabeth is my MILs name, who has sadly passed - so both of those names are very dear to us. However, Martha recently keeps coming to me and I love the combination of it with Elizabeth.

My sister is called Elizabeth so unfortunately it is out as a first name - hence we tried to think of a nn version and thought of Bess. I quite like the fact that it is a strong, yet feminine name.

But thank you so much for all of your replies... our baby is due in just a few weeks and this naming business is an important one to get right!

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