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Thoughts on Elizabeth

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Happykitten Tue 25-Sep-12 15:40:54

Hi, struggling to pick out girls names as we have a very short surname and it def rules out any 'colour' names such as Ruby, Scarlett etc. I really like the name Elizabeth-it was my grandmothers name (very inspirational lady). Husband and MIL do not like. However, he has yet to make any name suggestions.

MrsJohnDeere Tue 25-Sep-12 15:46:38

I love it - is on my short list for dc2. My only reservation is that I'm not keen on many of the NNs (Liz, Beth, Ellie) that might develop out of it?

MrsJohnDeere Tue 25-Sep-12 15:47:13

Dc3 blush
Ds2 would be horrified if I changed his name to Elizabeth

Gwennan Tue 25-Sep-12 15:50:15

Elizabeth, like Catherine, makes a great name for the birth certificate but sometimes can seem a little too formal for day-to-day use. With that in mind, you could call her:
Libby
Lizzie
Bess
Bessie
Betty
Betsy
Eliza
Beth
Tibby
Liz

Your husband might prefer one of those nicknames instead. Elizabeth is a true classic and lends itself to so many versatile nicknames.

If you like Elizabeth, you might also like names such as:
Alexandra
Alice
Anna
Audrey
Beatrice
Caroline
Catherine
Charlotte
Celia
Clementine
Colette
Cora
Coralie
Cordelia
Eleanor
Eloise
Emily
Emma
Flora
Florence
Frances
Georgia
Georgina
Helena
Jane
Josephine
Julia
Juliet
Laura
Louisa
Lucy
Lucia
Lydia
Madeleine
Margaret
Marianne
Martha
Rachel
Rebecca
Rosa
Rose
Ruth
Sarah
Serena
Sophia
Sophie
Susannah
Tabitha
Victoria

Allice Tue 25-Sep-12 15:50:53

I really like it. I've recently twins called Elizabeth and Susanna, I really like both names.

Sirzy Tue 25-Sep-12 15:51:10

Love it, was my girls name when I had DS

mummybare Tue 25-Sep-12 15:58:04

Love it! <biased>

DD is a Libby, but if, as she gets older, she would prefer to be a Betty or a Bea or a Lizzy, or even an Elizabeth, she has that option.

A lovely, versatile, classic name!

Happykitten Tue 25-Sep-12 16:08:35

Thanks, I think husband would like the nickname Libby. It's good to know other people like the name too .

Dogsmom Tue 25-Sep-12 16:25:48

It's a name we've considered too but neither of us like the nn Liz and that's what she'd probably end up as.

Jusfloatingby Tue 25-Sep-12 16:32:48

Jeeze Gwennan
She only asked what we thought of Elizabeth.

newby2 Tue 25-Sep-12 16:41:04

Love it, love Elspeth, Lillybet (Queen Mum called the Queen) Lizbeth. If you start her off with a nn it will stick.

IWantToGoToThere Tue 25-Sep-12 21:08:04

I love it. If DS2 wasn't a girl, he was going to be Elizabeth, known as Libby.

Why does your MIL get a say though?

Pancakeflipper Tue 25-Sep-12 21:12:43

Love it. And love the abbreviations for it.

And I like a name with a Z in it.

Happykitten Tue 25-Sep-12 21:23:09

She doesn't ....but she can't help interfering (I'm quite annoyed at husband letting it slip). Just when u hear such negativity you can't help but question.

oopsadaisymaisy Tue 25-Sep-12 21:28:02

Love it. It's a beautiful name for a girl. Nice with an 's' rather than a 'z'.

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BananaBubbles Tue 25-Sep-12 22:23:58

Love it.

GeorginaWorsley Tue 25-Sep-12 22:27:40

Ihave one and always refer to her as Elizabeth

bangersmashandbeans Tue 25-Sep-12 22:28:57

Being biased I love it and called my DD it! We decided very early that she would be known as Lily (if it's good enough for her maj...!) but I love the options it gives her.

AThingInYourLife Tue 25-Sep-12 22:33:13

Don't spell it with an S.

It won't seem French and sophisticated, just a pointless complication.

Elizabeth in English is spelled with a Z, that is what people expect.

bettythebuilder Tue 25-Sep-12 22:35:55

Love it, (biased!) but don't really like Liz or Lizzy as a nn so choose a nice one like Libby or Beth early on! Prefer it with a 'z' to an 's'

Love it - was my first choice but I ended up with a boy!

JulietMontague Wed 26-Sep-12 09:57:26

It's just a beautiful name. I am biased because I have one though! I would say choose your nickname early and let everyone know what you want it shortened to. My DD was supposed to be 'Betty' but in my newborn fog I forgot to tell anyone and now she gets the full 'Elizabeth' title from everyone!

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