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American style fifties kitsch names?

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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?!

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)




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

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


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

KnottedAnchorChief Tue 05-Mar-13 20:54:37

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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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!

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