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Betty or Betsy

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LuluLovesYou Fri 08-Mar-13 11:06:30

So I have narrowed my choices down to these two. I know they are pretty similar but which wold you choose?

Wildwaterfalls Fri 08-Mar-13 11:11:31

Both cute but I think Betsy is 'cooler' somehow... Not sure why!

mrssmooth Fri 08-Mar-13 11:13:57

Betty! My dd3 is Elizabeth and we shorten her name to Betty (although she is Elizabeth at school!) Although Betsy is rather cute too. Would this be the "full" name, or is it short for something? Aren't I very helpful?! hmm

bassingtonffrench Fri 08-Mar-13 11:18:19

ooh lovely. I would call her Elizabeth and then Betty or Bessie. Betsy is nice but awkward in the mouth - if that doesn't sound too strange!

Did you know in the magic faraway tree books the Bessie has been renamed to Beth because it is deemed more 'modern'? Misguided I say.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 08-Mar-13 12:51:20

Betsy Betsy Betsy Betsy Betsy!

vess Fri 08-Mar-13 13:39:47


LuluLovesYou Fri 08-Mar-13 18:31:51

grin @ FrigFrig.....I'm guessing you like Betsy then smile

mum47 Fri 08-Mar-13 18:33:53

Love both! Sorry not helpful! And they could both be shortened to Bette which I also love.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 08-Mar-13 18:34:09

Uh...well....maybe just a leetle bit grin

StrawberryMojito Fri 08-Mar-13 18:38:57


redandyellowandpinkandgreen Fri 08-Mar-13 19:25:34

I like both but slightly prefer Betsy.

Parisbanana Fri 08-Mar-13 19:35:20

Prefer Betsy

lakeofshiningwaters Fri 08-Mar-13 19:35:44

Betty is very sweet. Have known a couple, from babies to in their 80s and all have been kind, clever and somehow cool!

Betsy does not sound nice and looks ugly written down, imo. Also sounds to me like a stage school brat, though that could be the Denise van Outen connection.

ClaraBean Fri 08-Mar-13 19:49:19

I prefer Bess/Bessie!
But out of those two I prefer Betsy.

freerangeeggs Fri 08-Mar-13 20:34:06

I prefer Betty. Betsy is a bit cutesy-poo (though I kind of like it too)

LuluLovesYou Fri 08-Mar-13 21:25:54

Clara Bean yeah I like Bessie but my df always called his cars Bessie confused

WinkyWinkola Fri 08-Mar-13 23:23:05

Betty is best.

Betsy is twee and wet IMO.

OkayHazel Fri 08-Mar-13 23:41:52


getmeoutofthismadhouse Sat 09-Mar-13 05:01:29

Betsy ! But think I would call her Elizabeth and nn to Betsy .

raisah Sat 09-Mar-13 07:02:33

I Know a Betsy-Coco & a Betsy-Rose. Both names appear as they are on the bc. Personally, I would go for Elizabeth & then shorten it to Betsy. An adult Betsy might not be taken seriously if she becomes a high court judge but an Elizabeth would!

janey68 Sat 09-Mar-13 11:43:19

Betty is way cooler than Betsy IMO. Betsy sounds more cutesy and suitable for a baby, but as an older child and teenager Betty has a great ring to it.
Bette Davis eyes.... (I know it's a different spelling but..)

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