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Nicknames for Elizabeth

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Thirstysomething Wed 17-Apr-13 13:51:51

Bess, Beth, Betsy, Betty, Eliza, Libby - any others? Dh keen on the name, but I am not sure yet.

Waswondering Wed 17-Apr-13 13:54:28

Elise (I know 2, one is named after the other). Both Elizabeth in full.

DharmaBumpkin Wed 17-Apr-13 13:56:21

Liza, Lily, Zaza

elfycat Wed 17-Apr-13 14:09:14

Liz, Lizzy

Caladria Wed 17-Apr-13 14:10:34

Lisbeth, Eliza, Eliz, Lilibet.

Dish8 Wed 17-Apr-13 14:11:32


ilovepowerhoop Wed 17-Apr-13 14:15:28

my mum gets called Elsie and some people call my sister Liz (both Elizabeth in full). I have always called my sister by her full name.

Startail Wed 17-Apr-13 14:21:30

Biff, sadly having never met Oxford reading tree I never asked why the Elizabeth I was stuck sharing a flat with was called Biff.

She was very annoying, it suited her.

Elizabeth is a lovely name, I'm a mad keen gymnastics fan so it would have to be Beth!

KLou111 Wed 17-Apr-13 14:25:34

Libby, Liz, Lizzie, Eli, Beth

chickabilla Wed 17-Apr-13 14:26:09


ParmaViolette Wed 17-Apr-13 14:37:40

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NotLongUntilXmas Wed 17-Apr-13 14:41:40

The ones that I have heard are:
Elsie Bet

rtc8608 Wed 17-Apr-13 14:44:31


Thirstysomething Wed 17-Apr-13 18:10:23

ooh, I love Zaza...

iismum Wed 17-Apr-13 18:14:49

I know a couple of Buffys, who are really Elizabeths - though I've never much liked that abbreviation, especially now with the vampire connections!

JC74 Wed 17-Apr-13 18:22:07

My daughter is called Elizabeth but known as Beth. She went through a phase of calling herself Betty too. We were going to just name her Beth but I think that sounds quite 'young'. Elizabeth gives her lots of options as she grows up.

dramajustfollowsme Wed 17-Apr-13 18:42:05

I know a Zibby. Took a while to get used to but it suits her.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 17-Apr-13 18:44:21

I like Libby or Lilibet.

I would have called a dd this, but don't have one.

barnet Wed 17-Apr-13 18:46:07


Lc1979 Wed 17-Apr-13 18:57:07

My sil gets called ziggy

CityGal29 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:22:12

The 3 I know Born in the last 6 months are all nickname Libby

DandyDan Wed 17-Apr-13 21:54:52

One in our wider family is known as Libby or Lib mostly. Others I know go as Liz or Lizzie, or Buffy, or Beth.

Tallyra Wed 17-Apr-13 22:02:42

my aunt's name is officially Elizabeth but is called Beth, nicknamed Bethie. She has complained to me that she wishes she had been named Beth to start with and not have to fill in every form with her long name. similarly dh is called Benjamin and hates it. make sure if you shorten the name you don't turn it into their full name by mistake unofficially iyswim.

mewkins Thu 18-Apr-13 21:26:11

Mine is a Lizzie. Occasionally Eliza.

I like Busy though (famous american actress uses that I think) but you could also go for a Dizzy if it suits I guess!

blueberryboybait Thu 18-Apr-13 21:30:06

The Elizabeth I know is known as Bizzy.

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