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Elisabeth or Liberty?

(37 Posts)
AgentOprah Tue 18-Apr-17 20:07:03

I like both, with Libby for short.

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BackforGood Tue 18-Apr-17 20:09:51

Elisabeth (although I would spell it Elizabeth).
I don't like those names that are a word for something else.

DaisyChainsForever Tue 18-Apr-17 20:10:59

I like Liberty.

EspressoPatronum Tue 18-Apr-17 20:14:03


FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Tue 18-Apr-17 20:16:17

Elisabeth is lovely!

AgentOprah Tue 18-Apr-17 20:17:21

Elisabeth is obviously a lot more classic, but Liberty is a bit more unusual. We also dislike Liz/Lizzy.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 18-Apr-17 20:17:49


SuperBeagle Tue 18-Apr-17 20:18:19

Elizabeth (this spelling).

If you call her Elisabeth, people will just spell it Elizabeth for the rest of her life anyway. The perk of this name is that it's well known enough to never be misspelt or mispronounced; Elisabeth would change that.

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Tue 18-Apr-17 20:18:33

I love Elisabeth... but I also like Liberty. I like the fact you can have Bertie as a nickname even if it's a bit bizarre for a girl.

Can you have Liberty Elisabeth? That way Libby still stands as a nickname and she can pick which longer form to use herself.

BarneyRumbleton Tue 18-Apr-17 20:19:35

Both beautiful. I really can't decide!!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 18-Apr-17 20:20:11

Elisabeth (Libby).

alltouchedout Tue 18-Apr-17 20:21:32

I always think of Adrian Mole when I hear Liberty but I'm not entirely normal and Elisabeth is lovely.

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Tue 18-Apr-17 20:23:36

Elisabeth is not a misspelling.

AgentOprah Tue 18-Apr-17 20:32:24

I have a name that can be spelled two ways (think Jane/Jayne) and have often had my name spelled the wrong way, but honestly its never bothered me. I strongly prefer the Elisabeth version for some reason.

I really love both names, and more importantly they are both names DH and DS like too.

Elisabeth has more options for nicknames, but is so much more common.

SuperBeagle Tue 18-Apr-17 21:35:52

Elisabeth is not a misspelling.

Obv, but if you name her Elisabeth and people just spell her name Elizabeth anyway, it is being misspelt.

Jooni Tue 18-Apr-17 21:41:41

Elisabeth is lovely and timeless. I really don't like Liberty.

I think Liberty would definitely prove a lot more divisive - not many people will strongly dislike something as classic and evergreen as Elisabeth, but Liberty will probably get love it/hate it reactions.

DramaAlpaca Tue 18-Apr-17 21:58:59

Elisabeth for me. I prefer it spelled this way actually.

I love Libby, but I'm not so keen on Liberty.

LauraMipsum Tue 18-Apr-17 22:05:17

I love Liberty as a name. Libby or Bertie for short.

If you call her Elisabeth or Elizabeth her friends WILL call her Liz / Lizzie even if she, and you, don't like it. DAHIKT.

ThomasRichard Tue 18-Apr-17 22:07:12


DD's middle name is Elizabeth and it's become very popular in the past 4-5 years. It seems to be on its way to becoming the new Isabelle.

BackforGood Tue 18-Apr-17 23:29:27

DD's middle name is Elizabeth and it's become very popular in the past 4-5 years. It seems to be on its way to becoming the new Isabelle

Through work, I come into contact with the names of some thousand dc of 4 and under, and I can only recall seeing 1 Elizabeth over the last few year. So I don't know if it is regional, but it's not used much where I live.

CuppaTeaTeddy Tue 18-Apr-17 23:38:03

Both names could be shortened to Libby.

Elizabeth is my middle name so the way you've spelt it annoys me and if never spell it different to the way I'm used to. Both names you've are alright tho.

harderandharder2breathe Wed 19-Apr-17 10:16:43

Love Libby short for Elisabeth

WhenLoveAndCakeCollide Wed 19-Apr-17 13:27:11

DD's middle name is Elizabeth and it's become very popular in the past 4-5 years. It seems to be on its way to becoming the new Isabelle.

Elizabeth is becoming popular?! It's always been popular.

There are only two girl's names that have been in the England & Wales Top 100, every single year since the lists began (over 100 years ago), one of those names is Elizabeth. (The other is Sarah).

Loyly Wed 19-Apr-17 13:28:23


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