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Betty with B surname?

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auntym Thu 18-May-17 14:00:38

Betty is a family name and I love it but the surname begins with B, do you think this is still an option? Other options I love are Flora and Imogen. Opinions and similar suggestions please smile

RainbowJack Thu 18-May-17 14:04:09

Its not Boop is it?

Teabagtits Thu 18-May-17 14:04:40

Our dog it called Betty bump and I think it works well.... her full name is Elizabeth bumpington. Maybe calling the baby Elizabeth as a full name and Betty as a nickname would get round the initials thing but it really depends on what the surname is whether or not it would go.

Lunde Thu 18-May-17 14:05:35

Like Betty Barnaby on Midsomer Murders?

nightswimming1 Thu 18-May-17 14:08:02

Flora and Imogen are much more grown up. Betty is cute on a little girl - agree with pp that Elizabeth is better; Betty for short!

CricketRuntAndRashers Thu 18-May-17 14:11:17

Betty B... is fine.

But Flora is just so lovely. And Betty is so normal/average in my personal opinion.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 18-May-17 16:44:19

I really like Betsy !

StoatofDisarray Thu 18-May-17 16:44:40


auntym Thu 18-May-17 16:59:21

Cricket think you might be right.. I do love Flora.

CricketRuntAndRashers Thu 18-May-17 19:28:16


I also love Flora. I wish we could use it! (Wouldn't need to look for an other name for DD2...)

CricketRuntAndRashers Thu 18-May-17 19:28:56

Flora Betty B...?

Congratulations, btw smile!

ColourfulOrangex Thu 18-May-17 19:40:08

Imogen is pretty

Buntysoven Fri 19-May-17 00:36:27

I love Betty. Right up my alley! Not as cutesy as Betsy and good for all ages I think. It looks like I'm in the minority but I really love it.

Sophronia Fri 19-May-17 06:59:12

I prefer Flora

auntym Fri 19-May-17 12:41:55

Thanks for your comments and congratulations.

Bunty - Yes it may be an acquired taste but I think it's a brilliant name grin

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Fri 19-May-17 12:43:03

Flora Elizabeth / Elizabeth Flora?

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Fri 19-May-17 13:23:40

It depends on the surname and how the two names flow. I've known a couple of girls with alliterative names that sounded really glamorous, but my shortened first name/maiden name combination didn't sound good at all. I know it's a Mumsnet 'thing', but I really would suggest you call her Elizabeth officially, so that if she decides she doesn't like Betty B- she can use a different variation with zero hassle.

Mumoftheark Sat 20-May-17 03:37:32

I know a 5 year old Betty b I like it & she's adorable

auntym Sat 27-May-17 21:17:04

Cricket why can't you use Flora?

PuckeredAhole Sat 27-May-17 21:18:22


MissBax Sat 27-May-17 21:22:30

I personally love alliterative names! Our surname is B and Betty was one of our shortlist for DD

buttercup54321 Sat 27-May-17 21:44:35

Elizabeth Flora aka Betty Flo. Love it xx

Crumbelina Sun 28-May-17 10:32:28

I love, love, love Betty! smile

TheLegendOfBeans Sun 28-May-17 10:33:52

Befure XH and DH I was a Betty B.

Thought it was quite cool even if I say so myself wink

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