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AutumnRose1988 Wed 31-May-17 08:48:49

I have just come across the name "Bethia" for a girl and thought it was lovely but now it sounds odd because I've said it over and over again lol

What does everyone think to Bethia?

polkadotsrock Wed 31-May-17 08:49:40

I like it

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Wed 31-May-17 08:49:56


SuburbanRhonda Wed 31-May-17 08:50:16

It sounds either made-up or Welsh.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Wed 31-May-17 08:55:54

All names are made up.

All words are made up...

grasspigeons Wed 31-May-17 09:01:04

It's not horrid, but a simple Beth is nicer. It sounds a bit like bethia is trying to be more beth than beth. I think it's the 'th' sound before the ia

17caterpillars1mouse Wed 31-May-17 09:40:06

Not a fan in afraid and I love Beth names.what about Bethel?

Wolfiefan Wed 31-May-17 09:41:34

Is it a known name where you are? If you're in the UK I think she would have a lifetime of "No. I'm not called Beth"

PovertyJetset Wed 31-May-17 09:41:54

I don't like it. Prefer Beth or Bethany.

But.... your choice. It's certainly not a weird name and won't be cast up for ridicule. smile

RueDeWakening Wed 31-May-17 09:43:40

I like it, I know a Brownie called Bethia, the only one I've ever come across.

MiniAlphaBravo Wed 31-May-17 09:45:54

I think it's biblical, I've found it in my family tree so not a 'made up' name. I do think people might hear Beth though and she might end up just being called that.

Having said that lots of people can't seem to pronounce my dd's name and I don't really care as I think it's their problem!

PeanutButterJellyTimeforTea Wed 31-May-17 09:47:17

Not a fan in afraid and I love Beth names.what about Bethel?

That would have very strong connotations. It's a big word in the evangelical christianity sector, as well as JW.

PurpleDaisies Wed 31-May-17 09:49:37

I don't like it. Beth or Bethany are nice though

Owlettecatboy Wed 31-May-17 10:15:48

I know a Bithiah. I quite like it.

MikeUniformMike Wed 31-May-17 10:27:35

Bethel is awful.

AutumnRose1988 Wed 31-May-17 11:17:03

some really good points and points.

I like Bethan but I wonder if they would spend everyday correcting people who call them Bethany lol

HoratioNightboy Wed 31-May-17 11:23:28

Love Bethia! It was hugely popular in Scotland from the 17th century until around the 1940s. Still crops up now and again, especially as a middle name. Also Bathia or Bathie, the Scots equivalents.

millsbynight Wed 31-May-17 11:36:35

I know a Bethan which I think is nicer than Bethia

Argeles Wed 31-May-17 11:49:31

Bethia is lovely.

CrispyBathTowel Wed 31-May-17 11:57:29

I like Bethan or Bethany. I don't think Bethan would lead to frequent corrections that it's not Bethany but I think Bethia might.

BackforGood Wed 31-May-17 12:32:03

I think I would get fed up of the constant either corrections or explanations - particularly if there isn't one.
If Bethia is a name from yours or her Dad's culture, or homeland or something, then there is an answer to the question, but if not, I'd go with Beth, Bethan, Bethany, or {provocative I know} Elizabeth

Jooni Wed 31-May-17 17:47:53

It's OK. I prefer just Beth though, which is so soft and straightforward and timeless.

ClayinthePottershands Sat 24-Jun-17 10:22:45

I have a Bethia, and she loves the name. We do get a lot of comments that people haven't heard it before, and it's sometimes mis-spelt as Bethea. It has a great meaning (Daughter of the Lord, we're Christians so it's really special to us). Jewish tradition goes that it comes from Bithiah who was the Egyptian princess who adopted Moses. She's called Beth sometimes, often Bethy, and we like that it's a bit unusual but can be shortened to something well known if she wants to stand out less later on. So a completely biased opinion here! It utterly suits our sweet and kind oldest dd!

Mottled Sat 24-Jun-17 10:50:22

It sounds nice. DD has a friendl called Betina which is similar

Mottled Sat 24-Jun-17 10:52:09

There is also Beata

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