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EleanorXx Thu 02-Nov-17 01:06:44

Me and DP have decided on the name Elizabeth for dd, its a family name and we would like to give her a nickname to make it more personal to her. I like Eliza and Libby, DP likes Elsie, any more ideas?

Rhynswynd Thu 02-Nov-17 01:10:26

I have chosen Elizabeth too.
Nicknames could be
Lizzie
Betsy
Lilibet (like the Queen)
Beth

Orangebird69 Thu 02-Nov-17 01:11:09

Lily
Beth
Betty
Lisa/Liza

KnitFastDieWarm Thu 02-Nov-17 01:15:01

My friend's DD is Elizabeth, known as Bess. It really suits her smile

ilovepixie Thu 02-Nov-17 01:23:14

Bets
Izzy
Liz

pallisers Thu 02-Nov-17 01:25:38

I love Eliza

I don't like nicknames that start with a different letter than the actual name but accept that this is personal.

I think using the full name Elizabeth will probably be more unusual than any nickname though. It is a lovely name.

OliviaStabler Thu 02-Nov-17 01:32:49

Bitsy

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 02-Nov-17 01:52:29

Beth
Betsy
Ellie.
Liza
Zabby.
Libbit

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 02-Nov-17 01:54:27

Bibby.
Bibbin.

SuperBeagle Thu 02-Nov-17 02:01:07

I'm an Elizabeth. Most will assume her nickname is Liz or Lizzy and will proceed to call her that.

Elsie is now accepted as a standalone name, so I don't think many people would be receptive to that as a shortening for Elizabeth. The same goes for Lily and Ella and other traditional shortenings of the name.

Smoliver Thu 02-Nov-17 03:44:26

I love Libby as a nickname.

You can also use...
Beth
Betsy
Betty
Lizzie
Buffy

LaBelleSausage Thu 02-Nov-17 04:49:46

Bess
Bessie
Bet
Beth
Betsy
Bette
Betty
Buffy
Effy
Elie
Elisa
Elise
Eliza
Ella
Elle
Elly
Elsie
Elza
Ibby
Ilsa
Izabel
Izabeth
Izzie
Izzy
Libby
Liddy
Lila
Lilibeth
Lily
Lisa
Lisbet
Lisbeth
Lissa
Lissy
Liz
Liza
Lizbet
Lizbeth
Lizzie
Tess
Zaza

LaBelleSausage Thu 02-Nov-17 04:54:09

Oh, and Elsbeth!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 02-Nov-17 08:30:25

I know a little Zibby, but love Libby !

2014newme Thu 02-Nov-17 08:31:42

Nicknames tend to evolve really.
Elizabeth is beautiful I would not shorten it personally

Kim82 Thu 02-Nov-17 08:31:51

My friend is called Elizabeth and goes by the nickname Lil.

Glumglowworm Thu 02-Nov-17 10:19:09

Elizabeth known as Libby is one of my all time favourite names

EleanorXx Thu 02-Nov-17 11:10:57

I love Lisa! We considered Ella/Ellie for a nn but decided it was far to close to my name. Beth and Betsy are also lovely.

Bicnod Thu 02-Nov-17 11:13:26

My DD is Elizabeth and she is known as Beth (or Bethy Boo, or busy Beth, or Bethy boodle dandy doodle).

onefortheroadplease Thu 02-Nov-17 11:14:38

Effy

Battyoldbat Thu 02-Nov-17 11:14:58

I’m an Elizabeth who had never used a nickname...and yet everyone calls me Liz.
It’s just such a standard nickname, it can be hard to get anything else to stick. I don’t bother correcting people though because I can’t stand either name so it doesn’t really matter to me what I end up called!

BeyondThePage Thu 02-Nov-17 11:22:30

Beth, but don't read Little Women...

DD15 has a friend who USED to be Libby, but now wants Elizabeth because it sounds more "grown-up"

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 02-Nov-17 11:28:20

Ds2 would have been Elizabeth nn Libby and if it helps I haven't gone off it 19 years later, still love it. (Have gone off other two dses girls names)

furryelephant Thu 02-Nov-17 11:39:48

I knew an Elizabeth who got called Bunty. I never understand why but it suited her!

T00much Thu 02-Nov-17 16:44:41

Bess. Love that name.

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