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Can I have Beth with an Eliza?

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poppypopsicle Thu 09-Nov-17 14:59:17

Struggling with girls names. I really like Beth/Bethan but when I told friends they said it was too similar to dd who is Eliza. What do people think?

We also like Jessica so opinions on which you prefer would be great.

Thanks x

Lordasriel Thu 09-Nov-17 15:02:22

No it’s the same name.

Jessica is good

loveisevol Thu 09-Nov-17 15:03:46

How is Beth the same as Eliza?!! I think they sound nice together.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Thu 09-Nov-17 15:06:59

No - they are both just shortenings of Elizabeth. Having both seems very unimaginative!

ShatnersBassoon Thu 09-Nov-17 15:07:22

It would be remarkably odd. You couldn't have sons called Will and Liam for the same reason. One name shared between two is a bit strange and people would comment.

BabloHoney Thu 09-Nov-17 15:08:17

Beth and Eliza are both forms of Elizabeth... both great names but they are similar. Jessica is lovely.

ForgetMeNotCat Thu 09-Nov-17 15:09:05

Yes I'm afraid it's a bit like Will and Liam, but with the added thing that they are both shortened versions of Elizabeth

Ohyesiam Thu 09-Nov-17 15:09:42

Because beth and Eliza are both short for Elizabeth, and when you put then together that's what you get.
Jessica is very sweet, but go with beth if you want, and if people don't like it, it's none of their business.

TinselTwins Thu 09-Nov-17 15:12:14

It's the same name!!

ShatnersBassoon Thu 09-Nov-17 15:14:01

Yes I'm afraid it's a bit like Will and Liam, but with the added thing that they are both shortened versions of Elizabeth

Will and Liam are both shortened versions of William, but that's by the by smile

lornathewizzard Thu 09-Nov-17 15:14:56

Why not have Bethany then it’s less similar (although I imagine she will get Beth anyway)

NachoFries Thu 09-Nov-17 15:16:01

According to Google, Bethan is thought to be a diminutive form of Elizabeth, meaning 'God is my oath'. But apparently Bethany has different origins.

AtlanticWaves Thu 09-Nov-17 15:16:35

Can you imagine calling them in the park?

Eliza, Beth....

People will think you're saying Elizabeth with a weird pronounciation

loveisevol Thu 09-Nov-17 15:17:25

Ahh I was being a bit dim. Didn’t see the Elizabeth connection until I’d sat and thought about it.
I know a Beth and an Eliza and they aren’t short for Elizabeth.
Bethany would work.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Thu 09-Nov-17 15:18:08

Definitely not

When you say Eliza & Beth - people with think you are saying Elizabeth

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 09-Nov-17 15:19:44

No, you can't, shame really as both lovely names.

poppypopsicle Thu 09-Nov-17 15:36:06

Thanks everyone. How about if we just use Bethan? I do prefer this to Beth anyway. Is it still too similar to Eliza?

kuniloofdooksa Thu 09-Nov-17 15:41:00

Yes that's still too close and weird. Sorry.

BusterTheBulldog Thu 09-Nov-17 15:46:44

C’mon.... you just can’t

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Thu 09-Nov-17 15:51:27

Bethan will almost certainly get shortened to Beth so it doesn't really solve the problem

Don't do it

There are plenty of other lovely names that would sound good with Eliza x

Elllicam Thu 09-Nov-17 15:51:51

Bethan is still too close I think. Jessica is nice.

BernardBlacksHangover Thu 09-Nov-17 15:52:41

I think Bethan or Bethany is fine. Beth on its own would be too similar imo.

mistermagpie Thu 09-Nov-17 15:53:45

Sorry but it is weird. I have a Magnus and when I was pregnant with DS2 DH suggested Marcus, he genuinely couldn’t see that they were practically the same name!

Eliza is lovely, the sisters of the two that I know are Rose and Martha which I also love. Jessica is fine but a bit boring.

Migraleve Thu 09-Nov-17 15:55:31

Absolute no from me. It says lack of imagination at best and not clever enough to know they are diminutives of the same name.

Sorry OP but there has to be another option

Migraleve Thu 09-Nov-17 15:56:31

know a Beth and an Eliza and they aren’t short for Elizabeth.

They may not be short for Elizabeth but they both come from Elizabeth.

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