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(20 Posts)
victoriascrumptious Sat 08-Aug-09 23:07:59

What do you think. I love it but everyone I have spoken to hates it

LaDiDaDi Sat 08-Aug-09 23:09:32

I like it but it is very cutesy so I would put Elizabeth on the bc.

plonker Sat 08-Aug-09 23:10:00

Oooh I really really love it! But then Elizabeth is my favourite ever girls name and Betsy is sooooo cute!

VeronicaMars Sat 08-Aug-09 23:14:08

Good God no. Although it's sort of growing on me!

victoriascrumptious Sat 08-Aug-09 23:16:00

lol it DOES grow doesn't it.

Paolosgirl Sat 08-Aug-09 23:17:32

'Tis cute - but perhaps too cute? I'd go for Elizabeth to be on the safe side

VeronicaMars Sat 08-Aug-09 23:18:19

Yes it is so cute! Oh God you have your name!!!!!!

pondergarden Sun 09-Aug-09 00:16:31

I prefer Betty.

MrsMattie Sun 09-Aug-09 11:16:50

Lovely, but best as a nickname I think.

Tidey Sun 09-Aug-09 11:18:54

Cute for a baby or old lady but not sure it suits a teenager, so I would agree with the other posters on Elizabeth, lots of choices for other nicknames. Reminds me of David Copperfield (Dickens, not creosoted magician)

Celery Sun 09-Aug-09 11:25:54

I have a friend with a 5 month old Betsy. Wasn't too keen at first, but it's totally grown on me now.

pontynan Sun 09-Aug-09 12:00:08

In Welsh it is a name in its own right - not shortened from Elizabeth - but spelled Betsi

Ladyem Sun 09-Aug-09 17:00:20

My Mum is called Betsy (her full name, not a nn, named after my Great Grandmother!) and I love it as I've never really heard anyone else with that name, but she hates it!!

Perhaps like the others suggest, you could use Elizabeth (which I LOVE) and then shorten, then she has the choice when she's older.

bluebump Sun 09-Aug-09 20:40:31

I know of someone who called their DD Betsy after her mum who was called Elizabeth. I really like it.

nickytwotimes Sun 09-Aug-09 20:42:47

Lovely name. Give Elizabeth as the name though and just shorten it.

MamaLazarou Mon 10-Aug-09 09:27:59

I agree with the others - it's lovely as a shortening of Elizabeth, but not on its own. My little niece is Betty, which suits her at the moment as she is cheeky and curly, but when she gets older she can choose to be called a more grown up Liza or Beth.

goomum Mon 10-Aug-09 15:27:50

I love Betsy. DH said it smelt of wee I don't like Elizabeth so tried to persuade him to go with Betrys, Betony or Betula and shorten it. But to no avail. Oh well. You welcome to steal...!

victoriascrumptious Mon 10-Aug-09 19:31:18

"smelt of wee" PMSL!!!

Wigeon Mon 10-Aug-09 19:39:43

I actually quite like it as a baby name, but would never ever call my child it as my guinea pig when I was little was called Betsy, after the rabbit my dad had when he was little! He called it Betsy because he got it in the year of the Queen's coronation.

I would also go with Elizabeth on the birth certificate.

foreverchanges Mon 10-Aug-09 19:40:34

betsy love the name but about beatrice on bc

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