Talk

Advanced search

Short middle name to go with Bethany

(18 Posts)
stressheaderic Tue 29-Sep-09 14:39:56

Any thoughts, or do we plump for the obvious Grace or Rose?

Ad while I'm on, your thoughts on Bethany? It was mentioned on here a month or two ago for being chav but me and DP both really like it, it's quite soft sounding, and all the Bethany's I teach are delightful (about 4 through the school so not too common).
Wanted something with religious connotations but not too obvious like Mary, Teresa, Catherine (although do love Catherine)

bangandthedirtisgone Tue 29-Sep-09 14:40:47

Jane?

I like Bethany, it's nice. Don't think of it as chav.

FimboFortunaFeet Tue 29-Sep-09 14:42:57

I was going to say Jane too.

Bethany is not a name I would pick but it is certainly not awful or C <<refuses to type that word>>

Bethany Louise

Bethany Mae

Bethany Gayle

MrsBadger Tue 29-Sep-09 14:46:41

I know a Bethany May - lovely.

Re religious connotations how about a biblical rather than a saintly name?
Martha? Susanna? Rachel? Deborah? Rebecca? Ruth? Naomi? Leah?

SoMuchToBits Tue 29-Sep-09 14:51:07

Anne
Jane
Eve
May
Clare
Ruth
Joy
Dawn
Faith
Kate
Pearl
Jean
Joan
June
Leigh
Jade
Nia mh/Neve
Belle

stressheaderic Tue 29-Sep-09 14:59:53

I hadn't thought of Jane - it's my middle name too, so that might be nice. I like some of the others on the list too, particularly Faith and Kate.

Rebecca is nice I think - popular, but still nice and normal. Love Leah but would not fit with our surname.

Dogwouldlikeanotherpup Tue 29-Sep-09 15:04:18

Message withdrawn

jellybeans Tue 29-Sep-09 18:15:02

I would be carefull with Jane as kids will be cruel with 'bj' for initials.

I like Bethany but my DD (13) has a friend called it and she was nicknamed 'beth-fanny' so that is the only thing that would put me off abit. I prefer just Beth really.

I like......

Bethany...

Eve
Eva
Brooke
Rose
Caitlyn
Hope
Faith
Rae
May
Shae
Cara
Faye
Nicole
Leah
Noelle

thrifty Tue 29-Sep-09 18:18:35

bethany - anne would be my suggestion,but only because its what rolled of my tongue as i looked at your op. Rose is everywhere atm imo.

thrifty Tue 29-Sep-09 18:22:25

off not of

Fleecy Tue 29-Sep-09 18:30:01

My sis had a friend called Bethany Jane and they did indeed call her BJ. Kids are lovely like that hmm

spacecadet1 Sat 03-Oct-09 20:26:03

my niece is Bethany Kate (nearly 15) & I think the names go together really well

lydiathetattooedlady Sun 04-Oct-09 21:24:27

Bethany Grace?? i know Grace is a little over used in some places but it is my sisters name and i think it is beautiful! much better than my name!

LeonieBooCreepy Sun 04-Oct-09 21:26:01

Message withdrawn

SilentBob Sun 04-Oct-09 21:26:57

Not a short middle name, but my daughter is Bethany Jasmine. And she hasn't (yet) been called BJ. She is 11 and says she cares not one jot if people choose to call it her! Good on her I say! grin

LeonieBooCreepy Sun 04-Oct-09 21:27:56

Message withdrawn

BikeRunSki Sun 04-Oct-09 21:31:31

Anne

Mermaidspam Sun 04-Oct-09 21:31:51

DD is Bethany Joy (Joy being my grandmother's name).

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now