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sandybennie Mon 12-Oct-09 23:46:18


Meglet Mon 12-Oct-09 23:49:54

Seriously cute smile. I can just imagine a bouncing baby with chubby cheeks being called it!

sillysalley Mon 12-Oct-09 23:51:02

Never heard of it, seems very made up IYWSWIM

AitchTwoToTangOh Mon 12-Oct-09 23:51:25

doesn't it mean little church or something?

AitchTwoToTangOh Mon 12-Oct-09 23:51:52

it's a surname, not made up.

Pyrocanthus Mon 12-Oct-09 23:52:23

It's a Salvation Army chapel to me, I've not heard it used as a name.

Hebrew - House of God, apparently.

sandybennie Tue 13-Oct-09 00:05:41

Thanks smile, I was wondering where it came from. I found it in a name book and liked it but there was no meaning or origin.

cat64 Tue 13-Oct-09 00:31:51

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Knickers0nMaHead Tue 13-Oct-09 00:32:43

No, don't call a baby that.

nooka Tue 13-Oct-09 01:19:16

Made me think of brothels for some reason. I wonder if their is a common root. If you like the sound, then Bethan/Bethany are I think nicer.

CheerfulYank Tue 13-Oct-09 02:08:39

I'm not terribly fond of it but it's certainly not horrible.

PumpkinsCantDanceTheTango Tue 13-Oct-09 03:04:12

Theres a line in friends - the one where ross gets his monkey. He gets it from his friend Bethel who rescued it from a research lab. Phoebe says "OMG why would you do what why? ... Why would you name a child bethel?"

greenday Tue 13-Oct-09 04:14:46

Bethany is the same meaning and its a legit name.

UnrequitedSkink Tue 13-Oct-09 08:00:16


sweetnitanitro Tue 13-Oct-09 08:02:15

Bethel is the name for the Jehovah's witnesses HQ.

bellissima Tue 13-Oct-09 09:09:03

Had a colleague with this surname - explained that it was a Jewish surname which had been around in this country for centuries.

rosieposey Tue 13-Oct-09 09:11:11

It reminds me of Ethel, which reminds me of Eastenders sorry - Bethany is a cute name though

MrsBadger Tue 13-Oct-09 09:23:02

Bethan much better

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