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Lisbeth - is it pretentious?

(17 Posts)
UnrequitedSkink Fri 06-Nov-09 18:30:08

I think it's pretty, and the 's' in the middle softens it - I'm not keen on 'z's in girls' names s I think they sound and look harsh. Any opinions?

Botbot Fri 06-Nov-09 18:37:59

I like it, and don't think it's pretentious at all - it isn't setting off my finely tuned ponce-ometer. Very pretty. I like Elspeth too.

Lapsedrunner Fri 06-Nov-09 18:42:33

I'm sorry but I don't like it at all.

hocuspontas Fri 06-Nov-09 18:45:36

I don't like it. Everyone will think she can't say Elizabeth properly. She will always have to correct people. And it will get shortened to Liz anyway grin

MrsJamin Fri 06-Nov-09 18:46:09

Can't imagine why you'd choose it over Elizabeth/Elisabeth, sorry

Heated Fri 06-Nov-09 18:48:10

I would use Elisabeth or Elspeth.

Lisbeth is ok, I think it will be misheard as a lazy pn of Elizabeth. Lisbet is a sparkier version maybe.

LaDiDaDi Fri 06-Nov-09 18:48:54

I agree with hocuspontas. It will sound like she as speech impediment.

WaitingForVino Fri 06-Nov-09 18:49:55

Do consider the 'having to spell it incessantly' factor. Not sure what your name is but doubt you've had to repeat it to people every day of your life letter by letter...

UnrequitedSkink Fri 06-Nov-09 18:55:55

Fair points, all of them. Ok, It's off my list. Back to the drawing board. grin

DuelingFanjo Fri 06-Nov-09 18:58:48

I know two adult Lisabeth's, with the 'a' in the middle. They are called Lis by everyone. Most people incorrectly spell it Liz which I think they find irritating.

MrsVik Fri 06-Nov-09 20:11:59

I prefer Elspeth!

IvanaDK Fri 06-Nov-09 20:20:17

It depends where you are ;) I'm from Denmark, where Lisbeth is a very common name.

But I do think over here it will very quickly be "Liz", and then it's like you haven't chosen the name yourself.

My name is not very common in Denmark, where I grew up, and I always had to spell my name, and I did get a couple of less funny nick names, but at the end of the day, I was never confused with anyone else and I'm quite happy with it now.

muminthemiddle Sat 07-Nov-09 23:56:10

I'm with Hocus on this.

cheesesarnie Sun 08-Nov-09 00:22:59

whats wrong with good old elisabeth!?you like the s in the middle!

BitOfFun Sun 08-Nov-09 06:09:43

Watch ^Terms Of Endearment^- it will put you right off.

MamaLazarou Mon 09-Nov-09 08:50:14

It doesn't seem like a real name to me. It sounds like a very small child trying to pronounce Elizabeth properly and failing.

skihorse Mon 09-Nov-09 08:55:37

I like it - sounds very normal to me - but then I grew up in Pony Club land! wink

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