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#1 blenheim

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

Just wondering if Betsy strikes you as being a British or an American sounding name?  I'm not so much after opinions of the actual name (been there, done that   cool.gif ) TIA

#2 fancie shmancie

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:27 AM



I get a more 'American' feel than 'British'.

#3 TheFirstNoel

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

American feel.

I like it, I'd probably use Elizabeth as a full name on the birth certificate and Betsy for daily use...

#4 brazen

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:31 AM

absolutely american

#5 I'm Batman

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

Is ****ing awesome culturally specific?...Id say more american

#6 Tinned asparagus

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

Definitely American. Reminds me of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy-Tacy original.gif

And http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/heavens-to-betsy.html

Bessie would have a more British feel in my mind.

#7 Nasty Bunsen

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

American - Betty or Elsie would be the more British deminutives of Elizabeth.

#8 B.Nasty

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:15 AM

American

#9 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:19 AM

It sounds American to me, but not American today 1950's American.

#10 blenheim

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

Ahhh bugger - I figured as much.  I kind of want our names to have more of a British vibe than American.  Thanks original.gif

#11 ComradeBob

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

Try Elsie, Bessie or Betty  original.gif

#12 JazzyWeasel

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

Well my SSIL is a Betsy and she is American so I say American  biggrin.gif .

#13 Brutta Borgia

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

I know a Betsy, and she's American.....so I would say American!

#14 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

American old school.

#15 Gudrun

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

Non-specific English-language retro diminutive to me.

#16 la di dah

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (MrsLexiK @ 28/11/2012, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It sounds American to me, but not American today 1950's American.


Older than that to me. '50s American to me is Bette/Betty/Bettie.

Betsy is more Betsy Ross to me so it feels Revolutionary War era.

I could be crazy though.

Going the other way, I like Lilibet a lot but Lilibet is especially Brit-ified and my Yankee family would probably make fun of me forever and ever amen.

#17 calico

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

American! I think Betty sounds more British.

#18 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

American to me too - but then does it really matter if you like the name?

#19 la di dah

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 28/11/2012, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
American to me too - but then does it really matter if you like the name?

Ew, Dabri, you'll get Yank-germs.

#20 baddmammajamma

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 28/11/2012, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
American to me too - but then does it really matter if you like the name?



QUOTE (la di dah @ 28/11/2012, 10:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ew, Dabri, you'll get Yank-germs.

biggrin.gif

I adore Betsy. One of my best friends is named Betsy. She is a gorgeous California girl type (albeit 41). In the U.S., I think you will find that most people named Betsy are in their 40s, 50s, 60s. It is definitely a retro name.

I think American-vibed names are actually a fresher choice in Australia than some of the ones with a British vibe. One would expect a Commonwealth country to dig the British influence, but when you boldly choose something from the rebel colonies...now that's cool! wink.gif

#21 AnotherFeral

Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

How about Beth?

#22 blenheim

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 28/11/2012, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
American to me too - but then does it really matter if you like the name?

No, of course not original.gif - I just have a 'thing' (and always have had) about Britain and British things - it may hark back to an obsession with Enid Blyton from as early as I can remember.

I love Betsy - I'm just not sure if it's too cutesy.  Beth doesn't do it for me unfortunately, Bessie is cool but too close to a cow name and Betty is cool but too many work associations (nurse).

Betsy just 'looks' so perfect - I like how names look, as well as sound original.gif

Edited by blenheim, 29 November 2012 - 08:09 AM.


#23 Bel Rowley

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

American for me but that wouldn't bother me in the slightest. America, f(*& yeah!

#24 Missy Shelby

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Definitely American.




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