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#1 blenheim

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

2 weeks to go - I can't decide, grrrr!!!  I won't be using Elizabeth/Bethany etc or any longer version - it'll be Betsy by itself.

I really like Betsy Clementine...possible nn Bea.  

I really like Clementine Betsy, Clementine Violet or Clementine Daisy ...possible nn Minnie or Emme.



#2 FiveAus

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

Clementine, by a very long way.
Clementine Daisy or Clementine Violet are both gorgoeus.

#3 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Clementine is really really sweet.
That's all I have to say about that.

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Clementine Violet.

Not a fan of Betsy.

#5 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Clementine Violet original.gif

#6 sedawson

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

Clementine.
Betsy will always be a little girl's name, in my opinion, instead of a name that a woman can grow into.

#7 Elijem

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Love Clementine. original.gif

#8 Astrocyte

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Clementine. I love Clementine Violet.

#9 Myrtle May Mary

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

Clementine.

Clementine Daisy is the clear winner for me. I love Violet, just not with Clementine.

#10 Kay1

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Clementine - by miles!! I agree Clementine Violet is pretty.

#11 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

Clementine (pronounced like the song not the fruit) is one of my favs.

I have a soft spot for Elizabeth/Elspeth, nn Betsy, as one of my best friends is a Betsy -- but I would go with Clementine nonetheless.

Clementine Daisy gets my vote, though I do love the name Violet.

#12 Gudrun

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

Clementine by umpteen miles for me.

And only Clementine Daisy. It is absolutely perfect.


Other NNs for Clementine include: Mem, Cleo, Leni and Minty.  I would choose Mem. More gorgeousness. Or Leni.

#13 countrymel

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

Clementine.

Betsy is a nickname and works well on a little girl and a little old lady - in between though there would be some l-o-n-g years.

Clementine Daisy is very sweet.

#14 mantilla

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

for those commenting that Betsy isnt a mid life name I know a darling woman, maybe late 50's with this name.  It suits her to a tee & anyway if Clementine is the 1st name, Betsy will be a such gorgeous MN.  
It can be so hard to find the right name, but I think we grow into the names given - so, all the best deciding OP

oops - just realised re-reading this that your question was Clementine OR Betsy.  I still love the name & think it is gorgeous as a first name too if you dont go with Clementine.

Edited by mantilla, 17 February 2013 - 11:34 AM.


#15 Peridot

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

Clementine original.gif

#16 andyk

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

Clementine Daisy, just gorgeous.

#17 blenheim

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Oh poor Betsy, she's not getting much love  tongue.gif   Thanks for your thoughts ladies - we don't know if it's a boy or a girl so this dithering could all be to no end.

#18 Freddie'sMum

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

Clementine - by a country mile.

I can't think of anything nice to say about Betsy - so I'll say nothing .....





#19 MangoTango

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

Clementine Violet is gorgeous; but if you absolutely love Betsy then use it as the middle name!

#20 Windingvines

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

Betsy! it's super sweet but also pretty.  original.gif

#21 Musk Sticks

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

I love Clementine.
It is a very pretty name.

#22 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

I love Elizabeth and Bethany, really like Eliza and Elise and Beth as NNs. Betsy would be my least liked of all the BNs.

I dislike Clementine, but in a choice between Clementine and Betsy as a standalone I'd choose Clementine.

#23 Plaxy

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Clementine Daisy stands out for me.

Not a huge fan of Betsy, but I do disagree with the idea that adults can't be successful with names like this. I know of  a CEO called Cissy, a magistrate called Sally, a doctor called Poppy. Also Posie Graeme-Evans is a successful writer (born Rosemary) and I can't see any of their names holding them back!

#24 StopTheGoats

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Another vote for Clementine. Gorgeous.

#25 Great Dame

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Clementine hands down.

Betsy is a cow's name.  Although I do like Bea.




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