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Clementine or Betsy?
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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.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:42 AM
Clementine, by a very long way.
Clementine Daisy or Clementine Violet are both gorgoeus.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:44 AM
Clementine is really really sweet.
That's all I have to say about that.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:45 AM
Not a fan of Betsy.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:46 AM
Betsy will always be a little girl's name, in my opinion, instead of a name that a woman can grow into.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:55 AM
Clementine Daisy is the clear winner for me. I love Violet, just not with Clementine.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:58 AM
Clementine - by miles!! I agree Clementine Violet is pretty.
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.
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.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:10 AM
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.
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.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:42 AM
Oh poor Betsy, she's not getting much love 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.
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 .....
Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:50 AM
Clementine Violet is gorgeous; but if you absolutely love Betsy then use it as the middle name!
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.
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!
Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:30 PM
Betsy I really like as well, but wouldn't actually use. I went to school with a Betsy, lovely name for a little girl and an old woman.
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