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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 1 month ago

Shouldn’t Betsy be short for Beatrice? And why Elizabeth?

I know someone whose grandma Elizabeth went by Betsy when she was young. I can’t figure out how you get Betsy from Elizabeth.

I thought Betsy was more Beatrice, If a Beatrice can get called Betty, why not Betsy which is one letter difference?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Beth can often get the nick name of bethie but then that gets mutated to either betty or betsy. 

    So some Elizabeths do like to go by beth as aposed to liz/lizzy, even though beth is technically their nick name the beth quite often gets mutated as well. 

    Personaly i dont see how you would get betsy or betty out of Beatrice. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Beatrice could be called that if you want, but Beth or Betsy come from the ending of Elizabeth. A nickname doesn't have to be derived from the given name.

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  • Snid
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    1 month ago

    Betsy is a nickname.  It can be used for more than one given name so it works for both Elizabeth and Beatrice if you want it to.  It can also be a name on it's own.  I prefer Bea for Beatrice.

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  • 1 month ago

    Betsy is from the suffix of Elizabeth, which is Beth/Bet/Betsy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because nicknames come from all places. 

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  • Jill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Betty is also traditionally short for Elizabeth not Beatrice - it comes from the 'bet' part of Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth was known as 'Lilibet' when she was a child.

    It's not a rule that Betsy or Betty have to be short for Elizabeth but most people will assume that they are because they traditionally always have been. 

    My mother's name is just Betsy. Not short for anything. 

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    it depends on what the parents name them

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  • 1 month ago

    Elizabeth

    Eliza beth

    Beth

    Bet

    Betzy

    It also might help if you know that in some languages, it is spelled Elizabet/Elisabet

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    From where I am, both Elizabeth and Beatrice will go by Nene or Baby when young. There's no rule! Stop being mental about it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because Poopyhead interfered and was like "if the name betsy is short for

    beatrice im gonna make the world go boom"

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