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Friday, April 5, 2013

E Is For Elizabeth

Which is my name, of course.
So naturally, I thought of my first initial.




Elizabeth means 'oath of God'.
It also has 39 nicknames!
And it is most popular in the Netherlands and Chile!

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55 comments:

  1. Kim means gold, metal in Vietnamese. But being half Lebanese, Kim in Arabic means 'sleeve'. My Lebanese grandmother thought I had a very funny first name. Why would anyone want to call their little girl 'sleeve'? she asked. hahahahaha

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    1. well, gold can't be bad at all! haha. Sleeve? Maybe a gold sleeve? :) Is it Kim or Kimberly?

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  2. This was fun.... Wanda ~


    Possibly from a Germanic name meaning "a Wend", referring to the Slavic people who inhabited eastern Germany. In Polish legends this was the name of the daughter of King Krak, the legendary founder of Krakow. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by the author Ouida, who used it for the heroine in her novel 'Wanda' (1883).

    A Novel called "Wanda".....Now I'm off on a search!

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    1. Well, your meaning was a little vague, wasn't it! I looked on another site and it gave the meaning, "wanderer"...like the wind, maybe? Are you restless? haha. Well, a princess of Krakow sounds very nice, too!

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  3. That was interesting. My name is actually Maribeth, which is a combination of Mary and Beth. Mary is Egyptian in origin and means "my beloved". Beth is a shortened version of Elizabeth and we know what that means. :)

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    1. oooh...a combination name! You get double the fun! :)

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  4. Rhonda may mean Good Spear or Noisy. Hmmmm. I don't think either describe be.
    I do like your name. Elizabeth is my daughter's middle name and her daughter's first name.

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    1. Noisy. Now that is a funny one! I've never thought of you as noisy, no. :) But in old times, a good spear would have been a thing of worth, so there you go! :)

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  5. Love that, "Oath of God." Great name for you, Betsy. I checked. Nothing on Tanna. The ONLY place I've ever seen it was in a World Religion class... it was for the rabbi (teachers). ;) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. It means gracious!

      look...

      http://www.ourbabynamer.com/meaning-of-Tanna.html

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  6. The meaning of Brian is "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious

    so in short i am a high noble destined to die while my clan finds victory...great...smiles...

    i rather think your E art fits you...smiles.

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    1. on another site I found 'strong and honorable' for Brian. That is SO you. :)

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    2. hey Brian I think your name is perfect for you!
      I always think in you like a Viking, is perfectllol

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  7. Elizabeth is my daughter's name ... she is in good company. Helen means torch ... and of course her face launched a thousand ships.

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    1. Helen...torch or light. Love that! You are a ray of light,..and your lovely face would launch a thousand ships, too! :)

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  8. Ah, dear Betsy, you are doing your alphabet posts again.;) I had no idea that Betsy was a nickname for Elizabeth.;) Actually my best blogging busy is Dutch and her name is Elizabeth, so your statistics are right on.;)
    Have a great weekend dear Elizabeth.;)
    xoxo

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    1. so....Zuz...what does your name mean? It means lily! How perfect for spring! :)

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  9. If I have a daughter I'll surely name her Elizabeth now. :) Nice article Betsy. I think name has an impact of person's overall character.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Henry Jordan

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    1. Well, thanks Henry..that was very sweet. :)

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  10. Hi Betsy .. Hilary = hilarious = happy .. that's me!! Cheers and have a very happy Daffodil day on Sunday ... our big new Hospice is opening in May .. and will help many more people .. oh yes I was born on St Hilary's Day ... and it's the start of law term at Oxford and Dublin universities .. you asked to know - zee has been told! Elizabeth ... oath of god to God .. great thought ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. happy...that is perfect for you! And born on St. Hilary's Day, too...very cool!

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  11. I don't have to look mine up. It means "beloved." Ha! Good one, huh?

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    1. and very popular in France, I see! :) Not so much in Ireland. hmmm.

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    2. My mother almost named me Michael, but my aunt wanted to name her son Michael. My aunt ended up with three boys, named Richard, James, and John!

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    3. Isn't Michael your middle name? Or is it Methuselah? ...ducks.....

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    4. That's why my middle name is Michael. (Methuselah. Why, I oughtta...)

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    5. yikes...is that your left arm twitching? no more ducking...just running!

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  12. A nobleman is pat
    There at the mat
    And all four nationalities his name has too
    Is in the mutt of a human, it's true
    The saint part I already knew
    Brags about that each year at our zoo
    Orlin doesn't have a one
    I'm just original under my sun

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    1. I found Orlin!

      http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/search/orlin

      means "renowned in the land"
      so, he's popular and grand!
      But that we already knew!
      what an ego booster, too!
      hahaha

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    2. LOL damn that will boost the ego
      May have to let that known one day at his show

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    3. Yep, so perfect for him!
      It will surely make him grin!

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  13. Deborah ~ Means "Bee" in Hebrew
    GENDER: Feminine
    USAGE: English, Hebrew, Biblical
    OTHER SCRIPTS: דְּבוֹרָה (Hebrew)
    PRONOUNCED: DEB-ə-rə (English), DEB-rə (English)

    A bee? I don't know.
    I'm easy going and rarely get mad.
    I'm quiet, shy, quirky and very picky.
    Does that sound like a Bee? ;)

    Jake's a Girl



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    1. Sweet, honey-making, flitting among the flowers. Yes, I like that! :)

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  14. "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things."
    "Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus."

    Martha- lady, mistress

    As a little girl I was frequently referred to as Margaret by other children who were unfamiliar with the name Martha. I did not care for my name. Even today it seems strange and foreign, but it is better than the name my mother originally wanted to give me, which would have started with E.

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    1. lady...I like that! So feminine. At first I wondered if Martha was a nickname for Margaret...it has almost as many nicknames as Elizabeth! I love that you're called Marty...

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    2. But not "Marty Farty". That's mean. :P

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    3. haha..well, no. And I'm sure you heard plenty of that growing up!

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    4. Too much. But I've forgiven them... maybe. ;)

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  15. HA! I never think in you like Elizabeth, always think in you like Betsy, I always tell my Mom you know Betsy make this or this and my Mom and the kids know you like Betsy LOL
    Elizabeth is a beautiful name so poular in England and here is Isabel!
    xo

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    1. and your name...means glory! So beautiful and classic. I love it. And of course I have to break out in song...gloria, your always on the run now... ♫ ♫ lol....

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    2. ah you are funny Betsy! But akways I wanna call me Pilar not gloria:P. haha
      anyway now Im resigned:)
      But love Pilar:)

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  16. I always thought that your name was Betsy or Betty haha, I love the name Elizabeth though, so powerful. My name's the 12th most popular in America was makes me feel not that unique haha.

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    1. Betsy is one of the 39 nicknames for Elizabeth! ha. So Matthew...means gift from God. Guess you can't get any better than that! :)

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    1. why, yes it is! I bet it holds the record!

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  18. Hi Besty!
    I'm stopping in to say "hi" and what a wonderful name YOU have! Elizabeth is an old name in my family going back at least 200 years. In fact in the late 1790s a great-great + grandmother of mine named Elizabeth moved in with her son and his wife who was also called Elizabeth, according to the census records the younger woman went by the name of Betsy to diminish the confusion! Happy A-Zing!
    Alicia from newhousegirl.blogspot.com

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    1. How fun that you know your family history like that! There really aren't that many Betsys. I never knew another one all through school! Thanks for visiting...I enjoyed your blog, too!

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  19. The Husband's mom was an Elizabeth. Betty was her nickname. Wish I had met her. My name Susie means lily. I like the Hungarian spelling the best with all the s's and z's. Appreciate your visit at Don't be a Hippie.:-)

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    1. I love the name Susie..Sue, Suzannah...all of the variations. And the meaning, is lovely, too!

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  20. Your name sure does have a lot of nicknames. My name seems to not really have a nickname at least none that anyone has ever called me. I guess it is an old Irish name but also means "darling" in France from the word cherie. My dad named me after one of his friends but I do not really see that many babies with my name. It is funny that all of my sisters have long names but I got the short name. My stepsister is named Elizabeth and we call her Liz for short. Maybe nicknames also just fit the person upon whom it is given. Liz just does not seem like a Betsy or Betty. I wonder how one name can have so many nicknames. I do not even think I could list them all.

    I think Betsy just fits you. Sweet but not too innocent.

    God bless.

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    1. It means darling? Aw...I love that! And it's fun to saw with a french accent, too! ha.

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  21. We share a name then. My second name is Elizabeth, in common with many little girls born in England in 1952/3.

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  22. My name is a diminutive of Paul -and I loathe St Paul and am very tall. Very inaptly named I think.

    Pauleen at Tropical Territory
    A to Z 2013

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