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Bess Marvin is a character in the Nancy Drew series.
-- eponine_pontmercy  1/15/2006
Queen Elizabeth I of England was sometimes called "Good Queen Bess."
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2006
Bess is the name of the landlord's daughter in the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes (1906).
-- LadyManetsu  4/21/2006
A famous bearer is First Lady Bess Truman.
-- CoBy  4/30/2006
Bess is a good nickname for Elizabeth, although it sounds more like something you would name your dog.
-- FairyGirl  7/27/2006
I find Bess incredibly darling and completely human. ;]
-- Wordsmith  12/19/2006
My parents picked this name for me out of a book. As a kid I hated it. I like it now, in my 30's. I was teased in school as "Bessie the cow" even though I wasn't fat. I like having a short name that is easy to spell. A lot of people hear Beth, no matter how much I pronounce the ss at the end.
-- bess  1/25/2009
This is my favourite Elizabeth diminutive, closely followed by Betty.
-- vomiting  5/23/2010
In the movie 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' Abbie Cornish plays Queen Elizabeth's friend, also named Elizabeth with the nickname of Bess.
-- Antique_Cherub  7/23/2010
Bess is the name of the heroine in the book "The Highwayman's Footstep's" by Nicola Morgan, based on the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2010
I think Bess has a lot of potential for from old-world memories and charm into some modern-world soil, so to speak. Betty is quite darling as well (which is also what my Grandmother goes by to friends).
-- Francesca  12/3/2010
I'm an Elizabeth who has used different diminutives at different stages of my life - I was "Libby" as a little girl, "Ellie" in high school and "Eliza" in college. My husband started calling me "Beth", which I've been for the last twenty years. I'm planning on using "Bess" when I get to the grandma stage - it seems like a good grandma name.
-- elizabeth hamlet  3/15/2011

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