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Blues singer Bessie Smith was a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
I'm sorry, but I'd feel terrible for anyone with the name Bessie because in books, Bessie is ALWAYS the name of the family cow. ALWAYS the cow.
eponine_pontmercy  1/15/2006
Bessie is a better name for a dog than a person.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2006
Yeah, when I hear this name, I immediately think, "COW." Please, for the sake of your child's sanity and self-confidence, don't name her Bessie.
wishenough  10/13/2006
Bessie is a character in Charlotte Bronte's best known novel 'Jane Eyre'. When Jane is ten and lives with her aunt and cousins in Gateshead, Bessie is a maid or something like that. She is the person Jane likes most at awful Gateshead, due to the fact that everyone else there is mean to her.
Surreal  12/27/2006
This is a warm, soft name and makes me think of kind-hearted old women. Not at all a cow's name, in my opinion.
Surreal  12/27/2006
In all the books and films I've seen the family cow is called Daisy, never Bessy. Bessy is a beautiful name on it's own or as a nickname for Elizabeth. WAY better than Lizzie / Lizzy which is overused.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2007
Bessie is no way a cow or dogs name!
My 2 year old daughter's name is Elisabeth and we call her Bessie, I love it, it is cute and suits her so well. It's a name that has been around for ages and she can grow into it and shorten it to Bess later if she wants to.
Ebba  2/5/2007
Most of the nicknames for Elizabeth are overused, and Bessie sounds fresher now than it used to. As long as you can forget the cow, it's a nice name, and Bessie Smith makes a fine namesake.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
My great-grandmother's name is Bessie. I think it's a good name, on account of her, but I wouldn't give anyone the name Bessie as a first name. Maybe a middle name, but not a first name.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2007
Bessie Glass was the name of the head of the Glass family in J. D Salinger's Novels.
So Be It  7/18/2007
On "Doctor Who", the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) owned a Yellow vintage car nicknamed Bessie!
Hailey2006  8/25/2007
The cartoon Mighty B! stars a girl named Bessie.
number1212  8/29/2008
Elizabeth Blount (c. 1502 - 1539/1540), who was better known by her nickname of "Bessie", was a mistress of Henry VIII of England. She was the daughter of Sir John Blount and Catherine Pershall, of Kinlet, Shropshire. Sir John Blount was a loyal, if unremarkable, servant to the Royal Family, who accompanied King Henry to France in 1513 when he waged war against Louis XII of France.

Their relationship lasted for some length of time, compared to King Henry's other affairs, which were generally short-lived and unacknowledged. On 15 June, 1519, Blount bore the King an illegitimate son who was named Henry FitzRoy, and who was later created Duke of Richmond and Somerset. He was the only illegitimate son of Henry VIII that the King recognized as his own. After the child's birth, the affair ended for unknown reasons. For proving that King Henry was capable of fathering healthy sons, Elizabeth Blount prompted a popular saying — "Bless 'ee, Bessie Blount" — often heard during and after this period, and persists today in some social quarters of England.
E.K.  11/24/2008

This is like the ugliest name ever! Anyone who likes this is OUT of their mind! It is a truly hideous, horrendous, UGLY name!
becca_marciano  6/16/2009
I like this name, but I always think of cows whenever I hear it.
bananarama  8/3/2009
I think Bessie would be totally adorable and original on a little girl. (:
Chrila96  1/9/2011
This name always remind me of Bessie Turf. I don't know if it's also the English name. Billy and Bessie Turf were brother and sister in comics. They had their own comic series apart from each other. They were very fat children and the funny stories mostly told about how they got their candy. There was also a teacher, who wanted to stop the children from eating.
Kaat5  3/21/2011
Bessie was Wallis Simpson's real first name.
Bonquiqui  7/12/2012
Bessie Love (1898-1986) was an American actress. In her long career spanning from the 1910s to the 1980s, she made dozens of films. She was nominated for an Academy Award in 1929.
zaki95  9/14/2012
I actually like this as a full name! It was very popular in the late 1800's- early 1900's :) this name doesn't remind me of a cow at all! Besides, how many cows do you people know? Bessie is a very sweet, pretty name, much better than bess.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2013
When I was a little girl, my mother used to read me 'The Faraway Tree' novels, by Enid Blyton. The 3 main characters were Jo, Bessie and Fanny. I thought Fanny had an amusing name, but Bessie's name was pleasing to my ears. Sounds like Jessie, only better!
Crazy_Amy  5/3/2014
I imagine a 'Bessie' to be full of life. I hope to name my future daughter Elizabeth with the nick-name Bessie. Will suit a baby/toddler/young girl. Eventually she can 'grow into' the name Elizabeth.
Crazy_Amy  5/3/2014
The name Bessie was given to 11 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016

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