Why isn't the name "beth" considered eligible as a real name?

haha my names beth. and i constantly get asked "is your name elizabeth" n even when i say "oh no i was christened as "beth"" they get all defensive and say "no that's impossible" i'm like.. k haha so.. Why isn't the name "beth" considered... show more haha
my names beth.
and i constantly get asked "is your name elizabeth"
n even when i say "oh no i was christened as "beth""

they get all defensive and say "no that's impossible"

i'm like.. k haha

so..
Why isn't the name "beth" considered eligible as a real name?

Thanks guys :)
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