Rebecca - abbreviations

(32 Posts)
issimma Mon 15-Oct-12 00:00:18

I love the name Rebecca, but am less keen on Becky and Becca (alliterative w surname). Are there any other abbreviations? Am I imagining Bee? Ideally she'd be known as Rebecca, but just wanted to see what other short versions, if any, there are.

PhylisStein Mon 15-Oct-12 00:08:38

I know a Becks/Bex.

Screaminabdabs Mon 15-Oct-12 00:15:10

Bex/Bexie. Never heard Bee for Rebecca.

Arseface Mon 15-Oct-12 00:56:21

Knew a Reb at school.

PrincessSymbian Mon 15-Oct-12 00:58:41

Becs and Reb are my two preferred ones. My dad calls me becca which drives me nuts!
I can tolerate bec but never ever becky!

TheCatInTheHairnet Mon 15-Oct-12 00:59:00

Becky
Bex
Becks
Becca
Reb
Ree

These are all the Rebecca nicknames I know. I really like every single Rebecca I know though. It's like the name Matt. I've never met a horrible Matt!

PrincessSymbian Mon 15-Oct-12 00:59:06

Oh and sometimes Rebs.

differentnameforthis Mon 15-Oct-12 01:23:26

I know a Rebecca who is called Reba.

differentnameforthis Mon 15-Oct-12 01:25:44

She also calls her bec-de-boops, which is a huge mouthful. Rebecca is a beautiful name!

TheCatInTheHairnet Mon 15-Oct-12 02:06:40

To my last post, I have just realised that one of my favourite couples are called Becky and Matt! See... two names you really can't go wrong with!!

MoelFammau Mon 15-Oct-12 13:03:57

I was going to say Reba too.

AnyaKnowIt Germany Mon 15-Oct-12 13:07:16

My name is Rebecca and its true, I am lovely grin

I usually answer to Bex or Becca, I hate being called Becky. Never heard of Reb or Reba

manicinsomniac Brazil Mon 15-Oct-12 13:08:43

I have a feeling you can use Rivkah, although can't for the life of me remeber how or why.

I've spent years trying to avoid being Becky but it often happens anyway. I don't mind Becca too much but don't like Bex. The worst I have ever had are Rebecky and Reebok

Arcadie Mon 15-Oct-12 13:13:43

I also am a Rebecca and co-incidentally am also lovely. Went through an awful phase of being known as Bexi. Don't do it.

I think there's a very good chance that she'd end up being known as Becky however hard you tried. Which is, of course, an awesome name! wink

Most of my friends know me as Becki but a fair few go with Bex (which I don't particularly like, but it makes them feel as though they are addressing me with a term of endearment so it's special for that reason.

straighttohellymelly Mon 15-Oct-12 13:18:59

I had a friend Rebecca at school and she was always known as Rebel!

Absy Mon 15-Oct-12 13:21:47

Rivkah is the Hebrew version of Rebecca

uggmum Mon 15-Oct-12 13:24:21

I shorten by name to Bec or Becca. I'm not keen on Becky though. I'm only called Rebecca in formal situations

I know a Rebbie.

bruffin England Mon 15-Oct-12 13:30:04

DD gets called Becky, Becca, Becks, or Beccabop.

WeatherWitch Mon 15-Oct-12 13:34:12

A friend of mine is known as Bee to husband and closest friends, and we used to call her Rebel. But she keeps complaining that everyone at work has started calling her Becky despite only ever introducing herself as Rebecca. It is a beautiful name but people seem to be completely incapable of leaving it alone and unabbreviated.

annelid Mon 15-Oct-12 14:12:16

We have a Rebekah, and she is generally called Bekah by her siblings, although I use her full name.

bigbluebump Mon 15-Oct-12 14:40:34

Most Rebeccas tend to be known as Becci or Becca in my experience. Even if always call her Rebecca, chances are her friends will shorten her name.

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Mon 15-Oct-12 14:51:40

If you are just 'less keen' on Becky then I wouldn't worry too much. If you actively dislike it, don't use it! Whilst it is possible to control your children's nicknames to some extent whilst they are children, as adults it isn't.

My brother uses a nickname for his name which my mother actively dislikes (it's not a name with a totally obvious nickname and she just hadn't thought of shortening it this way) and it really annoys her. For this reason I ditched Elizabeth, as I like many of the nicknames but don't like Liz.

lakeofshiningwaters Mon 15-Oct-12 16:13:51

Yes, you can be a Bee! My sis is and she's fab smile

RebeccaMumsnet England (MNHQ) Mon 15-Oct-12 16:18:17

Great name grin

Not me, but I know of two Rebecca's who have the NN Boo. Becky-Boo?

Bex, Becca and Becky are deffo the default. Although I love Rebecca as a stand alone name.

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