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.

I'm a Rebecca, and of course, am also lovely! grin

Over the years I have had a variety of abbreviations:
Bec
Bex
Becky
Becca
Bexter
Plus a load related to my surnames.

With parents it's generally been Bec, work usually Rebecca and school and uni, becky or Bex. Never Bee though!

I have to say, I do like my name, it's a good solid choice! grin

Notnowcato Mon 15-Oct-12 16:44:43

I think Beccy or Becca might be inevitable by secondary school, unless something different was established early on and firmly. In my [not very extensive] experience, children often go for shortened versions of their names at secondary. And if it is ever so slightly not what their parents like, then so much the better. Rebecca is a gorgeous name. Go for it, but get Bee established as a nickname early on.

Dogsmom Mon 15-Oct-12 16:47:15

I'm a 70's child so had quite a few Rebeccas in my year at school and they were mostly Bec. I am good friends however with a 50+ year old Rebecca and it's never shortened, if anyone ever shortened it she just said 'I prefer Rebecca' and everyone repected her wishes.

BananaPhone Mon 15-Oct-12 21:22:23

You know, I think that Rebecca is one of those names with obvious shortenings (Becky, Becca) which depite this, it is actually unusual for it to be shortened against the owner's (or owners parents) will.

If someone does take it into their head to start Beckying uninvited, they usually respond to a simple, 'I prefer Rebecca'.

I'm a teacher and have taught lots of Rebeccas (and Beckys and Beccas.)

youarewinning Mon 15-Oct-12 21:26:19

From title I came to say Becca as I love that most of shorted versions. I see you don't!

How about spelling Rebecca one of the alternative ways and seeing what nn you can get from that?

The only other spellings I can think of are Rebekah and Reebeca. I guess the second could be a Ree?

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youarewinning Mon 15-Oct-12 21:29:05

Well I never there are 54 variants if Rebecca! www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Rebecca

BexGershon Sat 20-Oct-12 18:16:38

Rebecca is a lovely name but people love to shorten it!! I am always a Bex and LOTHE Becky.
Rivkah is my Hebrew name (I'm Jewish so name an English and Hebrew name) and only family use it, friends sometimes call me Rivvy.

If you like the name Rivkah I think it would be nicer than the name Rebecca as the story of Rivkah in the old testament is just so very lovely!!! Xxx

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