Lollie ... what would you assume it was a shortened version of?

(87 Posts)
princesslina Mon 08-Oct-12 14:35:22

Subject says it all really ...

MissCoffeeNWine Mon 08-Oct-12 14:36:26


OhBuggerandArse Mon 08-Oct-12 14:37:05


RobinSparkles Mon 08-Oct-12 14:38:12

Laura or Louise.

I had a friend called Laura at school who was jokingly called Lolly by her mum. She used to say it to wind her up grin.

And there used to be a Louise in Neighbours who was Lollie.

Laura or Lauren

FringeEvent Mon 08-Oct-12 14:39:50

My cousin has always been known by the nickname Lolly - her proper name is Lauren.

maresedotes Mon 08-Oct-12 14:39:56


trikken Mon 08-Oct-12 14:41:18

I was going to say lauren and louise too. know both of these known as lollie

Hedwig3 Mon 08-Oct-12 14:50:08

Lucy, because I know one nicknamed Lolly by her family.

neolara Mon 08-Oct-12 14:50:39


jkklpu Mon 08-Oct-12 14:51:37

I know someone with a semi-similar nn and she is Laura

ATailOfTwoKitties Mon 08-Oct-12 14:54:25

Laurence (like Laurie Lee's nickname)

meditrina Mon 08-Oct-12 14:57:50


seeker Mon 08-Oct-12 15:00:18

This is hypothetical, isn't it? You're not going to call your child "Lollie"?

Only because of Neighbours. grin

Wetthemogwai Mon 08-Oct-12 15:02:50

Louise I think

MissPerception Mon 08-Oct-12 15:06:25


out2lunch Mon 08-Oct-12 15:06:55

ds is lawrence
he is called lol

archfiend Mon 08-Oct-12 15:08:10

Lorelei (I know one with this nn)

Samvet Mon 08-Oct-12 15:08:16

lollypop (sorry)

Feckbox Mon 08-Oct-12 15:11:33


otterpop Mon 08-Oct-12 15:25:05


EchoBitch Mon 08-Oct-12 15:29:16


Laura or Louise

What was the Lollie in Neighbours? Was she a Louise

Ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 08-Oct-12 15:31:48


Alurkatsoftplay Mon 08-Oct-12 15:32:09

Lolly was slang for money back in the day.

Burglars in stripey tops: "'Ave you got the lolly?" etc. etc.

DivineInspiration Mon 08-Oct-12 15:32:32

SIL is Laura, known as Lolly. Would presume that or Lauren/Lorraine.

rockinhippy Mon 08-Oct-12 15:33:28

Lauretta, Loren/Lauren Charlotte

ditzydrawers Mon 08-Oct-12 15:59:43

This is my MIL's nickname. She goes by Lol or Lolly. And her full name is Lauretta. Wish I'd claimed it myself as my name is one of the ones being listed above and it's much better than my own dull nickname!

Loretta or Lorraine

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Oct-12 16:05:11


GW297 Mon 08-Oct-12 16:12:04

I've taught a lauren known as lolly. Why do you ask out of interest? Who was lolly in neighbours again?!

squeaver Mon 08-Oct-12 16:13:22

I know an Olivia who's know as Lollie

SixtyFootDoll Mon 08-Oct-12 16:14:02


Lous daughter originally named Shannon but gabby willis had a boy called Shannon at the same time so they then became known but their middle names Zachary and Louise zac and lolly!

Quadrangle Mon 08-Oct-12 16:19:19


HecateLarpo Mon 08-Oct-12 16:20:38

I'd have thought charlotte, carlotta, that sort of thing

Dogsmom Mon 08-Oct-12 17:21:18

Louise, I have been watching Neighbours for many years!

3boysgirlontheway Mon 08-Oct-12 17:24:08

Lorraine, or Loretta.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 08-Oct-12 17:26:22


JemimaPuddle Mon 08-Oct-12 17:29:22


Louise. Dsd1's friend is a Louise known as Lolly. I'd never heard it as a nn before, but quite like it.

slambang Mon 08-Oct-12 17:38:17

I know a Lollie. For some unknown reason her loving parents announced that this was the abbreviated version of her full name...

wait for it...

Honor confused

lakeofshiningwaters Mon 08-Oct-12 17:57:16


My dd often gets called Lollylou, or Lolly. Do get some hmm faces in the park when I use her nn, so feel compelled to then loudly use her real name!

Isabeller Mon 08-Oct-12 18:04:47

One of my DGFs was nicknamed Billy by his SIL (short for Albert) and the other was known as Dick (William?!) so I'm guessing Lollie is short for Kayden... grin

princesslina Mon 08-Oct-12 18:07:52

My husband really like the name Lollie but I do not want people to assume it is a shortened version of Louise as have a very bad experience associated with that name. DH said people would not assume it was short for anything but I disagree. I just don;t want to be faced on a regular basis with the question ... is that short for Louise.

Spidermama Mon 08-Oct-12 18:09:24


Spidermama Mon 08-Oct-12 18:10:28

Tell him you can't call a child Lollie because one day she will be a grown up.

Kelerina Mon 08-Oct-12 18:50:37

Laurna or Charlotte

Sabriel Mon 08-Oct-12 18:56:19

I knew a Lorraine k/a Lollie

squeezeemout Mon 08-Oct-12 19:06:23

I know an Olivia too, lollie or lollipop to friends

ellesabe Mon 08-Oct-12 20:11:31


LineRunner Mon 08-Oct-12 20:13:50


MrsJohnDeere Mon 08-Oct-12 20:19:13


RillaBlythe Tue 09-Oct-12 09:45:26

Laurence or Lauren.

50smellsofshite Tue 09-Oct-12 09:50:01


zgaze Tue 09-Oct-12 09:53:14

I met one yesterday short for Dolores, not a name I would have picked but it quite suited her.

shoppingtrolley Tue 09-Oct-12 10:05:50


SecondRow Tue 09-Oct-12 10:06:52

Dolores (also Lolo or Loli)

Dd1 is Lauren and has been known as Lolly, but more often Lol.

Gwennan Tue 09-Oct-12 11:42:07

Louise, Louisa, Laura or Lauren.

Teamthrills Tue 09-Oct-12 11:46:05


Dillydollydaydream Tue 09-Oct-12 11:48:29


lycisca Tue 09-Oct-12 12:29:11

charlotte for me too.

post Tue 09-Oct-12 12:32:33


bassingtonffrench Tue 09-Oct-12 12:32:46


willyoulistentome Tue 09-Oct-12 12:33:41

lauren - just because i know Lollie whi is really a lauren.

SoupDragon Tue 09-Oct-12 12:35:34

Lollie is a bloody stupid name for a child and your DH doesn't even have the excuse of pregnancy hormones..

seeker Tue 09-Oct-12 12:59:41

It's an even stupider name for an adult woman!

MikeOxard Tue 09-Oct-12 13:35:38

I know a Lolly, short for Lauren (a child, obv). Before that I could only imagine it was short for lollypop. Lolly is an odd name for a grown up though, especially if it isn't short for something else.

Mintberry Tue 09-Oct-12 13:40:08

Please, please do not call your daughter Lollie.

Backinthebox Tue 09-Oct-12 13:40:52

I was going to say it's a stupid name, but SoupDragon beat me to it. The first thing that sprang into my mind was that the simpleton who was gang-raped and then coerced into a marriage of convenience in one of the Game of Thrones books was called Lollys. I'm sure other people would make the connection.

CharlieBoo Tue 09-Oct-12 17:32:24

My cousin is Lauren and her nn is Lollie

socksandoos Wed 10-Oct-12 13:41:58

I knew a Lorraine called Lolly for short

LedaOfSparta Wed 10-Oct-12 14:52:55

Laura I would assume.

Ra88 Wed 10-Oct-12 15:12:29

Lola .. I know someone who is called lollie that's actually a Lola

wildpoppy Thu 11-Oct-12 18:30:09


redpanda13 Fri 12-Oct-12 10:01:33


mayanna123 Fri 12-Oct-12 10:16:21

Lollie is short for Lollipop.

mumnosbest Fri 12-Oct-12 10:19:49

Louise. Charlotte is Lottie surely?

Catsmamma Fri 12-Oct-12 10:20:17

i'd say it is fine as a nickname, but really as a Proper Name?? Not so much.

Laurel/Lauren/Lola could all be shortened.

soimpressed Fri 12-Oct-12 10:22:52

I know someone who has a DD called Lollie. No idea what it is short for but the fact that she has a sister called Poppy makes me wonder what some people are thinking when they name their children.

evamummy Fri 12-Oct-12 13:09:03

I wonder when this current fashion for 'cutesy' names will pass - Lollie, Mollie, Poppy, Ellie, Tilly, Milly, Billy etc...

...and people start looking for more 'solid' names?!

Marzipanface Fri 12-Oct-12 13:11:02

I know an Olivia who is called Lollie as a pet name.

CharlieBoo Fri 12-Oct-12 17:11:04

What's a 'solid' name???

I know a Lauren called Lolly.

I have a Louisa, people have tried to shorten her name to Lolly/Lolly Lou <vom> they get a death stare.

evamummy Fri 12-Oct-12 21:18:35

A 'solid' name is one that isn't cutesy, so names like Lauren (instead of Lollie), Eleanor (instead of Ellie), Catherine, Antonia, Elizabeth, etc are all solid names imo.

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