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What can Nell be short for..? Be imaginative!! :)

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typsical Wed 08-Jun-11 10:40:51

I know of:


Are there any more...?!

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Wed 08-Jun-11 10:42:06


typsical Wed 08-Jun-11 10:48:18

Meant to add, which would you choose?! Thank smile

virginiasmonalogue Wed 08-Jun-11 11:04:08

My Nell is just.... Nell,I love it (obviously grin)

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Wed 08-Jun-11 11:06:00

pimprenelle (old french name or just a cartoon character confused)

typsical Wed 08-Jun-11 11:09:08

I love just Nell! envy smile But DH isn't keen, so I'm trying to find a name he likes, but that I can shorten to Nell! x

MrsvWoolf Wed 08-Jun-11 11:11:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

midnightexpress Wed 08-Jun-11 11:12:15

I know an Eleanor who is a Nell. Wiki also suggests:
Ellen (given name)
Helen (given name)
Nelly (given name)

daisybear Wed 08-Jun-11 11:17:05

I'd choose Eleanor with nell for nn as i think its lovely and classic.
I can't add to your list though so i'm maybe not that helpful.....

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 08-Jun-11 11:40:02

Leonora? Leonie? Neela? Lorena?

singersgirl Wed 08-Jun-11 11:47:25

Elizabeth (as in Ned from Edward - mine Edward/mine Elizabeth).

CherryDrops Wed 08-Jun-11 13:31:47


Hatterbox Thu 09-Jun-11 11:27:39

My daughter is nn Nell, her full name is Eleonora.

manchurian Thu 09-Jun-11 11:47:23

Anneliese (or a variant thereof)
Marianella or

noddyholder Thu 09-Jun-11 11:48:23

Helena? I agree though it is so lovely it stands alone

MissTinaTeaspoon Thu 09-Jun-11 11:50:34

I work with a Nell who is Elen

Bluebell99 Thu 09-Jun-11 11:54:50

My great grandmother's name was Ellen Elizabeth. She named her daughter, my grandmother Nelly Bessie! Ellen Elizabeth is imho opinion lovely. But my grandmother hated Nelly Bessie!

Hullygully Thu 09-Jun-11 11:59:04


Xavielli Thu 09-Jun-11 16:07:12

My Nell(ie) is Eliana

ceeceeanne Thu 09-Jun-11 16:21:59

Love Nelly and Nella but afraid Nelly might attract silly elephant references. Anyone agree?
Like Penelope too and is the only way I can sneak nn Nell past partner! Do we think she would definitely get Penny at some stage because we really don't want Penny as nn

dollydoops Fri 10-Jun-11 07:36:30

Ornella. It's an Italian name.

hester Fri 10-Jun-11 07:55:49

I know a Nanerl (pronounced Nanelle).

tiptoptally Fri 10-Jun-11 20:44:51


tiptoptally Sat 11-Jun-11 01:43:38


kiteflying Sat 11-Jun-11 02:37:22

Please not Narelle. It is a "Sharon and Tracey" name in Australia. Like Chantelle.

I think you could get away with Penelope - Nell, but your work could be undone as soon as she gets to school because even teachers will probably call her Penny or Pen. I put up with nicknames I did not really like all the way through school. It goes with the territory of having a longish name.

I love Eleanor - Nell, for what it is worth.

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