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Unshortenable names please

(61 Posts)
questforanswers Tue 05-Jul-11 17:29:56

Does anyone know any nice but unshortenable names? People shortening lovely names bugs the crap out of me so I need something that it can't happen to!! We love Freya but no doubt it will be shortened to 'Frey' and she will be far from an old piece of material!!

WottingerAndWottingerAreDead Tue 05-Jul-11 17:32:13

Off the top of my head....

Jill?
Joy?
May?
Rose?
Sarah?
Kate?

oohlaalaa Tue 05-Jul-11 17:34:03

Fay

oohlaalaa Tue 05-Jul-11 17:34:24

Anne
Jane

SoupDragon Tue 05-Jul-11 17:34:31

Kay

FriskyMare Tue 05-Jul-11 17:34:59

Ann, Jane?

SoupDragon Tue 05-Jul-11 17:35:12

My name can't be shortened and it pissed me off no end as a child.

FriskyMare Tue 05-Jul-11 17:35:35

Oh OOhlaalaa you beat me to it

FriskyMare Tue 05-Jul-11 17:36:49

Sian.... still thinking...

TobyLerone Tue 05-Jul-11 17:38:06

You'll probably find that people will lengthen a name if it can't be shortened. EG Janey, Jilly, Annie, etc.

effingwotnots Tue 05-Jul-11 17:38:09

Amy
Nell

ChippyMinton Tue 05-Jul-11 17:38:29

If a name can't be shortened, it will get lengthened, or nicknames will be invented. Sorry, but it's inevitable.

I knew a guy called Ian, and everyone called him Ee, to his mother's eternal horror grin

meditrina Tue 05-Jul-11 17:39:51

Anything can probably be shortened, if someone really put their mind to it! I think these ones would be less likely to get it:

Elle, Belle, Mary, Maeve, Kay, Faye, Zara, Verity, Vera, Tess, Leonie, Bianca, Cilla, Rita, Giselle, Sonia, Ida, Rhona, Olga, Orla, Wanda.

Tanyaaah Tue 05-Jul-11 17:45:49

Meredith, marie, maria

Tanyaaah Tue 05-Jul-11 17:46:11

Elle

Bandwithering Tue 05-Jul-11 17:47:09

Jane, Joy, Beth, Nina, Belle, Elle, Lynne, Faith, Ruth

I definitely agree that names will be lengthened if they're not shortened! So that Jane will become Janey and so on. I think maybe two syllables feels more instinctive or something... my children's NICK names all have two syllables. Nick names tend to. Bugsy, Podgie, Sookey and so on.

Tillyscoutsmum Tue 05-Jul-11 17:49:11

Anne
Bea
Belle
Bess
Bree
Blair
Blanche
Blythe
Bree
Brook/Brooke
Cate
Claire/Clare
Dawn
Dee
Elle
Eve
Faye/Fay
Faith
Fern
Fleur
Fran
Gail/Gayle
Grace
Gwen
Hope
Jane/Jayne
Jean
Jill
Joan
Joy
Joyce
June
Kate
Kay/Kaye
Kim
Lee/Leigh
Liv
May/Mae
Maeve
Maud/Maude
Meg
Mia
Nell
Neve
Page/Paige
Pearl
Rae
Rain
Rose
Ruth
Sian
Sky/Skye
Storm
Tate
Tess
Wren

horrorcomic Tue 05-Jul-11 17:54:08

My Mum picked mine and DB's name as she thought they wouldn't be shortened, they both were. I am Amy and it is Aim or Aims. My DD is Rose and gets called Rosie by all and sundry.

justcallmemummypig Tue 05-Jul-11 17:56:20

i have a name that doesn't have an automatic shortened name, so other people seem to make up their own confused

I always introduce myself as my full name, but i have 5 other shortened names that various people use and i can't be arsed to worry about it. I don't really like my name, it is unusual.

Hence i gave both my children names that have shortened versions.

It doesn't matter what you call them someone will shorten or lengthen itjust choose something you like and call them that (no matter what everone else does!)

feckwit Tue 05-Jul-11 17:56:51

Don't people just end up lengthening short names? That is what I noticed, kids call grace, gracey for example...doesn't matter what name you choose, kids will customise it!

I have a Chloe and her friends call her clo, or cloclo, or caz for some reason...

ZombiePlan Tue 05-Jul-11 18:04:19

Why don't you want your DC to be able to shorten their name? Just because you don't like it doesn't mean they will also hate it. And at the end of the day, it's their name...

ZombiePlan Tue 05-Jul-11 18:04:19

Why don't you want your DC to be able to shorten their name? Just because you don't like it doesn't mean they will also hate it. And at the end of the day, it's their name...

lillybloom Tue 05-Jul-11 18:15:41

My ds1's name can't be shortened but people add ey on the end like Seaney, Jonney, etc. Hoping they grow out of it soon!!!

Rhubarbgarden Tue 05-Jul-11 18:39:55

Laura
Ruth
Daphne
Margot
Lorna
Beth
Lia

lizzieloubee1 Tue 05-Jul-11 18:54:41

Alice
Lara
Claire
Clara
Jo
Corrine

FWIW, I know several Freya's and none are called Frey.

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