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OscarLove Thu 07-Jul-11 11:52:54

I have just seen this on another thread and I am falling in love with it all over again! Is this a modern or old fashioned name? And would Christy be nice as a nn?

mayanna123 Thu 07-Jul-11 11:56:21

I like Christa on its own and Isabel/Annabel but I'm not keen on the combination, I'm afraid.

PurpleStrawberry Thu 07-Jul-11 11:59:50

I adore it, but I couldn't use it, as it's too similar to the Spanish form of Christopher (which is Cristóbal) and therefore it would confuse all my family over in Uruguay. They'd be asking why I'd given my daughter a boy's name!

However, for anyone else, I say use it!

Hedwig3 Thu 07-Jul-11 12:03:24

I know a lovely 10 year old Christabel who has changed my view of the name.

On her it seems less frilly/sparkly because she is not that type of girl I suppose. Have never heard it shortened.

I like it, but before I probably would not have been so keen if that makes sense confused

MrsvWoolf Thu 07-Jul-11 12:06:15

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JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 07-Jul-11 12:25:15

Christy, Christie and Christa would all be lovely nn and I love the Pankhurst connection too.

squeak2392 Thu 07-Jul-11 13:14:43

I like it, but much prefer just Christa. Chris_t_y is the best nn for female Christ- names, I think.

squeak2392 Thu 07-Jul-11 13:15:20

That's meant to be underlined.

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 07-Jul-11 13:15:55

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aliceliddell Thu 07-Jul-11 13:17:42

If you go for a Pankhurst, don't choose Christabel (pro-war). her sister Estelle used her middle name, Sylvia.

BBNElea Thu 07-Jul-11 19:13:49

I love the sound of Christabel. It has had strong usage in Britain since the 15th century so their are many namesakes to be had beyond Christabel Pankhurst.

SloganLogan Thu 07-Jul-11 19:25:29

Lovely name smile

manicinsomniac Thu 07-Jul-11 20:52:04

I know a 10 year old Christabel too. Lovely name.

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