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What could 'Dilly' be short for?

(49 Posts)
Astrophe Wed 20-Jul-11 12:36:51

I met a little girl called Dilly a few years ago, and always thought it was sweet.

Delia? Or something else?

PippiLongBottom Wed 20-Jul-11 12:37:23


GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 20-Jul-11 12:37:53


Hedwig3 Wed 20-Jul-11 12:43:19

The Dilly I know is a man named Dylwen (sp?)

He hates his full name so is always Dilly or Dill

As he never uses it I don't know how to spell it

Bunsouttheoven Wed 20-Jul-11 12:44:13

My my my Delilah!grin

philippajane Wed 20-Jul-11 12:45:31

I get nicknamed Dilly, from Philly it just evolved.

Faggotsnpeas Wed 20-Jul-11 12:46:06

Dilys/Dyllis or Dillon/Dyllon

Jojocat Wed 20-Jul-11 12:46:30


Astrophe Wed 20-Jul-11 13:30:47

hmmm, ok, not keen on those. Madeline - hadn't thought of that. Any more creative ones?

Blu Wed 20-Jul-11 13:32:57


But Dilly is fine just as Dilly.

mistressploppy Wed 20-Jul-11 13:33:03


HoneyPablo Wed 20-Jul-11 13:33:57


Blu Wed 20-Jul-11 13:34:24


see - Dilly as Dilly is fine!

Astrophe Wed 20-Jul-11 13:35:48

lol. My poor nameless DD3!

GooseyLoosey Wed 20-Jul-11 13:39:02

My thought was Dilys too.

befuzzled Wed 20-Jul-11 13:40:47

I call my son Dylan Dilly sometimes.

HattiFattner Wed 20-Jul-11 13:40:54


or thinking outside the box....

Lavender - as in Lavender's blue dilly dilly

BurningBright Wed 20-Jul-11 13:43:31

I know an Adela who gets called Dilly for short.

Hedwig3 Wed 20-Jul-11 13:43:56

Just call her Dilly.

It reminds me of a sweet lullaby my mum sings:

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly
Lavender's green
When you are king, dilly dilly
I shall be queen


tummytickler Wed 20-Jul-11 13:44:16

I love the name Mildred (I know, I know) and have always said that if we used it, we would use the nn Dilly.

Blu Wed 20-Jul-11 14:46:11

Just call her DILLY!

FootprintsOnTheMoon Wed 20-Jul-11 14:47:21

The Dilly I know is full name valentina.

pommedechocolat Wed 20-Jul-11 14:51:39

I've met a little girl called Dylan (not sure on spelling) who was called Dilly.

pinkytheshrinky Wed 20-Jul-11 14:52:41


MrsOzz Wed 20-Jul-11 15:39:17


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