Page 2 | What could 'Dilly' be short for?

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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?

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Dexifehatz Wed 20-Jul-11 16:45:58

Dilly can be a diminutive of Dilys, Dilwen and Daffodil.

Hersetta Wed 20-Jul-11 17:46:05

We have a guinea pig called Delilah and she gets called Dilly for short.

woopsidaisy Wed 20-Jul-11 17:52:11

I know a girl called Dearbhla,and she gets called Dilly. Or Dervla/Dervela?

MatLeaveForever Wed 20-Jul-11 18:19:32

My friend's little girl is called Dilani, Dilly for short.

Flowerface Wed 20-Jul-11 18:22:51

Cordelia. And it's a brill name if you ask me.

BellaBearisWideAwake Wed 20-Jul-11 19:41:53

Vote for cordwood here also


BellaBearisWideAwake Wed 20-Jul-11 19:54:24

Ha iPhone changed cordelia to cordwood

CointreauVersial Wed 20-Jul-11 19:55:46

There's a girl in DS1's class called Dilly - her full name is Drusilla. hmm

BibiBelle Wed 20-Jul-11 21:08:06

DD3 is Cordelia Dylan known as Dylan which is also Dilly at times smile Either Cordelia or Dylan would work

patindahat Thu 21-Jul-11 14:26:58


DessertsInReverse Thu 21-Jul-11 14:39:10


dillian apparently derives from the latin for worshipped and is not a modern invention

or if your really cruel brave you might feminize dilbert and consider dilberta /dilbertine

woolovermyeyes Thu 21-Jul-11 16:32:54

My niece is known as Dilly - her name is Danielle. It transpired from 'Dilly Dolly Daydream' - she was a bit of a daydreamer as a youngster - so chilled out smile

mathanxiety Thu 21-Jul-11 17:01:15

I know a Magdalena who is Dilly.

WottingerAndWottingerAreDead Thu 21-Jul-11 21:04:14

I knew a female Dilly who was Delith or Dilith (you'd have to check Welsh sp/pronun not sure I'm remembering it correctly! When said outloud it was lovely though

rcdc Fri 22-Jul-11 21:52:47

odile /odilia / odilie

Baffledandbewildered Fri 22-Jul-11 22:19:00

We have a grown up Dilly just that nothing else . I love it and she seems happy with her unusual name

pestroid Fri 22-Jul-11 22:23:36

Dilys or Cordelia here too.

Astrophe Sat 23-Jul-11 13:09:44

lol at 'cordwood' smile

Am thinking Adelaide/Dilly. Works?

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WidowWadman Sat 23-Jul-11 13:18:25

We shorten our Cordelia to Dilly

PippiLongBottom Sat 23-Jul-11 14:52:19


"Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly, lavender's green
When I am King, dilly, dilly, you shall be Queen"

<<runs away>>

Takver Sat 23-Jul-11 18:40:24

Wottinger, probably Delyth? Very pretty Welsh name, would shorten nicely to Dilly.

Bandwithering Sat 23-Jul-11 19:07:48

Dylan for a girl is lovely. I odn't usually like putting boys names on girls though.

ErnesttheBavarian Sat 23-Jul-11 19:23:10

My Adele is Delly for short. I was in a play bit and the woman next to me had a dd the same age. I was calling 'Delly', she was calling 'Dolly', so I asked her what Dolly was short for. Nothing. Her dd's name was Dolly. Hmmm.

BibiBelle Sat 23-Jul-11 20:02:40

thank you Bandwithering - a lot of people HATE it!

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