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Lollie ... what would you assume it was a shortened version of?

(87 Posts)
princesslina Mon 08-Oct-12 14:35:22

Subject says it all really ...

evamummy Fri 12-Oct-12 21:18:35

A 'solid' name is one that isn't cutesy, so names like Lauren (instead of Lollie), Eleanor (instead of Ellie), Catherine, Antonia, Elizabeth, etc are all solid names imo.

ThePhantomPlopper Fri 12-Oct-12 20:58:37

I know a Lauren called Lolly.

I have a Louisa, people have tried to shorten her name to Lolly/Lolly Lou <vom> they get a death stare.

CharlieBoo Fri 12-Oct-12 17:11:04

What's a 'solid' name???

Marzipanface Fri 12-Oct-12 13:11:02

I know an Olivia who is called Lollie as a pet name.

evamummy Fri 12-Oct-12 13:09:03

I wonder when this current fashion for 'cutesy' names will pass - Lollie, Mollie, Poppy, Ellie, Tilly, Milly, Billy etc...

...and people start looking for more 'solid' names?!

soimpressed Fri 12-Oct-12 10:22:52

I know someone who has a DD called Lollie. No idea what it is short for but the fact that she has a sister called Poppy makes me wonder what some people are thinking when they name their children.

Catsmamma Fri 12-Oct-12 10:20:17

i'd say it is fine as a nickname, but really as a Proper Name?? Not so much.

Laurel/Lauren/Lola could all be shortened.

mumnosbest Fri 12-Oct-12 10:19:49

Louise. Charlotte is Lottie surely?

mayanna123 Fri 12-Oct-12 10:16:21

Lollie is short for Lollipop.

redpanda13 Fri 12-Oct-12 10:01:33


wildpoppy Thu 11-Oct-12 18:30:09


Ra88 Wed 10-Oct-12 15:12:29

Lola .. I know someone who is called lollie that's actually a Lola

LedaOfSparta Wed 10-Oct-12 14:52:55

Laura I would assume.

socksandoos Wed 10-Oct-12 13:41:58

I knew a Lorraine called Lolly for short

CharlieBoo Tue 09-Oct-12 17:32:24

My cousin is Lauren and her nn is Lollie

Backinthebox Tue 09-Oct-12 13:40:52

I was going to say it's a stupid name, but SoupDragon beat me to it. The first thing that sprang into my mind was that the simpleton who was gang-raped and then coerced into a marriage of convenience in one of the Game of Thrones books was called Lollys. I'm sure other people would make the connection.

Mintberry Tue 09-Oct-12 13:40:08

Please, please do not call your daughter Lollie.


MikeOxard Tue 09-Oct-12 13:35:38

I know a Lolly, short for Lauren (a child, obv). Before that I could only imagine it was short for lollypop. Lolly is an odd name for a grown up though, especially if it isn't short for something else.

seeker Tue 09-Oct-12 12:59:41

It's an even stupider name for an adult woman!

SoupDragon Tue 09-Oct-12 12:35:34

Lollie is a bloody stupid name for a child and your DH doesn't even have the excuse of pregnancy hormones..

willyoulistentome Tue 09-Oct-12 12:33:41

lauren - just because i know Lollie whi is really a lauren.

bassingtonffrench Tue 09-Oct-12 12:32:46


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lycisca Tue 09-Oct-12 12:29:11

charlotte for me too.

Dillydollydaydream Tue 09-Oct-12 11:48:29


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