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Girls names that can be shortened to boys names...

(71 Posts)
AlfieBear87 Thu 11-Oct-12 13:03:29

I can only think of 2, can you think of anymore?

Charlotte - Charlie
Antonia - Toni

I was a huge tomboy when I was growing up and hated my girly name. I'd like to give my daughter an option to shorten her name if she wants to but I'm not particularly keen on either of the names above. Can you help?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 11-Oct-12 13:05:35


WiseKneeHair Thu 11-Oct-12 13:06:05

I so wanted to be called George (shortened from Georgina) when I was growing up. grin
Yes, i was a big famous five fan.
What about Joanne/Josephine - Jo
Alexandra - alex

gaby274 Thu 11-Oct-12 13:06:15

Alexandria-alex my daughters like that hates alexandria so we had to change all her school records she would cringe. Still call her it if im annoyed.

AlfieBear87 Thu 11-Oct-12 13:07:08

I LOVE the name harriet but we already have a son called Harry!!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 11-Oct-12 13:07:17


scaevola Thu 11-Oct-12 13:07:46

Alexandra, Samantha, Joanne/Josephine, Danielle, Stephanie, Georgia/Georgina, Philippa, Theodora, Paula/Pauline, Frederica, Roberta (actually 'Bob can go with just about anything since Blackadder)

AlfieBear87 Thu 11-Oct-12 13:07:59

Ooo like Georgina too. Thanks peeps, keep them coming!

seeker Thu 11-Oct-12 13:08:24

Just as a point of interest, would you think the same way about a boy? Andrew- so he could shorten it to Ann..............

miaowmix Thu 11-Oct-12 13:09:02

Frances/ca shortened to Frankie

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 11-Oct-12 13:09:03

Maxine - Max

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 11-Oct-12 13:09:19

I know an Edwina who goes by Eddy or Ed

RubberNeckerNicker Thu 11-Oct-12 13:09:42

Thomasina - Tom
Leonie/Leona - Lee

Lots of unisex names - Taylor, Harley, Billy/Billie

tiredteddy Thu 11-Oct-12 13:09:54

Francesca shortened to Frankie?

RTchoke Thu 11-Oct-12 13:10:13

Theodora - Theo or Teddy
Thomasina - Tim
Jemima - Jim (at a stretch)
Francesca - Frankie or Frank
Henrietta - Henry
Olivia - ollie
Alexandra - Alex
Matilda - Matty or Matt
Jacqueline - Jack
Leonora - Leo
Alice - Al

BlueChampagne Thu 11-Oct-12 13:10:43

Maureen - Mo
Victoria - Vic/Victor
Jaime - James
Jemima - Jem
Pauline - Paul
Louise - Lou

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 11-Oct-12 13:10:51


NotGeoffVader Thu 11-Oct-12 13:11:16

Nicola - Nic
Christina - Chris
Antonia - Toni
Victoria - Vic

gottasmile Thu 11-Oct-12 13:12:30

Not quite the same but I went to school with a girl called Peta

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 11-Oct-12 13:13:36

Josephine- Joey
Daniella - danni
Cadence- cade

CookieRookie Thu 11-Oct-12 13:15:52

Jodie - Jo
Teresina - Terri
Christina - Chris/Christy
Jaqueline - Jaq

AlfieBear87 Thu 11-Oct-12 13:19:47

Wow loads of good suggestions - I'm obviously very unimaginative!

seeker - to be honest no, that line of thought has never occurred to me.

Thanks everyone

Bunbaker Thu 11-Oct-12 13:21:46

Philomena or Philippa - Phil
Nigella - Nige
Adrienne - Ade

And then you have names that can be either - Lesley, Frances, Hilary, Vivian

bigbluebump Thu 11-Oct-12 13:24:39

Andrea - Andy
Stephanie - Stevie
Thomasina - Tommy
Theodora - Teddy (Robbie Williams's daughter is this, I think)
Maxine/Maximiliana - Max
Josephine - Joe

Bibblebobbleparsnip Thu 11-Oct-12 13:47:37

I have a Georgia that's shortened to Georgie most of the time-but she also gets George and Gigi. Seem to be a few Georgias/Georginas born recently...

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