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

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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?

FireOverBabylon Thu 11-Oct-12 14:00:38

Claudia, shortened to Claude?

Alltheflowers Thu 11-Oct-12 14:03:16

Roberta - Bertie

Alltheflowers Thu 11-Oct-12 14:04:39

Oops just seen someone already came up with that one.

How about Stevie? I quite like that name

gazzalw Thu 11-Oct-12 14:06:05

Ray for Rachel too

steppemum Thu 11-Oct-12 14:09:42

BTW to the perosn who suggested Frances as a unisex name up thread:

Frances is the girls version
Francis is the boys version

SunshineOutdoors Thu 11-Oct-12 14:10:46

Pedantic but Frances (girl) is Francis if a boy.

SunshineOutdoors Thu 11-Oct-12 14:11:22

X post steppemum

miaowmix Thu 11-Oct-12 14:14:42

Being even more pedantic, I suggested Frances as a girl's name that can be shortened to Frank, a boy's.
I know that Francis is a boy's name.

miaowmix Thu 11-Oct-12 14:15:54

That wasn't to me though, was it , so please ignore my excessive pedantry blush

Bunbaker Thu 11-Oct-12 14:18:21

"BTW to the perosn who suggested Frances as a unisex name up thread:

Frances is the girls version
Francis is the boys version "

That was me. I know that and should have put both spellings. Also Lesley/Leslie. It is just when the names are said aloud they sound the same.

steppemum Thu 11-Oct-12 14:21:11

only got my pedant's hat on because it is a family name, 4 generations of them here! (middle names)

bluehorizon Thu 11-Oct-12 14:22:22

Lee can be male or female. Ray I think the same (Ray Eames was female), or can be spelled Rae for a girl.

bluehorizon Thu 11-Oct-12 14:23:20

Belinda shortened to Billie..

Boggler Thu 11-Oct-12 14:26:37

Harriet - Harry
Roberta - Bobbie
Henrietta - Henry ??
Wilhelmina - Bill, Billie, Will
Thomasina- Tom, Tommy
Michaela - Mick, Micky

imustbepatient Thu 11-Oct-12 14:28:47

Bernadette - Bernie

MoelFammau Thu 11-Oct-12 14:31:45

Josephine - Jo
Georgina - George
Samantha - Sam
Robyn - Bob
Michaela - Mickey
Frederica - Freddie
Davinia - Davey
Edwina - Eddie
Wilma / Willhemina - Will, Billie
Frances - Frankie
Harriet - Harry
Henrietta - Henry
Philippa - Phil / Pip
Olivia - Ollie

CakeBump Thu 11-Oct-12 14:34:39

Henriette - Henri

CakeBump Thu 11-Oct-12 14:34:52

oops Henrietta even!

littletomato Thu 11-Oct-12 15:46:50

Alberta - Al

BlueChampagne Thu 11-Oct-12 16:31:04

Julia - Jules
Patricia - Pat
Lindsay is another unisex name

Ham69 Thu 11-Oct-12 16:40:48

Stephanie - Stef
Louisa - Lou
Robyn - unisex
Sidney - unisex
Alexandra - Al/ Alex/ Sasha
Edina - Eddy

SunshineOutdoors Thu 11-Oct-12 17:26:46

I love Matilda with Matty as a nickname

lalabaloo Fri 12-Oct-12 12:10:17

Lavinia shortened to Vinnie, Roberta shortened to Robbie, other names that can be shortened to Alex are Alexa and Alexis, Shauna shortened to Shaun, you can use Frankie as a nn for Frances, Tobycan be a girls name (i love it!) Can't think of any more at the moment

Rutherford Fri 12-Oct-12 12:20:16

Evangeline - Evan
Clauette - Claude
Geraldine - Gerry

Rutherford Fri 12-Oct-12 12:21:53

or even Claudette

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