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Hettie or Etta...short for?

(23 Posts)
cheapandchic Thu 31-Jan-13 19:02:19

I like Hettie or Etta but not so keen on Henrietta..

What else could they be short for?

Bazinga12 Thu 31-Jan-13 19:02:57


Bazinga12 Thu 31-Jan-13 19:04:04


LittleDonkin Thu 31-Jan-13 19:08:57

Greta nn Etta

Umicar Thu 31-Jan-13 19:09:25


Gimmeechocolate Thu 31-Jan-13 21:39:47

I have a Hetty - not short for anything!

LynetteScavo Thu 31-Jan-13 21:44:22

Etta is georgous, and fine on it's own, IMO. (And I'm not keen on short names such as Harry/Alfie, etc)

have a look at the line below

Etta James (singer of the amazing song "at last") was really called Jamesetta Hawkins.

thingamajig Thu 31-Jan-13 21:46:42


pigletpower Thu 31-Jan-13 22:40:05

I have a Hattie [not short for Harriet.]

BehindLockNumberNine Thu 31-Jan-13 22:42:08

My (Dutch) grandmother was Hettie, it was short for Henrietta.

DragonQueen Thu 31-Jan-13 22:46:37

Henrietta, my friend is henrietta nn Hetti - beautiful name

BinarySolo Fri 01-Feb-13 12:38:16

Not quite the same but my aunt was Ettie, short for Ethel.

SouthernComforts Fri 01-Feb-13 12:39:15

I know a Henrietta nn Henni, really suits her.

RubyGrace17 Fri 01-Feb-13 17:49:13



MolotovCocktail Fri 01-Feb-13 18:33:12

Another vote for Etta as a name in it's own right from me - absolutely stunning smile

JazzAnnNonMouse Fri 01-Feb-13 20:01:53

Reckon etta could be a name by itself - love it!

mummybare Fri 01-Feb-13 20:11:25


...or just Etta.

Minty82 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:14:41

Hettie short for Hester?

oldspeckledtam Fri 01-Feb-13 21:04:41

If ds had been a dd he was to be Heather nn Hettie.

legallyblond Sat 02-Feb-13 08:42:19

Hetty short for Esther is in my list!

KatherineKrupnik Sun 03-Feb-13 20:41:39

I thought Etta was a name anyway - I know a baby Etta, lovely name.

marmiteandhoney Sun 03-Feb-13 20:53:33


bumbleandbumble Thu 07-Feb-13 21:50:11

wow thanks. love a lot of these!!!

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