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Nell could be short for....

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FriggFRIGG Sat 13-Apr-13 14:42:32

Any ideas?
I don't mind if the connection is a little tenuous...

pooka Sat 13-Apr-13 14:43:41

Helen, Helena, Eleanor, Ellen.

Coconutty Sat 13-Apr-13 14:44:03

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BOF Sat 13-Apr-13 14:44:03

Traditionally, it's Helen, but it could be Eleanor. I can't think of others off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are some.

wheredoistartmrs Sat 13-Apr-13 14:44:13

Penelope

Asinine Sat 13-Apr-13 14:46:05

Bloomin'Nell

Asinine Sat 13-Apr-13 14:46:33

Sorry, not useful.

Prunella?

pinkandsparklytoo Sat 13-Apr-13 14:56:23

I knew someone at school called Chanelle who was Nell/Nellie for short.

Ham69 Sat 13-Apr-13 15:12:39

Eleanor
Helen
Helena
Nelly
Fenella
Cornelia

I love Nell.

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 13-Apr-13 15:14:39

Eleanor
Helen
Ellen

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 13-Apr-13 15:15:10

ooh, yes i like Ham's ideas.

anything with -nell- inside.

rightsaidthread Sat 13-Apr-13 15:20:52

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OutragedFromLeeds Sat 13-Apr-13 15:25:42

Elizabeth.

The connection is quite tenuous, but Nell is short for Eleanor/Helen based on 'mine Eleanor', so also works for 'mine Elizabeth' or any name starting with 'El' really.

FriggFRIGG Sat 13-Apr-13 15:33:16

That's very interesting Outraged...

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 13-Apr-13 15:34:51

You know, Outraged, I wanted to say Elizabeth too , but thought it was far too tenuous!
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FriggFRIGG Sat 13-Apr-13 15:37:05

Fenella is my favourite so far...

BOF Sat 13-Apr-13 15:40:02

That is interesting. It makes me wonder though why there's no such name as Rell. In Liverpool, we all say "Our 'Elen" or "Our Elizabeth" grin

FriggFRIGG Sat 13-Apr-13 15:40:09

And Nella...

Iseeall Sat 13-Apr-13 15:41:10

Eleanora

whomovedmychocolate Sat 13-Apr-13 15:46:26

Nutella (kidding) grin

Round here it's generally short for Fenella.

BuntyPenfold Sat 13-Apr-13 16:03:47

Petronella

Noelle

Manuela

TantrumsAndBalloons Sat 13-Apr-13 16:09:40

Quenelle

lalalonglegs Sat 13-Apr-13 16:37:04

Antonella

wigglesrock Sat 13-Apr-13 17:37:21

I always associate with Elizabeth too, never Helen blush

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