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Abby - what can it be short for?

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superlambanana Wed 13-Nov-13 20:48:05

Except for Abigail, of course!

I really like it (or Abbie) but not majorly keen on the full form. However I want to give her (if it is a her!) a more formal option.

Wallison Wed 13-Nov-13 20:50:47

Abbess? Abscess? Abate? Abatement? Abba?

Sorry, I don't know of anything.

bsc Wed 13-Nov-13 20:52:40


Hebrew for 'My father strays'

This is no word of a lie! shock

bsc Wed 13-Nov-13 20:57:50

Assuming you fail to like that one wink what about Abijah or Abella?

itsnothingoriginal Wed 13-Nov-13 20:58:53

I know quite a few girls who are just 'Abbie'. I'm an Abby short for Abigail but am never known by my full name - a bit of a pain really as most people assume I use the full version so I have to do a lot of correcting!!

TodaysAGoodDay Wed 13-Nov-13 21:02:25


alwaysneedaholiday Wed 13-Nov-13 21:05:26


NoComet Wed 13-Nov-13 21:05:48

Abiola web gives it as Nigerian and given to girls born in the new year.
All I know is she was a lovely black African studies student from the next flat who gave me tea and tissues when I had a stinking cold. Meanwhile my flat mates were being noisy and unpleasant.

She was always known as Abby.

choccyp1g Wed 13-Nov-13 21:07:33

Amber ?

comemulledwinewithmoi Wed 13-Nov-13 21:09:51

Lots of A names could be. Amelia, Annabelle etc

AHardDaysWrite Wed 13-Nov-13 21:13:31

I knew an Abby whose full name was Gabrielle (her parents didn't like Gabby) and one who is just Abby, no longer name.

MrsMargoLeadbetter Wed 13-Nov-13 21:57:25

I know an Abby. Most people assume she is Abigail fyi.

tsw Wed 13-Nov-13 22:20:24


clubnail Fri 15-Nov-13 16:48:30

JemR234 Fri 15-Nov-13 20:39:43

I know an Abbie-Leigh.

contortionist Sat 16-Nov-13 06:59:16


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