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Names you can get one syllable nicknames from?

(23 Posts)
CareBearWithFangs Thu 13-Feb-14 15:40:40

DD is Elizabeth nickname Beth. These are the sort of names I like best, short and unfussy. Can anyone think of any of these sorts of names? Boys and girls?

The few I can think of I can't use for various reasons - Edward, William.

PeterParkerSays Thu 13-Feb-14 15:45:08

Mo as a nickname - I've known a Maureen (poor woman's only in her late 30s) and a baby Morag with this

lljkk Thu 13-Feb-14 15:47:40

All of them, really, kids make their own NNs.
I knew a Judy who became J, Victoria who became Vic or Tor, Margaret could be Maggs, etc.

CareBearWithFangs Thu 13-Feb-14 16:05:17

It's funny people always say that children pick there own nicknames and that's not my experience of it at all. My sister and I both have names you can get obvious nicknames from but because my mum never used them no one else did.

My DD has been Beth since she was 2 months and no one has ever called her anything else.

I like short simple names but I don't think I'm brave enough to use a nickname as the full name on birth certificate etc.

Norfolknway Thu 13-Feb-14 16:19:37

Sebastian/ seb

squoosh Thu 13-Feb-14 16:20:30

Samuel - Sam
Joseph - Joe
Samantha - Sam
Joanna - Jo

TheBigBumTheory Thu 13-Feb-14 16:21:04

Alex Al
Emma M
Xanthe Xan
Victoria Posh...

peppapigmustdie Thu 13-Feb-14 19:56:06

I have a Caitlin (14)who was always called by her full name until she stared secondary school and decided she wanted to be called Cat. We also have a Robyn (3) she gets called all sorts, Bob, Rob, Bobby,Bobbinogs,Robson,Robbieroo. I think any name can inspire any nickname. My Mum is Elizabeth but know as Molly because her Uncle used to sing her to sleep singing Molly Malone!

Bowlersarm Thu 13-Feb-14 20:00:23

Thomas - Tom
Benedict - Ben
Benjamin - Ben
Nicholas - Nick
Matthew - Matt
Katherine - Kate
Jennifer - Jen
Florence - Floss
Alexandra - Lexi
Daniel - Dan

KateF Thu 13-Feb-14 20:03:41

I have a Philippa who is always called Pip

Bowlersarm Thu 13-Feb-14 20:06:08

Christopher - Kit
maximiliian/Maxwell/Maxim - Max
Margaret - Meg
Francesca - Fran/Chess
Phillippa - Pip

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Feb-14 20:09:04

Peter - Pete
Oliver - Ol
Adrian - Ade
Kevin - Kev
Christopher - Chris
Alice - Liss
Lucy/ Louisa - Lou
Sophie - Soph

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Feb-14 20:11:47

There was a Thaddeus - Tad going round on here the other day.

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Feb-14 20:12:12

Matthias - Matt

Finnbheara Thu 13-Feb-14 20:13:33

Kimberly - Kim
Benjamin - Ben
Rupert - Rupe
Vanessa - Ness
Harriet - Haz

Clargo55 Thu 13-Feb-14 20:14:38

Eleanor - Nell

AngelaDaviesHair Thu 13-Feb-14 20:22:10

Joseph: Joe or Sepp(l)
Josephine: Jo
Florence: Flo
Caroline: Cal
Daniella: Dan
Gabriel(la): Gabby

bouncingbelle Thu 13-Feb-14 21:32:11

Charlotte - Lottie or Charlie
Anastasia - Ana, staci
Danielle/a - Dani
Jennifer - Jenny
Josephine - Jo, Josie, posie
Margaret - Meg, maggie
Rebecca - Becky, becka, bex, ruby

CareBearWithFangs Thu 13-Feb-14 22:21:49

Love some of these suggestions. Especially Margaret, I hadn't considered that before.

Finnbheara Fri 14-Feb-14 09:28:39

Andrew - Drew
Richard - Rick
Samuel - Sam
Michael - Mike

MyNameIsKenAdams Fri 14-Feb-14 09:30:26

My DD is Meg and we toyed with Margaret or Megan but in the end just stuck with Meg on the BC.

Beth and Meg / Margaret may be a bit "Little Women" though.


BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Fri 14-Feb-14 13:08:05

Beatrice - Bea
Anything beginning with V - Vee
Josephine, Joanne/a - Jo

Kit is lovely.

AngelaDaviesHair Fri 14-Feb-14 14:31:03

Beatriz and Beatrix are also nice, if Bea appeals. And much less used.



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