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I like names that can be shortened to cute nn's?

(64 Posts)
AngryBeaver Wed 05-Mar-14 00:27:08

Like... Harriet to Hattie
Matilda to Tilly ( ur rent front runner but willing to change my mind!)

Husband is Irish and would prefer an Irish (girls) name, but is willing to let me go with whatever I really like within reason.

Phoebe to bee was a consideration, but I think I've gone off it.

6 weeks to go.
Any ideas? smile

AngryBeaver Wed 05-Mar-14 00:27:31

U rent = current!

toobreathless Wed 05-Mar-14 01:02:14

Camilla/Amelia/Millicent - Milly

Isabella/Arabella - Bella

Florence- Flo/Florrie/Flossie

Edith - Edie

Beatrice/Beatrix - Bea

Eleanor - Nelly/Ella

Penelope - Nell/Nelly

toobreathless Wed 05-Mar-14 01:04:41

Margaret- Meg/Peggy/Daisy

Katherine- Kate/Kitty

Elizabeth- Beth/Betsy/Lizzy

Meredith- Merry

fideline Wed 05-Mar-14 01:06:09

Charlotte, Lottie
Constance, Connie
Lettice, Lettie

AngryBeaver Wed 05-Mar-14 02:52:39

Can't have Lottie as brothers dp is also having a girl, which will be called Charlotte/Lottie.

My baby will have my grans middle name which is quite old lady.
So couldn't have an old lady first name like Edie/Elsie.
Although I think they're lovely.

Not keen on Connie, or Lizzie.
Too many Belles/ Bella's at school.

Dh said no to Florence although I love it.

Couldn't have Penny as we already have a Poppy!

aGirlDownUnder1 Wed 05-Mar-14 03:32:24

Madeleine- Maddy/Maddie
Alexandra- Lexi/Alex
Georgia- Georgie
Grace- Gracie

vvviola Wed 05-Mar-14 03:56:29

Am pretty sure there's a few names that might meet both your criteria. Irish names with cute nicknames.

I shall put my thinking hat on

(Although the pronunciation factor might be an issue out this way wink)

Cookiepants Wed 05-Mar-14 03:59:09

Robyn/ Bobby

AngryBeaver Wed 05-Mar-14 04:49:55

Thank you ladies, none off those ones float my boat, unfortunately.
Tricky business this picking names malarkey wink

Hi vvvv! Yes please that would be great smile
Hattie is off the list because he would pronounce it "Horriet"! You know the score! grin

AngryBeaver Wed 05-Mar-14 04:50:52

Oh and yy, to the nz pronunciation also! Example, someone said Phoebe the other day, kind of like "phoyboy"?!

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 05-Mar-14 05:22:15

All mine suggestions have been mentioned all fab names

Elizabeth- Betsy
Georgia- Georgie
And its a shame about Harriet because Hattie very sweet

BananaHammocks Wed 05-Mar-14 06:10:38

Abigail - Abi
Winifred - Winnie
Evelyn - Evie
Theresa/Esther/Tessa - Tess
Eleanor/Eloise -Ellie
Elizabeth - Bessie
Rosamund/Roseanna/Rosalind - Rosie/Rose
Roxanne - Roxy
Tabitha - Tabby
Tamsin/Tamara - Tammy
Jasmine/Minerva - Minnie
Susannah - Susie
Appolline - Polly
Philippa - Pippa
Annabel - Annie
Saskia - Sassy
Saffron - Saffy
Cressida - Cressy
Cecelia - Cece
Henrietta - Hetty/Etta

AngryBeaver Wed 05-Mar-14 06:39:38

LOVE Winnie, but dh says no.
Also like Minnie, but can't shake the mouse connotations.

Love Bessie and it's a family name. But can't have Elizabeth, it was the middle name of our deceased daughter.

Can't have Polly, or Pippa or Penny, as we have a Poppy!

AngryBeaver Wed 05-Mar-14 06:40:51

Oh, and too many Ellie's and jasmines (and a few saffron) at school.

AngryBeaver Wed 05-Mar-14 06:43:06

I do prefer more unusual not Annabelle/ Annie for example.
Really like Kitty but have the same accent problem. Dh sounds it kaddie confused

Dislike Minerva and Cressida.

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Felix90 Wed 05-Mar-14 06:51:17

My dd's middle name is Beatrix and she gets called Bea (or Bea Bea by me smile).

I love Birdie but not sure what its short for?

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nagynolonger Wed 05-Mar-14 07:03:29


Catherine.......loads of sweet nn

Theresa (sp!).....Tessa

vvviola Wed 05-Mar-14 07:11:01

AB - I quite like that pronunciation of Kitty grin

I'm drawing a total blank on nice Irish names that have a nice nickname. I think it's because the nice ones are short enough by themselves (Caoimhe, Grainne, Sorcha, Aoife) and of course they all have to pronunciation difficulties.

Best I could come up with was Grace/Gracie and that's the anglicised version of Grainne.

Sorry. I'm a bit useless. Shall keep thinking though in case something occurs to me!

Twobusyboys Wed 05-Mar-14 07:13:02

Roisin - roxi?

baskingseals Wed 05-Mar-14 07:20:30

Constance - Coco

Dorothy - Dotty

Edith - Edie

Francesca - Frankie

Rosalind - Rosie

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