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Bit early but names that can be shortened to Libby?

(52 Posts)
alita7 Sat 08-Mar-14 22:44:15

I'm only 5+2 and so obviously this is a bit premature, and ninja-cupid could well be a boy but if it's a girl then my favourite girls name is Libby but I feel I need it to have a longer version for job interviews etc when older.
I always wanted to call my daughter Elizabeth for this reason but my partner has twins already and their mum to his disdain decided to call them Ellie and Ella... So Elizabeth is a bit off the cards really.
So far I've thought of Olivia, any other ideas?

Permanentlyexhausted Sat 08-Mar-14 22:46:43


GarthsUncle Sat 08-Mar-14 22:47:50


WeevilKnievel Sat 08-Mar-14 22:48:35

Or Olivia shortened to Livvy?

BlondeMalteser Sat 08-Mar-14 22:49:19

Liberty is nice.

Lulabellarama Sat 08-Mar-14 22:50:09


alita7 Sat 08-Mar-14 22:57:17

I couldn't do liberty, knew an awful woman called liberty!

Lizbeth Is good though. Liborella Is nice but again it's got Ella in it...

I think it might be that I go for Olivia, just looking for something I like that bit more if possible smile

Sharaluck Sat 08-Mar-14 23:05:20


lemonlemon Sat 08-Mar-14 23:06:46

Why not just Libby?

Ludways Sat 08-Mar-14 23:07:48

I know two little girls christened as Libby and an Isobel who gets Ibby, if that's close enough, lol

alita7 Sat 08-Mar-14 23:08:49

Same reason my mum called me alexandra but only ever called me Alex. I think a full name makes you look better on things like job applications and I like nicknames :p

alita7 Sat 08-Mar-14 23:10:18

Isobel might be nice smile though trying to avoid 'el' at all costs...

soontobeslendergirl Sat 08-Mar-14 23:13:12

Lily Beth - Libby for short?

MummyBeerest Sat 08-Mar-14 23:18:04

No lie-my sister Elizabeth is a Libby. It works.

winterhat Sat 08-Mar-14 23:20:26

Libby isn't normally short for Olivia. I think it's a long shot TBH.

Devora Sat 08-Mar-14 23:21:40


alita7 Sun 09-Mar-14 01:51:48

Mummybereest- ideally I'd want Elizabeth but as you can see it would seem a bit much.

Winter hat- surely I could shorten it to what I want, if I call her Libby 95% of the time that will be her name, Olivia will just be for formalities.

notoneforselfies Sun 09-Mar-14 02:08:14

Well by that logic, if you don't want a proper contraction of a name, you could name her Sarah and just call her Libby 95% of the time... Or why not simply name her Libby? It's perfectly valid as a full name if you love it.

mewkins Sun 09-Mar-14 07:47:07

I know of an Olivia shortened to Libby.

Coconutty Sun 09-Mar-14 07:49:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

babybythesea Sun 09-Mar-14 07:57:37

I have an Isobel who is gradually becoming Libby. She started out as Isobel, then became LittleBelle, then LB, and LibertyBelle, and that is slowly morphing into Libby. She's 11 months. Before she arrived I was going to call her Izzy because I don't like Belle as a nn, but it seems life has other plans...

tammytoby Sun 09-Mar-14 08:03:34

Once they start school you have no control over what teachers and their friends call them. All the Olivias I know are either Olivia, Ollie or Livvy.

callamia Sun 09-Mar-14 08:04:55

I know a Libby who is really Olivia. No one ever thought that was terribly strange.

GRW Sun 09-Mar-14 08:05:26

My friend has an Elizabeth and Eleanor (Ellie) so I don't see a problem if you prefer Elizabeth. Libby doesn't sound like Ellie or Ella.

AlarmOnSnooze Sun 09-Mar-14 08:13:12

Your partner has twin girls called Ellie and Ella? Really? How old are they now?

If you are sure your dd would always be a Libby then I'd just go with Elizabeth since you don't like any obvious other full names.

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