Advanced search

Shortenings for Cordelia...?

(32 Posts)
beebeebumble Sun 07-Dec-14 18:19:50

...that aren't Cordy, Delia or Dilly? My sister is due in February and is considering this name. She is put off by the obvious nicknames which are not ideal. I love the full name, so any suggestions for shortened versions you have I can give her would be great!

PetaPipa Sun 07-Dec-14 18:21:03

Del? Cory?

Belazu84 Sun 07-Dec-14 18:22:43

Cora would be beautiful. And I know one who goes by Dee.

ZenNudist Sun 07-Dec-14 18:24:38

Dee dee?

beebeebumble Sun 07-Dec-14 18:24:44

Cora is lovely!

longestlurkerever Sun 07-Dec-14 18:25:04

Lia? Elly? I have to say the only one I know is generally known as "cords" though. Delia is the most natural and nothing especially wrong with it imo (that said I wouldn't choose Cordelia anyway so clearly have different criteria from your dsis)

beebeebumble Sun 07-Dec-14 18:25:15

Cora is very pretty

FollowTheStarship Sun 07-Dec-14 18:25:28

I first thought of Della.

elpth Sun 07-Dec-14 18:40:26

I taught a Cordelia who was always known as Coco.

moxon Sun 07-Dec-14 18:42:04

Cora, Li, Lia.
Or she could just be Cordelia. It's a great name, and not every name needs to be shortened.

Jux Sun 07-Dec-14 18:50:07

We have a Cordelia in the family (second cousin). She is known as Lally. When I first heard it I was a little ?? but within a month or so, I was so completely used to it. She is 15 now.

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 07-Dec-14 18:53:04

I think you could make up almost any NN and use it with Cordelia


burgatroyd Sun 07-Dec-14 20:18:43

Della or Coco are my fave

TallulahTwinkletoes Sun 07-Dec-14 20:21:30

My family member is Cordelia. She's known as deeya (only way I can think of to spell it) as this is what she referred to herself as when she started talking.

Cora is a great suggestion grin

BlackberryandNettle Sun 07-Dec-14 21:05:03

Cora or Celia jump out, or Cody

Cranagh Sun 07-Dec-14 21:46:49


shoobidoo Mon 08-Dec-14 08:35:40

I don't think Cordelia needs to be shortened. It's beautiful and easily said!

JakeyBurd Mon 08-Dec-14 09:11:03

I think it's one of those names which has so many short options that one will emerge as the obvious choice as the child grows into the name. It may, like Coco, be something you'd never think of in advance!

If your DSis likes the full name then she should go for it, and let the short names come naturally.

Floppypotato Mon 08-Dec-14 09:13:21

A girl I went to school with was called Cordelia and she used "Cordy"

It suited her very well smile

Lovely name

zaracharlotte Mon 08-Dec-14 09:15:21

Cordelia from Buffy was Cordy. I quite like it.

birchwoods Mon 08-Dec-14 13:38:32


Leeds2 Mon 08-Dec-14 15:37:19

The one I know is called Cords by her school friends.

RonaldMcDonald Mon 08-Dec-14 15:48:38

Both I know are Cordy

bluewisteria Tue 09-Dec-14 19:26:09

Celia? Although a different etymology. Rory?

BeginnerSAHM Tue 09-Dec-14 19:55:19

I know a 'Cory'. Really like the name (Cordelia and Cory).

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now