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Cute nick name but sensible full name

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purplewoofer Mon 15-Jun-15 10:10:02

Looking for ideas for no.2. trying to think of names that are sensible but have a cute nick name for when they are little, like teddy for Edward but can't can't think of any more. Don't know if it's a boy or girl. Thanks

ShadowFire Mon 15-Jun-15 10:11:54

Kitty for Katherine.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 15-Jun-15 11:11:38

Theodore, Edmund and Edwin could all have nn Teddy.
Barney for Barnaby

Miri for Miriam or Miranda
Cassie for Cassandra
Dottie for Dorothy or Dorothea
Josie for Josephine
Maisie or Peggy for Margaret

Lancelottie Mon 15-Jun-15 11:15:39

Coco for Chloe
Bibi for Beatrice

...but given I used to call one of mine Bobsy* until he was very much too old for it, I'd say you can nickname anything really.

(*He isn't called Robert, Robin or anything similar.)

nattarji Mon 15-Jun-15 11:18:19

One of my daughters is called Baz - short for Basil.

Her real name is Elizabeth.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 15-Jun-15 11:43:32

Teddy for Eddie/Theodore
Billy for William
Richie for Richard
Bernie for Bernard
Jimmy for James
Frankie for Francis
Paddy for Patrick

Peggy/Maggie for Margaret
Pippa for Philipa
Hattie for Harriet
Ellie for Ellena
Beatie for Beatrice
Patsy for Patricia

PandasRock Mon 15-Jun-15 11:53:12

Pip for Peter/Philip
Ginny for Imogen
Lottie for Charlotte
Libby for Elisabeth
Bertie for Bertram
Mimi for Miriam

Sophronia Mon 15-Jun-15 11:54:54

Albert nn Bertie
Alexander nn Alec or Sandy
Benjamin nn Benji
Christopher nn Kit
Frederick nn Freddie
Laurence nn Laurie
Nathaniel nn Nat or Nate
William nn Will or Billy
Alfred nn Alfie, Fred, Freddie
Wilfred nn Wilf, Fred, Freddie

Charlotte nn Lottie
Catherine/Katherine nn Kitty
Georgina nn Georgie
Henrietta nn Hettie, Hattie or Etta
Isabelle nn Izzy or Belle
Margaret nn Daisy
Penelope nn Penny or Nell
Susannah nn Susie, Sunny, Annie
Theodora nn Thea, Dora

JessieEssex Mon 15-Jun-15 11:55:45

We have a Penelope, known as Nelly

IsItStupid Mon 15-Jun-15 11:57:42


Lizzy/Libby for Elizabeth
Betsy for Beatrice and Bethany
Lolly for Lauren
Posy for Josephine
Jojo for Josephine, Joanne, Joanna etc


Jojo or Joey for Joseph
Alfie for Alfred
Timmy for Timothy
Ollie for Oliver
Monty for Montgomery (questionable on the sensible full name though grin)

Do any of those strike your fancy?

purplewoofer Mon 15-Jun-15 12:03:56

Some lovely suggestions, thanks.

SayExcuseMe Mon 15-Jun-15 12:04:33

Phillipa = Pippa
Margaret = Maggie
Lucinda = Lou Lou
Angelina = Angie / Annie
Rebecca = Bex
Georgina = Georgie
Harriet = Hattie
Jemima = Mima / Mimi

Theodore = Teddy
Michael = Micky
William = Liam
Nathanial = Nate
Sebastian = Seb
Thomas = Tommy
Joseph = Joey
Alfred = Freddie
Albert = Berite
Robert = Bobby

TropicalHorse Mon 15-Jun-15 12:05:30

Merry for Meredith

ipsofactocollapso Mon 15-Jun-15 12:06:03

Merry for Meredith (sensible enough smile )
Dolly could work for Gwendolyn
Ali for Alistair

Pootles2010 Mon 15-Jun-15 12:08:08

Tilly for Mathilda - heard this the other day, really lovely.

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