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What is your favourite shortening of Elizabeth and Alexandra

(130 Posts)
NighteyesLovesGingerbread Sun 28-Jun-15 10:54:51

So having been roundly assured that Tess is not an acceptable nn for Elizabeth grin what is your favourite shortening of:



Benchmark Sun 28-Jun-15 10:58:27

Beth and Alexi. I also like Libby.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 28-Jun-15 11:01:00

Possibly Beth
Lexi (although MN doesn't like this, apparently) or Allie.
I don't like Alex for a girl.

Artandco Sun 28-Jun-15 11:03:15

Eliza - Elizabeth


Alexa or Alex - Alexandra

kelda Sun 28-Jun-15 11:04:30

Lizzie and Alex, but much prefer Alexandra.

DoTheDuckFace Sun 28-Jun-15 11:06:02

Ellie and Alex

SaulGood Sun 28-Jun-15 11:06:03

Beth and Alex (but I don't love it, though I adore Sacha if it's a nn for Alexander)

LastOneDancing Sun 28-Jun-15 11:13:57

Beth and Alex.

Both gorgeous names BTW. I love Elisabeth because the owner can choose her NN from such a variety smile

FlyDragonfly1 Sun 28-Jun-15 11:15:27

Lizzie and Alex smile

Both names have endless nickname potential though. I know three Elizabeths who go by Lizzie, Beth and Libby respectively.

violetwellies Sun 28-Jun-15 11:18:04

Liza and Zandra, also like Beth.

OopNorth Sun 28-Jun-15 11:19:19

Love Betty

OpalQuartz Sun 28-Jun-15 11:26:03


Lyndie Sun 28-Jun-15 11:27:15

Lexie is common in Scotland.

buttonmoonboots Sun 28-Jun-15 11:29:14

I used to like Beth but Libby has grown on me.

Alexandra is a lovely name but I dislike it being shortened to Alex for girls and don't like Lexy. I don't consider Alexa a shortening as it's still too long. So that lives Allie, basically.

I know an Alexia who goes by Zia which is nice.

TheReluctantCountess Sun 28-Jun-15 11:30:45

Betty and Alex

tumbletumble Sun 28-Jun-15 11:38:07

Beth or Libby

Writtenbyme Sun 28-Jun-15 11:39:45

Beth and Lexi

GinUpGirl Sun 28-Jun-15 11:40:16

Zsa Zsa

NighteyesLovesGingerbread Sun 28-Jun-15 11:41:30

I like Lexi but there are quite a few around and I don't feel it ages well - managing director called Lexi type thing. feel the same about Libby, like it but not sure it will grow up with the child.

Oooh, Zia is interesting and a bit different.

Hadnt thought of Alexa/Alexi and I like those, again a bit less mainstream.

I have a soft spot for Lizzie due to pride and prejudice! but I don't like Liz which it will likely end up as as she gets older.

Part of what I like about the names is it will give her so many options if she wants them. my name only has one standard shortening and it was an 'of the time' name so there were about 10 in my class and no other shortening options which I want to avoid!

MamaLazarou Sun 28-Jun-15 12:36:36

Betty and Alex

maybebaby007 Sun 28-Jun-15 12:56:38

Elsa or Eliza for Elizabeth.

Allie for Alexandra.

ClariceBeanthatsme Sun 28-Jun-15 13:01:33

Not sure if it's short for or a totally different name but i love Elsbeth/Elspeth love Eliza too.

BikeRunSki Sun 28-Jun-15 13:03:53

Libby and Lexie

TheFallenMadonna Sun 28-Jun-15 13:06:19

Bess or Lizzy

nippa Sun 28-Jun-15 13:13:31

Beth and Sasha

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