Hi all, DC1 is due in 5 weeks and our top two girls names are Charlotte and Eleanor. I was wondering what these names could be shortened to? I really hate Charlie but don't mind Lottie but would appreciate other suggestions. Also not keen on Ellie for Eleanor.
I had an Aunt Nora which may have been a nn for Eleanor now I think about it, and a grandmother Eleanor who was always known as Nellie.
NN are very flexible and adaptable, and more importantly, impossible to control once the child goes to school. Some are loved but many loathed. My mother was Elizabeth but always called Betty, which she absolutely hated. So pick a name that you love and call your child by that name. Who knows what their NN will be, perhaps linked with the surname or a physical feature?
I have a Charlotte and it's never shortened really. My sister calls her Chazza on purpose as she knows it annoys me but nobody else shortens it. She is only 15 months though so this could all change when she goes to school...