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cosysnowydays Thu 19-May-16 12:21:22

Thoughts? Tend to like to names that can have a nickname shortening so not sure it fits the bill, but do like the name.

CaitAgusMadra Thu 19-May-16 12:22:01

Love it. Beautiful classic name

Sandsnake Thu 19-May-16 12:23:02


Classic and timeless. I think I'd shorten Alison to Ali / Ally, which I think sounds really nice and friendly.

GreenBeans17 Thu 19-May-16 12:36:49

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scrivette Thu 19-May-16 12:42:25

It's a lovely name. You could shorten it to Al but doesn't need shortening.

Twinkie1 Thu 19-May-16 12:43:58

Our youngest is Alice, she's the only one we know. Her siblings call her Allie.

I thought it pretty without it being too different or flouncy and you can't spell it wrongly.

insancerre Thu 19-May-16 12:44:44

I have an Alice
She gets called Ali bongo
Sometimes alibongo from bingoland
She is 19 and it has always suited her

cosysnowydays Thu 19-May-16 12:47:20

A friend said it was boring and old fashioned but I do like it. Have seen the nickname Lissy/Lissie mentioned somewhere but don't think it's the obvious choice.

Byrdie Thu 19-May-16 12:51:40

We named our first child a similar traditional name and had a cool and sweet shortening / nickname which we used until she turned around at about 3 or 4 and told us firmly that her proper name was not the nickname and not to call her by anything except her proper name!!

manicinsomniac Thu 19-May-16 12:52:54

I like it. You could use Ali or Lissy as nicknames if you really wanted to.

If you want names similar to Alice that shorten/have a nickname, how about:
Anna (Annie)
Beatrice (Bea)
Charlotte (Charlie, Lottie)
Constance (Connie)
Eleanor (Ellie, Ella, Lena)
Frances (Frankie, Frannie)
Florence (Flora, Florrie)
Georgina (Georgie, Gina)
Harriet (Hattie)
Isabella (Izzy, Bella, Ibby)
Julia (Jules)
Juliet (Jules, Etta)
Katherine (Katie, Kathy, Kitty)
Lydia (Lyddie)
Matilda (Tilly, Tilda, Mattie)
Olivia (Livvy)
Philippa (Pippa)
Rosemary (Rosie, Rose)
Sylvia (Sylvie)
Victoria (Vicky, Toria)

Mookbark Thu 19-May-16 12:53:53

DS2 and DS3 would have been called Alice if they were girls. I think it is a lovely, ageless name.

EustachianTube Thu 19-May-16 12:57:19

I have an Alice. 😊 Lovely timeless name. Mine gets called Als or Ally.

Brieandstilton Thu 19-May-16 13:00:55

Love it.

LurkingQuietly Thu 19-May-16 13:02:44

LOVE Alice. Would have been top of my list were it not for an awkward family member also called Alice who would tell the world the baby was named after her...grrr!

MaisieDotes Thu 19-May-16 13:03:54

I love the name Alice. But I'm going to be honest- that song does come to mind.

Probably only because I'm ancient though.

cosysnowydays Thu 19-May-16 13:46:53

manic Love Kitty but not as keen on Katherine/Kathleen as a full name. Do like Philippa (Pippa). Harriet is lovely but we already have one in the family. Like Connie but not keen on Constance, it seems a bit too formal.

I wonder if Allie/Ally or Lissie would stick as a nickname, we'd like a name that will be formal for when she's older if she ever became a doctor etc but with a shorter nickname that can be used everyday. i.e. Jennifer/Jenny.

Yes I'm a bit put off because of THAT song, why did they have to ruin it!

StealthPolarBear Thu 19-May-16 13:49:52

I have one. Shortened to Ali. Lengthened to alligator when she's being a grump.

Twistedheartache Thu 19-May-16 13:55:17

I think it's a fab name but when we were doing our shortlist it was inextricably linked with the song for us. Sorry

midsomermurderess Thu 19-May-16 15:26:05

I love it too, it's classic and elegant.

septembersunshine Thu 19-May-16 16:14:38

It's a bit meh to me. I just find it a bit bland and dull and flat sounding. I think the shortening of Al is quite masculine so I'd go for Allie. Having said that I love the list posted above and pretty much think all those suggestions are leaps and bounds above Alice.

toobreathless Thu 19-May-16 16:20:11

Pefectly nice name.

We know a few.

I'm not that keen as I just see A Lice but I think my brain must work in odd ways as it doesn't appear to bother others!

FutureGadgetsLab Thu 19-May-16 17:43:56

I'm an Alice. I get called "Al" by a few people but mostly Alice. I like my name, it's not too trendy and you can't tell how old I am from it. It's also not twee or girly which I'd hate.

It's a good choice.

StealthPolarBear Thu 19-May-16 17:46:07

Yes I like it for all thilose reasons smile I have a late 70s/early 80s name. I was born in 79

Whyhellodaffodil Thu 19-May-16 20:10:10

We have an Alice, so I'm obviously biased,but we love it! Short and sweet, and we tend to shorten it to Al.

Yika Thu 19-May-16 20:15:21

Lovely, classic, unfussy.

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