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Nicknames for Elijah

(11 Posts)
Mollbie Fri 12-Aug-16 08:44:02

Love Elijah but dislike Eli....

How else could it be shortened without sounding silly?

SleepFreeZone Fri 12-Aug-16 08:47:51

If you hate the accepted abbreviation I would not pick the name. You can't decide how others abbreviate a name and they will definitely go for the obvious one regardless of what you might choose. I vetoed Alexander for that reason. Loved the full name, didn't like the nn, and I knew that's all u would ever hear.

YorkieDorkie Fri 12-Aug-16 08:55:13

I don't know anyone who shortens Elijah if that helps!

Northernlight22 Fri 12-Aug-16 09:01:13

Eli is the only one I know

imnotalpharius Fri 12-Aug-16 09:07:07

We tend with Lijah, so not much shortening. Only one person has ever called mine Eli, and has pretty much stopped as it's obvious no one else does.

PinkyPlumet Fri 12-Aug-16 09:28:32


Astrophe Fri 12-Aug-16 13:59:06

My son occasionally get 'E' or 'EJ" (his initials), but mostly a mix of Elijah and Eli (which we like, so no prob). I wouldn't choose it if you really can't bear Eli.

Sophronia Fri 12-Aug-16 18:27:26

I know one who gets called Lij (pronounced Lige)

midsomermurderess Sat 13-Aug-16 14:59:06


augustusdecimus Sat 13-Aug-16 15:58:39




Jamjar12 Sat 13-Aug-16 23:23:11

I also know an Elijah who goes by Lij- pronounced like 'Liege' and it sounds pretty cool lol.

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