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2 syllable girl names, that can't be shortened?

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CardiganGrey Wed 14-Sep-16 13:33:25

Any ideas?

Names like:

Scarlett
Layla

I don't mean names like Darcy (as that will get Darce, I just can't imagine anyone shortening a name to Scar or Lay)

Any ideas?

Caldini22 Wed 14-Sep-16 13:42:42

Dulcie
Macie

Footle Wed 14-Sep-16 13:44:41

Scarlett can and does become Lettie.

Bongbingboobingbongbing Wed 14-Sep-16 13:55:54

Lottie
Orla
Immie
Lettie
Isla

strawberrypenguin Wed 14-Sep-16 14:00:57

Laura
Lauren

Or not 2 syllables but you could use something already 'short' like Kate

pestov Wed 14-Sep-16 14:01:45

Pretty much all names can be shortened. I have taught girls called Scarlie and Laylz by their friends

GoldPlatedBacon Wed 14-Sep-16 14:06:28

I know a Scar. Even one syllable names become longer e.g Kate becomes Katie, Kim becomes Kimmy.

Perhaps Mia or Ava might work?

lemonzest123 Wed 14-Sep-16 14:07:51

Hmmm...Cadence?

HairsprayBabe Wed 14-Sep-16 14:10:30

Ruby
Collett
Helen
Sarah
Lucy
Cara
Sara
Evaine
Nova
Piper
Tina
Cora
Hannah

but as PP have said people will shorten whatever name you give a child, Lauren becomes Loz and Laura becomes Lauz etc. Its very hard to stop it

Biscuitsneeded Wed 14-Sep-16 14:19:03

Clara? But if you like Scarlett and Layla I'm guessing you want a more modern name. Amber? Chloe? Willow?

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Wed 14-Sep-16 14:20:28

Emma
Olive
Margot

But yes, they could all become Ems, Ols, Mars to friends. I think all names can be shortened somehow.

sleepyMe12 Wed 14-Sep-16 14:21:54

Erin.

MsInterpret Wed 14-Sep-16 14:23:06

Mart

MsInterpret Wed 14-Sep-16 14:23:29

shock
MARY
grin

ShowMeTheElf Wed 14-Sep-16 14:24:16

Mary

WhispersOfWickedness Wed 14-Sep-16 14:24:58

Rosa

IveAlreadyPaid Wed 14-Sep-16 14:26:19

I know an Erin. It is shortened to "Eh" by friends grin

SerenDippitee Wed 14-Sep-16 14:29:20

Literally any name can be shortened. My dad has a very short name and is known by his first initial only by some of his oldest friends.

EarthboundMisfit Wed 14-Sep-16 14:32:40

Maya

smartyclogs Wed 14-Sep-16 19:27:11

Sarah

FruitCider Wed 14-Sep-16 19:29:26

Daisy? My friend is called Daisy, not heard her name be shortened in the 20 years I have known her!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 14-Sep-16 19:32:11

Unfortunately, if people can't shorten a name, they usually lengthen it !
Possibly Amber or Opal.

Salmiak Wed 14-Sep-16 19:32:36

Eva, Ava, Mia, poppy, Josie, Jody, Lola, Lana, Freya, Isla, noa, Clara,

SecretMongoose Wed 14-Sep-16 19:36:47

I know a Mary who is called Maz.
I wouldn't worry about it, as lots of pp have said, shortening names is largely inevitable. I have three dc with short names and they all get called various things by friends and relatives

mrssmith79 Wed 14-Sep-16 19:49:34

Honor
Ava

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