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Girls' names with boyish shortenings

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Elbi Sun 20-Nov-16 20:20:00

I've always liked girls' names that have a boy-style nickname. Not sure why, just sounds cute to me. Like Roberta could be Bertie or Bobby... but I'm not all that keen on Roberta itself. Anyone have any suggestions? Samantha/Sam and Charlotte/Charlie were popular in my age group (80s-born!) so I probably wouldn't choose those but any more unusual ideas very welcome. Thank you smile

KlingybunFistelvase Sun 20-Nov-16 20:20:54

I love Aurora with nn Rory!

Imstickingwiththisone Sun 20-Nov-16 20:21:14

Francesca - Frankie

bumblingmum Sun 20-Nov-16 20:21:55

Georgina, benjamina, Alexandra?

BadToTheBone Sun 20-Nov-16 20:25:41

Michaela or Mikhsla
I used to know a Kendra who got called Kenny, she carried it off as she was super cool.

Error404usernamenotfound Sun 20-Nov-16 20:25:48

Harriet - Harry
Danielle - Danny
Christina - Chris

Mungobungo Sun 20-Nov-16 20:26:00

Antonia - Toni
Charlotte - Charlie
Stephanie - Stevie

TommyandGina Sun 20-Nov-16 20:26:28

Thomasina / Tommy

I'm a Sam / Samantha and I love having the option of a proper or a fun name

hellymart Sun 20-Nov-16 20:26:34

How about Marlene, shortened to Lenny?

KlingybunFistelvase Sun 20-Nov-16 20:26:46

Davina - Dave? Perhaps not... grin

crayfish Sun 20-Nov-16 20:26:48

I love Josephine shortened to Jo but Stevie is my favourite of this kind of girls name. Could be shortened from Stephanie.

OutnumberedbyFurchesters Sun 20-Nov-16 20:27:07

Frances... Frank.

YoScienceBitch Sun 20-Nov-16 20:28:06

I'm a Baileigh and spent most of college being called Leigh.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 20-Nov-16 20:35:55

Wilhemina - Billie or Will

Frederica - Freddie

Edwina - Eddie

DementedUnicorn Sun 20-Nov-16 20:42:17

Charlotte to Charlie
Jacqueline to Jackie
Shauna to Seany
Frances to Fran

Sophronia Sun 20-Nov-16 20:46:36

Alexandra - Alex, Ali, Xan, Zan
Christina - Chris, Christy, Kit
Theodora - Ted, Teddy, Theo
Francesca - Frankie, Fran
Georgina - George
Harriet - Harri/Harry
Henrietta - Henri/Henry
Josephine - Joey
Julia/Juliana/Juliet - Jules
Catherine/Katherine - Kit
Frederica/Winifred - Freddie
Louisa - Louie
Matilda - Matt, Mattie
Olivia - Ollie/Olly/Oli
Wilhelmina - Will, Billie
Leonora/Leona - Leo
Judith - Jude
Augusta - Gus
Veronica - Ronnie
Natalia - Nat
Maxima, Maxine - Max
Eleanor - Lenny
Cordelia - Corey
Philippa - Pip

griffinsss Sun 20-Nov-16 20:47:38

I love Benita nn Bennie

Also like Francesca "Frankie", Aurora "Rory", Wilhelmina "Winnie" (I know Winnie is female in the UK, but my great uncle was Winnie although I'm not sure it was his full name) or "Billie" and Edwina or Edina "Eddie" that have been previously mentioned

I also love Winifred "Freddie", Benita "Bennie", Magdalena/Elena/Lena "Lenny/Leni", Charlotte or Ottilie "Otti" or "Otto".

Fannyfannakerpants Sun 20-Nov-16 20:49:21

I know a Freda (Fred-a) which I think has just the right amount of boyishness to be very cool.

KlingybunFistelvase Sun 20-Nov-16 20:55:08

Oh just thought of Leonora / Leonie / Leonor "Leo / Lenny"

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Sun 20-Nov-16 20:56:45

Percephone: Percy

Fridgedooropen Sun 20-Nov-16 21:19:59

Jess for Jessica

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 20-Nov-16 21:23:07

Alexandra (Alex)
Danielle (Dani)
Frances/Francesca (Frankie)
Joanna (Jo)
Harriet (Harry).

ProlificLurker Sun 20-Nov-16 21:28:57

I once knew a Vanessa who was known as Vinny. Would also work for Davina.

Elbi Sun 20-Nov-16 21:46:49

Really lovely suggestions, thank you.

So far Aurora/Rory, Winifred/Freddie and Leonora/Leo are definitely going on the list!

Kinda love Persephone/Percy too but we have a P surname...

Yika Sun 20-Nov-16 21:51:33

Andrea or similar - Andy

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