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Posh/old fashioned long names with cursive nn

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Frazzledmum123 Sun 27-Nov-16 13:41:59

Hiya, I'm currently overdue (and a bit fed up) but dh and I still can't pick a name for baby. We don't know the sex so need one for each and have a few ideas but nothing jumps out as the one

We tend to like long names that will last when they are older (dh calls them posh but it's not quite how I'd term them) but that can be nn to cutsie name when little

Current favourite girl name is probably Emilia so nn Millie but I'm worried it's sounds the same as Amelia so there will be loads of them. Boys names I struggle with, love Arthur but not the nn. Any suggestions really welcome smile

Frazzledmum123 Sun 27-Nov-16 13:43:53

Ahh title should say cutsie def not cursive!!!! Stupid autocorrect, can I change it?

INeedNewShoes Sun 27-Nov-16 13:47:00

You and I are on the hunt for the same ilk of baby name! smile

Here are a few from my list...

A development of your idea, what about Emmeline? Then you can still use Millie as the NN, or Emmy.

Josephine (Josie, Joey)
Philippa (Pip, Pippa)
Persephone (Sephy)

Sebastian (Bassy, Seb)
Frederic (Freddie)

Scoopmuckdizzy Sun 27-Nov-16 13:47:40

I love Henrietta - NN Hetty or Etta.

YokoUhOh Sun 27-Nov-16 13:48:17

(Wrote this on a thread yesterday but...) DS2 is Albert nn Bertie - is tat the kind of thing you're looking for?

Scoopmuckdizzy Sun 27-Nov-16 13:48:49

I have a William. We were going to shorten to Will but he gets called Wilfy for some reason!

SteppingOnToes Sun 27-Nov-16 13:51:16

Arthur and Nn Artie is soooo cute!

SteppingOnToes Sun 27-Nov-16 13:51:47

Girls names I like Ruth and NN Roo ;)

clairethewitch70 Sun 27-Nov-16 13:52:20

Benjamin - Ben, Benji, Benny

SteppingOnToes Sun 27-Nov-16 13:53:02

I have a friend called Verity and her nN is Vee

clairethewitch70 Sun 27-Nov-16 13:53:16

Montague -Monty
Benedict - Ben
Sebastian _ Seb

clairethewitch70 Sun 27-Nov-16 13:54:02

Felicity - Flick
Jennifer - Jen, Jenny

Artandco Sun 27-Nov-16 13:54:40

Constance - Connie
Leonora - Nora

Timothy - timon/ Timmy/ Tim
Ferdinand- Ferdi
Rudyard - Rudi

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 27-Nov-16 13:58:12

I have an Elizabeth who is always known as Lizzie.

Diggingupdaisys Sun 27-Nov-16 14:01:36

Agatha - Aggie
Beatrice - Bea
Beatrix - bea or trixie
Clemantine - clammy
Cordelia- Dilly/ Cordy
Constance - Conny
Cecelia- Cece
Elizabeth- Beth, Betty, Liz , lizzy, Eliza
Probably other also
Eleanor- Ellie , Nel
Catherine- Kate , Katie, kitty, Cathy
Helen/Helena- Len, Lenny, nel, Nellie
Harriet- Hatty
Imogen- immy, mog/moggy
Isabella- izzy, Bella
Jemima- Mimi, Emi, mima, jem, jemmy
Margaret- Margo, maggy, Peggy, Daisy
Olivia- liv
Penelope- Penny, Nel, Poppy
Rebecca- becca, Becky,
Tabitha- tabby, bitty

These are just a few I could think of

SirNiallDementia Sun 27-Nov-16 14:03:16

Genevieve/ Genny
Nathaniel/ Nate
Evangeline/ Evie
Benedict/ Benji/ Ben
Anastasia/ Annie
Rosalind/ Rosamund/ Rosie
Elizabeth/ Betty
Eleanor/ Nell
Sebastian/ Sen
Clement/ Clem or Clementine/ Clemmie

LestatVonGaribaldi Sun 27-Nov-16 14:04:19

Emilia was the 45th most popular name with 1,243 born. There were 1,673 Millies (2015) so combined with Amelia you're looking at about 10k girls each year.

Tabitha (Tabs/Tabby/Bibi)
Araminta (Ari/Minta/Minty)
Felicity (Flies/Flick)

Lawrence (Larry)
Charles (Charlie/Chas)
Richard (Rich/Richie/Ricky)

Diggingupdaisys Sun 27-Nov-16 14:08:28

Benjamin/ Benedict- Ben/Benji
Edward- Ed,Teddy/Ted
Fredrik-Freddie, Fred
Oscar- oz
Oliver- Oli
Theodore- Theo, Teddy/Ted
Thomas/ Tom
Montgomery- monty
Wilfred- wilf, wil, Fred
William- will, billy, bill, Liam

SteppingOnToes Sun 27-Nov-16 14:10:19

A tip - start at the back of the baby book as people have usually given up by then ;)

Frazzledmum123 Sun 27-Nov-16 14:12:50

Ah thank you, some lovely names. I have an Alfred already nn Alfie but that means Freddie is out really as it's another possible nn Emmeline is a bit to similar to dd name too unfortunately

I love Albert and Constance but dh vetoed them

Jenijena Sun 27-Nov-16 14:14:41

Bethany, Elizabeth, Catherine

Alexander, Benjamin, William

AngryVagina Sun 27-Nov-16 14:39:10

Jessica/ Jessie

NapQueen Sun 27-Nov-16 14:41:53

Florence / Floss or flossie
Penelope / Penny
Charlotte / Lottie
Evangeline/ Eva
Georgia/ Georgie

Frazzledmum123 Sun 27-Nov-16 14:51:52

Thanks everyone, these are exactly the type of names I was thinking of, I will sit and go through them in a bit and give them proper thought.

Love Georgia too but surname means any G names are out which is a shame. Also love William but that has been taken in our family.

Is there a nn for Juliet other than Julie? I quite like that name too. Really liked Anelle from the book but when I went on a website to check I was pronouncing it, it said some countries pronounce it Anal!!

Thatwaslulu Sun 27-Nov-16 14:53:02

Elizabeth - Betty, Libby, Betsy
Frances - Fran, Frankie
Margaret - Peggy, Meg, Maggie, Marge, Margo
Lorraine - Lolly
Dorothy - Dot, Dolly, Dora

Edmund - Ed, Ted, Eddie
Roderick - Roddy, Ricky, Del
Laurence - Larry, Laurie
Desmond - Des
Leonard - Len, Leon
Stanley - Stan

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