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Elegant girls name with a short nickname?

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RavenclawWriter Sun 12-Mar-17 14:58:21

I hope this is ok to ask here. This is for a novel I'm writing. I'm looking for a name for my character.

She is a lesbian who is artistic and quite punky. She comes from an upper middle class white background (goes to boarding school) and will have been given an elegant girly name, possibly something from a literary or artistic influence. But it needs to have a short, possibly unisex nickname that she will use with her friends. Born in about 2002 and is British.

Any suggestions?

MycatsaPirate Sun 12-Mar-17 14:59:20

Roberta - Bobby

Elizabeth - Bet/Betty

Thomasina - Tom

RuckingMarvellous Sun 12-Mar-17 14:59:27

Emmeline to Emme

LarkDescending Sun 12-Mar-17 15:03:33


DavidPuddy Sun 12-Mar-17 15:05:28

Artemis - Art or Arty

PointlessUsername Sun 12-Mar-17 15:05:30

Elenora - Ellie
Theodora- dora
Francesca- cheska

GRW Sun 12-Mar-17 15:09:08

Georgina or Georgia - George
Kimberley -Kim
Antonia- Toni

CrazyGreyhoundLady Sun 12-Mar-17 15:09:08

Elizabeth: Ellie, El, Beth,
Rhiannon: Ree,

HelenDenver Sun 12-Mar-17 15:12:52


Alexa or Alexandra/alex


ChubbyMummy12 Sun 12-Mar-17 15:13:13

Jasmine- jazz
Samantha- Sam
Dominique- dom
Annabelle- Ann
Josephine- jo /josie
Alexia- lex/ lexi
Alexis- lex/ Lexie
Joanne- Jo
Rebecca- bex
Charlotte- char/ charley
Elizabeth- Liz
Deborah- deb/ Debbie
Louise/Louisa- Lou

RealHouswifeofBury Sun 12-Mar-17 15:15:12

Dorothy. Dot
Cordelia Lea
Phillipa. Pip

tigerrun Sun 12-Mar-17 15:15:13

Beatrix - then you have Bea or Trix.

foursthescore Sun 12-Mar-17 15:15:37

Victoria - Vicky, Tori or Vic

Corialanusburt Sun 12-Mar-17 15:17:14

Cosima - Mimi

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 12-Mar-17 15:17:47

Francesca - Frankie
Frederica - Freddie

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 12-Mar-17 15:17:52

Persephone - Percy
Ariadne - Ari
Henrietta- Henry/Harry

Corialanusburt Sun 12-Mar-17 15:18:37

Alexandra - Xan

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 12-Mar-17 15:18:41

Leonora - Leo

Corialanusburt Sun 12-Mar-17 15:19:19

Will you tell us which one you chose?

glitterglitters Sun 12-Mar-17 15:19:19

Charlotte - Chuck
Philippa - Phil
Olivia - Ollie

228agreenend Sun 12-Mar-17 15:21:53

Born in 2002, so is around 15 years old.

Shania - popular due to shania Twain (not sure about nickname - Shan?)
Megan - Meg
Charlotte - Charlie - Charlottes Web
Christina - Chris
Bethany - Beth
India - Indy
Stephanie -Steph
Isabel - Izzy, Bel

Corialanusburt Sun 12-Mar-17 15:22:10

Or Xanthe - Xan

RavenclawWriter Sun 12-Mar-17 15:23:01

Yeah, I'll tell you which one I chose - making a longlist now!

Some excellent suggestions here - keep them coming if you can!

Corialanusburt Sun 12-Mar-17 15:23:27


Corialanusburt Sun 12-Mar-17 15:24:20

Jessica Mitford was known as Decca

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