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AgentOprah Mon 17-Apr-17 17:26:16

We have a preference for longer "grown up" names that have some options for cuter shortenings (think Rosalind/Rosemary = Rosie). Also trying to avoid anything too popular so they aren't one of 4 Olivias, Amelias, Evies etc in their class.
So far have Alexandra, Elizabeth and Beatrice on the list.
Any other ideas?

Rockaby Mon 17-Apr-17 17:36:59

We have similar taste I think op.

I have all your names on my list, (apart from Alexandra which I love but can't use)!


harderandharder2breathe Mon 17-Apr-17 17:41:12

Love Elizabeth and Beatrice!

DayGlo Mon 17-Apr-17 17:44:56


JaeDon Mon 17-Apr-17 17:50:25

Charlotte (Lottie/Charlie)
Florence (Flo)
Valerie (Val)
Delilah (Lyla)
Loretta (Lottie)
Madeline (Maddie)
Victoria (Tori)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Apr-17 18:04:54

Stephanie (Steph)
Helena (Nellie)
Miriam (Mimi)
Madeleine (Leiney)
Dorothea (Dory Thea)
Georgina (Gina Georgie)
Persephone (Seffi)
Margaret (Greta Maggie Daisy Peggy)
Christina (Tina)
Josephine (Josie, Sephie)
Henrietta (Hettie Etta)
Cassandra (Cassie)
Winifred (Wini Freda Freddi)
Patricia (Patsy Patti)
Abigail (Abbie)
Theodora (Teddy Thea Dora)
Belinda (Bella Lindy Linnie)
Natalia (Talli Talia)
Teresa (Tessie Tessa)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Apr-17 18:12:09

Vivienne (Vivi)
Meredith (Meri Edie)
Cecelia (Ce-ce Celi Lia)
Cordelia (Cori/a De-De)

daisypond Mon 17-Apr-17 18:12:40


AgentOprah Mon 17-Apr-17 18:13:19

I love every shortening of Margaret but DH can only think of Thatcher!

He loves Persephone but do you think it is a bit pretentious?

Love Penelope, Josephine (what could it shorten to? Not keen on Jo/Josie), Susannah.

daisypond Mon 17-Apr-17 18:15:44

Josephine can be shorted to Jodie or Sephie.

nooka Mon 17-Apr-17 18:26:56

If you don't like the traditional shortening of a long name you probably should avoid it. It's highly unlikely a Josephine won't get Jo/Josie at least at some point in her life. I'm not sure how you'd get Jodie, but another option is Posy.

NapQueen Mon 17-Apr-17 18:28:02

My favourite is Penelope nn Penny.

Hermione nn Mimi

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 17-Apr-17 18:33:51

I know of a Nicole NN Coey.

Sophronia Mon 17-Apr-17 18:53:04

Annabelle (Anna, Annie, Belle)
Adelaide (Ada, Addie, Della)
Adeline (Ada, Addie, Della)
Abigail (Abby)
Catherine (Kitty, Kate, Cathy)
Charlotte (Lottie)
Clementine (Clemmie)
Cassandra (Cassie)
Cecily / Cecilia (Cece)
Cordelia (Cora, Cordy, Delia, Lia)
Dorothy / Dorothea (Dora, Dottie, Dolly, Thea)
Emmeline (Emmy)
Esther (Essie, Esti)
Eleanor (Ella, Ellie, Nell, Nellie, Nora)
Evangeline (Eva, Evie, Angie)
Florence (Flo, Flora, Florrie, Flossie)
Felicity (Fliss, Flick)
Frances (Fran, Frankie)
Francesca (Fran, Frankie, Cesca, Chessie)
Georgina (Georgie, Gigi, Gina)
Genevieve (Genny, Evie, Vivi)
Harriet (Hattie, Hettie)
Henrietta (Henny, Henri, Hettie, Hattie, Etta, Ettie)
Imogen (Immy, Genny)
Isabelle (Izzy, Isa, Belle)
Isadora (Izzy, Isa, Dora)
Jemima (Jem, Mima, Mimi)
Josephine (Josie, Sephie, Posy)
Juliet (Jules)
Jennifer (Jenny)
Juliana (Jules)
Julia (Jules)
Jessamine (Jess, Jesse, Jessie)
Katherine (Kitty, Kate, Kathy)
Louisa (Louie, Lula)
Lucinda (Lucy)
Liliana (Lily, Ana)
Marina (Marie, Rina)
Marianne (Mari, Annie)
Matilda (Mattie, Tilly, Tilda)
Madeleine (Maddie)
Margaret (Maggie, Meg, Greta)
Miriam (Miri, Mimi)
Natalia (Tali, Talia)
Penelope (Penny, Nell, Nelly, Poppy)
Philippa (Pippa)
Rebecca (Becca, Becky)
Rosalind (Rose, Rosa, Rosie)
Rosamund (Rose, Rosa, Rosie)
Susannah (Susie, Sunny, Annie)
Tabitha (Tabby)
Theodora (Theo, Thea, Teddy, Dora)
Vivienne (Vivi)
Victoria (Vicky, Tori, Ria)
Wilhelmina (Willa, Mina)

Nellooo Mon 17-Apr-17 19:13:46

Rosemarie is a more unusual, but prettier (IMO) version of Rosemary.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 17-Apr-17 19:36:29

Rosalie - Rosie
Jacqueline - Jacquie/Jackie
Aurelia - Rae
Rebecca - Reba/Becky
Meredith - Merri
Nicolette - Nico/ Lettie
Danielle - Dani/Ella

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Tue 18-Apr-17 19:16:44

Clarissa: Clary, Clare, Clay, Reese
Isadora: Izzie, Isa, Dora, Dory
Maxine: Maxie, Max
Helena: Lena, Hellie, Lennie
Apolline: Appie, Apple, Polly
Susannah: Susie, Suki, Suze, Sue
Louisa: Lou, Lou-Lou
Carlotta: Carla, Lotta, Lottie, Carlie
Daphne: Daph, Daphie,
Josephine: Josie, Jo, Phine, Phiny, Sephie
Lettice: Lettie, Tissie
Aminta: Amy, Minta, Minty, Mint
Antonia: Anto, Toni, Ant, Tonia, Tones
Annabella: Anna, Annie, Ann, AB, Bella etc...
Mirabelle: Mira, Rab, Belle, Miry, Bellie
Millicent: Millie,
Olympia/Olympe: Oly, Ollie, Pia, Lympie
Dorothea: Doro, Dorie, Thea, Doro, Dotty
Serena: Rena, Renie, See
Walburga: Wally, Burger wink, Bulgie
Leontine: Leo, Tina, Tiny, Tine, Leon
Florienne: Flo, Ree, Florie, Flossie
Felicity: Feli, Fliss, Lissy, City
Andreana: Andie, Drea, Ana, Annie
Fenella: Nella, Fennie, Fen
Clementine: Clemmie, Clem, Tiny
Raphaela: Ela, Raph, Raphie
Mafalda: Maffie, Falda
Astreia: Astie, Aster, Trey
I like Penelope (nn Penny?), Persephone (how is this pretentious?), Susannah and Joesphine (but I do think Jo or Josie are prerry unavoidable, sorry).

Catherinebee85 Tue 18-Apr-17 19:36:58

Watching with interest as I also love names like this and am having a girl.

Interestingly I'm a Catherine but have never had my name shortened. I absolutely love my name and always enjoyed that there was only ever one of me in my school/uni group etc x

lisara79 Tue 18-Apr-17 20:27:05

We have Cordelia... Cordi or Delia for short. I love Beatrice too x

LovelyBranches Tue 18-Apr-17 21:40:40

Althea (Thea)
Elizabeth (Libby)
Vivienne (Viv)
Samantha (Sam)

Dixiestamp Wed 19-Apr-17 00:22:28

Larissa (Lara)
Annalisa (Annie)
Eloise (Ellie)
Coralie (Cora)

LovelyBranches Thu 20-Apr-17 19:48:08

We were very close to giving our DD the name Alessandra and using Alice as nn

lisara79 Thu 20-Apr-17 20:18:28

My best friend is Alessandra... she's Brazilian and shortens it the Ale (allay, with emphasis on the Al).... it's a lovely name and Alice would be lovely short form

user1492757084 Fri 21-Apr-17 10:38:34

Beatrix - Trixie
Katherine - Kitty
Cassandra - Cassy
Henrietta - Etta
Calladora - Cally or Dora
Elisabeth - Betsy
Louise - Lulu
Margaret - Maggie
Catherine - Cat
Nancy - Nance
Rosamond - Rosa
Johanna - Jo
Susannah - Suzie.

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