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Need a longer name to be shortened to Mollie.

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Mustardnowletsnotbesilly Mon 28-Aug-17 19:25:38

35/40 Bump is called Mollie which we like but I want her to have a name that we can shorten so her nickname is Mollie. I'm not sure Mollie is very professional for when older.
I can only think of Margaret which I'm sure about.

ImNotReallyReal Mon 28-Aug-17 19:35:09

Mary is the traditional NN for Molly.


Mollisa or Molissia?

Chaffinch4 Mon 28-Aug-17 19:37:35

I think Mollie is a lovely name and fine for all ages. The only other name which it is traditionally short for (that I know of) is Mary.

PacificDogwod Mon 28-Aug-17 19:37:59

Molly is the traditional NN for Mary? Is it not this way round? confused

Babycenter thread on just this issue grin

Molly is lovely on it's own though as well.

weegiemum Mon 28-Aug-17 19:38:15

Margaret is the long form for Mollie

Becles Mon 28-Aug-17 19:38:51


Timeandtune Mon 28-Aug-17 19:39:36

Is it not Maureen shortened to Mollie?

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 28-Aug-17 19:39:48


Ditsy1980 Mon 28-Aug-17 19:41:57

Mollie is lovely on its own and isn't too cutesy or unprofessional for her when she's older.

LooksBetterWithAFilter Mon 28-Aug-17 19:44:07

Millie Molly Mandy from there story was called Millicent Margaret Amanda so I always thought is was short for Margaret.
I think Mollie is nice on it's own. It's not a little girls name if that makes sense.

Mustardnowletsnotbesilly Mon 28-Aug-17 19:46:40

Thank you for all the suggestions. I'm really not sure about whether is its professional enough or not. I can't imagine an orthopaedic surgeon being called Mollie for example or a Headmistress. I just love the name so much. Tough one.

Do you think Maryann could be shortened to Mollie?

Mustardnowletsnotbesilly Mon 28-Aug-17 19:48:39

Millie Molly Mandy from there story was called Millicent Margaret Amanda so I always thought is was short for Margaret.

Hahaha me too! I wish I liked Margaret.

This baby is never going to be named DH and I can't agree on anything. Hoping to blackmail him into my choice during the labour!!

MyNewBearTotoro Mon 28-Aug-17 19:48:49

I feel Molly stands very well as a full name - I know several adult Mollys.

Mollie feels a bit more cutesy or nicknames and is perhaps a bit less traditional but is still fine as a name - I don't think it is usually used as a short form for anything.

If you really do want a full name though perhaps any name starting with M and with an L could work, although as Molly would t be a natural shortening they might end up being given a different nickname when at school or choosing another for themselves in later life:


If you like Mollie I would probably just go for Mollie (or Molly) as the full name.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 28-Aug-17 19:50:37

Molly is fine by itself. And I normally am "yes you need a longer bc name"

It has to be a y ending though. The other is wrong.

hungoverhippo Mon 28-Aug-17 19:54:39

Molly is definitely not just a child's name. I know of a few adult Mollys- one of which is a senior member of staff in a hospital! (Not an orthopaedic surgeon though...)
It's a lovely name smile

LineysRun Mon 28-Aug-17 19:55:12

^^ I like Mallory

LineysRun Mon 28-Aug-17 19:55:22

^^ I like Mallory

PacificDogwod Mon 28-Aug-17 19:57:53

Oh, Mallory is dead cool! Go for that.

Mustardnowletsnotbesilly Mon 28-Aug-17 19:59:53

Makes me think of Mallory Towers!

I think Mollie looks nicer than Molly. Is the general consensus I'm wrong?

Fekko Mon 28-Aug-17 20:00:08

Anything with 'ma' so Amanda would work. Millicent (although makes me think of millipede). I was wracking my brains for Moll Flanders' real name but I font think she reveals it.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 28-Aug-17 20:00:24

Wouldn't that be Mally?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 28-Aug-17 20:01:33

Margaret and Elizabeth seem to be the proper names for most girls names it seems.

ImNotReallyReal Mon 28-Aug-17 20:02:08

My grandmother was Mary Ann but known as Molly. Most of the women from the Irish side of my family are Mary (plus another middle name). Most use their middle names not Mary, but a couple use Molly.

We've got Mary Ann, Mary Margaret, Mary Jaqueline, Mary Ellen, Mary Bernadette, Mary Alice and so on...

My aunts are twins, both with a first name of Mary smile

Mary Ann could be anything she wanted to be. It's a respectable name for anyone.

Biscuitsneeded Mon 28-Aug-17 20:02:26

Maryann is great. Or Marianne. But if you like just Mollie, then use just Mollie. 20 years form now there will be surgeons called Daisy, Flo, Millie etc so nothing wrong with Mollie!

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