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What would Savannah get shortened to?

(36 Posts)
Hummingbird15 Thu 23-Nov-17 13:38:59

We keep finding names that we like, but then one of us won't like what it would be shortened to (eg love Jasmine, but dh hates Jazz, love Evie but i'm not keen on Eve).

I was just thinking about Savannah, but don't know any myself, and can't work out what it's likely to be shortened to?

IVflytrap Thu 23-Nov-17 13:43:21

Sav. Maybe Savvy. People tend to go for the obvious shortenings where there isn't already a standard nickname in place.

TossDaily Thu 23-Nov-17 13:45:04

Savvie, Sav, Anna.

Mind you, you'll end up calling her something totally unrelated. My son is Elliot, and his nickname for years was Boo grin.

So just pick a name you like and the nickname will take care of itself.

pipilangstrumpf Thu 23-Nov-17 13:46:43

You really don’t need to plan nicknames, they may not even be related to the actual name.

Savannah is nice.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Thu 23-Nov-17 13:47:32

Savvy is cute.

ButterflyForest Thu 23-Nov-17 13:59:51

Savvie, Sav, Saff.

I've never known anyone shorten Evie to Eve.

ButterflyForest Thu 23-Nov-17 14:00:28

I wouldn't worry about shortenings. You don't have to shorten a name to anything.

PizzaPizzaPizza Thu 23-Nov-17 14:11:17

I went to school with a Savannah who was called Sav by some but Savannah by most.

Also I’ve never heard of an Evie being shortened to Eve (I know quite a few)

ChocolateCrunch Thu 23-Nov-17 14:13:13

I know 2 Savannahs - one is always called by her full name, the other occasionally goes by Vannah/Van.

Not heard any Evies shortened to Eve, and I know Jasmines who are only called by their full name.

ByThePowerOfRa Thu 23-Nov-17 14:22:09

Savvy or Anna / Annie maybe?

Brokencrayonsstillcolour Thu 23-Nov-17 14:31:59

I think some people get caught up in the terminology used when people say ‘nickname’...it is clear OP means diminutive, most people use diminutives! E.g Steven often becomes Steve, Andrew becomes Andy/Drew. You can predetermine these to a certain extent.
Savannah would probably become Sav/Savvy unless you actively call her something else such a Van/Vannah, in which case people will more often than not follow your lead.

MammieBear Thu 23-Nov-17 14:41:59

Possibly nothing, as above poster says don't plan them.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 23-Nov-17 18:19:06

Sav. Savvie. Van. Vannie. Vanna.

GetOffTheTableMabel Thu 23-Nov-17 18:22:32

Nana? Nan? I quite like those but I guess it depends what the grandmothers in your family are called!
I know a Jasmine who gets shortened to Minnie.

nooka Thu 23-Nov-17 18:32:41

The Savannah I know is only called Savannah and I can't imagine her being called anything else. She comes from a family that generally use diminutives too. As the emphasis is in the middle I'd have thought Vanna would be the most likely diminutive.

I'd expect Evie to be a diminutive of Evelyn and Eve to be a name in it's own right.

GiveMeTheTeaAndNobodyGetsHurt Thu 23-Nov-17 18:38:42

I know several Evies (full name for all), and none of them are called Eve.

Names aren't always shortened, even if they're 3+ syllables; DD and I both have 3-syllable names and are both always known by our full name. DD's name doesn't have an obvious nn, mine does but I never use it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 23-Nov-17 18:53:22

Sav !
I know a little Jasmine, who's nick name is Minnie ..
I prefer Jazz.

MikeUniformMike Thu 23-Nov-17 22:11:02

Sav, Van, Vanna

StubbleTurnips Thu 23-Nov-17 22:14:38

We have DS with a very traditional royal type name - his nn is Mr Bojangles, so nothing like his actual name grin

manicinsomniac Fri 24-Nov-17 20:54:03

I have a Savannah who is usually called Vannah - by friends anyway; I tend to stick to the full name.

derekthe1adyhamster Fri 24-Nov-17 20:57:21

I have a Jonathan, always been Jonathan.- never shortened. You can't predict anything, it's up to the child!

TyrionLannistersShadow Fri 24-Nov-17 20:59:22

The only Savannah I know is 11 and is often called Vannah.

mathanxiety Sat 25-Nov-17 05:08:34

The Evies I know are shortened to Ev, never Eve.

The Savannah I know is shortened to Van. She was Nana as a toddler.

expatmatt38 Sat 25-Nov-17 06:04:05

I’m not sure there are any names that don’t get shortened
My kids are Mia- known as Moo, Moo face, Miakins, Moo bum , minky and Eggy ( don’t ask) . All clearly unrelated or easily predicted!
My son is Zachary - he is Zak, Zakky, zackarino, Sassarino, Sassy, Sass,

confusedlittleone Sat 25-Nov-17 06:52:40

I know 4 and their nicknames are- sav vannah, savvy, and Ana

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