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What could Annie be short for?

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lilbubsmama Thu 16-May-19 09:30:10

How creative can we get?

I like Annie and can think of Ann, Annabelle for a name that Annie can be a diminutive of... any others? I'm also very willing to use Annie as a birth certificate name but I'm curious to alternatives

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Bumsnet69 Thu 16-May-19 09:31:44

Anastasia smile

RuffleCrow Thu 16-May-19 09:34:06

Marianne, Anna, Antionette, Antonia ?

Constantdishes Thu 16-May-19 09:34:17

Annalise

WhatAGreatDay Thu 16-May-19 09:34:51

Annunziata.

TailsoftheManyPaws Thu 16-May-19 09:36:39

Agnes
Ariane

RaptorWhiskers Thu 16-May-19 09:37:02

Annoushka, Annona, Annmarie

LarkDescending Thu 16-May-19 09:37:06

Annika

HappydaysArehere Thu 16-May-19 09:37:54

I am an Anne and am called Annie by some in the family. However, over my long life I have been referred to as Annie-fernackerpan, Ansky, Nancy and AnniePanny. You really can’t win but as I like Annie I don’t mind.

TixieLix Thu 16-May-19 09:38:03

I know an Annika who is sometimes fondly called Annie

Cheesecake53 Thu 16-May-19 09:40:18

Annabelle

AdaColeman Thu 16-May-19 09:40:34

Annette

NorthernRunner Thu 16-May-19 09:40:53

Anneka/Annika

Innersmellbow Thu 16-May-19 09:42:12

Anneka

Anouska

Annette

Hellhath Thu 16-May-19 09:43:57

I know a teenage Arianne who has always been Annie. I think its a beautiful under-used name.

iknowimcoming Thu 16-May-19 09:44:57

Anakin (as in Skywalker) (sorry not helpful) (big Star Wars fan blush)

Proseccofuelled Thu 16-May-19 09:46:39

Annabel
Annalise
Persephone (stretch)
Bethany
Evangeline
Georgiana
Joanna

AdaColeman Thu 16-May-19 09:47:20

Anya

AdaColeman Thu 16-May-19 09:49:06

Suzanne

lilbubsmama Thu 16-May-19 09:49:05

Thanks for some wonderful suggestions!!

Chimchar Thu 16-May-19 09:54:45

Annalie
Annalise
Annella
Annis

AdaColeman Thu 16-May-19 10:03:41

Annegret

Tolleshunt Thu 16-May-19 10:04:41

Anwen/Anwyn

Tolleshunt Thu 16-May-19 10:06:08

Angharad

AdaColeman Thu 16-May-19 10:06:10

Angharad

ThanksItHasPockets Thu 16-May-19 10:10:09

Anwen - one of my favourite names of all time but double-vetoed by DH for being too Welsh and too Tolkenian.

Gumbo Thu 16-May-19 10:11:51

It doesn't need to be short for anything - I know 2 people who were christened 'Annie'... if you like that name, just use it smile

Saisong Thu 16-May-19 10:12:59

The Annie I know is an Andrea

ReganSomerset Thu 16-May-19 10:16:21

Andromeda

ReganSomerset Thu 16-May-19 10:17:37

After the constellation.

MunsteadWood Thu 16-May-19 10:18:09

I know a little Annie whose full name is Miranda

Mixingitall Thu 16-May-19 10:19:35

Hannah

Hairyheadphones Thu 16-May-19 10:20:23

Stephanie

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 16-May-19 10:21:34

Miranda?

Peachbubble Thu 16-May-19 10:30:58

Angela
Angelique
Angelica
Anais
Anita
Anya

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 16-May-19 10:32:00

. Angela. Andrea. Annamay
Annabeth. Annabelle. Anita. Anastasia. Annalise (SP)? Anaya.
Anais. Anya. Leanna. Teanna. Rhiannon. Luanna. Deanna .

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 16-May-19 10:35:08

Anwen. Arianwen. Angharrard (sp)
Cassandra. Savannah. Vanessa.
However I think Annie is a gorgeous and acceptable name in its own right. It doesn't have to be short for any thing

bringbackfonzi Thu 16-May-19 10:41:02

When I meet an Annie I assume their name is Anna.

MikeUniformMike Thu 16-May-19 11:16:14

Angharad doesn't shorten to An. In Welsh ng is a letter not two letters, and is almost always prononunced as ng not ng-g.

Susiedog Thu 16-May-19 11:35:28

I really like Lilianna or Rosanna.

Suliemantra Thu 16-May-19 12:01:29

Tatiana

DulcieRay Thu 16-May-19 12:26:48

Frances/Fran/Francesca
Leanna/Leanne
Lillyanne/Lillian
Rhiannon/Rihanna/Reanne
Kerryanne/Kerrianne
Pollyanna
Roseanne/Roseanne
Roxanna/Roxanne

Nquartz Thu 16-May-19 12:49:15

I don't understand why you can't just call her Annie if you like Annie.

I know a few people who have one name in their BC but only ever called something else & it just makes life difficult on things like job applications, work email addresses etc.

Just call her what you're going to actually call her confused

RuffleCrow Thu 16-May-19 13:27:59

Good point Nquartz

Makes me think of thay Simpson's character whose "name must never be spoke" grin

lilbubsmama Thu 16-May-19 13:29:14

@Nquartz I said in my OP I'm
More than happy to call her Annie in her birth certificate- I am curious to other forms of the name to see what else I like if I already like Annie

cjw81 Thu 16-May-19 13:34:03

We have an Albany which we shorten to Annie.

daisypond Thu 16-May-19 13:40:32

Nancy is another of the standard familiar names for Anne.

bridgetreilly Thu 16-May-19 15:02:27

Joanna
Roanna
Anthea
Annelise

Proseccofuelled Thu 16-May-19 15:26:23

Albany is lovely

RuthW Thu 16-May-19 15:31:26

Diana

TheHumanSatsuma Thu 16-May-19 15:33:46

The only Annie I know is Anastacia.

SnowyAlpsandPeaks Thu 16-May-19 16:44:02

I haven’t read the thread. But here’s my suggestions:-

Anita
Anika
Annouska
Ampika
Annabelle (love)
Antionette
Annalise
Annmarie
Sally Ann
Athena (love)
Anastasia
Rhiannon
Kellyann
Maryann
Lilyanna
Angharad
Anya
Tianna
Hannah

SnowyAlpsandPeaks Thu 16-May-19 16:45:49

Nancy is another of the standard familiar names for Anne

My grandmother was called Annie, but everyone called her Nancy. Before she died when she was 90, we were talking about it and I asked her why, and she had no idea.
Where does that link come from?

feelingverylazytoday Thu 16-May-19 16:55:33

Some of these names have absolutely nothing to do with Annie, and many people will not get the connection.
I would just call her Annie, personally. And then some people will shorten it to Ann.

feelingverylazytoday Thu 16-May-19 16:56:13

Snowy I think it goes back to Anne Boleyn.

daisypond Thu 16-May-19 17:04:46

snowy it goes back to olde times with lots of names that start with vowels.
Mine Anne - Nan - Nancy.
Mine Ed(ward) - Ned - Neddy. Etc.

Chocolateisoverrated Thu 16-May-19 17:38:07

Annaliese
Anaïs

Strandliv Thu 16-May-19 17:43:06

Anniken. Not as in Skywalker, it’s a Norwegian girl’s name.

minou123 Thu 16-May-19 20:14:23

It's my name smile

My actual name is Annie, but some people do think it is a shortened name. A lot of people think my name is Ann.

My favourite story to tell about my name: I was telling a friend that every time I introduce myself to someone new, the person will always say "oh, I had a great aunty/grandmother called Annie". Not 5 minutes later, I introduced myself to a colleague and sure enough he said "oh, I had a great aunt called Annie". I gave my friend a 'see what I mean' look and she could not stop laughing. Still talks about it to this day.

Sleephelpplease Thu 16-May-19 20:18:13

Ariadne

finallychangedmyusername Thu 16-May-19 20:19:44

Annora

10000thusername Thu 16-May-19 20:23:17

angharad

Milkn0sugar Thu 16-May-19 21:15:09

I like Annie on its own. Pretty.

Milkn0sugar Thu 16-May-19 21:16:51

Reminds me of the daughter in Father of the Bride - one of my fave films.

Sophronia Thu 16-May-19 22:22:16

Susannah

DulcieRay Thu 16-May-19 22:24:30

Savannah

AnnieMay100 Thu 16-May-19 22:35:13

I’m Annalise but I’ve only ever been called Annie my whole life

lostlobster Thu 16-May-19 22:37:07

Evangeline? Although I think Annie is a lovely name in its own right

HoppityChicken Thu 16-May-19 22:50:00

Anouk, Antigone, Candace - the only Annie I know however is a Wilhelmina.

Tillygetsit Thu 16-May-19 22:50:45

I know 3 Annies. I is my nan who is Angela 1 is my friends daughter Rhiannon and I is our best man's wife just Annie.

Kittykatmacbill Thu 16-May-19 23:18:13

*I don't understand why you can't just call her Annie if you like Annie.

I know a few people who have one name in their BC but only ever called something else & it just makes life difficult on things like job applications, work email addresses etc.

Just call her what you're going to actually call*

This.

I have a ‘real’ name and a ‘nick’ name everyone actually calls me. It’s infurating - just name what you are going to call her for all the reasons given above. And Annie is a perfectly nice real name that people can spell, and nearly everyone will tell you about their beloved great aunt Annie. (Dd1 is indeed an Annie).

Whoops75 Thu 16-May-19 23:22:28

I wanted to call dd Annie but dh said she would be inundated with people making the joke ‘ are there Annie’ surname in the room.

I think you need a two part name to make Annie work , O Dowd or mc Milligan etc

starzig Thu 16-May-19 23:40:18

Fanny

Astronica Fri 17-May-19 04:26:56

Anthea
Antonia

I love many that have come up on this thread - Annegret is lovely.

lilbubsmama Fri 17-May-19 08:19:21

@Kittykatmacbill I'm absolution favour of calling her Annie in birth certificate as I've stated a few times. I was curious to what else I could like if I liked Annie

rachelgrace Mon 20-May-19 21:09:37

Julianna

Fulltimemummy85 Tue 21-May-19 18:37:57

I prefer just Annie, I know a little girl called Annie it's cute x

BikeRunSki Tue 21-May-19 18:50:41

My suggestions have been made

@SnowyAlpsAndPeaks, I believe that “N” abbreviations of names like Nell for Helen/Eleanor; Ned for Edward; Nan(cy) for Ann originates from medieval (?). English when “mine” meant “belonging to my family”. So “Mine Ellen” corrupted to “My Nelly” etc. I’m not a historian or linguist, but can see endings getting corrupted in time too.

SnowyAlpsandPeaks Tue 21-May-19 19:00:29

Thanks all!! You’ve solved that mystery for megrin

mummymonica Tue 21-May-19 22:52:27

I love love love annie just on its own, however
Annabelle
Anabella
Ann-Marie
Anastasia
Anita
Annalou

Changedmynametoolikeyou Tue 21-May-19 22:59:04

Annaphylaxis
Anesu
Anna
Annaliese
Anneka

MumUnderTheMoon Tue 21-May-19 23:49:28

Annabeth
Annalisa
Annaliese
Anastasia
Anastacia
Annaston
Annata
Annelle
Annesley
Annona
Annora
Anoushka
Abrianna
Alannis
Adrianna
Bethan
Breanna
Christianna
Giovanna
Janna
Kerryanne
Rhiannon
Rianne
Stephanie
Sylvanna

Marcipex Wed 22-May-19 00:00:52

Annette
Leanne
Leander

DougalsBlueJumper Wed 22-May-19 00:09:31

My grandmother was named Annie on her birth certificate. I had assumed it must be short for something because she was born in 1901 and I thought people back then chose 'proper' names.

I love it. If I'd had a girl, I would have chosen Annie, but I have two boys!

rededucator Wed 22-May-19 01:01:35

Anastasia is beautiful. Just gorgeous my granny was the opposite, she was Glashow born, named Anne but known as Nancy. X

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