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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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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

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!

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

Annette
Leanne
Leander

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

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

Annaphylaxis
Anesu
Anna
Annaliese
Anneka

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Julianna

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

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

Anthea
Antonia

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

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

Fanny

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

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).

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Savannah

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

Susannah

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

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

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

I like Annie on its own. Pretty.

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

angharad

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

Annora

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