Girls name that can't be obviously shortened

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NoNameIdeas Fri 31-Jul-20 09:24:52

Due baby 2 in November and looking for girls names that can't be automatically shortened, although fully aware they'll still probably end up with a nickname! We have a little boy called Henry already.
So far we like Erin and Verity.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 31-Jul-20 09:28:31

I’m a Clare and that obviously can’t be shortened and I’ve never fully forgave my parents for giving me a name that can’t go anywhere, so be mindful of the fact that your DD may not thank you either.

Anne
Faye.
Beth.
Jo
Dawn
Wren.

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 31-Jul-20 09:29:54

In my experience, a lot of names that can't be shortened get lengthened instead. Eve becomes Evie etc.

There are some though that don't work either way. I think Erin does but Verity would be Ver I think.

Lauren or Laurel, maybe end up as Laurs I suppose.

Sally
Faith
Lena

NoSquirrels Fri 31-Jul-20 09:30:04

In my experience people will always find a way to shorten names! That said, look for 1- or 2-syllable names (but even these can get extended e.g. Grace—Gracie)

Faith
Leah
Maya
Nina
Ruth
Zoe

Ricekrispie22 Fri 31-Jul-20 09:30:48

Violet
Hazel
Heather
Scarlett
Sienna
Claudia
Darcy
Amelie
Daisy
Ruby
Flora
Fern
Colette
Mia
Holly
Lucy

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 31-Jul-20 09:32:38

My cousin is a Sally well Sallyanne.
She’s always be known as Sall.
My sister is Aimee again chosen as my mum thought it couldn’t be shortened. She’s always been Aim. Don’t a assume that just because a name is short it can’t be shortened.

ZoyaTheDestroyer Fri 31-Jul-20 09:33:15

Clara
Marnie
Martha
Amy
Zoë
Jane
Isla
Laura
Mary
Sarah

Ricekrispie22 Fri 31-Jul-20 09:34:04

Phoebe
Alice
Iris
Ivy
Heidi
Esme
Freya

PrincessHoneysuckle Fri 31-Jul-20 09:34:48

I have a friend called erin and people shorten it to Ezz

Monkeytapper Fri 31-Jul-20 09:35:35

Heidi

Nic165 Fri 31-Jul-20 09:37:04

Eva, Ava, Mia, Grace

OhhhPeee Fri 31-Jul-20 09:38:53

I know 2 Lucys that go by Loose most of the time. I also know a Clare that we all call Clare-bear. I know several people that go by their middle name. Names will evolve and take on a life of their own no matter what!

I chose short names for my own DC and so far they’re used the way I intended but as soon as they start school I’m sure that’ll change. Although my friend’s daughter is Elizabeth and has got to the age of 8 still using the full thing.

RubaiyatOfAnyone Fri 31-Jul-20 09:39:57

Jane
Eve
Laura
Maya
Zara

Agree with pp though, EVERYTHING can be shortened. Both my father and my FIL have very old fashioned “posh” names picked by their parents as unshortenable. Both their wives call them by the first letter of their names.

Cbeebiesrehab Fri 31-Jul-20 09:57:58

I know a Verity who gets called Vez. Erin is much harder to shorten though I would say.

Faye
Joy
Kate
Beth
Fia
Thea
Iris
Cleo

WinWinnieTheWay Fri 31-Jul-20 09:59:56

Annie
Kate
Kaye
Faye
Rose

EspressoPatronum Fri 31-Jul-20 10:04:58

Cara
Clara
Linn
Stella

Topseyt Fri 31-Jul-20 10:05:50

I'd say don't get too hung up on this. My parents did and it caused endless tension. It didn't work either.

Short names can be shortened still further. I have a fairly short name which is hard to shorten further but am often called by my initial.

My sister's name has a number of shortenings and caused my parents so much unnecessary angst. She liked the shortenings but they would try to forbid any and would pointedly correct all of her friends when they heard them address her.

Oddly enough, my parents have never been known by the full versions of their names, only shortened ones. So the unwritten rule in our house was that only they were allowed to shorten their names.

That is why when we were naming our babies we chose names where we liked the regular full and shortened versions. Far more options that way.

TeaMeBasil Fri 31-Jul-20 10:08:39

I have a name that impossible to shorten (like Kay for example) ...and I still got lots of people lengthening it in order to find a nickname! 😂

SomeWateryTart Fri 31-Jul-20 10:30:57

Alice
Emma
Kate
Joy
Hope
Blythe
Pearl
Anna
Claire (I know tonnes of these and not one has ever had it shortened - if you are desperate for one which can't be shortened, I'd choose this)
Saoirse
Sorcha
Ella
Grace (doesn't get shortened, but you might get Gracie)
Clara
Rose

daisypond Fri 31-Jul-20 11:51:01

Niamh
Hannah
Fern
May
Ellen

MikeUniformMike Fri 31-Jul-20 11:55:19

A short name will get lengthened.

Ann
Jill
Kim
Kay
Dee
Lynne

SomeWateryTart Fri 31-Jul-20 11:58:45

I am guilty of the lengthening thing...usually a bit tongue in cheek and on my with very good friends blush.

One of my closest friends is called Claire and I call her Clarabella for example. She does the same to me, so it's fine, but yes, I've done it.

I also know a Fran who I call Frannington or sometimes Frannington Bear blush. It's honestly not as annoying as it sounds in the context of our friendship. Honest! She calls me awful things too.

SomeWateryTart Fri 31-Jul-20 11:59:06

Only, not on my*

carryme Fri 31-Jul-20 12:06:01

I love

Ada
And Ava

RuthW Fri 31-Jul-20 12:19:56

I have a name that can't be shortened. I've never forgiven my parents either.

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