Nicknames for Libby?

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janicethemenace Sat 21-Nov-20 18:16:13

Hi ladies, I was wondering if the name Libby could be shortened? it's already quite a short name, but me and hubby would like a nickname option. ๐Ÿ˜ Preferably something unique, as "Lib" and its varients are overused. Thank you lovelies!

Janice xx

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 21-Nov-20 18:17:00

Libby is a nickname, for Elizabeth. Why would you want to shorten it further?

CodenameVillanelle Sat 21-Nov-20 18:18:09

You can't have a nickname for a nickname

Thurlow Sat 21-Nov-20 18:19:17

I mean, I'd probably end up saying Libs at some point if I had a Libby - but it is already a shortened version already

FrightClub Sat 21-Nov-20 18:19:29


ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:20:12

It is a nickname. Libs? Canโ€™t really nickname a nickname,

OnlyFoolsnMothers Sat 21-Nov-20 18:20:51

Libby is the nickname


PotteringAlong Sat 21-Nov-20 18:21:10

Libby IS the nickname. Put Elizabeth on the birth certificate, call her Libby.

AJTracey Sat 21-Nov-20 18:21:15


TotalBitch Sat 21-Nov-20 18:21:53

Bee maybe?

But, as pps say, I also think Libby won't necessarily get a nn, as it already is a nn, short for Elizabeth.

Are you looking for a nn to use on purpose or just trying to find all the possible nns in case you hate one so much that it puts you off the name? If it's the former, I wouldn't find a nn for a nn. I'd stick with Libby, which is already a nn.

BurningEars Sat 21-Nov-20 18:26:37

Elizabeth ๐Ÿ˜†

kursaalflyer Sat 21-Nov-20 18:28:42

The Libster

Whatever you want!
Shazzer, Trace, Lulu....

ErrolTheDragon Sat 21-Nov-20 18:35:46

Well... I suppose you could use Lillibet. It's not unique but the current main owner of it doesn't really use it now afaik and she can't last forever.

Seriously, 'Libby' is one of the many NNs for Elizabeth. Use Elizabeth and then you've oodles of variations.

june2007 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:40:35

Libby is a nickname for Liberty or Elizabeth. To shorten Libby perhaps lib.

zigaziga Sat 21-Nov-20 18:45:44

But Libby IS the nickname?

Nessashanessa Sat 21-Nov-20 18:46:32



I really don't understand the obsession with nicknames on here. It's ridiculous, why not just give your baby the name you like and want to use.

Nessashanessa Sat 21-Nov-20 18:53:04

Bee. Liberace. Libellous. Liberate. Statue.....of Liberty. Libidinous

PonderingPeggy Sat 21-Nov-20 18:55:54

IME nicknames that stick are the ones that evolve naturally and are usually chosen by the child's friends.

CaledoniaCatalan Sat 21-Nov-20 18:56:02

I don't think Libby would get shortened as it is already a nickname for Elizabeth. I know one Libby and she gets called nothing other than Libby

TwoLeftSocksWithHoles Sat 21-Nov-20 19:10:45

Corned Beef? confused

AfterSchoolWorry Sat 21-Nov-20 19:15:41

Libby is a nickname!

BackforGood Sat 21-Nov-20 19:37:56

grin grin grin

As everyone has said, Libby is already a shortening.
No doubt, at various times, people will say 'Lib' or 'Libs', but nicknames evolve naturally, and are often nothing to do with their name or what their parents have called them.

WhereverIGoddamnLike Sat 21-Nov-20 19:40:13

Libby is the nickname. She'll spend her life telling people her name isnt Elizabeth because Libby is a nickname for Elizabeth.

Twobrews Sat 21-Nov-20 19:41:39

I went to school with a Libby, just Libby not Elizabeth. We used to call her Umbongo!

HeddaGarbled Sat 21-Nov-20 19:46:02

People shorten long names and lengthen short names, so apart from Libs, I think you should probably expect Looby-Loo or similar.

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