Full name for Bobbie?

(96 Posts)
pigglepot Wed 14-Apr-21 21:43:58

I really love the girls name Bobbie but worry it's a bit too much of a nickname to give as a full name (although is it really much different to names like Annie and Katie which both started out as nicknames?!)

If we wanted a longer name are there any others apart from the obvious Roberta and the less obvious Barbara(!) and Robyn?

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Howsonetoknow Wed 14-Apr-21 21:51:30

The adult Bobbie I know is actually called Elizabeth. Not sure if it's a valid nickname derived from Elizabeth or more of just a pet/family name.
Come to think of it I also know a Polly who's real name is Elizabeth confused

toastofthetown Wed 14-Apr-21 21:52:53

Bobbie could theoretically work for anything with a strong B sound in it. The issue with having Bathsheba/Rebecca etc with Bobbie as nickname is there is no guarantee it will stick, and she may choose the long form rather than Bobbie. Depending on your surname you could also have BOB initials to get Bobbie. Again contrived, but another option.

ICouldHaveCheckedFirst Wed 14-Apr-21 21:53:36

Roberta.

HoldontoOneMoreDay Wed 14-Apr-21 21:54:14

I think if you love the name, then use the name. I don't understand contriving nn's or shorts - just call the DC the name you like!

ICouldHaveCheckedFirst Wed 14-Apr-21 21:55:09

What I mean is, that's the only name I can think of which would be shortened to Bobbie.

Aquamarine1029 Wed 14-Apr-21 21:57:51

Robina is an option.

KoalaOok Wed 14-Apr-21 21:58:12

I'd just use Bobbie or Roberta. Otherwise people aren't going to naturally shorten it.

DotDotDotDotDot Wed 14-Apr-21 21:58:20

I can’t think of any longer versions than those you already mentioned. I really like Bobbie for a girl though it’s so cute. Maybe you could choose a more formal middle name to balance it out though. Good luck.

KoalaOok Wed 14-Apr-21 21:58:46

Is Bobbette a name?

HardcoreParkour Wed 14-Apr-21 22:12:27

HoldontoOneMoreDay

I think if you love the name, then use the name. I don't understand contriving nn's or shorts - just call the DC the name you like!


Totally agree!

Never understood why people feel the need to give a name that they have no intention of using.

ILoveShula Wed 14-Apr-21 22:12:33

Bobbyanne?

HairyToity Wed 14-Apr-21 22:20:05

The Bobbie at my children's school is a Robyn. Not that Robyn is ever used.

May2021Mummy Wed 14-Apr-21 22:21:01

I have a friend called Bobbie she loves it and it isn't short for anything

Hotcuppatea Wed 14-Apr-21 22:21:44

I used to know an Elizabeth who had Bob as a nickname.

Lettitbee Wed 14-Apr-21 22:22:18

Robina

KoalaOok Wed 14-Apr-21 22:24:49

Bobby-Anne might work?

mamal29 Wed 14-Apr-21 22:27:48

KoalaOok

Is Bobbette a name?


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mamal29 Wed 14-Apr-21 22:28:17

KoalaOok

Is Bobbette a name?


This made me spit my tea out! 😂

rainbowthoughts Wed 14-Apr-21 22:28:36

HoldontoOneMoreDay

I think if you love the name, then use the name. I don't understand contriving nn's or shorts - just call the DC the name you like!



This.

Edenember Wed 14-Apr-21 22:34:36

Love Roberta.

May2021Mummy Wed 14-Apr-21 22:35:11

HoldontoOneMoreDay

I think if you love the name, then use the name. I don't understand contriving nn's or shorts - just call the DC the name you like!


100% this

HunterHearstHelmsley Wed 14-Apr-21 22:36:17

Bobsicle.

Or just Bobbie.

FanPanCan Wed 14-Apr-21 22:39:51

I knew a Bobby called Robyn.

SavannahLands Wed 14-Apr-21 22:40:34

Bobbie-jo, l cannot remember the singer, but it was once in the charts when l was a kid!

I used to work with someone called Bobbie, but her real name was Barbara. I have also known Bobbie to be used by someone at school who’s name was Babette, but she hated it!

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