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(39 Posts)
squanderer Mon 18-Aug-08 14:05:04

Is this better as a nickname for something or is it fine alone do you think?

UpForAir Mon 18-Aug-08 14:05:54

Better as a nick name.

charliegal Mon 18-Aug-08 14:08:52

Lovely name.

pagwatch Mon 18-Aug-08 14:09:28

Actually I love it.

charliegal Mon 18-Aug-08 14:10:55

sorry! I think it is fine alone, but I have given my son a shortened name as a first name (clue is in my user name!), so I would think that.

findtheriver Mon 18-Aug-08 15:02:24

It's not a name. Could be a nickname for Henrietta though

tiredlady Mon 18-Aug-08 15:05:10

I like it.
Prefer Hester though

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 18-Aug-08 15:05:39

Hester is fab and Hatty is really sweet.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 18-Aug-08 15:07:20

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Tigerschick Mon 18-Aug-08 15:12:14

I'm one for giving the 'full' name and then using the diminutive if you prefer ...
But I'm also one for going with what you like when it comes to names.

Either way, I like Hetty, Hatty and Henrietta.

bikerunski Mon 18-Aug-08 15:38:11

I know a Hetty who is short for Heather.

julienoshoes Mon 18-Aug-08 16:46:41

I have a Hetty!

It is short in her case for Harriet (which is a diminutive of Henrietta) -because I didn't like Hatty.

She is 15 now and never calls herself Harriet, only ever Hetty and she loves it as a name.

We have recently met another Hetty for the first time ever-and that case it is short for Heather.

If I could go back, I'd have registered her as Hetty.

Takver Mon 18-Aug-08 17:44:08

Beautiful name, mostly because I love the book 'What Hetty Did' she is one of my favourite heroines.

Moomin Mon 18-Aug-08 17:52:45

Our friends called their dd1 Hetty after the dh's grandmother. Gran was called Henrietta, nickname Hetty but dd1 was called Hetty in full. It's gorgeous, imo

Tigerschick Mon 18-Aug-08 18:06:58

Ooh, I like Hetty as a diminutive of Heather ... My friend's SIL is Heather and gets called Hebs which I'm not so keen on - each to their own tho.

mrswoolf Mon 18-Aug-08 18:33:10

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pointydog Mon 18-Aug-08 18:46:49


Reginaphilangy Mon 18-Aug-08 19:40:25

Better as a nn IMO

Slouchy Tue 19-Aug-08 07:43:56

I know a Hester who is always known as Hetty.
fab names both.

eandh Tue 19-Aug-08 07:45:42

I love it but dd2 is Hattie so am biased (we were going to put Harriet on her birth certificate but decided just to go with Hattie)

gladders Tue 19-Aug-08 12:19:42

Had an Auntie Hettie - twas short for Esther...

LadyThompson Tue 19-Aug-08 12:58:05

Hetty is lovely, either as the full name or short for Henrietta.

It's got the edge on Hatty/Hattie for me.

Hettym Sat 20-Sep-08 15:55:04

am I the only person in the world who's name is just Hetty alone?


AllieBongo Sat 20-Sep-08 15:57:43

i love it.

Cocodrillo Sat 20-Sep-08 20:51:45

Our Hettie's name is short for something, but when people use the full version I do find myself thinking who she? I actually much prefer the nickname, but am glad she has the long name to look serious on CVs etc with. Also makes her sound v posh and intelligent.

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