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Do you know an Eliza? What does she get shortened to (if anything?)

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MrsKitty Fri 14-Aug-09 19:51:24

Do you know an Eliza? What does she get shortened to (if anything?)

And if you don't know an Eliza, but you met one, what might you be tempted to call her (other than Eliza?!) grin

It's top of my girls list (actually, is the only one on the list at the moment) but want to consider all the things she might end up being called before I go with it. I'm not keen on Liza or Liz - would she be constantly getting either do you think?

Vikelm Fri 14-Aug-09 19:55:34

Ellie or Liz - although I would probably call her Eliza until I thought she preferred one of the names above.

Pretty name! I think most people go through a nickname stage at some time in their lives - better Liz than something awful!

SleepWhenImDead Fri 14-Aug-09 19:56:22

Lili - cute as a little girl, but won't work forever, though.

I really like it though, it's quite a grand name but has a down to earth feeling too.

ChasingSquirrels Fri 14-Aug-09 19:56:22

I knew one when we lived abroard, she was Australian.
I don't remember anyone shortening it, but the individual will decide what, if any, shortening they are happy with and let people know that (eg I am either my full name or one shortening, I certainly am not another shortening).

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 14-Aug-09 19:56:24

I know one who is 7. She was ZaZa as a baby!

blowninonabreeze Fri 14-Aug-09 19:58:59

I know 1 who's 3 and her mum often calls her Liza,

I think its the only thing I'd be tempted to call her although I don't know if thats just because its what her mum already uses

forkhandles Fri 14-Aug-09 20:03:07

I know two and neither of them are shortened

chickchickchickee Fri 14-Aug-09 20:03:12

Lizzie here

2Eliza2 Fri 14-Aug-09 20:12:02

Extremelybeautifulandveryintelligentandcharming.

;)

In fact Eliza is a shortening of my baptismal name.

jellybeans Fri 14-Aug-09 20:18:34

I know two, both are 'Izzy'.

mrswoolf Fri 14-Aug-09 20:19:31

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MrsKitty Sat 15-Aug-09 08:01:49

OK, thanks everyone...is sounding promising.

Any more?

Fayrazzled Sat 15-Aug-09 08:20:43

My MIL is Eliza and it gets shortened to "Liza".

MrsMattie Sat 15-Aug-09 10:09:11

I know two Elizas. A little girl that gets called Liza or Ly and a woman who is only ever Eliza.

Kingsroadie Sat 15-Aug-09 10:25:18

Lize or Lizie (long y on both of those - not like Lizzie). She's our age. I think it's a really nice name. Thing is, even if no one shortens the name it will almost sound like Liza in conversation as the e almost gets swallowed ( from my experience)

EsmeWatson Tue 18-Aug-09 12:23:22

I have a two year old dd Eliza, who we sometimes shorten to Lizzie, but usually she is just Eliza. I, like you, was worried she may get Liza or Liz so made it pretty clear that she was either Eliza or Lizzie only! Gorgeous name, we get so many positive comments - go for it!

Sagacious Tue 18-Aug-09 12:36:39

Erm the only Eliza I ever knew had the rather charming nickname Eeeezeee (Easy)

She was rather keen on the boys...

Sagacious Tue 18-Aug-09 12:38:28

Thinking about it the other was "Dolots"

A rather literal take on Eliza Dolittle.. quite sophisticated for 15 year olds.

deste Fri 21-Aug-09 22:34:03

The one I know is called Zi-Zi.

mumzy Sat 22-Aug-09 07:22:03

I know a few Elizas and they never get shortened to anything they're always called Eliza

Littledawley Sat 22-Aug-09 07:26:32

I know a really lovely Eliza - I was a bit envious when I had my DD that I couldn't use it!! They often call her Lyzee which is sweet.

jellibob Thu 27-Aug-09 20:10:23

I have an Eliza, and sometimes call her Lyzee, but mostly Eliza.

When we were looking for names, I found a website (American I think, can't remember the address) where people rated their own names and shared their nicknames. There was one that I can't get out of my head but daren't ever say, in case the other DCs or DH start using it..."Fert"!

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 27-Aug-09 20:14:42

I know a grown up Eliza and no one ever shortens her name.

Clary Fri 28-Aug-09 00:44:09

I know a couple. One is never shortened and the other is sometimes Lizzie I think.

But you know it's led by you. For eg I know a Thomas who I have never called Tom - prob because his mum never does.

Clary Fri 28-Aug-09 00:44:35

whom I have never called Tom (pedantic blush)

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