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help me find a name for the heroine in book i am writing, please x

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frazzled74 Wed 11-May-11 20:42:15

I need a girls name that can be changed/shortened to provide 2 names without it being too obvious that it is the same person.
eg, elizabeth, liz (but not as obvious), any suggestions?

NotaMopsa Wed 11-May-11 20:43:18

Alexandra - Sacha!

hocuspontas Wed 11-May-11 20:44:21




hocuspontas Wed 11-May-11 20:45:04


hocuspontas Wed 11-May-11 20:46:29


ElfOnTheTopShelf Wed 11-May-11 20:51:04

Amanda / Millie

FebreezeYourJeans Wed 11-May-11 21:08:01


meditrina Wed 11-May-11 21:09:24

Josephine: Joey - Fifi
Amelia: Amy - Lia
Alexandra: Allie - Sandy
Annabella: Annie - Bella
Mary-Rose/Rosemary: Mary - Rosie
Margaret: Megan - Daisy -Peggy
Regina - Queenie - Raine (Virginia/Gloria)
Mary - Molly - Polly
Elizabeth - Isabella - Elspeth - Ishbel

Like this as a challenge! Might be back with more. BTW - any particular age/ era/class you what to evoke?

DandyGilver Wed 11-May-11 21:11:31


Margaret/ Maggie/ Greta

frazzled74 Wed 11-May-11 22:22:15

wow loads of great ideas,
born early 70's, working class background, middle class aspirations. one name to be the name that the character was born and grew up with, the other name to be a more sophisticated, classy version.Keep them coming!

timetomove Wed 11-May-11 22:33:25

Catherine - from cathy to Kate. I am around that age from that kind of background and know a couple of Cathys who are now Catherine or Kate.

Also know an Alexandra who used to be Sandra or sandy and is now Alex

Patricia - Tricia/trish - patti/patsy

Victoria - vicky/vikki - tori

meditrina Wed 11-May-11 22:43:37

Lucinda: Lucy - Cindy
Catriona: Kate - Trinny
Christabel: Chrissie - Bella
Elfrieda: Ellie - Freida
Nicolette: Nicky - Colette
Constance: Connie - Stacey
Elizabeth: Lisa - Libby - Bette - Bessie - Beth
Genevieve: Jenny - Eve
Heather - Erica
Gabriella: Gaby - Ella
Guinevere: Gaynor - Jennifer/Jenny
Annis: Nancy - Ann/Annie/Anneka
Juliet: Etty - Jules
Sarah: Sally - Sadie
Valentina: Val - Tina

meditrina Wed 11-May-11 22:45:34

Wilhemina: Minnie - Willa
Dorothy: Dottie/Dolly - Thea

mylovelymonster Wed 11-May-11 22:55:17

Gina for name grew up with vs Georgina/Georgiana/Georgia for upgrade

meditrina Wed 11-May-11 22:59:44

Gail - Abigail/Abby
Sue - Sukey
Susan - Susannah
Tess - Theresa
Diane - Diana (or even Artemis)
Vicky - Vita

FellatioNelson Wed 11-May-11 23:02:39

Georgina Gina/Georgie

FellatioNelson Wed 11-May-11 23:03:56

Annabelle Annie/Bella

frazzled74 Wed 11-May-11 23:07:15

liking lucinda , cindy /lucy (eastenders is putting me off a bit though)
thanks for all the ideas ,there are some great ones.

FebreezeYourJeans Thu 12-May-11 09:39:49

Judith - Jude (judith very 70s methinks)

Portia - Tia (bit posh)

Caroline - Lina (70s vibe again)

Melanie - Mel/laney

KeepCalmAndCurryOn Thu 12-May-11 09:43:20

Marguerite / Daisy

Guinevere / Gwen

wordfactory Thu 12-May-11 09:52:57

Catherine - Kat, Kate
Margaret - Peggy
Isabelle - Bella
Giselle - gigi
Amelai - Milly
Annabelle - Annie
Beatrice - Bea
Harriette - Hatty
Elizabeth - Betty/Bets/Beaty/ Betsy
Patricia - Patsy

wordfactory Thu 12-May-11 09:54:02

Oh and one I love from DD's friend Roberta - Bertie.

TimeWasting Thu 12-May-11 11:22:15

I know someone who's a Roberta and she's known as Bobby.

frazzled74 Fri 13-May-11 09:54:44

thanks, all the names are great! and to think ive been racking my brains for weeks and came up with nothing !

Funtimewincies Sat 21-May-11 19:49:23

Not a name suggestion as such, but when I want a name for someone of a particular age I go back to the 'most popular' lists and see what was about.

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