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Rebecca

114 replies

Herefornameideas · 25/06/2023 19:19

Hi

DH and I both like name Rebecca but I am wondering, is it very common for all Rebecca's to be called Becky or Becca? I'm not a fan of the latter two and not sure I'd call the baby Rebecca if the likelihood is the name will be shortened.

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swirly3468 · 01/07/2023 22:16

Love the name. It's my mums name 😄

FoldenHoard · 01/07/2023 22:24

I’m a Rebecca. I’m always called Becca or Bec, even though I always introduce myself as Rebecca. I draw the line at Becky though, or Becs 😣

FoldenHoard · 01/07/2023 22:25

And God yes to being called Rachel!

Topseyt123 · 01/07/2023 22:26

I have a Rebecca. She is mostly known as Becky, Beck, Becs, including by us.

It doesn't bother me at all. I deliberately chose names where the long and short forms were acceptable to us.

Topseyt123 · 01/07/2023 22:29

As far as I know my Rebecca has never been called Rachel. I think she would be very 🤔if someone tried that and would be likely to correct them. She's in her twenties now.

Newgirls · 01/07/2023 22:39

I really like the name becky - I only know a couple and they are great so good associations? Rebecca very nice too

thatsnotmyna · 01/07/2023 22:42

I'm a Rebecca (NC) and was fine with it as a child until people started calling me Becky and I really didn't like it... I think I was 6-7 years old at the time. When I went to secondary school kids called me Becky constantly.

I had to put up with it and now I tend to call myself it. In all honesty I'm not a fan of the name, and can't stand Becky. But i pretty much get called it by everyone... apart from DH, he calls me Darling because weirdly he's never called me Becky and only calls me Rebecca in front of my parents 😂

If I met a baby Rebecca I'd still think it was sweet. I'm kind of pleased people like the name on here. I always wished I'd been called Katie though.

thatsnotmyna · 01/07/2023 22:42

Oh and yes I've also been called Rachel and also Jessica!

AHalfWarmedFish · 01/07/2023 23:06

I’m fascinated by Rebeccas being called Rachel!? They’re not even remotely similar, how can people get this so wrong? How annoying for you all!

ThirdOne · 01/07/2023 23:13

I have a primary school aged Rebecca. She loves her name. She loves that she is yet to meet another Rebecca either at her school or elsewhere but her name is not so uncommon that people haven't heard of it or can't spell it.

She is only sometimes Bex to her closest friends but always Rebecca at home and elsewhere.

On a few occasions, people I don't know that well misremember her name as Rachel... I always thought it was weird... and so I'm strangely comforted that this happens to other Rebeccas!

TheMarzipanDildo · 01/07/2023 23:18

AHalfWarmedFish · 01/07/2023 23:06

I’m fascinated by Rebeccas being called Rachel!? They’re not even remotely similar, how can people get this so wrong? How annoying for you all!

To be fair

  1. They both start with an R
  2. They are both biblical
  3. They are both classic, popular, solid names
TheMarzipanDildo · 01/07/2023 23:20

Obviously it’s still annoying when people get it wrong!

Rockschooldropout · 01/07/2023 23:22

I have a Rebecca in her early thirties - she’s been Bex ever since primary school

Pemba · 01/07/2023 23:24

AHalfWarmedFish · 01/07/2023 23:06

I’m fascinated by Rebeccas being called Rachel!? They’re not even remotely similar, how can people get this so wrong? How annoying for you all!

But people do regard Rachel and Rebecca as similar names, as discussed
earlier in the thread.

I like Rebecca, but (this is going to be unpopular on here...) I think Rachel is actually a little nicer.

AuntMarch · 01/07/2023 23:30

My brothers name was shortened to one thing by family when he was young. When he hut secondary school, he ended up with a different version from them. He is still those two different names to the two different groups in his 30s and I've just realised I've no idea what he actually introduces himself as... I'd guess the friends name though as that's his social circle!

My son as a name you can shorten. I don't love the options but don't mind them either. So far my brother is the only person who uses one but I'm pretty sure his friends will in the future too and that's ok. Doesn't mean I have to!

AuntMarch · 01/07/2023 23:32

As for Rebecca/Rachel... I cannot ever remember if someone is a Linda or Tracey! My friends mum I've known for 25 years I still have to really think about it!

Herefornameideas · 02/07/2023 22:07

We went for Rebecca in the end, it's just such a lovely name 🥰

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AHalfWarmedFish · 03/07/2023 05:34

Herefornameideas · 02/07/2023 22:07

We went for Rebecca in the end, it's just such a lovely name 🥰

Aww, congratulations and welcome baby Rebecca ☺️

Allforit · 03/07/2023 06:44

My teen Rebecca is Becca to us, but always Rebecca at school and with friends. Congratulations on your little Rebecca

greyhairnomore · 03/07/2023 06:56

You can always call her Rebecca. My daughter has a name that is often shortened we never have nor have her friends.

Optionshighlights · 03/07/2023 12:48

Congratulations! 💐

Welcome to your little Rebecca 💕

MWNA · 03/07/2023 13:07

Herefornameideas · 02/07/2023 22:07

We went for Rebecca in the end, it's just such a lovely name 🥰

Hoorah! 🥰

CommaChameleon7 · 03/07/2023 15:13

I have an 11 year old Rebecca. I think it's a beautiful name. She doesn't tend to have it shortened at school or with her friends. Shortened to Becca by her dad and I

steppemum · 03/07/2023 15:32

It is my name. I am mid 50s.

I have never ever been a Becky, I just used to stare at people who shortened it to Becky, and so no-one ever did.

Family claled me Becca or Becs.

But as an adult I reclaimed Rebecca and I am called that by everyone. I introduce myself as rebecca and no-one tries ot shorten it.

I know a few people with names which are traditionally shortened and they use the full name. Doesn't take people long to get with it and call them their full name.

steppemum · 03/07/2023 15:34

and yes, I get called Rachel all the time!

congratulations on your dd x

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