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  1. #11
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    Nov 2012
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    I'm one who will almost always go for the longer version, because I seem to nickname everything by default. Like William for instance. If liam is my 'goal' i better choose William as a full name, because if Liam is the official name, he'll become a 'Lee' in my house! Funny how i am that way. I'm the same for Ellie. I better pick a longer name with that as a possible nickname, because Ellie on its own would be automatically nicknamed Elle!
    So I personally would choose Elizabeth, but I do think Eliza is fine/nice enough to stand on its own (i don't feel that way with many shorter names, so that means a lot in my mind, lol).

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    CA
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    I agree with Pansy 100%. There are so many options with the full Elizabeth and you get to call her Eliza either way!
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  3. #15
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    Dec 2012
    Location
    London, UK
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    I prefer the name Elizabeth with the nickname Eliza. That way you have a nice traditional name, with a more modern version for a nickname. A great combination!

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
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    I prefer Elizabeth - so many more options. But if you are sure you will call her Eliza anyway, and if you don't want her to end up with another nickname, then I would go with Eliza. Eliza sounds like a complete name to me, not too nicknamey.

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    South Carolina
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    I would go with Eliza, since you want to shorten Elizabeth to Eliza anyway. Eliza feels like a full name to me, not just a nickname.
    Annie, mid-twenties, vegetarian, name lover. No kids yet, just two furbabies - Roxy & Layla.
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