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  1. #1
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    Question Credibility questioned

    Apparently Blair was used in the Victorian era as a nickname for Elizabeth. Similarly to how Sadie was used for a nickname for Sarah. How does that work??

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    I don't know, either. I'm a Sarah and have never had anyone even guess that my nn was Sadie! I was surprised when I heard that. I didn't know that about Blair being a nn for Elizabeth, either...

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    Well, according to the wikipedia entry for Elizabeth, Blair is the Scottish nickname taken from the last part of Elizabeth. So I guess it somehow developed from Beth? *shrug* That's the only thing I could turn up in my five minutes of google research.

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    Blair is originally a masculine name and is from a Scottish last name, which is derived from the Gaelic blar, meaning plain, field, battlefield. It has no connection to Elizabeth. The closest Blair form from Elizabeth is Beileag, which isn't pronounced Blair!

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    I am not a fan of Blair whether it is a legitimate nickname for Elizabeth or not.

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