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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Favorite nickname for classic Elizabeth!

    Aww, Elizabeth...the little black dress of names! I have loved this name my entire life, it's a family name but not too close to where I can't use it as a full name. Hubby is set on having a nickname though so I need your help! First DD is Sophia nn Fifi. Her nn is only a family 'pet name' so no one else calls her this...just her daddy and I mostly. We want the same type of nn for Elizabeth. I want to avoid's ok, just not my style and so expected. She isn't even here yet and people already want to call her Lizzy. :-/ I like Essie...I started calling Bessie and it ran into Essie. Also , I was calling her Bethy and that ran into Effy. I think Essie and Effy are more what we are looking for...sweet, vintage feeling family pet name. Others in the family have picked up on Sophia's nn and call her Fifi, but like I said....she is not known for it outside of family. The same will be for Elizabeth. We will always use her full name, but want a sweet nn to complement her sisters. What are your thoughts of Essie and Effy? They feel natural to me but I look at names different that most of my family! Lol! Thanks!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Essie and Effy are very cute. I prefer Essie in general and also because it sounds more related to Elizabeth. Effy is a bit more of a stretch and is too close to Fifi for me. I do love Beth, but just Beth. Bethy, although adorable in writing, to me sounds like someone with a lisp saying Bessie. Have you ever thought about Elsie or Libby? I love Libby and think it has the same sweet cuteness as Fifi does.
    Lucy Magdalene ~ Felix Augustine
    Catherine Lark ~ William Ignatius
    Margaret Fiona "Maisy" ~ Calvin Gabriel
    Edith Primrose ~ Thomas Percival
    Jane ??? ~ Owen Benedict
    Eleanor Valentine ~ Timothy Lewis
    Elizabeth Agnes ~ Harrison Peter

    Anthea Valentine ~ Sebastian Luke ~ Elanor Astrid

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    New England, USA
    How about sweet Bess? Or Bessie?
    From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors. ~ Proverb

    Caroline Audrey & Patrick Elliot, Grace Catherine & Luke Alexander

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    United States of America
    I love Elizabeth, but with this spelling Elisabeth. The nn I'll use if I have an Elisabeth is ELSIE. I love it.
    Melinda + Brandon since July 27, 2013
    Stepmom to Shelley J.
    Auntie to Richard "Mason", Alexander Thomas, Tanner Andrew, & Jackie Juliet
    Girls: Elisabeth/Isabelle Yun, Juliet Susanne, Rosalie Katherine, Miranda, Josephine, Natalie, Adriana
    Boys: Ammon Xavier, Matthew Craige, William Clifton, Benjamin, Spencer, Henry, Emmett

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Western Canada
    I like Essie. Very cute pet name! Not so fond of Effy. Mostly because every time I say it outloud I hear iffy. As in, I feel iffy (undecided) about ordering dessert.
    TTC 2015

    Alice, Blair, Claire, Elizabeth, Isobel, Madeline

    Elliott, Everett, Ezra, James, Malachi, Nathaniel

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