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Looking for nickname for my dd


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#1 happycatto2

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

Hi have a 3 month dd named Abby (not Abigail) and looking for nicknames for her. She currently gets abs or abster but wondering if there are any others?    Tia original.gif

#2 CupOfCoffee

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

Mine is Abigail, we call her Abi, but she is often called Abs also.  (or crabby abi when she is in a mood)  laugh.gif

#3 livvie7586

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

Mine's Abigail too, she gets Abby or Abby Cadabby (other than Abs you really can't shorten Abby much)

#4 Apageintime

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:39 AM

I thought Abby was the nickname?

#5 claptrap

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

QUOTE (Apageintime @ 10/11/2012, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought Abby was the nickname?


yes! why you would give your child a NN for a name, and then try to shorten that, doesn't make a lot of sense to me.  But that's just me.   It's a cute name, and each to their own original.gif

#6 R2B2

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

Abs, Abster, Crabby Abbey wink.gif & plain old Abbey.

Mine is an Abigail though.

#7 tibs

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:47 AM

QUOTE (Apageintime @ 10/11/2012, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought Abby was the nickname?


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#8 Gudrun

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

I don't have an Abby but NN's are made in many ways.   For example lengthening so Abigail, other associated name Abra to Abra Cadabra to Caddie, circuitous route from the name so Gail, word associations direct or circuitous so Storm, opposites so Sunshine, Abba, then Abba to Frida or Anna or from one of ABBA's songs so Fernando (Fern, Ferns, Fernanda, Fernie, Nan, Nancy), Lu/Lulu from Waterloo, Moneybags or Honey rhymes with Money from Money, Money. Abseil to Seilie to Shippy, Sis/Cis from Sister from Abbey...

Anyway they often just happen and of course often from the surname or a play on the middle name or initials or whatever.  Also from something about the person eg I know a grown Burt whose name is Nicholas but he was in love with Burt on Sesame Street as a preschooler or my DH who was Tex and still is to some because he liked watching Westerns when he was little.  I'm sure people could give you heaps of examples of these sorts of NN's.

I think Lulu works regardless of name actually.  You can just pick any name for a NN.   My daughter was Oscarina a lot after Oscar the Grouch for obvious reasons.

Edited by Gudrun, 10 November 2012 - 10:00 AM.


#9 Atomac

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

I used to look after an Abby and she got called Abba Dabba

#10 SlightlyLeftFeral

Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

Mine gets Abs, Abba dabba do, Abba and I call her Rabbit, or Ab Pat as her middle name is Patricia. They just evolve.

#11 Feral Nelly

Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Ours is an Abigail but we call her Abs, Abby or Abby Jean (as Jean is her middle name). Sometimes she will get 'monkey' or 'chicken' too.




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