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Molly short form of ?
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:58 PM
Hi. I like the name Molly, but hubby likes names that have a long and short version. Is Molly short for anything??
Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:55 PM
Hi, I had a thing for Millie a few weeks back so I asked a group of lovely name-crazed ladies (not unlike us on here!) what would be suitable 'long' names.
This is the list I got.
I think that most of these could be used as a long name for Molly. My fave would have to be Romilly, I think that would be a lovely name to shorten to Molly!!
Other than that I thought if you dont mind hyphenated names you could think something along the lines of Mary-Ellen.
But after all that you could just convince dh that Molly is a good standing name on its own.
Edited by eminemina, 07 April 2009 - 04:55 PM.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:16 PM
It's traditionally a short form of Mary. I like it by itself as I don't think many people see that connection any more
Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:46 PM
The name Molly always makes me think of the storybook character Milly Molly Mandy whose full name was Millicent Margaret Amanda. Hence I would say it can be short for Margaret
Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:54 PM
I like it on it's own. I actually didn't think it was a shortened version. Learn something new everyday.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:56 PM
I have a Molly
From my reading about names it's the Irish / Celtic shortened version of "Mary".
My little one couldn't be anyone except Molly now, and I totally love it.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:00 PM
I love Molly, what a pretty name.
Id say Margaret too, as Millicent you'd think would be Milly....which i also love.
Id go for Molly on its own
Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:08 AM
I had a thing for Millie a few weeks back so I asked a group of lovely name-crazed ladies (not unlike us on here!) what would be suitable 'long' names.
This is the list I got.
You forgot my name... Melissa. But I only ever go by Milly.
As for Molly... I would have said Margaret and Mary.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:13 AM
I would never have associated Molly with either Margaret (Marg, Margi with hard "g", Meg, Meggy, Pegg, Peggy, Rita) or Mary, which I thought was Mare in Irish Gaelic.
Edited by anon60, 08 April 2009 - 10:13 AM.
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