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#1 jennyj

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??

#2 soulmusic

Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:01 PM

Mary or Margaret.

Although I like Molly on its own.


#3 anon60

Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

Millicent, I think.

#4 eminemina

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!! wub.gif

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. yyes.gif


Edited by eminemina, 07 April 2009 - 04:55 PM.

#5 Velociraptor

Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:12 PM

I think it's great on its own.

#6 Lyra

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

#7 pipstar

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  original.gif

#8 blondeboys

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.  blush.gif

#9 Freddie'sMum

Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:56 PM

I have a Molly  wub.gif

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.

#10 MnM

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 wub.gif

#11 ella02

Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:29 PM

I like the name molly on it own

#12 Guest_Millipede_*

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.  original.gif

As for Molly... I would have said Margaret and Mary.

#13 anon60

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.  original.gif

Edited by anon60, 08 April 2009 - 10:13 AM.

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