Jump to content

Molly short form of ?


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#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.

original.gif

#3 anon60

Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

Millicent, I think.

#4 WitsEnd

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.

Millicent
Amelia
Emilia
Matilda
Mildred
Romilly
Emily
Camille
Camilla
Emmeline
Milena

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

Emma

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

QUOTE
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.

Millicent
Amelia
Emilia
Matilda
Mildred
Romilly
Emily
Camille
Camilla
Emmeline
Milena


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.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How an inquest into one stillbirth is saving lives

A ground-breaking court case that has focused solely on one stillborn baby has already helped to save the lives of other babies.

Get them into reading early with a Nouk book subscription

There's no bonding activity quite like reading to your baby or toddler, and all the signs point to it being important for social and literacy development as well.

I don't want my husband to go on a buck's trip

My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a men's bachelor party.

The celeb parents who needed a mediator to stop fighting over baby names

Deciding on a baby name can be a fraught experience for many parents.

May Gibbs' 'Gumnut Babies' turns 100 with a special edition, coins, stamps and more

It's time to celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs' very first book release, Gumnut Babies.

African baby names

We have some absolutely gorgeous selections of African baby names for you to consider for your baby.

The mum who retrained to became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

Meningococcal meningitis: signs, treatment and prevention

What is meningococcal meningitis, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?

I was scared of the dentist ... and my son paid the price

It was a moment where I could certainly learn from his behaviour, and not him from mine.

Family of toddler killed by alligator at Disney honours his third birthday

The family told supporters that they wanted to celebrate the boy's "first birthday in heaven".

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

7 tips to help you prepare your home for parenthood

Prep your home to make becoming a new parent as stress-free as possible.

Fatherhood to the beat of Daniel's drum

Daniel Gibney knew fatherhood would change him, but he didn't realise it would lead to a global business venture for his family.

A case of gastro and the mummy mean girls

I don't blame any first-time mother who is terrified of her or her baby catching gastro, but it will find you eventually.

Zooey Deschanel's cake smash fail for daughter Elsie

"I kept seeing on the Internet, 'You gotta make a smash cake for your one-year-old,' so I'm like, 'I'm making this cake just so she can smash it.'"

Five things mums should never do

Although I preach the "each to their own" method of parenting, it's unavoidable to have those moments of panic.

Mum allegedly 'groped' while holding toddler in Sydney pool

A mum has told of her horror after she was allegedly sexually assaulted while at a swimming centre with her two young children.

'It whacked me': Michelle Bridges on sleep deprivation and returning to exercise

Michelle Bridges knows a lot about health and fitness, but when she became a mum she had to learn a few lessons the hard way.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.