Nellie?

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Registered: 01-26-2005
Nellie?
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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 9:26pm

Hi everyone.

I'm certainly not expecting or expecting to expect, however in the case that I did ever expect (probably via adoption) in the future, I'd love to use the name Nellie after my great-grandmother. As far as I know, her full name is just Nellie. Unfortunately, that just doesn't fly for me. I've gone through tons of names that work as Nellie for a nn (Elena, Ellen, Helen, Penelope, Annabelle, Danielle, Janelle, Janella, Aniel, etc.), but none of them are it, you know? The only two that I could see using are as followed:

Finella-Soooo, I read that this is the anglicized version of Fionnuala, which is said Finn-noo-luh. It does look like it should be said Finn-nella though. Is that a legit pronunciation, or is that just tampering with it? I like this one, because we're working w/a very Irish ln.

Cornelia-This name is gorgeous, but I'm worried again that it's just not pronounced how I want it to be in order for Nellie to make sense. Is it more like Cor-nee-lee-uh rather then Cor-nell-ee-uh, or do either work?

Thanks for your thoughts ladies, & if you can think of anything that works w/Nellie as a nn that I didn't mention, please feel free to share!

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Registered: 06-29-2007
In reply to: foxfirespice
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 10:07pm
I think Nellie is sweet, but see your not wanting to use it as the given name. Neither of those names are really jumping out at me. Have you considered just Nell as the given name? I think that is very sweet, but also very sophisticated for when she gets older.


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Registered: 01-26-2005
In reply to: foxfirespice
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 10:15pm
Thanks for the reply! I do like Nell, but gosh darnit, it's hard to get past that silly Jody Foster movie. The Nell is that movie just isn't the most attractive.
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Registered: 10-26-2004
In reply to: foxfirespice
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 10:43pm

In high school I knew a Nellie, her given name was Eleanor and she later shortened to Nell for a more grown up feel.

That's the only suggestion I can think of right now.

I really love Nellie, but I think of it more as a nick name overall.



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Registered: 07-31-2007
In reply to: foxfirespice
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 6:32am

Nellie isn't my style, but I *love* Nell. I think either of them work great as a nickname for Eleanor or Cornelia. Yes, Cornelia is pronounced cor-NEE-lee-uh, but I think the nickname is still legit. In fact, Cornelia nn Nell is on my short list if I ever have a girl.

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Registered: 12-20-2008
In reply to: foxfirespice
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 11:02am
My husbands grandmothers name is Nellie and it took some research but when she came over from Poland it was changed, originally it was Anellia sounds like Amelia but with a "n"
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