Edie? What could it be short for?

I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Edie[/name_f]. I like [name_f]Edith[/name_f]. I dislike [name_u]Eden[/name_u]. But if I name my daughter [name_f]Edie[/name_f], I think I’d want it to just be a nickname as it seems quite cutesy and juvenile to me so I’d prefer a ‘proper’ name she could use when she’s older. Can you think of any names [name_f]Edie[/name_f] could be short for (even if it’s quite a stretch)? I’d lvoe to here your comments on these names too, possible middle names etc…
Thank you!

It’s a beautiful and classic name, ready to be revived, and [name_f]Edie[/name_f] is a great nn.

Other than [name_f]Edith[/name_f] (which I love) all I can think of is:
[name_f]Evadne[/name_f] (Ev-ad-nee)
Eseld (Ee-zeld)

Sorry most of them are quite a stretch. Or you could have a name with the first/middle initials being [name_m]ED[/name_m], and get [name_f]Edie[/name_f] like that.

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[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]?

[name_u]Kennedy[/name_u], [name_f]Melodie[/name_f]/[name_f]Melody[/name_f], [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] - these might be a bit of a stretch but I think they work!

My sister is an [name_u]Eden[/name_u], but she only ever gets called that when she is in trouble :). Otherwise, she is always [name_f]Edie[/name_f] (my great grandma was [name_f]Edith[/name_f]), which I think suits her much better.

[name_f]Edwina[/name_f], [name_f]Edwige[/name_f], [name_f]Edelie[/name_f], [name_f]Edetta[/name_f], [name_f]Edina[/name_f], [name_f]Edra[/name_f], [name_f]Editta[/name_f], [name_f]Edda[/name_f], [name_f]Edris[/name_f], [name_f]Frida[/name_f], [name_f]Alfrida[/name_f], [name_f]Edana[/name_f], [name_u]Edlin[/name_u], [name_f]Editha[/name_f], [name_f]Edna[/name_f], [name_f]Edwinna[/name_f], [name_f]Eluned[/name_f], [name_f]Elfrida[/name_f], Fridia, [name_u]Meredith[/name_u], [name_f]Meredy[/name_f].

I love [name_u]Eden[/name_u] amd like [name_f]Edith[/name_f], but if you don’t want either, I think [name_f]Edeline[/name_f] is great, and you could even do the initials E.D. to get to [name_f]Edie[/name_f]. Something like [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] “[name_f]Edie[/name_f]” or [name_f]Eva[/name_f] [name_f]Delphine[/name_f] “[name_f]Edie[/name_f]”?

Good luck!

I detest [name_f]Edith[/name_f]. I like [name_f]Edie[/name_f] on its own.

Honestly, I think [name_f]Edie[/name_f] can stand on it’s own just fine. It’s old-fashioned like [name_f]Edith[/name_f], but not in a stuffy way. I really like [name_f]Edie[/name_f]. This may seem like a stretch, but I think [name_f]Edie[/name_f] could work as a nickname for [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]. :slight_smile:

I’m not sure about the US, but [name_f]Edie[/name_f] can definitely stand on its own in the UK. I like it as a nn for [name_f]Edith[/name_f], anything else seems a little forced.

I love [name_f]Edie[/name_f] all by herself.

I like the suggestion of [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] (intriguing thought!) and [name_u]Meredith[/name_u] immediately sprung to mind as a plausible none “ed” name. Quite like [name_f]Edwina[/name_f] and the international variations of [name_f]Edith[/name_f]: [name_f]Edita[/name_f], [name_f]Editha[/name_f], [name_f]Edetta[/name_f], [name_f]Edyta[/name_f]. Any “[name_m]Ed[/name_m]” name makes [name_f]Edie[/name_f] very intuitive to me.

[name_f]Evadne[/name_f], my favorite.

I love the suggestion of [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]! It’s a lovely name, and the nickname [name_f]Edie[/name_f] isn’t obvious but makes complete sense.

K I’m really pushing it here but maybe [name_u]Kennedy[/name_u]? It has the “[name_m]Ed[/name_m]” and the “ee” in it (I know [name_f]Edie[/name_f] isn’t pronounced like that)…

Thanks for all your help!

I’ve considered [name_u]Meredith[/name_u] but wondered of it was too much of a stretch but the fact other people have come up with it as well may mean it’s not!

I love the idea of using [name_f]Elodie[/name_f], I love the name but hadn’t considered using it to get to [name_f]Edie[/name_f]. One issue, I don’t think my husband is a fan.

I also like the idea of using a first and middle to make [name_m]ED[/name_m], I don’t usually like initial names but in this case it seems cute, maint because [name_f]Edie[/name_f] is a name rather than just two letters.

Thanks again! More opinions would be great too :smiley:

I love [name_f]Edith[/name_f].
There are plenty of marvellous suggestions from pps but my favourite is [name_f]Elodie[/name_f].

Definitely have a longer name as [name_f]Edie[/name_f] is great as a nn but sounds too immature for an adult doing an interview or something.

I love [name_f]Edith[/name_f] so much (thanks Downton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u]!). [name_u]Eden[/name_u] sounds too trendy to me.

Elini (too much of a stretch?)

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you pronounce [name_f]Edie[/name_f] like [name_m]ED[/name_m] or [name_m]ED[/name_m]-E?

An old friend of mine has just had a baby named [name_f]Edita[/name_f] with the nickname [name_f]Edie[/name_f]. That could work?

nover - I pronounce it ee-dee

[name_m]Just[/name_m] wondering how this turned out. I can attest that [name_f]Edie[/name_f] for [name_u]Meredith[/name_u] is a bit of a stretch as I only just realized [name_f]Edith[/name_f] is in the name [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]. I’ve been named [name_u]Meredith[/name_u] since [name_u]July[/name_u] 1983, personally.