Eliza: stand-alone or nickname?

Hello all,

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you prefer [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] as a stand alone name, or as a nickname for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]?

Im not sure it feels ‘complete’ enough for me to use as a first name, but it also doesn’t feel right as a nickname given the pronunciation is slightly different…

Would love to hear any thoughts!

Thank you

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Both work! If I met an [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] I wouldn’t assume it was short for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was, either. I think I slightly prefer it on its own, but you can’t go wrong with it as a nickname.

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I love [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] :heartpulse::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
I prefer it over [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f].

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I think [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] works well both as a first and a nickname :slight_smile:

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I think [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] definitely works as a stand-alone name for me [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] feels complete enough to be used as just [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]. I also think it’s helpful that she does have a long history of being used as a stand-alone name. To be honest if I met an [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] I would never assume that her name was actually [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] despite of course being a nickname for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] I just see [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] as a stand-alone name. However of course [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] would make a very sweet nickname for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] and that would be a lovely route to go down as you get the best of both worlds!

I do prefer [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] over [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] I actually love [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] she’s graceful, regal, distinguished, timeless and just such an evergreen classic. I love [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f].

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As a stand alone. It’s much more sparky! I’ve met a few just Elizas :slight_smile:

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Definitely a full name, sounds different enough to [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] anyway so I’m not sure it would actually be an intuitive nickname if you went that route.

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I think [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] can stand alone but I prefer [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] x

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I prefer it as a stand alone name! It feels 100% substantial enough on its own

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Stand alone, definitely. There are so many, imo more intuitive diminutives for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f].

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I totally think it works as both. It’s a substantial, lovely name. I adore [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], however, and all of the nicknames that stem from the “Beth” portion of the name, so I personally prefer [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]!

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Stand alone, [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] feels like a name enough on it’s own to me :slight_smile:

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I’m a bit of a traditionalist so I prefer [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] as a nickname for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]! [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] is my middle name and I’ve taken up [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] as my pen name because it’s by far my favorite NN for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]. Despite this, I would still be thrilled to meet a little stand-alone [name_f]Eliza[/name_f].

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I think either is fine.
I like [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] but also feel that if the child did not like the name as she aged, if her full name was [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], she would have options to chose other shortened forms without it being do complicated as changing names (and [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] is well known as a short form for Elizabeth).

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I prefer it as a stand alone. It has a long history as such.

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It works beautifully as a standalone imo–I’ve known several Eliza’s and they were all “just” [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]. But I think there’s a certain charm to [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] “Eliza” (maybe it’s the Pride and Prejudice association?), too! I’m really no help :rofl: But definitely willing to place my vote of confidence that you can’t go wrong here!

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Both! I prefer [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] alone, only because I prefer other nicknames for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], but I think it works for both!

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I prefer [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] as a nickname, but I don’t think it’s overly strange to have it as a full name.

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I prefer it as a standalone. [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] is dreadfully overused, imo, and I find it quite boring. I’m neutral on [name_f]Eliza[/name_f], but it has more spunk and life than [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] to me.

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I love Eliza by itself but I think Elizabeth is a pretty name too, especially without a nickname!

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