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26-09-2016, 09:46   #61
 
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Mod note: please check the thread before posting, we've got a lot of repetition in it.
Maybe stick up a first post with all the names and nicknames in alphabetical order?

Cornelius can be shortened variously to Con, Conn, Corny and Neil.
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02-04-2019, 12:22   #62
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Looking for alternate versions of Manus.

Got the name Manus Carroll on a 1909 Dublin baptism. The other sponsor's name is given as Brigida so presuming they're recording in Latin (haven't seen original).

Can't find any Manus Carroll anywhere ever.
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Looking for alternate versions of Manus.

Got the name Manus Carroll on a 1909 Dublin baptism. The other sponsor's name is given as Brigida so presuming they're recording in Latin (haven't seen original).

Can't find any Manus Carroll anywhere ever.
Mannix?
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02-04-2019, 13:05   #64
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No chance it's a Marcus for Mark?
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I haven't seen the original - the church just emailed me the details.
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Manny/mhaney would be used in Donegal for Manus from my experience but no idea about Dublin.
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Variants of Mary in our family include Poll and Mosh and May and Moll
Bridie - already a variant of Brigid but also called Bud
Teresa - Teasie and Terry
Margaret - Gretta. Also seen Ritas who were actually christened Margaret
Philomena - Mena
Elizabeth - Lil
Analena - Weenie
Conleth - Con
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Teresa - Tess as well as
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Lucille - Lilly
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Two pet names in my family that are a bit unusual.

Honoria - Nonie
Bernadette - Bonie
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Does anyone know the proper names for Pansy, Bindie and Binnie? Their niece in her 90s only knew them by those names
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Does anyone know the proper names for Pansy, Bindie and Binnie? Their niece in her 90s only knew them by those names
The actress Binnie Hale's given name was Beatrice. Bea and Beattie are nicknames in my family for Beatrice. Binnie could possibly be used for any name beginning with 'B' though such as Bridget, Bedelia, Bernadette, etc. Minnie is a nickname for Mary and the only letter in common is 'M'. Bonnie can be a nickname for Bernadette so it's possible that Binnie is a variation of that. An example is my relative whose nickname is Bonie (pronounced 'boney' or 'bone-e') rather than Bonnie for Bernadette.

Bindie could be a nickname for Belinda.

It's possible that Pansy isn't a nickname or else it could be completely unrelated to their given name. It could be a nickname for someone called Anne though since Nancy is a nickname for Anne.

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Pidge

Has anybody ever seen this nickname? or know it's origin?
Example Mary (Pidge) Kelly?
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Has anybody ever seen this nickname? or know it's origin?
Example Mary (Pidge) Kelly?
All that I can think for it is Bridget. I remember that Didge was used as a nickname for Bridget on Neighbours. I don't actually know though. Pidge was Tramp's nickname for Lady in 'Lady & the Tramp' if that helps at all!

Some nicknames are totally random though. My brother is known as Buck by my family. My dad used to call me Wigeon. My mum calls me the flattering nickname Pudgín. My old dog's name was Benjy but was often called Wingate by my dad.

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All that I can think for it is Bridget.
I've encountered it in Cork city (early 1900's) as a pet name for Bridget.
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