What can 'Gabrielle' be shortened to other than 'Gabby, Ellie and Ella?'!!!!

(23 Posts)
nichib83 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:59:41

I love the name Gabrielle and would rather it wasn't shortened but what are the alternatives if it HAS to be shortened (if that makes sense!!)

NightCircus Tue 19-Nov-13 22:02:02

Brielle
Elle
Gabri...

TheWanderingUterus Tue 19-Nov-13 22:02:37

Abi
Ria
Rielle
Gabs
Elle

Yamyoid Tue 19-Nov-13 22:03:30

Brie

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Tue 19-Nov-13 22:03:41

Bree
Gee-Gee (g as in giraffe not gold if that makes sense)
Ria

ChippingInLovesAutumn Tue 19-Nov-13 22:04:33

Choosing a name like that, when you don't like the shortenings, is nothing short of madness. Unless you call her 'shortening you like most' from birth, she will get Gabs or Gabby.

woooooooobooo Tue 19-Nov-13 22:05:16

I've known a Gabriella who was known as Bria and a Gabrielle who was Gabs

Mattissy Tue 19-Nov-13 22:05:36

One of my dearest friends is Gabrielle, she gets Gai (pronounced Gay) in every day life and GiGi from a few closer people.

I love Gabby though.

nichib83 Tue 19-Nov-13 22:06:28

I disagree! Kids normally tend to be called by what their parents set as a shortening. I wouldn't use Gabby or gabs, hence the question lol!

allbottledup Tue 19-Nov-13 22:16:03

You will lose all control of the nn once she goes to school so if you really hate Gabby then I'd choose a different name.

CarrotCakeMuffins Tue 19-Nov-13 22:21:29

My Gabriella is called Gabriella. Shortened versions are not compulsory.
However I do refer to her as G in texts / emails etc

CarrotCakeMuffins Tue 19-Nov-13 22:21:46

My Gabriella is called Gabriella. Shortened versions are not compulsory.
However I do refer to her as G in texts / emails etc

daughterofafarmer Tue 19-Nov-13 22:24:16

Sorry but if you don't like the nn then I think you should remove the name from your list and try and find another. You can't control these things at all esp once they start school.

Agree that it is a lovely name, however I don't like the nn either.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Nov-13 22:28:22

My DDs friend is known as Gablar and Gabs. They are teens.

Neither of which her parents call her. I cannot imagine her as a Gabriella. It is a lovely name, not sure their nns are so lovely.

My two have both opted for different versions of their names since starting school. Luckily I like all the variants, but wouldn't have picked any name where I didn't.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Nov-13 22:30:07

Soz. Predictive text. She is a Gabrielle

sandiy Tue 19-Nov-13 22:30:32

Coco as in the fabulous Gabrielle "coco" Chanel.

FunnyRunner Tue 19-Nov-13 22:30:55

I know a Gabsi.

SparklyFucker Tue 19-Nov-13 22:32:51

Bree or Gabe. I know a female Gabe, I think her parents may have wanted a boy, as her name is Gabriel...

cloggal Wed 20-Nov-13 16:52:34

I know a Bria whose name is Gabriela.

Greensleeves Wed 20-Nov-13 16:58:06

Bibi

lljkk Wed 20-Nov-13 17:03:11

"He's Matthew, NOT Matt!" proclaimed my aunt upon birth of her son. And she still only calls him Matthew.
We all call him Matt now (age 32). It's what he prefers.

Gabs, Gay (yes I know a woman called Gay).

Bakingtins Wed 20-Nov-13 17:04:15

If you hate the obvious NNs then don't choose the name. You can probably get family to call her whatever NN (or the full version) you choose, but once she gets to school she will inevitably be Gabby.

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