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From: "Diane Sowden" <>
Subject: Re: This forename of NANNY
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 19:24:22 +0100
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Has anyone checked on Freebmd for a NANNY married to a BILLY??

Diane
----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Jacob" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: This forename of NANNY


> If anyone has access to a Chambers Dictionary a lot of first names and
their
> diminutives are listed in the back.
>
> Ann, Anne, Anna and Hannah are variants of this name with the diminutives
> given as Anita, Anneka, Annika, Annette, Annie, Nan, Nana, Nance, Nancy,
> Nanna, Nannie, Nanny, Nina, Ninette, Ninon. To confuse things even more,
> Nance and Nancy are also diminutives of Agnes.
>
> Has anyone come across a Nanny married to a Billy - what were the kids
> called?
>
> Just had to butt in on this one.
>
> Arthur Jacob
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Delia Gleave" <d@deliagleave.f9.co.uk>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 2:56 PM
> Subject: Re: This forename of NANNY
>
>
> > I've sometimes found it in 19th century Cumberland and Westmoreland
> > families. I've wondered about its being from "Hannah".
> >
> > Delia
> >
> >
> > this forename of NANNY -
> >> has anyone else heard of it. It is such an unusual name. Is it short
> >> for
> >> anything do you think?
> >>
> >
>
>



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