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"Molly" - what can it be short for?
« on: Friday 22 December 17 16:30 GMT (UK) »
The name "Molly" has started to plague me. I know I ought to know what it's a pet-name version of, but for the life of me I can't find the information. Suggestions please.... Help!
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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 December 17 16:31 GMT (UK) »
As well as being a name in it's own right, it can also be a pet name for Mary or Margaret.

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 December 17 16:36 GMT (UK) »
According to "The Oxford Names Companion" Molly is a long established pet name for Mary. Maggie is the pet name for Margaret.

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 December 17 16:44 GMT (UK) »
My Auntie Molly turned out to be an Edith Florence!  ::)

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 December 17 16:50 GMT (UK) »
My Aunt Molly was a  Muriel ::)

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 December 17 16:54 GMT (UK) »
Milly-Molly-Mandy was Millicent MARGARET Amanda.

(any one else remember Milly-Molly-Mandy books?)
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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 December 17 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for all those. -and yes, I do remember Milly Molly Mandy, part of my childhood bookshelf! I'd a vague idea it might be Margaret or Mary, but not thought of Muriel! I'll try Mary, and if that doesn't work, try Margaret - don't think I'll try Edith Florence, somehow.....
Thanks again, Spidermonkey, stanmapstone, giggsycat, the Yokel, and lizdb, I'll see if I can get a bit further. Seasonal greetings, and all that!
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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 December 17 18:12 GMT (UK) »
My late M-I-L was known as Molly

Her actual name was Charity Florence Mercy  :-X
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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 22 December 17 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I always thought it was another name used for someone called Maud
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