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Offline ThrelfallYorky

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 23 December 17 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Oh dear, an embarrassment of possibilities! Think I'll just leave her to stew for a bit as Molly. Thanks all.
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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 23 December 17 18:44 GMT (UK) »
Just to add to your list of possibilities: my cousin Molly was registered in the name of Mellany at birth.

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 24 December 17 11:43 GMT (UK) »
And mine was Kathleen! 
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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 24 December 17 12:07 GMT (UK) »
My Grandma and her sister were named Emily and Dorothy respectively, otherwise known as Molly and Dolly. Happy Christmas.

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 24 December 17 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Milly-Molly-Mandy was Millicent MARGARET Amanda.

(any one else remember Milly-Molly-Mandy books?)

Love love love Milly Molly Mandy! (Especially the early drawings - so so sweet!  :-* )

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 24 December 17 19:09 GMT (UK) »
I went to a cousin's funeral and was startled to find her sisters, down in my family tree as Martha and Bertha, were known as Molly and Betty, cb
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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 24 December 17 23:25 GMT (UK) »
And one of my granddaughters is called Molly - short for nothing, that's the name she was registered with  :D

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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #16 on: Monday 25 December 17 07:01 GMT (UK) »
My gt.aunt Jane was known as Molly........ ;D
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Re: "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« Reply #17 on: Monday 25 December 17 08:53 GMT (UK) »
And my Auntie Molly was christened Agnes.
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