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"Hettie"? who could she have been
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:36 GMT (UK) »
I've been trying to think of names other than "Hester" that "Hettie" could be a pet name for. Any suggestions, please?
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Re: "Hettie"? who could she have been
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:37 GMT (UK) »
Henrietta
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Re: "Hettie"? who could she have been
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:48 GMT (UK) »
Harriet?
I also knew an Esther ,pet name Hetty even though no H at  the  start of Esther.

 Betty is a bit unusual in the diminution of Elisabeth but the  most common pet name for Elisabeth.
Way back in the 1800ís I have in my tree a Hepzibah - Biblical-pet name Heppy.
Think with pity on her brother ó- Onesipherous!
I donít know about a pet name but I bet he did not go out much ,not in Gold fields Australia in the 1860ís .
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Re: "Hettie"? who could she have been
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:54 GMT (UK) »
I think it mustn't have been a pleasant name in her eyes, as she used a "Stage name" on Ann(e) as a singer. Thanks, somethings there to try.
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Re: "Hettie"? who could she have been
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 November 20 18:25 GMT (UK) »
whatsinaname is my go to site for this sort of question. It indicates it is a pet name for Esther, Henrietta, Hester and Harriet.

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Re: "Hettie"? who could she have been
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 November 20 20:09 GMT (UK) »
My Aunt Hettie was a Harriet
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Re: "Hettie"? who could she have been
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 November 20 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Great aunt Henrietta was known as Hettie

Another relation was Martha Harriet ..the grandchildren called her Aunt Harittit. Because one couldnt pronounce it and the name stuck...

Also because their aunt Hettie lived close by it was a way to distinguish them .
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Re: "Hettie"? who could she have been
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 November 20 01:58 GMT (UK) »
My Auntie Hettie was a Hedwig. Born in Australia, but of German heritage.  :)

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Re: "Hettie"? who could she have been
« Reply #8 on: Friday 06 November 20 07:54 GMT (UK) »
Just to muddy the waters.....


My grandmother Lucy Elizabeth King was called Hetty by all the family. It was explained to me she got her nickname from Hetty King, a popular music hall star.


Which doesn't help you at all.... but shows there isn't always logic to these things  ;D


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