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Jinx
04-01-2004, 02:00 PM
Just wondering: Is there a nickname for the girl's name, Miranda? Maybe Miri, perhaps? Any others? - Jinx

Otto
04-01-2004, 02:03 PM
Mir, Mimi, Randa, Randy, Rand?

DSYoungEsq
04-01-2004, 02:04 PM
Not sure about her nickname, but I hear she is a right card... ;)

bordelond
04-01-2004, 02:07 PM
I'm pretty much with Otto -- Mimi or Randi would seem like the most naturally-occuring nicknames for Miranda.

Fear Itself
04-01-2004, 02:14 PM
Many woman named Miranda go by Mandy. (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=miranda+mandy)

Padeye
04-01-2004, 03:28 PM
"Banana head lady"
"You" as in "You have the right to remain silent"

FilmGeek
04-01-2004, 05:23 PM
Mira. (as in Mira Sorvino)

At least, that's what I'd call her.

Sami41
04-01-2004, 08:18 PM
IIRC, in Northern Exqosure , the old guy who runs the bar and his young wife have a baby. They name her Miranda, and call her Randy.

Manduck
04-01-2004, 10:03 PM
I call her Snookums.

Lisa-go-Blind
04-01-2004, 10:12 PM
My first thought was "Mandy."

Meeko
04-01-2004, 10:24 PM
Warning Huge Hijack here:


Is Laura short for Kathy?

Kat
04-01-2004, 11:04 PM
I thought of several while the thread loaded, but the only one not yet mentioned is Manda.

quothz
04-01-2004, 11:10 PM
IIRC, in Northern Exqosure , the old guy who runs the bar and his young wife have a baby. They name her Miranda, and call her Randy.

I used to be roommates with a Miranda who went by Randie.

slipster
04-08-2004, 09:01 PM
Spike Jones and his City Slickers had a hit called Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy. In the 50s and 60s it was used as a good luck song for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, and was played on the radio a lot during Pennant season.

Of course nicknames are usually shorter than formal names, and "Mirandy" isn't shorter than "Miranda"; it calls to mind how Gracie Allen used to say that her real name was Grace but she was called Gracie for short.

racer72
04-08-2004, 10:24 PM
Warning Huge Hijack here:


Is Laura short for Kathy?

I wouldn't think so. I have known a few Laura's and that was their given name. Kathy is short for Katherine. Nicknames generally contain more than one letter of the original name. The only Katherine (with a K) I know goes by Kate for a nickname. And my SIL Cathy is not a Catherine, just Cathy.

Chronos
04-08-2004, 11:53 PM
Miranda could also be Mindy, although that one's more often used for "Melinda".

pulykamell
04-09-2004, 12:10 AM
I wouldn't think so. I have known a few Laura's and that was their given name. Kathy is short for Katherine. Nicknames generally contain more than one letter of the original name. The only Katherine (with a K) I know goes by Kate for a nickname. And my SIL Cathy is not a Catherine, just Cathy.

Laura is simply Laura, so far as I know. Kathy can also be short for Kathleen. I've usually seen Cathy for Catherine, and Kathy for Kathleen, but either of those names can also be spelled with a "C" or "K." As for nicknames generally containing more than one letter of the original name, there's always exceptions. How 'bout Peggy for Margaret for starters?

irishgirl
04-09-2004, 09:43 AM
Mimi
Miri
Mira
Andy
Randy
Anda
Randa
Ranny

Davidbw1
04-10-2004, 09:41 PM
A friend of mine whose name is Miranda goes by Maya.
I think she mentioned that that's how it's done in Russia (though she's American).

Mooch
04-11-2004, 01:14 AM
My friend's fiancee goes by Mundy, or just Mund. That may be particular to her, though. Peculiar pair, those two.

racer72
04-11-2004, 08:30 AM
Laura is simply Laura, so far as I know. Kathy can also be short for Kathleen. I've usually seen Cathy for Catherine, and Kathy for Kathleen, but either of those names can also be spelled with a "C" or "K." As for nicknames generally containing more than one letter of the original name, there's always exceptions. How 'bout Peggy for Margaret for starters?

Both have an E and G. That's two letters.

The Green Feather
04-11-2004, 01:21 PM
Just wondering: Is there a nickname for the girl's name, Miranda? Maybe Miri, perhaps? Any others? - JinxJessica

Wendell Wagner
04-11-2004, 03:17 PM
I have friends with a daughter whose name is Miranda, and they nicknamed her Spike. Really. They worried about what would happen sometime in the future when she decided to become a punk, get herself pierced, and insist that she be called Spike. So they started calling her Spike shortly after she was born. By the time she was five, she decided she didn't like the name Spike, and she now insists on being called Miranda.

Lazlo
04-11-2004, 03:55 PM
Which reminds me... How the hell do you get Chuy from Jesus???