Anybody else use the nickname 'Dort' for the name 'Dorothy'?

My aunt Dort just passed away, at the age of 93. Healthy and on the go until her last 10 or so days of life, she lived life her way. And part of her way was being called Dort instead of Dorothy.

My other aunt Dort passed away about a year and a half ago. She had resigned herself to being called Dot instead of Dort whenever she was in the presence of her sister-in-law Dort, who was the elder.

Most of my fellow americans of Netherlands extraction in this area had an aunt/sister/cousin Dort or two. But I’ve not found many outside this area.

Anybody out there know a Dort?

Next, ask me about my aunt Mip.

However, I haven’t found too

Never heard of “Dort.” I’ve heard “Dottie,” but then Dorothy usually clocked the Dottie-er.

My father’s side of the family is German-ish, and going back 150 years you would not believe how many "Fredericka"s and "Frederick"s there are; maybe someone lost a bet with Der Teufel.

Did Aunt Dort know about the bridge over the Capital Beltway east of the Mormon Temple? There’s even a beer named after it.

I do wonder if there are any “Dort” bicycle license plates…

Dorothy almost always ends up “Dot,” or “Dotty/ie” in the US, but I knew one who went by “Doro.” She was unusually young to have the name, having been named after a great-aunt with the same birthday.

I also knew a “Thea” who was rumored to be a “Dorothy,” but I never had that confirmed.

Mommy, mommy buy me a license plate!

No. Come along, Dort.

Are you talking to me?

No, my daughter is also named Dort.

I worked with a Dutch female supervisor whose first name was Konstance, but she hated that name and went by “Stans” (pronounced like “Stance”, with the ‘a’ as in “father”). Her surname was clearly Dutch looking, as it had an “ij” in the middle.

Probably short for Dorothea rather than Dorothy.

Not Dort, but I had a Great Aunt Dorrie.

Sorry to hear of the passing of your aunt. What a fabulous age.

I know a Dutch lady who goes by Dorry, but her full name is Theodora.

Funny, I’d never heard “Dort” before but in recent weeks I’ve been in frequent professional contact with a Dort here on Hawai’i Island.

She’s got one of those multicultural names that are common here, and to say it’s distinctive is understatement. I’m not doxing her, this example is made up, but her name is something like “Dort Kanahele Acevedo-Parsons.” I gotta admit, I did a double take the first time I saw it.

Knowing this woman, it could have been short for Elizabeth, Jennifer, or Kimberly.

Do you call her Auntie M? I think you have theme going.

Nah, she was only ever Mip to me, my most beloved aunt, rest her soul. Her real name was Marian. Mip is a common nickname in dutch, tho often it’s spelled Miep back in the oud land. A la Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank

My wife had three aunt Dorothies, either nicknamed Dottie or Dot . No Dorts

"Dort is a actual obscure word, meaning “to become pettish, or sulk”
dort - Wiktionary.

That’s why Harvey canceled Little Dort’s comic book after one issue.

my aunt was dora, german/danish side of the family.

Well, her aunts and uncles wouldn’t have been all that interesting anyway.

Like Uncle Eeyore…

My mother was a Dorothy, almost always called Dot or Dottie. I’ve never heard ‘Dort’.

My grandmother had a Russian accent and pronounced it ‘Dorty’. I’m in the beginning process of building a lightweight foam rowboat that I will be naming Dorty.

Or Theadora.


Huh, funny, never noticed that.

I have found examples of Dorit, Dorrit, Doret as diminutives of Dorothea in Danish. I suspect we just dropped the 2nd vowel to get Dort.