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    Smile suffix of 'ie' & English names

    Hello!

    Adding the suffix of 'ie' to some English names could be pet names to their close friend.

    eg. Homer--> Homie ; Ned--> Neddie

    But is there any rule of it?


    Thanks!

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    Re: suffix of 'ie' & English names

    There's no rule. You can change your name to daffie if you like.

    On the other, there are names with ending with 'ie' which are shortened eg. Natalie to Nat.

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    Smile Re: suffix of 'ie' & English names

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    On the other, there are names with ending with 'ie' which are shortened eg. Natalie to Nat.
    Thank you for your answer, Teddie. Good to know that I quoted above.

    Another questions:

    Q1: ie =y ?

    e.g. Jacky = Jackie?

    Q2: I never hear about Hellen is called 'Hellenie', adn Peter for Peterie. Will 'Hellenie' and 'Peterie' sound wierd to native speakers?

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    Re: suffix of 'ie' & English names

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thank you for your answer, Teddie. Good to know that I quoted above.

    Another questions:

    Q1: ie =y ?

    e.g. Jacky = Jackie?

    Q2: I never hear about Hellen is called 'Hellenie', adn Peter for Peterie. Will 'Hellenie' and 'Peterie' sound wierd to native speakers?
    Generally the name shortens. Petey or Pete is short for Peter.
    Yes, the two names you mention sound weird. Helen -> Hells, Hellie, Elle, Ellie....

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    Smile Re: suffix of 'ie' & English names

    Hello Raymott,

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: suffix of 'ie' & English names

    You are learning fast, daffodils.
    There are others which are not so obvious, like Bob for Robert and Ron for Ronald, two of our moderators.

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    Smile Re: suffix of 'ie' & English names

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    You are learning fast, daffodils.
    There are others which are not so obvious, like Bob for Robert and Ron for Ronald, two of our moderators.
    Thank you for your encouragement.

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