Drop a letter

A new baby in my extended circle has the middle name Lyn. Her mother's middle name is Lynn and her grandmother's middle name is Lynne. Ly and L both work as unusual but not ridiculous middle names. What other names work well on the generational chopping block? 

I can only think of Marilynne.

Great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother: Marilynne

Great-great-great-great-great grandmother: Marilynn

Great-great-great-great granmother: Marilyn

Great-great-great grandmother: Marily (pronounced Mary-lee)

Great-great grandmother: Maril (pronounced Meryl)

Great grandmother: Mari

Grandmother: Mar

Mother: Ma

Daughter: M

Replies

1
October 31, 2015 12:17 PM

There's always Juliette-Juliette, Juliett, Juliet, Julie, Juli, Jul, Ju, J!

Or Marianna, which decomposes into Mariann, Marian, Maria, Mari, Mar, Ma, M

Others I can think of are Vivienne, Emilia (although Emil is better suited to a male descendant, I think), all the different Mari- names (Marielle, etc) and Katherine.

I think the pattern is mostly suited to long names, especially ones like Juliette and Vivienne where there are shorter spellings contained within the names themselves, or Katherine, which has Kath and Kat, both nicknames, in it.

2
November 2, 2015 2:10 PM

Marielle

Mariell

Mariel

Marie

Mari

Mar

Ma

M

3
November 2, 2015 4:45 PM

Bethany

Bethan

Betha

Beth

Bet

Be

B

4
July 6, 2016 11:08 AM

Amelia

Ameli

Amel

Ame

Am

A

5
November 15, 2015 10:10 AM

ARIANNA

Ariann

Arian

Aria

Ari

Ar

A

JULIANNA

Juliann

Julian

Julia

Juli

Jul

Ju

J

EMILIE

Emili

Emil

Emi

Em

E

JOANNE

Joann

Joan

Joa

Jo

J

CAROLINA

Carolin

Caroli

Carol

Caro

Car (pronounced care maybe?)

Ca

LILIANNA

Liliann

Lilian

Lilia

Lili

Lil

Li

L

also...

LIANNA

Liann

Lian

Lia

Li

L

RHIANNAN

Rhianna

Rhiann

Rhian

Rhi

Rh (this one doesn work as well, pronounced Ree?)

R

and a silly one...

RHODODENDRON 

Rhododendro

Rhododendr

Rhododend

Rhododen 

Rhodode

Rhodod

Rhodo

Rhod

Rho

Rh

R

6
December 3, 2015 1:04 AM

just for fun

Janette

Janett

Janet

Jane

Jan

Ja

J

:I

7
October 14, 2018 4:55 PM

Mariellea?

Marielle

Mariell

Mariel

Marie

Mari

Mar

Ma

M?

8
October 14, 2018 4:57 PM

Corinna

Corinn

Corin

Cori

Cor

Co

C

9
October 14, 2018 10:17 PM

Kamberlynne

Kamberlynn

Kamberlyn

Kamberly

Kamberl

Kamber

Kambe

Kamb

Kam

Ka

K

10
October 15, 2018 12:40 AM

Valentina

Valentin

Valenti

Valen

Vale

Val

Va

V

 

Adalynn

Adalyn

Adaly

Adal

Ada

Ad

A

 

Angelica

Angelic

Angeli

Angel

Ange

Ang

An

A

 

Cecilia

Cecili

Cecil

Ceci

Cec (maybe not this one...)

Ce

C

 

Vivienne

Vivienn

Vivien

Vivie

Vivi

Vi

V

11
October 15, 2018 4:59 PM

Raven

Rave

Rav

Ra

R

Maven?

Mave

Mav

Ma

M

Larissa

Lariss

Laris

Lari

Lar

La

L

12
October 15, 2018 5:13 PM

Alyssa

Alyss

Alys

Aly

Al

A