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The art and science of names
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On the theory that nicknames ending in -ie are most often based on the first syllable of a name, here are names from 1940 which had the Al at the beginning:Alice,7602 and Alyce,206 and Alease,21 and Alys,12Alma,1429Alberta,926 and Albertha,78 and Albert,36 (yes girls) and Albertine,28 and Albertina,10 and Albertia,6Aline,136 and Alene,114 and Allene,89 and Alean,16 and Allen,16 (yes, girls) and Allena,13 and Aleen,16 and Allean,16 and Aliene,14 and Alayne,14 and Alline,9 and Alena,8 and Allan,7 and Allyne,7 and Alan,6 and Aleane,6 and Alleen,6 and Alaine,5Alta,291 and Altha,36Alicia,309 and Alecia,8Alva,98 and Alvina,69 and Alvera,23 and Alverta,25 and Alverna,16 and Alvin,12 (yes girls!) and Alvira,9 and Alvie,8 and Alvena,7 and Alvenia,7 Alverda,7 and Alvis,6 and Alvonia,5 ***I'd like to take another moment to note that namesmooshes have always been a thing!***Allie,147 Alfreda,115 and Alfredia,18 and Alfred,14 (yes, girls) and Alfreida,7 and Alfrieda,7Althea,101 and Alethia,14 and Alethea,13 and Aleatha,7Almeda,49 and Almeta,38 and Almetta,10 and Almedia,7 and Alameda,5Alexandra,64 and Alexandria,22 and Alejandra,12 and Alex,6Alpha,72 ***I'd like to take a special moment to consider the amazingness of Alpha as a girl's name!***Alison,42 and Allison,24Alda,50Alida,26 and Aleta,23 and Alita,16 and Aletha,48 and Aleda,10 and Aletta,7Albina,29 and Alba,25Alix,11Almira,11Aloha,11 ***word names of the 1940s!***Alwilda,10Aldena,9 and Aldene,8Alinda,8Allegra,8Altagracia,8 and Altamease,6Alois,7Alona,7Alzina,7 and Alzada,5Aldora,6I don't know how much that helps you, but I think it's very possible that an Allie Josephine who went by Josie might actually have been an Allie Josephine, rather than Al___ Josephine... especially with the trend for Aline names that appeared to be a thing at that time. Especially if the call name is based on the middle name, I think I wouldn't necessarily assume that the first name is something longer, because not many people have nickname forms of the names they don't go by. Otherwise, if you have reason to suspect it's not Allie but something longer, Alice and Alma are the most statistically likely Al- names but I'm not sure that they would necessarily have been shortened to Allie because they're already short two-syllable names. It happens, but I doubt it, especially if the call name is based on something else entirely. I'd think a longer name like Alberta or Alfreda or Alethia might be more likely to get the first-syllable-followed-by-ie treatment.
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