Nellie vs Eleanor - What's the difference?
Nellie is a related term of eleanor.
(en proper noun
A diminutive of the female given names Eleanor and Helen. Popular as a formal given name at the turn of the 20th century.
* 1860 Mary Jane Holmes: Cousin Maude . BiblioBazaar,LLC, 2007. ISBN 1434652122 page 14:
- "Then we will call her Matilda," said he, "as it is a maxim of mine never to spoil children by giving them pet names."
- "But you call your daughter Nellie ," suggested the little widow, and in her soft, blue eye there shone a mischievous twinkle, as if she fancied she had beaten him in his own argument. - - -
* 2007 Rachel M. Harper: Brass Ankle Blues . Simon&Schuster 2007. ISBN 0743296583 page 88:
- "That is sister Kelsey's idea, and as she is very fond of Nellie I do not interfere.
English diminutives of female given names
- "Eleanor, that's kind of an old lady name. I like Nellie' better. ' Nellie Kincaid, that's got a nice ring to it. It sounds like you're a singer or something.
(en proper noun
* : Act I, Scene II:
* 1866 William 'Wilkie' Collins: Armadale . Kissinger Publishing 2004. ISBN 1417911972 page 288:
- Nay, Eleanor', then must I chide outright: / Presumptuous dame! ill-nurtured ' Eleanor ! / Art thou not second woman in the realm, / And the protector's wife, belov'd of him?
- When you hear a young lady called Eleanor', you think of a tall, beautiful, interesting creature directly - the very opposite of ''me''! With my personal appearance, ' Eleanor sounds ridiculous - and Neelie, as you yourself remarked, is just the thing. No! no! don't say any more - - -