What are the names "Wendy" and "Bessie" nicknames for, respectively?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Bessie is for Elizabeth
I've always though Wendy was a nickname for Gwendolyn and Winnifred. I knew someone named Gwendolyn who went by Wendy.
- lenpol7Lv 71 month ago
'Wendy' is an invention of the children's writer, J.M.Barrie, for his fairy tale 'Peter Pan'.
'Bessie' is a nickname derived from 'Elizabeth'. ; other being Eliza, Liza, Lisa, Liz, Bet, Betty, Bess, Bessie. & Bethan.
Queen Elizabeth (I) of England was known, amongst other names, as 'Good Queen Bess'.
- 1 month ago
Wendy as far as I know is a name on its own.
Bessie is short for Elizabeth, though I don’t see how.
- KevinLv 52 months ago
Would also work as a nickname for any name containing ‘wen’ like
Would also work with any name containing Beth
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Wendy [Gwendoline], Bessie [ Elizabeth ].
- conley39Lv 72 months ago
Wenfy is for Gwendolen or Gwen when it's a nickname rather than the full name. Bessie or Bessy is for .Elizabeth usually.
- tonyLv 72 months ago
Wendy [winnie.. Wendi, Wendie, Wendye.Wen, Wends, Wendolyn, Wenny, Wendola.Wendeline , Wendee , Wenda , Wendye , Wuendy , Wende , Wendi , Wendey , Windy ,
- Anonymous2 months ago
Actually, Wendy is an Anglo-Saxon nickname for Odin, Odin being the All Father in Norse mythology. The Anglo-Saxon version of Odin is Woden. Woden is the name from which the name of the day of the week Wednesday is derived.
Odin being the All Father in Norse mythology. Wendy was always a boys' name until J. M. Barrie wrote The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, better known as Peter Pan, and named the main female character in it Wendy Darling. Due to the massive popularity of that book, people started naming girls Wendy. That resulted in a precipitous decline in parents naming boys Wendy. Ever since, it's been a girl's name. Nevertheless, it actually is a boy's name, a nickname for Odin, or Woden.
Bessie is a nickname for Elizabeth.
Wendy is the English form of the Welsh name Gwendoline. Bessie is a pet form of Elizabeth.