Imagine I have a female character named Valkyrie in an English text. What could a short form of that name be (analogous to Bob for Robert) ?

I could only come up with

  • Vally
  • Val
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    $\begingroup$ Not entirely sure this is on topic... $\endgroup$
    – ArtOfCode
    Jan 26, 2015 at 10:31
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    $\begingroup$ How about Kerri? $\endgroup$
    – Samuel
    Jan 26, 2015 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ Marvel has a character with that name, or actually a bunch of related characters (the same essence kept getting dumped into different human women in the 80s). IIRC, she was originally named “The Valkyrie”, and usually nicknamed “Valk”., but when she became just “Valkyrie”, sometimes she was “Val”. More recently, there’s a movie version in Thor: Ragnarok, but I don’t remember anyone using a nickname for her. $\endgroup$
    – abarnert
    Sep 5, 2018 at 2:23

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Valerie sounds like a real name that is very close to the original word. (I would not be surprised if this is where the name comes from, even)

It is usually shorted to "Val" as well.



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