Weekend Post: Nora’s Long Forms

Nora Batty, from bbc.co.uk

She’s been following me around this week. It all started on Monday, when my sister created a new sim, named Nora. Then there was the TWO girls in the park together named Nora, and just as I sat down to draft another post on Friday, an episode of NCIS came on in the background, featuring a Nora.

So let’s talk about her, shall we? My father has a thing about Nora Batty, a character from Last of the Summer Wine. She’s a sterotypic northern lass, proudly devoted to strict housework. What she is particularly well-known for her wrinkled stockings, thus should I ever be near him in wrinkled socks, tights etc., my father would say something along the lines of: Look who it is, Nora Batty! I kid you not. My father also likes to jump in puddle shouting that he’s Peppa Pig, he really is a big kid at heart.

But back to Nora. She’s usually a nickname for Eleanor, but what else can she be short for? I went on a blitz, trawling through site after site, to come up with a list of possibilities, my favourite of which is quite probably Eleanora.

The Nor- Names:

  • Noreen
  • Noriko
  • Norina
  • Norma
  • Normina

Name containing nor:

  • Annora
  • Aenor
  • Aliénor
  • Eleanora
  • Honora/ Honoura
  • Honor/Honour
  • Leonora

Nir-/Ner-/Nar- Names:

  • Nirmala
  • Nerissa
  • Nereida
  • Narcissa

Other possibilities:

  • Nilofer
  • Nyarai
  • Nefertari
  • Nayara
  • Naiara
  • Nancy
  • Myrna
  • Myriam
  • Murielle
  • Hannelore
  • Elaine
  • Eileen

Anyone have any other ideas to add?


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3 thoughts on “Weekend Post: Nora’s Long Forms

  1. I did find a manga where Nora is a male name, short for the Japanese Noraimu, which means “stray dog”!

    This name always reminds me of the slang expression “Bloody Nora!”, which I found out is a contraction of Bloody Horrors. So that’s another thing Nora is short for ……..


    • Jessica

      Not a fan of the name Nora. Never heard of the name as male. First became aware of the name when Norah Jones became popular. I much rather see babies named Nora than the names trendy at this time. You can tell they are being over used. I guess Nora is fine if compared to those.


    • I thought about adding that connection in, but, honestly, I forgot. There’s a presenter here in the UK that says it a lot.


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