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Affectionate endings to Polish girls' names....


xenole 1 | -  
19 Nov 2008 /  #1
Is there a way that these work?
I know a few Polish people and none of them seem to sure how you go about it.

i.e Basia can be Baska (not popular calling anyone that for some reason) or Basunia (seen the-unia bit used in other languages)

Did read something about putting -ka on the end on a name but it doesn't work with all names and what about names like Agnieszka? I know there's Aga or Aggy for that one but whether they're just abbreviations I'm not sure.
polishgirltx  
19 Nov 2008 /  #2
Agnieszka

Aga... Agusia...
Florin 2 | 40  
19 Nov 2008 /  #3
and what about Diana? :) Dianusia?
RubasznyRumcajs 5 | 485  
20 Nov 2008 /  #4
Dianusia, Dianka, Dianeczka, Dianiunia .... :>
Cardno85 31 | 976  
21 Nov 2008 /  #5
How about weronika? Am I right in thinking werusia, weriunia, wereczka?
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
21 Nov 2008 /  #6
Basunia doesn't sound right, probably Basiunia. Also Basieńka and Agnisia (Agnieszka). Diana is rarely encountered in Poland so far.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
21 Nov 2008 /  #7
How about weronika?

I've heard Weronka
HAL9009 2 | 304  
30 Nov 2008 /  #8
Gosia (= Małgorzata) is my favourite.
Also I like Asia = Joanna = Joasia
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
30 Nov 2008 /  #9
How about weronika? Am I right in thinking werusia, weriunia, wereczka?

weronisia? werka? weri? lol

i get called Justysia (duh lol), Justyś, Justi, Jusi, Justynka, Justyneczka, you can obviously tell people like me ha ha...
HAL9009 2 | 304  
30 Nov 2008 /  #10
Justysia is nice too ;)
Iluvtyskie - | 2  
1 Dec 2008 /  #11
Gosia (= Małgorzata) is my favourite.

Is there anything else you can use for someone called Małgorzata?
polishgirltx  
1 Dec 2008 /  #13
Małgorzata

Małgosia

Gosia, Gosieńka
Iluvtyskie - | 2  
1 Dec 2008 /  #14
Małgosia

Gosieńka

Dzięki, would Gosiunia work? Are all of these acceptable to use between friends?
polishgirltx  
1 Dec 2008 /  #15
sure
cjjc 29 | 408  
1 Dec 2008 /  #16
Cool thread.

:)
Robert A 1 | 102  
20 Jan 2009 /  #17
I used to call my girlfriend (Kasia) Kash . . . don't know if that works for anyone else.
Cleo14 1 | 29  
21 Jan 2009 /  #18
...Agunia... Aginiek... Agulek... My mum calls me Guga from time to time :) i think i'd kill anybody else if they called me that, but it's ok when she says it :)
Cofidre - | 1  
26 Jan 2009 /  #20
So is Malwinko an affectionate way of calling someone named Mawina???
chi 1 | 33  
26 Jan 2009 /  #21
Malwina :)
Yes, it is:)
Also: Malwinka, Malwinuś, Malwinusia...
Wyspianska  
26 Jan 2009 /  #22
Malwinusia

Don't go there, please. Overdone! I think the new thing is that some people (especially young) make names shorter, for example my name is Ewelina but I get called Ewi. Malwina would be Malwi. I would guess this trend comes from English by the way.
Guest  
31 Jan 2009 /  #23
Aleksandra - Ola - Oleńka - Olusia...
Magdalena - Magda - Madzia...
nikttaki 5 | 62  
31 Jan 2009 /  #24
Magdalena - Magda - Madzia...

also: Madzius, Magdunia, Magdalenka...
:)
Davey 13 | 388  
31 Jan 2009 /  #25
What are some for Alicja besides Ala?
Guest  
31 Jan 2009 /  #26
Alicja, Ala, Aluś, Alutka (rarely)
Elssha - | 123  
5 Feb 2009 /  #27
How about weronika

Werka, Wera, Weronia, Werunia
i've also heard Nisia Niśka or just Nika for names ending in '-nika' (mine's one of them)
Guest  
29 Apr 2009 /  #28
Can Malgosia be changed affectionately to Malgosie?

Thank you.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Apr 2009 /  #29
Gosiu is better I'd say.
Guest  
29 Apr 2009 /  #30
Ok, thank you.

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