Abbreviations applicable to both Sexes

The following abbreviations are applicable to both sexes:—“Joe” for “Joseph,” “Josephine,” and “Johanna”; “Phil” for “Philip” and “Philomena”; “Fred” for “Frederick” and “Frederica”; “Matty” for Matthew” and “Matilda”; “Jemmi e” for “James” and “Jemima”; “Harry” for “Henry” and “Harriett”; “Ally” for “Aloysius” and “Alice.”

In some cases contractions usually applied to one sex are applied to the other, such as—

“Edie” (usual contraction for “Edith” female name) for “Adam,” male.

“Elly” (usual contraction for “Ellen” or “Ella,” female name) for “Oliver,” male.

“Kitty” (usual contraction for “Catherine,” female name) for “Christopher,” male.

“Amy” (usual contraction for “Amelia,” female name) for “Ambrose,” male.

“Jerry” (usual contraction for “Jeremiah,” male name) for “Gertrude,” female.

“Lotty” (usual contraction for “Charlotte,” female name) for “Laughlin,” male.