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New Routes to Old Nicknames

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OK, here’s a thought. Suppose you find yourself beginning to really like some of those classic mid-century nicknames like the ones you’ve been hearing on shows like Mad Men and in movies like Revolutionary Road, but you don’t really care for the names they’ve been traditionally attached to. Some of them mght be too Grandma or pa, some of them overused in the recent past. As in ‘Don? Maybe. Donald? No, thanks.’ So what we’ve done here is put together a list of some possible, more contemporary and/or interesting and/or less widely used alternatives that manage to hold on to the desired nickname.

ALBYALBANY rather than Albert

ALEXALEXIO rather than Alexander

ANNIEANNABEL rather than Ann

ARTARTEMAS rather than Arthur

BENBENEDICT rather than Benjamin

BETHBETHEL rather than Elizabeth

CALCALLUM rather than Calvin

CATCATALINA rather than Catherine

CORYCORMAC rather than Cordell/Cornel

CRISCRISPIN rather than Christopher

DANDANO rather than Daniel

DEEDELILAH rather than Deanne

DONDONOVAN rather than Donald

DOTDORIT rather than Dorothy

EDIEEDEN rather than Edith

ELLIEELODIE rather than Eleanor

EMEMERY rather than Emily

EVIEEVANGELINE rather than Evelyn

GUSAUGUST rather than Gustave

JANJANUARY rather than Janet or Janice

JENGENEVA rather than Jennifer

JESSIEJESSAMINE rather than Jessica

JOJOCASTA rather than Joanne

JOEJOSIAH rather than Joseph

KENKENYON rather than Kenneth

LIBBYLIBERTY rather than Elizabeth

LILLILIA rather than Lillian

LUCYLUCIA rather than Lucille

MAREMARIBEL rather than Mary

MELMELISSANDE rather than Melissa

MIKEMICAH rather than Michael

MILLIEMILLICENT rather than Mildred

NANNANON rather than Nancy

PHYL — PHYLLIDA rather than Phyllis

RAEREAGAN rather than Rachel

ROBROBINSON rather than Robert

ROSIEROSAMUND rather than Roseanne

SAMSAMSON rather than Samuel

SAMSAMARA rather than Samantha

TESSTESSA rather than Teresa

WILLWILLEM rather than Willard

WINNIEWINTER rather than Winifred

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