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Suddenly, nicknames are cool again. Not the cutesy Cindys and Mindys, Candys and Randis of the '60s and '70s, but rather older, funkier diminutives with a Victorian pedigree.

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  • Livia

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    Though it sounds like a chopped-off variation of Olivia, the distinctively attractive Livia has been an independent name since the days of the ancient Romans, when it belonged to Livia Drusilla, th... Read More 

  • Lottie

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    Lottie is a nostalgic great-grandma name that conjures up lockets and lace, and -- like Nellie, Josie, Hattie, Tillie, and Milly -- has considerable vintage charm. A Top 100 name at the end of the... Read More 

  • Lou

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    Lou is usually a short form of Louise, Louisa, or Lucy in English-speaking countries, when Lou is used for girls at all. But in France and Germany, it's a fashionable choice all on its own, sure t... Read More 

  • Lulu

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    Lula has a firecracker personality, a singing and dancing extrovert. Interesting that Lulu was a Top 100 name when the Social Security list was born in 1880, but it's been sliding ever since and ha... Read More 

  • Maisie

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    Maisie, a hundred-year-old favorite, is in perfect tune with today. Spelled Maisy in a popular children's book series, Maisie is rising in tandem with cousin Daisy. While Maisie might be short for ... Read More 

  • Mamie

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    Mamie is back. Having finally shorn her Mamie Eisenhower bangs, this insouciant and adorable nickname name is perfect if you want a zestier way to honor a beloved aunt Mary. Meryl Streep's actres... Read More 

  • Millie

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    Millie is fashionable again in England and Wales, where it's Number 27, and especially in Scotland where's it's reached Number 10, and a here for parents who like the offbeat, frilly, and old-fashi... Read More 

  • Minnie

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    Minnie was wildly popular at the turn of the last century--it was the fifth or sixth most popular name throughout the 1880s-- but is completely obscure today. Blame Mickey's girlfriend. Though it's... Read More 

  • Mitzi

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    Mitzi is a spunky German nickname name that might appeal to parents drawn to the genre of lively vintage chorus girl names that proliferated in 1930's musicals. Lively entertainer Mitzi Gaynor--w... Read More 

  • Mo

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    Has followed mother name Maureen off the radar screen. Read More 

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