Baby Names with No Nicknames

Do you hate nicknames, or just hate the idea that someone other than you is going to decide what your child is actually called by shortening, say, Alexandra to Lexie? Then you might do well to choose among the baby names that don't have nicknames, or are too short to be abbreviated further, like the names on this list.
  • Aaron

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Aaron has been in and around the Top 50 for two decades, and is still an attractive, timeless choice. The softness of Aaron's initial double vowel gives it an appealing gentleness.

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  • Ara

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Simple and yet distinctive, Ara is a mythological name of a famously handsome king. Although it originated as a boys' name, in the contemporary US, it was used seven times as often for girls in... Read More 

  • Austin

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Austin -- a name with an attractive southwestern feel, place-name panache and the solid base of having long been an Anglo-Saxon surname and a first name since medieval times --reached the Top 10... Read More 

  • Ava

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Ava was given a huge popularity boost -- Ava's currently at Number 5 -- when dozens of high-profile stars such as Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Jackman chose Ava for their daughters. This Glamour... Read More 

  • Bailey

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Extremely amiable, open-sounding surname that's gradually being taken over by the girls. Read More 

  • Beau

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm--a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its... Read More 

  • Blair

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    In the USA, Blair is gaining momentum -- it has climbed over 220 places since 2012. In England and Wales, Blair is incredibly unpopular for girls, sitting well outside the Top 2000.Read More 

  • Brady

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    The name given to Miranda Hobbes's son on the dearly departed Sex and the City is a friendly and energetic choice. You well might want to make your son part of the Brady bunch. ... Read More 

  • Bree

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A short, breezy name with a sophisticated yet upbeat image, that doesn't betray its Irish roots. Bree first came to notice here in 1971 via the complex prostitute character in the movie... Read More 

  • Carl

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    This no-nonsense German variation of Charles is strong and still well used, but lacks much sensitivity or subtlety; the Latin forms have far more energy. Read More 

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