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.
  • Harry

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    We're just wild about Harry!

    Harry was everyone's elderly uncle until Princess Diana, following British royal tradition, named her son Henry but called him Harry. Then Harry... Read More 

  • Ivy

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    The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, sure to be propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for baby girl Blue... Read More 

  • Jade

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    As cool as the precius green stone said to transmit wisdom, clarity, justice, courage, and modesty, Jade has been rising in popularity since Mick and Bianca Jagger chose it for their daughter in... Read More 

  • Jude

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    Jude is an example of a name whose image was turned on its head primarily by one appealing celebrity. So take a bow, Jude Law: You--in collaboration with the Lennon-McCartney song "Hey... Read More 

  • Maeve

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    Maeve is a short and sweet legendary ancient Irish queen's name that is now finding well-deserved favor here -- and would make an excellent first or middle name choice, with more character and... Read More 

  • Miles

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    Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished name that has been appreciated in particular by celebrity baby namers, including... Read More 

  • Morgan

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    Morgan, once split evenly between the sexes, is a strong and attractive Welsh favorite, still a common boys' name in Wales-- that has to a large extent gone over to the female side in the U.S.,... Read More 

  • Nora

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    Nora is a lovely, refined name that conjures up images of Belle Epoch ladies in fur-trimmed coats skating in Central Park, the independent Ibsen heroine of A Doll's House, and the female... Read More 

  • Paige

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    Paige is more name, and less word than the occupational Page. Paige is also sleek and sophisticated a la Brooke and Blair and has been in or around the Top 100 since 1990, reaching as high as... Read More 

  • Piper

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    Piper is a bright, musical name that entered the list in 1999, one year after the debut of the TV series Charmed, which featured a Piper, and it's been climbing rapidly ever since, up 22... Read More 

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