I do find Millicent a little overly close to Melissa, especially knowing the connection between Millicent and Melisande, which is even more similar.
Other ways to get to Millie (which is lovely, by the way):
Carmella (maybe a tiny bit of a stretch; Mellie's more intuitive, but I think it could work)
Good luck! :)
I think the Mel/Mil beginnings more similar than anything, really. I wouldn't find Amelia nn Millie any less matchy than Millicent nn Millie. It's still Melissa and Millie. I have to say, though, I do prefer Amelia/Emilia nn Millie. :) I'm not ready for Millicent's revival yet.
My best friend was an Amelie nn Millie, I think that's lovely. A few other options:
I like the suggestions of Camellia and Milena, too. :) With your girls, I like something along the lines of Amelia with Laurel, but I think something like Matilda fits better with Vita, but I think something like Romilly might blend the styles of Vita's and Laurel's names best. I think it just depends on what you're going for. Romilly, Camellia, Milena, and Emmeline are the ones unlisted on the SSA list, though, if that still matters to you (which I assume it does!). :)
I think Millie's adorable, btw. :)
I love Millie sooo much!! I tried to find a way to use it too. I like Millicent but my name is also Melissa! I kind of thought it was neat since my grandfather always called me Millicent. I don't think it's too close personally..i think it could work. But another name I found that can use nn Millie is Matilda which I also adore!
This is going to sound dumb (maybe it is!) but my sister shares her first initial with my mom and I don't and it was a minor source of some sibling rivalry growing up.
just something to consider.
Thanks everyone! Amelie is on my list and for some odd reason I never thought of Millie as a nn for this, ha! DH loves Amelia but its too popular for my taste.
@ash, thank you for the well thought out answer and great memory as always! I realize my girls names are stylistically a bit different so, yes, finding something to help blend the styles will be a priority. I love a good challenge ;-)
@misshoppy, not dumb at all!! A really good point that makes some sense to me. Thanks for pointing out a potential pitfall.