First of all, I say that's not for my baby on the way because we have almost decided on her name. So if you like to help only parents naming their child-to-be, feel free to skip this post.
Recently I noticed people started using nicknames on it own. I love the idea because there are so many wonderful nickname that do no need to be a short form of something. I've heard Evie, Lulu, Nellie, Hattie(:)) and Lottie. The latter one made me think seriously. I really love Lottie on its own but only can imagine in on a child or a young woman, not a grown-up or a old lady. Maybe that's because I don't know any Lotties but I wonder : what do you think of using Lottie as a full name? And could you think of some names that can be shortened to Lottie(besides Charlotte)?
I actually like the idea of Lottie by itself. I think it is one of the few nickname names that ages well.
Full name ideas: Carlotta, Loretta, or Lotus
I think it can be quite cute, and I rather use Lottie on its own than say, Lulu. Still, my top preference is using it as a nickname for names like Carlotta, Lieslotte, Lotus, Otillie, Loretta (off the top of my head).
I actually do see Lottie on an old woman, as well as on a young child/teen. It's just on a grown-up I have trouble seeing it. It is not a horrible name though, and I think there are people who could pull it off. I think it would be better as a nn for any of these names,
I'm sure there are more, but these are the names I thought of right away, to go with Lottie
Love love love Lottie! Think it's great as a nn for Carlotta or Loretta.
Here in England this has been very popular for a long time. I adore Lottie; I know Lottie & Kitty sisters. I can only think of Lotta really, and that's cute. Loretta is pretty, but I've watched too much Monty Python not to laugh when I hear the name.
Thank you ladies.
@ottilie: I have read Lottie is popular(in one of the blogs, maybe) but its rarely heard in my area. Though I think it's a nickname for Charlotte here.
I love your suggestions of Violet and Loretta. In Russia, they use Charlotta instead of Charlotte pronounced "shur-lott-uh" and I like this one too but I am afraid everybody will misread this so it's out.
Lottie is such a cute name. I like this nn with the full name Carlotta.
Although I think Lottie is a stand alone name. The name Lotte is quite popular in some European countries like Belgium & The Netherlands.
Lotteis interesting, thank you.
OH and I plan on using Lottie if we have a daughter. We will be honoring a Charlotte but will use Lottie as a full name all on its own. I LOVE it!