Okay, so it is a matter of the distant future to name any children, but I adore the name Amaryllis. The meaning, flower association, and beautiful sound are flawless! I'm a sucker for nicknames though. Don't get me wrong, I love the name as a whole, but I think a beloved nickname is always handy. I originally had Amari or Mari as designated nickname, but have lately been searching for other options. Not a fan of Amy or Rylli, (sounds too much like really), or Mary. I like Liss and Lissy, but that also happens to be my occasional nickname. So I have two questions:
1. My latest idea is to use combo Amaryllis Kerensa and use the nickname Amzie. (Am from Amaryllis, the z sound from Kerensa). What do you think of this idea? Would Amzie work for just Amaryllis? I also thought if Amzie was too childlike in sound, she could go by Amari or Mari as a teen.
2. I need your creativity, berries! Any other great nicknames for Amaryllis? Can be a stretch, though not too far, obviously.
Thanks in advance!
Some pretty creative ones, since I'm almost stumped on nn's for this one!
I'm not sure I dig the z sound idea, but I think Amzie is cute!
Thanks! Unfortunately my favorite is Lissy, but that's also my occasional nickname, haha.
I have an Amaryllis in my classroom, but her parents always call her Lily, never by her full name. This may or may not be a stretch for you, but it has always made sense for her. I'm not a huge fan of Amzie, but I can see how it would be cute for a little kid. And if you like it, go for it. Good luck!
@kathrynsarah thanks for the suggestion, I think Lily would be a feasible and lovely nickname.
I'm not a fan of Amzie...too strange and juvenile for anything other than an affectionate pet name. I do like Amaryllis quite a lot, though.
Nn ideas: Milla, Millie, Missy, Mara, Marilla, Lillis, Maisie, Maris, Marilly/Merrily, Merry, Ames, Riss, Marley, Marcy, Ally, Amie, Miri, Lyra, Lilla, Lilly
@niftylavalamp Wow, thanks for all the suggestions! Especially liking Maisie.
Amaryllis goes on my list sometimes. Probably won't end up using it though because my good friend wants to use Amarantha.
I like Amy actually. But I had a "strange" name growing up and I like the flexibility of a very normal nickname. And Amy's "beloved" meaning is pleasant.
But Millie, Mari, Mara, and Rilla all appeal to me somewhat. In the Victorian era, Marilla was derived from Amaryllis, and Rilla used for Marilla sometimes.
Lilly or Lissa would be wonderful suggestions/nicknames for Amaryllis. I like your picks Amari and Mari but don't know if people would derive that those names come from Amaryllis. If you got the patience to correct people then go for it I guess though :) Maybe google books where the main character is called Amaryllis pretty sure I read one in high school. You got me curious to look up the name meaning now :)
For a very brief moment, I had the combo's:
Just to get the nickname, Amabel - "loveable". I came to the conclusion (with the help of a fantastic berry) that it was too 'l' heavy.
Afterwards, I have come up with other 'mashed' names from the middle name(s) I have choosen. So, according to what you have so far, we are on the same track when it comes to 'mashing'.
I like when a pp suggested, Marley.
If you want to use the letters from Amaryllis Kerensa, you can get the nicknames (they might be more of a stretch):
There are more names, I just chose a few. (I used a scramble site and entered your chosen first and middle names.)
Overall, I think it depends on what kind of nickname you want. Something frilly, spunky, tomboyish, etc.