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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    My husband's grandmother was Eleanor nn Ahno. It was a mispronunciation from her youngest step-daughter that stuck! She received most of her mail to Ahno and I didn't realize it wasn't her given name for many, many years.
    Mama to Belle & Pip
    Wife, mother, farmer, friend and doula.

  2. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Most of the ones I've heard have already been posted, but I'll share our daughter's names who have less common nn's

    Scarlett goes by Carly/Carle the majority of the time
    Fiona sometimes goes by Fae

    I've also heard Scout used for Scarlett. I like that alot. Penelope can have Nell, Nellie, Penna, Elle, Ellie
    Wife to one great guy
    Mama to six pretty ladies: Scarlett (13), Penelope (10) Alice (4), Fiona (4), Lucille (2) & Coraline (2)

    & 4 angels gone before us: Christian (7 wks), Amos (6 wks), Naomi (16.5 wks), & Hosanna (6 wks)

    ~We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.~

  3. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    I love this thread! Some I've seen recently...

    Scarlet nn Tess
    Matilda nn Mila
    Caroline nn Arrow
    Juliet nn Jet
    Julietta nn Jetta
    Magnolia nn Nola/Nollie
    Adeline nn Dell (a/y)
    Adelina nn Alina
    Mirabel nn Mabel
    Cassandra nn Sandy (old school!)
    Vivienne nn Vienna
    Penelope nn Pepper
    Ben & Lainy 10.8.12

    All names under major construction...

  4. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    England, UK
    I think Juliette with the nickname Etta is gorgeous! I love the name Etta but I think it's a bit short for a first name so I tried to find a name that it could be a nickname for. There are a lot of 'ette' names but Juliette I absolutely love!
    ~ 21 year-old name lover ~

  5. #29
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    England, UK
    Also - my best friend's brother is Jonathan but goes by J o f f. (Spacing it out as it's uncommon)

    This is because my best friend couldn't pronounce Jon - the nickname he originally was going to have. J o f f has stuck and now everyone calls him it, he's even considering changing his name to it!
    ~ 21 year-old name lover ~

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