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  1. #1
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    If my nickname is PERI, what is my full name?

    Hi Berries,
    I need some help! DH and I are still discussing names and we both like Peri (or possibly Perri) for a girl. But to me this is more of a nickname and ideally I would like a full name with Peri as a nickname. I also had Matilda picked out as a middle name- not sure if this goes well with Peri (Peri Matilda??) but might go better with a longer name.

    So my questions are:
    1. What names can become Peri as a nickname? I am not a fan of Persephone, Perdita, Peridot (pronunciation problems although having the possibility of nn Dot as well is very cute). I'd be happy with a name where the nickname is not entirely obvious e.g. the way that Lorelai becomes Rory. Any suggestions?

    2. What about a hyphen name e.g., Peri-Anna? It's not my usual style but I'd be happy to consider ideas along this line, so any ideas for names that might work? Or opinions on having a hyphen name with Peri at the start (I don't think it works well in the second position but I'll take suggestions!)

    Thanks for your help!

    Jem

  2. #3
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    Perla, Perrine, and Persis were the first names that came to mind.

    I don't like Peri-Anna.

    You could also do something like Penelope Rivka.
    Last edited by scarletrune; June 2nd, 2013 at 07:12 PM.
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  3. #5
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    Hmmm you might consider....

    Pearl
    Persis
    Petra
    Perrin
    Pearline
    Perenelle
    Juniper
    Esperanza
    Esperance
    Temperance
    Harper
    Persia
    Piper
    Vesper
    Last edited by alexa400; June 2nd, 2013 at 07:13 PM.
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  4. #7
    This might be a stretch... Juniper (juniPER) I know it's kind of a different sound, but the letters are there and Juniper is an adorable name

  5. #9
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    Perenelle (wife of alchemist Nicolas Flamel)
    Pearl
    Penelope (maybe a bit of a stretch?)
    Parisa
    Piper
    Priscilla

    I'm sad you don't like Peridot, it would be perfect for nn Peri, Dot is precious, and it's a beautiful gem. I don't think it would have that many pronunciation issues, maybe the occasional correction but it's not totally unheard of or anything.

    Not a fan of Peri on its own, or Peri-Anna...

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