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June 18th, 2013 04:15 PM #6
Thank you for all the suggestions! It's great to see some fresh ideas.One little born 1/14
June 18th, 2013 05:40 PM #8
June 18th, 2013 06:53 PM #10
Nolan wouldn't be asked what it's short for, the primary issue with it is surname flow. It's a new one on our list, I mostly wanted to use it for inspiration purposes for suggestions. I also just realized that it's sub-100 and rising, which tends to be a turn-off for me.
ETA: Could Alsander be Anders?
Last edited by yellow; June 18th, 2013 at 06:57 PM.One little born 1/14
June 18th, 2013 07:49 PM #12
Hmm, let's see. I prefer softer names as well (though I do like some of the harder sounding names, too), so I'll share some I love and maybe there will be a crossover with at least a couple. I'll try not to put any repeats, and only include those that have nicknames.
Acacius (Ace, Case, Cay)
Corbin (Cori, Ben)
Damian (Day, Dami)
Dorian (Dor, Dori, Ian)
Evander (Anders, Ev)
Ezra (Ez, Ezzie)
Isidore (Is, Issy)
Jorah (Jor, Jory)
Leander (Lee, Anders)
Soren (Sor, Ori)
Tobiah (Tob, Toby)
Tobias (Tob, Tobs, Toby)
I think Anders totally works for Alsander, but you are going to get the inevitable Al in there. Something to think about if you really don't like it.
Also, as someone with a name that doesn't have any obvious nicknames, I love it. My name is Erica, and I get the occasional Eri (airy), Ric or Ricki, but most nicknames I've had have been more personal, not just a shortened version of my name. I love nicknames, but personally I very rarely call people by the short form of their name. My brother is Christopher, never Chris (except when I'm being lovey with him and I call him Chrissy-pooh, or Pooh, as in Christopher Robin and Pooh). My boyfriend is Kevin, never Kev. I have two people in my life that I call Tom (for Thomas) and Calli (for Callista) and that's because they've never gone by anything else. Which is a shame, imo, but it's awkward to call them something else because their full name doesn't feel like their name. Anyway, that's my two cents about nicknames. Totally get where you're coming from, but don't say no to a wonderful name just because there's no nickname. A nickname will come once the personality develops. People call me Ed, Mouse, Magpie, Star and Larka, only two of which are offshoots of my given name. Good luck!Cordelia Eilonwy Snow | Evadne Snow | Felicity Astra Wildrose | Gwenna Moon | Lorelei Ondine | Octavia Eowyn Sol
Pandora Willow Isolde | Petra Leocadia Silver | Sunniva Adar Rhiannon | Thisbe Wildrose
Caspian Wilder | Damian Sparrow | Evander Thorn | Everett Lyle Ward
Ezra Balthasar | Gwydion Alaric Hart | Konrad Peregrine Llyr | Malachi Tristan Bjorn | Phineas Robin Blaise | Theodore Winter
June 18th, 2013 07:57 PM #14
The first name that popped to mind is Lewis. I've always thought that about the name, but I was never able to put it into words - you did it perfectly haha.♂ Ellis Christopher / Asher Estlin / Seth Joshua / Gordon Thomas / Russell Joseph ♂
♀ Marilyn Kay / Joanna Kathryn / Tessa Diane / Nola Elaine / Christine Ruby ♀