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  1. #6
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    I'm going to be the odd one out in this opinion is looks like, but I don't see why Hallie couldn't be used as a nickname for Harriet. Normal it's Hattie, but Hallie is pretty similar. Plus, if Jack is a nickname for John, Molly a nickname for Mary, and Harry a nickname for Henry, clearly it doesn't matter if a nickname contains only letters found in the original name. I say go for it if you love it!

    Edit: Also, I just remembered Hal is the nickname for Harold! That's probably where Hallie for Harriet is coming from.
    Last edited by thatkathryngirl; July 1st, 2013 at 07:02 PM.

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    Hallie is the traditional nickname for Harriet in the same way that Hal is the traditional nickname for Henry (see: Shakespeare's plays).

    Many English nicknames were formed by turning "r" in to "l" — Mary/Molly, Sarah/Sally, Dorothy/Dolly.

    Sources: Behind The Name & the Oxford Dictionary of First Names. Do not trust Nameberry when it comes origins and meanings.
    Last edited by sugarplumfairy; July 1st, 2013 at 07:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aj_bear View Post
    I wouldn't think of Hallie as a nickname for Harriet. It doesn't make sense to me. While there's some leeway with nicknames, it doesn't make any sense. Do you need a nickname for Harriet? I think it's fine on its own.
    Agree 100%!
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    I don't see why it couldn't be. People just get SO hung-up on nicknames. If you want to call your Harriet "Hallie", then go right ahead. Why should anyone else care? It's not like nicknames always make sense.
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