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  1. #6
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    I agree with pps. It's too much of a stretch and there aren't any sounds that would suggest the nickname, even at a stretch. I think Serenity nn Wren works as a nice alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashthedreamer View Post
    I love both Wren and Serena! Honestly, if you love it, I think it could work. A couple years ago I tried to do Serena nn Wren, but I got lots and lots of comments about how it was a huge stretch. But if Evelyn (EV-eh-lin) can get Evie (EE-vee), then why can't Serena get Wren?
    The difference with Evelyn nn Evie is that Evelyn contains Eve and I think it might've originally been pronounced EVE-lynn??

    Wren/Ren as a nickname for Serena is a bit of a stretch. The letters are there but the sound is off.
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    It's too much of a stretch for me, if she came up and said her name was "Wren" well I'd assume that's her name, full name, if she mentioned it's a nickname, my first guess would be Winifred.

    Rena/Rina would be the nickname I'd pick for Serena.

    I think it would be kind of hard to stick to it since it's not an obvious or common nickname for Serena.
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