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    Nicknames for Taryn?

    I've been thinking about this. Taryn is a name I adore and I am already anxious because I'm thinking 13-15 years into the future here and worrying about my future husband poo-pooing the idea (I'm a worrier, if you haven't noticed).

    The name Taryn for a boy has major personal significance to me (a really close friend of mine, who I lost contact with rather abruptly, has this name). I also just adore the way it sounds. Even though I would be fine with just calling a child by the name Taryn, I want to have some nicknames mocked up as backup. I'm also really curious as to what other people can come up with! I'm really open to anything besides any variation of Terry.

    My friend went by Taz, and although I really like that I just think it'd feel a bit weird calling a child that (just because of the history involved with the name). But I'm still open to the idea.

    So, berries, tell me what you think! Nothing is a bad idea
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    Taran is a name that I love from The Black Cauldron ^_^ It's got the same sort of sound. I think Taryn is sort of cool.

    How about:

    Ryn
    Aryn -- like Aaron
    Air
    Tryn
    Tyn
    Tarry
    Tazzy -- for a closeness to Taz
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    Taryn doesn't seem to lend itself too easily to a nickname - which can be a good thing (strong name, etc). i also believe nicknames oftentimes just develop naturally and can't really be planned.

    i tend to abbreviate names to their first initial, so i might refer to a Taryn as T or T-man or something like that. i like Taz but maybe that would be too close to your friend. anything with Ryn- would work too.

    or, depending on the middle name (if you're planning to use one), you could pull the two names together.. Taryn James would become a TJ, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vc2013 View Post
    i like Taz but maybe that would be too close to your friend.
    I keep wrestling with myself on this, because the more I hear Taz the more I love it, not only is there so much pleasant association from that name because of my friend, but it's short and spunky and just great. I'm also very fond of the name Tal, but since there obviously isn't an 'l' in Taryn that's out.

    I'm thinking maybe by the time actual baby naming comes around the strong association will have faded a bit and it won't feel quite as strange.

    Then again, I still really like Taryn as well. It's so hard to decide!

    EDIT: The name/nn also works really well with both Imogen (nn Immy), Leila (pronounced Lila), and Lucy, which are girl names I love.
    Last edited by mesunnyjane; September 4th, 2013 at 09:57 PM.
    ♡nadia♡
    a teenage writer and long-time name junkie

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    BOYS: Tate | Bo
    GIRLS: Helena | Natalia | Aura
    CURRENT NAME CRUSHES: Violet | Luna | Cosette | Ezra


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