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  1. #1
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    Talk to me about Delphine.

    I just discovered there's a Delphine pretty far up in my family tree, and it sort of ignited a little spark of love I've had for this name. My husband has french heritage, and dolphins have a significance to us as a couple, so it makes it even more fitting.

    I guess my biggest gripe about the name is the lack of suitable nicknames. What are your general thoughts about Delphine and what would you go with as a nickname?
    It's a GIRL!! First babe, due 4/17.

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  2. #3
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    Delphine is one of my absolute favourite names!!!

    I'd use Effie or Ellie for a nickname myself
    Florence Adelina Rose ❀ Doris Catherine Marigold ❀ Harriet Isabella Maude ❀ Minnie Sophia Bluebell
    Martha Imogen Grace ❀ Evelyn Matilda Daisy ❀ Lottie Clarissa Jane ❀ Lillian Alice Ruby


    Elsie ❀ Violet ❀ Beatrice ❀ Louise ❀ Lavinia ❀ Estelle ❀ Amelia ❀ Genevieve

    Charlie ❀ Ernest ❀ Matthew ❀ Albert ❀ James ❀ Darragh ❀ Emmett ❀ Nicholas ❀ Andrew ❀ Harry ❀ Louis ❀ Cameron ❀ Daniel

  3. #5
    I like Delphine. Del, Dellie, Della, Delphie, Fifi, Dephi could all be nicknames.

  4. #7
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    I like Delphine a lot! I think Della and Fia could be really cool. I love the sound of Della, and I feel like it'd fit right in with all the Bellas, Ellas, Stellas, and Nells running around...
    Ashley
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  5. #9
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    If I had a Delphine, she'd probably become Della! Del also comes to mind and evokes the similarly French Adele.

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