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September 25th, 2013 03:59 AM #11Senior Member
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I agree with Jem. Find something longer that has Etta in it. Julietta nn Etta or Julie later if you'd like it more. Not as confusing for her that way. Here are more ideas:
If you really dislike it, you should change it while she's still small. It'll be harder later. A name is forever so you should love it.Maximus Alexander's Mama
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September 25th, 2013 04:09 AM #13Senior Member
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Last edited by emilyva; September 25th, 2013 at 12:23 PM.
September 25th, 2013 04:19 AM #15Married to my best friend since 6-30-11 ♥ Mama to two herding dogs, a wooly rabbit & a purring machine
Current favorite combos for the women-to-be: Rowena Claire (Winnie) | Amabel Jane | Lilias Eve | Helene Iona (Lena)
And the little men: Theodore James (Teddy) | Cedric Muir | Jude Peregrine | Henry Alcott
September 25th, 2013 04:22 AM #17
Etta Mae is very darling, really it is. But since she's 15 months old and knows it by now, and you really want to change it, why not change it to something like Odetta, Bernadetta, Henrietta, Harrietta, Arietta, Isabetta, Alouetta, Annetta, Fiametta, Floretta, Evetta, Novetta, Julietta, Loretta/Lauretta, Luetta, Lucetta, Lynnetta, Marietta, Nanetta, Rosetta, Aurletta/Orletta, Olivetta, Scarletta, Violetta, Willetta, Wynetta/Winetta, Ionetta (ee-oh-netta or eye-oh-netta). That way she know's she's Etta, but as she gets older learns her whole first name. It'll also keep both you and your husband happy.
My fave pairings:
Olivetta Mae- absolute fave; so cute! nn Ollie, Liv, Etta.
Willetta MaeI'm so indecisive; one day I love a name, the next I'm not so sure anymore.
Philomena - Tempest - Autumn - Odessa - Zelda - Octavia - Margo - Cyra - Agnes - Ramona - Thora -
Sunniva - Juno - Chrysanthemum - Calliope - Nova - Libra - Andromeda - Ruby - Molly - Joy - Emma
Darwin - Titus - Finnegan - Bruce - Seamus - Oscar - Simon - Linus - Otis - Laszlo - Thomas - Elliot - Seth - Abel - Bartholomew
Mylo - Banjo - Indio - Rain - Zen - Iowa
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September 25th, 2013 10:57 AM #19
I agree with the others that if you change it you need to do it soon and changing it to a name Etta can be a nn for would be your best bet. There are plenty of full names for Etta if you chose to go that route. You already got plenty of suggustions but I'm gonna add Estelle/Estella nn Etta. Good luck!Top Girl names:
~Combos I love~
Elizabeth Winona "Elsie" ~ Adelheid Ruby "Addie Rue"
Marilla Delyth "Millie" ~ Casilda Josephine "Cassie Jo"
Hildemara ~ Isannah ~ Magnolia
Top Boy names: (a work in progress)
~Boy combos I'm considering~
Gideon Walker "Gid" ~ Evander Lane "Evan" ~ Malcolm Wesley "Cal" ~ Alaric Marion "Lark"
~Other Possible Firsts~
Mathias ~ Reuben ~ Gilbert ~ Cadmar