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  1. #6
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    Oct 2011
    I do love Charlie as a nn for Charlotte. While I hate boy's names on girls, Charlie is a historically legitimate (and phonetically logical) nickname for Charlotte. Unfortunately, I don't think Charlie really works as a short form of any other name. Charlotte is the feminized form of Charles, which is why Charlie makes sense as a short form. For any other name, it just feels random and doesn't make much sense.
    Simon Valor | Eloise Lily | Judah Sage | Thea Marina | Felix Orion | Iris Cordelia | Roscoe Benjamin | Lydia Wren | Jasper Conroy | Phaedra Naomi | Adrian Bruno | Lucinda 'Indie' Jane | Wallace Finnegan | Sylvie Winifred | Charles 'Charlie' Elliot | Juniper Faye | Julian 'Jules' Atlas | Matilda Sailor | Marlowe Charles | Alice Elizabeth | Jack Mariner | Marigold 'Maggie' Susan

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Thank you, everyone!

    I'm guessing if I really want to use Charlie I'll have to go with Charlotte. It's lovely and it goes quite well with my other favorites. The only thing that puts me off is its popularity.

    I still have some questions, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by polina View Post
    What are your thoughts about Charlie in general? Do you think it's too trendy or "down-market" compared to the names in my signature?
    Basically, I'd love to hear anything you can tell me about Charlie. Thanks!
    polina ∙ 19 ∙ art history major ∙ web developer
    french/russian/swedish ∙ living in st. petersburg, russia


    in the silence of your bones and eyes
    forgotten magic sits and waits for fire

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    How about Charianne? My friend is named Charianne and she goes by that, but I don't see why Charlie couldn't work! Same first 4 letters. It is a different sound, but I think it could work. Or maybe Sher - like the famous singer? Or any names that start with Cher? Cheryl? Cherisse? These are more of a stretch, but I don't see why it couldn't work!

    Charlie- I really like Charlie (and Char and Lottie and Charlotte)! I love Charlie on a boy and it's ok on a girl.
    Henry, Viola, Ronan, Kayla, Wyatt & Tessa

    Flora, Jane, Greta, Eve & Clara
    Adler, Charlie, Caleb, Gavin & Felix

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I don't like Charlie on a girl (or any other boys names), but I like Carlie.
    Not expecting, just love collecting names!

    My name is Erin. I am 22 years old and I have loved baby names since I was 10.

    Girl names: Juliet Elaine, Madeline Hope, Linnea Carys, Stella Rose, Emilia Colette, Clara Noelle, Violet Elizabeth, Lydia Charlotte, Elaine Victoria, Evelyn Ruby

    Boy names: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Quinn, Evan Robert, Joel Dominic, Quinn Patrick, Dawson Cole, Judah Nathaniel, Rhys Jeremiah, Roman Gabriel, Lachlan Jude

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Hi Polina!

    I personally prefer Charlie on a boy, but I think it's still nice for a girl.
    How about Carlotta? It's got the right sound, and it's related to Charlotte. I think it would be a cute option!
    ~ Larissa

    Olympia Primrose
    Waverly Claire ~ Amaryllis Joy
    Holiday Elise ~ Bellamy June ~ Seraphina Daisy
    Genevieve Scout ~ Romilly Violet ~ Laszlo Oliver ~ Darwin Blake
    Gideon Levi ~ Fisher Gray ~ Jasper Elias
    Simon Apollo ~ Orlando Archer
    Phineas Jack

    Crushing hard... Saylor Adeline ... Mazarine Alice ... Penrose Elizabeth

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