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  1. #21
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    I'm big on nicknames! I have a full name and a nn. Plus my full name lends itself to a lot of nickname options, so some close friends/family have given me their own special nicknames. I just love how many options it gives me. Many nicknames fit my style (which I would describe as quirky vintage), but I want to give my child the same type of options. I use my full name professionally for example.

    From your list the nicknames I would use...

    Pandora nn Panda or Ora/Aura - Dory (This is on my list for Isadora/Dorothea/Dorian, but sadly I think Finding Nemo/Finding Dory has probably ruined that. Andy for a girl is sort of a GP. Shhh, don't tell.
    Evanthe nn Evie (Ee-vee) - Would pronounce Eh-vee
    Beatrix nn Trixie - Same
    Phaedra nn Phae - Same
    Arabella nn Ari (never Bella, maybe Belle) - Same
    Perenna nn Enna - Renny (This is on my list for Renata)

    Caspian nn Cip (Pn. Kip) or Caspi (I don't like any other options) - I would use Cass. Kip is on my list for Kipling.
    Phoenix nn Phin - Not sure, mabye Nix
    Ptolemy nn Lemy - Tolly
    Lorenzo nn Enzo - Same. This is on my list. I also have Renny and Renly as nn options.
    Nikolai nn Niko - Same
    Evander nn Ev (pn. like beverage) - Van

    Other names you mentioned that are on my list
    Phaedra (No nn) - I like Faye, but not the spelling change required and don't like the way Phae looks.
    Matilda, nn Tildy/Tilly
    Cleo - I go back and forth between whether I this would stand alone or I would use it as a nn for Clementine.
    Magdalena, nn Maggie
    Genevieve, nn Neva
    Guinevere, nn Winnie - But would probably use Winola to get to Winnie
    Archie (Archer)
    Gideon - No Nickname!
    Indy (Indira) - for a girl, obviously
    August, nn Gus
    Leo (Leander) - Lee o

    Just a few of my other favorites
    Arley (Arletta)
    Ceeley/Celie/Ceely (Cecelia)
    Edie (Elodie)
    Flory (Florencia/Floriana/Florian)
    Francy (Francesca)
    Jory (Jordana/Marjorie)
    Lettie (Scarlett/Arletta/Colette)
    Lottie (Loretta)

    Alby (Alban/Albus)
    Chaz (Charleston)
    Hux (Huxley)
    Jeb/Jed/Zeb/Zed (Jebediah/Jedidiah/Zebulon/Zedekiah)
    Jepp (Jessup)
    Mack (Cormac)

    I have a lot more! Oh and to @solace, I like Milly as a nn for Camilla!
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    Silas/Cyrus~Gideon~Jasper~Mack(Cormac)~Callum
    Gus(August)~Abram(Abraham)~Everett~Langston~Jed/Jeb(Jedidiah/Jebediah)
    Rafferty~Leo(Leander)~Tobin~Archie(Archer)~Ike(Mic ah)
    Dexter~Remy(Jeremiah)~Ezra~Raleigh~Linc(Lincoln)

    Willa(Wilhelmina)~Selah~Lettie(Arletta)~Romy(Rosem ary)~Cora(Coretta)
    Cecelia/Celia~Calla(Calista)~Nola(Magnolia)~Winnie(Winola) ~Maeve
    Rosalie~Maisy~Tilly(Matilda)~Ada(Adelaide)~Junie(J uniper)
    Nova(November)~Tess(Teresa)~Zara~Hazel~Iris

    formerly chrbaker

  2. #23
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    Nov 2012
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    I just have to comment because my daughters are Phaedra Noemi and Clara Beatrix. Phaedra nicknamed herself Phae Phae (she's almost 2) and we call her Phae or Phaedra. Phaedra calls Clara "Kaia" and we all end up calling her that too.

  3. #25
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    Tiziana - Nina
    Penélope - Pen, Penny
    Antonia - Nina (obviously I wouldn't use this if I already had a Tiziana "Nina")
    Helena - Lena
    Francisca - Fran
    Julia - Juji

    Lucas - Lucky
    Salvador - Salva
    Ulises - Uli

  4. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by namesage View Post
    I have a lot more! Oh and to @solace, I like Milly as a nn for Camilla!
    I actually liked Camilla for a very, very long time until my cousin had a daughter and named her Camilla and that was five years ago. But I wouldn't use Millie for Camilla. I like Camilla nn Mila or Mika or Mimi/Maime or Cami or Calla/Cali. I wouldn't pick necessary as like I said, I would want the nn to come naturally and not forced.
    punctuality is a virtue of the lonely.

  5. #29
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    Apr 2012
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    Hayley: No actual nickname but likely occasionally shortened to Hayles.
    Ellie: already a nickname, not sure if id use Ellen/Ellyn/Eleanor as a full name
    Bethany: would absolutely be called Beth, i love that nickname.

    Edward: Probably Ed, though would be called Ned by a particular relative.
    Brock: Brocky or no nn
    Harry: No nn as already one.

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