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  1. #1
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    STILL struggling on names :(

    Still struggling on our girls name....im after opinions on verity, im reading a brill book where this is a blokes name but I really quite like it is it awful? Also what nn? I hate vera and very would be odd.....also wondering about mimi (mim for nn) id prounouce it mee mee?
    I was sold on elowen but my hubby keeps saying ellie for short and seen as his other dd is shelly that would be a bit odd. Thanks in advance x

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    Verity, hmm. I'm personally not a fan of virtue names but I do think Verity has a lovely sound.
    It does feel more feminine than masculine to me but virtue names are basically unisex (even though they aren't used equally for each gender).
    I could see Itsy as a nickname for Verity but can't think of any others.
    Mimi sounds like a pet name. Not actually for a pet but it's even cuter than just a nickname for me.
    Elowen is very pretty, too. I don't think Ellie would be a massive problem since it would only be a nickname.
    If you had boys name Frederick and Edward their nicknames could rhyme as well (Freddie & Eddie) but you could always switch back to their full names if it's too much for you. The same could be done with Elowen nn Ellie.
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  3. #5
    Verity is a great name! I would totally use it if you want to.

    Combo ideas:

    Verity Jane
    Verity Margaret
    Verity Agatha
    Verity Annabel


    Other ideas:

    Veritas
    Verena
    Amity
    Mercy
    Cerys
    Celestine
    Estelle


    No on Mimi from me. It's a dog's name or a nickname not a full name. It's too flimsy.
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  4. #7
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    I have a soft spot for Verity. Seemingly not many other people around me do though- not sure why.
    If I had a Verity I wouldn't shorten it as I like the whole name.

    Elowen is delightful too. I like Elowyn (yes, I know Y is the masculine etc etc...) but I adore the idea of the nn Wynn or Wynnie
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  5. #9
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    Verity is nice enough, though Vera seems like the most obvious and frankly unavoidable nickname, so if you for some reason strongly dislike it, that might be a concern.
    Mimi feels very nicknamey.
    I adore Elowen; Ellie seems like a big of a stretch in terms of a nickname. Lolo, Winnie, etc. could work.
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