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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Is it just me or...?

    Am I the only one who's not into nicknames? Don't get me wrong, I think it can be a great way to shorten a longer name but, does it bugs you when people call your child by a nickname instead of their full name? Because it drives me bonkers! :x

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Midwest United States
    Yes, yes, yes. I plan on giving my daughter a name that will be difficult to reduce to a nickname for this very reason. Cutesy names are for cats, imo.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    One of my biggest pet peeves. Why pick a great name and not use it? Or if you are going to use a nickname, then why not use it as the full name?

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Downton Abbey
    I adore nicknames in the front spot, so I would definitely just choose say, Lottie over Charlotte. As boyandgirl said, why name your child one thing, if you're calling them another? I'd also use Ellie, or Eleanor, but never Eleanor nn Ellie. If her friends shorten it, I obviously wouldn't mind, but I wouldn't call her by a nickname unless she asked.
    ♂: Thomas Darcy ○ Henry Alexander ○ Matthew Louis ○ George Benedict ○ Louis William ○ James Albert
    Charlie Lucas ○ Christopher Joel ○ Allen Theodore ○ Andrew Lachlan ○ Darcy Emmett ○ Ernest Joshua ○ Daniel Thomas
    Mark ○ Albert ○ Patrick

    ♀: Florence Eliza ○ Emily Georgiana ○ Eleanor Daisy ○ Sybil Cordelia ○ Edith Jessica ○ Mary Josephine ○ Beatrice Lily ○ Harriet Sophia ○
    Lavinia Pearl ○ Evelyn Rosalie ○ Nellie Bridget ○ Martha Felicity ○ Elsie Kathleen ○ Marigold Violet ○ Doris Amelia

  5. #9
    I like nicknames most of the time, but when it comes to old classics like Frederick, Edward, Arthur, William, Joseph, Christopher, Benjamin, Leopold, etc. I can't stand most of them. It makes them seem so much less grand. Ed, Fred, Art, Joe, Chris, Leo, Ben, they're just not for me.
    Darcy, Quentin, Elliott, James, Marianne, Josephine, Henrietta
    Robin, Hazel
    August, Hawk, Sydney, Primrose, Isis, Lavender

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