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  1. #1
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    The Challenge

    Hello,

    I've been a member for a few weeks now but this is my first time posting.

    Though we are not yet expecting I'm really looking forward to the day when we are and therefore have been thinking about potential names constantly! So here's my dilemma, all of the full names
    that I love do not seem to have nicknames that strike my fancy, and all of the nicknames I love don't seem to have any full names equally as wonderful. So this may be a lost cause, as I may just be too
    picky but you all seem to offer such brilliant solutions to other posters that I thought I would give it a shot. On a side note we already have one boy and one girl name picked out but since we want 3 I need
    help with another girl name (Middle name will probably be either Josephine or Juniper or another J name). Feel free to get as creative as you want with the nicknames (ie. Anagrams of the full name, or of the meaning of the name could be really neat).

    These are the full names I love with the nicknames I'm just so-so about:

    Amelia - Millie (is okay but it's what I've always called my grandmother so as nice as it would be to honor her I can't see it on a little girl)
    - Leah (I don't like this one)
    - Minna (this one is the best but it I'm still not sold on it)

    Hazel -(I can't think of a single nickname for this one!)

    Lydia - Liddie (I don't like this one)
    - Lucy (would this be too far of a stretch?)

    Matilda - Mattie (nice but it's probably getting over used by the popular Madison which makes it feel a bit trendy)
    - Tilda (I really liked this until I realised it was the name of an actress who seems a bit snooty and from then on all I can picture it on is her)
    - Tilly (I'm really not a fan of this)



    Nicknames I love that need an equally lovely full name (I prefer 3 or 4 syllable names):

    Flora - I've fallen head-over-heels for this one (much to my surprise since I didn't use to like it) but I hate the name Florence and the other options, Florina or Floria, are just okay. Floralee sounds really nice but I don't think
    it's a legitimate name.

    Cora - I'm still on the fence with this one...I used to prefer it over Flora but now that has changed. I kind of like Coraline or Corabel (Coralee sounds to close to Cory in my opinion).



    Thank you for reading and other suggestions are welcomed (I love pretty names with quirky nicknames).



    Cheers!

  2. #3
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    Re: The Challenge

    hi!
    I'm no expert, but here's my take:)


    Amelia - How about Amy? A character on the West Wing (my favorite show in the world!) is Amy, short for Amelia.


    Hazel - We considered this name for a while and I thought it would be adorable if my daughter couldn't say her little sister's name so just called her "ZeeZee"

    Lydia - can't help you here

    Matilda - I really like Tilly, but that's just me.

    Flora - You could do Florence. . .I think Flora itself it very lovely though.

    Cora - Coraline or Cordelia are both nice! Also, I love Cora on its own too.

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    Re: The Challenge

    Well, I really adore the nn Mia and I think you could use it for either Amelia or Matilda.

    Hazel could get the nn Halle (if you don't mind its similarity to Haley).

    Lydia could be Lia or just L (Elle).

    Cora could also be a nn for Corrina or Corinne.

    I think Flora (with its similarity in sound to Fleur) could actually be a nn for any flower name (e.g. Rose, Lily, Violet).
    Mom of one daughter, age 2, and name-enthusiast

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    Re: The Challenge

    I forgot to mention that I want nicknames that are less common and nothing trendy. So Amy, Elle, and Haley are nice but they're just not for me. Sorry, I know I'm only making things more difficult! Thanks though.

  5. #9
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    Re: The Challenge

    I think for Amelia, you could also use Mimi - does something like that appeal to you?

    (Mimi is actually one of my absolute favorites, but if I were to use it, I would probably use the full name Miriam).
    Mom of one daughter, age 2, and name-enthusiast

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