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  1. #6
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    Re: The Challenge

    So Amelia, Lydia, Hazel and Matilda need offbeat nicknames. I'll try my best:
    Amelia - Mel/Mellie, Mimi, Ellie, Aia, Ia (prn. EE-ah), and since Amelia mean 'energetic' I'd probably call her Spark, Sparks and Sparkles as a pet name!
    Lydia - Ia, Lee, Lily, Lida (no funky meaning here)
    Hazel - love the ZeeZee suggestion, also Haze, Zella, ZaZa, Hazie, I'd probably jokingly call her Nut, Nuts or Nutters, plus Irish mythology and the Borthers Grimm say Hazel gives one Wisdom and Inspiration and protection from things that creep around like snakes and such. Maybe Wiz?
    Matilda - Tilda is my favourite here, who cares about Tilda Swinton!! Others: Mae, Maud (a diminutive of Matilda) Milda, Tilla, Maudie, Til, Matt. Plus, in Dante's Dvine Comedy there's a Matilda who Dante compares to Persephone, the goddess of Spring, so you could call her Spring, or Kor (KOH-ray)/Cora which was Persephone's name when she was younger. It's a big stretch though *blushes*

    So Flora and Cora need longer names:
    Florentine
    Blancheflor
    Floralia
    Florencia
    Florentia
    Floretta (beautiful!)
    Florianne
    Florimel (love this one!)
    Florina
    Florinda

    Concord/Concordia (I prefer Concord for a boy, awesome virtue name either way!)
    Coralie
    Corazn
    Coretta
    Coriander
    Corinthia (This one sounds so happy)
    Cornelia
    Corona (this one means 'crown'!)
    Coronis
    (Corrianne/Corriana/Corrianna)
    Socorro
    (Persephone or Matilda?)

    That's all I can think of for now!
    Let me know what you think! ^^
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  2. #8
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    Re: The Challenge

    Hi! I love the suggestions, and I really, really love your names! :-)

    Matilda: I'm not sure if this was already mentioned, but because Maude is a variant of Matilda, you may like Maude as a nickname.

    Cora: My favorite longer names for Cora are Cordelia and Corinna.

    More names you may like:

    Adelaide (Adele, Adela, or Della)
    Adeline (ditto)
    Adelia (ditto, plus Delia)
    Annabel (nn Annie--probably too common for you)
    Beatrix (nn Bee or Bixie)
    Clementine (nn Cleo)
    Caroline (nn Caddy or Caro)
    Charlotte (nn Lottie)
    Cecilia (nn Celia)
    Eliza/Elizabeth (nn Bizzie or Libby)
    Eleanor/Eleanora (nn Nora, Nell)
    Felicity (nn Flossie)
    Genevieve (nn Evie)
    Helena (nn Nell or Lena)
    Josephine (nn Josie or Posey)
    Louisa (nn Lulu)
    Margaret (nn Maisie, Daisy, or Margot)
    Penelope (nn Poppy or Nell)
    Phoebe (nn Bee)
    Susannah (nn Annie or Sunny)
    Tabitha (nn Tibbie)

    Good luck! :-)

  3. #10
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    Re: The Challenge

    Oh! And to add to the above, if you give Lydia a middle name beginning with B, such as Lydia Blythe, you could use the LB initials to reach a Libby nickname, if that appeals to you.

    Good luck! :-)

  4. #12
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    Re: The Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by dearest
    So Amelia, Lydia, Hazel and Matilda need offbeat nicknames. I'll try my best:
    Amelia - Mel/Mellie, Mimi, Ellie, Aia, Ia (prn. EE-ah), and since Amelia mean 'energetic' I'd probably call her Spark, Sparks and Sparkles as a pet name!
    Lydia - Ia, Lee, Lily, Lida (no funky meaning here)
    Hazel - love the ZeeZee suggestion, also Haze, Zella, ZaZa, Hazie, I'd probably jokingly call her Nut, Nuts or Nutters, plus Irish mythology and the Borthers Grimm say Hazel gives one Wisdom and Inspiration and protection from things that creep around like snakes and such. Maybe Wiz?
    Matilda - Tilda is my favourite here, who cares about Tilda Swinton!! Others: Mae, Maud (a diminutive of Matilda) Milda, Tilla, Maudie, Til, Matt. Plus, in Dante's Dvine Comedy there's a Matilda who Dante compares to Persephone, the goddess of Spring, so you could call her Spring, or Kor (KOH-ray)/Cora which was Persephone's name when she was younger. It's a big stretch though *blushes*

    So Flora and Cora need longer names:
    Florentine
    Blancheflor
    Floralia
    Florencia
    Florentia
    Floretta (beautiful!)
    Florianne
    Florimel (love this one!)
    Florina
    Florinda

    Concord/Concordia (I prefer Concord for a boy, awesome virtue name either way!)
    Coralie
    Corazn
    Coretta
    Coriander
    Corinthia (This one sounds so happy)
    Cornelia
    Corona (this one means 'crown'!)
    Coronis
    (Corrianne/Corriana/Corrianna)
    Socorro
    (Persephone or Matilda?)

    That's all I can think of for now!
    Let me know what you think! ^^
    Wow these are some great suggestions!

    So far I like:

    Mimi for Amelia

    Lida for Lydia

    Tilla and Mae for Matilda

    Zella for Hazel (and since DH is an Irish national I loved learning that this name had a role in Irish mythology)


    Persephone for Cora - This one is wonderful because I'm really starting to love Persephone and being able to use Cora as a nickname makes it a big plus!

    Floralia, Floretta and Florina (I'm liking more now that it's been reiterated) for Flora

  5. #14
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    Re: The Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by jill
    Hi! I love the suggestions, and I really, really love your names! :-)

    Matilda: I'm not sure if this was already mentioned, but because Maude is a variant of Matilda, you may like Maude as a nickname.

    Cora: My favorite longer names for Cora are Cordelia and Corinna.

    More names you may like:

    Adelaide (Adele, Adela, or Della)
    Adeline (ditto)
    Adelia (ditto, plus Delia)
    Annabel (nn Annie--probably too common for you)
    Beatrix (nn Bee or Bixie)
    Clementine (nn Cleo)
    Caroline (nn Caddy or Caro)
    Charlotte (nn Lottie)
    Cecilia (nn Celia)
    Eliza/Elizabeth (nn Bizzie or Libby)
    Eleanor/Eleanora (nn Nora, Nell)
    Felicity (nn Flossie)
    Genevieve (nn Evie)
    Helena (nn Nell or Lena)
    Josephine (nn Josie or Posey)
    Louisa (nn Lulu)
    Margaret (nn Maisie, Daisy, or Margot)
    Penelope (nn Poppy or Nell)
    Phoebe (nn Bee)
    Susannah (nn Annie or Sunny)
    Tabitha (nn Tibbie)

    Good luck! :-)

    Thank you Jill!

    Yes I love many of the names you suggested! Adeline, Adele, Adelaide, Clementine, Eleanor, and Josephine are all on my list (Josephine is to be used as a middle name to honor DH by beginning with a J and my father who's middle name is Joseph.) Some of the others you mentioned are already taken by another member of our rather large family.

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