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    Longer non-a-ending names with intuitive 2-syllable nicknames that DO end in a

    Confusing?

    For example, I love Eleanor, nickname Nora. That's not a great example, though, because Nora is not really that intuitive a nickname from Eleanor. Are there other names that do this? I can't think of any! Bonus if the nickname sounds good as a free-standing name.

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    Some are more intuitive than others but...

    Adelaide nn Ada
    Anastasie nn Ana
    Annabel nn Anna
    Dorothy nn Dora
    Eleanor nn Ella
    Emmaline nn Emma
    Emmeline nn Emma
    Harriet nn Etta
    Mirabelle nn Mira
    Miriam nn Mia
    Naomi nn Mia
    Simone nn Mona
    Verity nn Vera


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    I think Eleanor nn Nora is totally intuitive. Nora is a popular nn for Eleanor. I think Eleanor nn Ella would be a great choice, too. What about:

    Bellamy/Isabelle/Mirabelle/Annabel/Arabelle "Bella/Ella"
    Evangeline "Eva"
    Emmeline "Emma"
    Amelie "Mia" (similarly, Emily/Emilie...)
    Lillian "Lia/Lila"
    Genevieve "Genna"
    Imogen "Genna/Imma"
    Penelope "Lola"
    Caroline "Cara/Lola"
    Zenobia "Bia"
    Magdalene "Lena/Magda"
    Helene "Lena/Ella"
    Catherine "Kata"
    Beatrice "Bea" (said like BEE-ah or BAY-ah?)
    Noelle "Nola/Noa/Ella"
    Juliet "Etta"
    Therese "Tessa"

    Good luck!
    Ashley
    twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist

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