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  1. #6
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    I read a book with a minor character whose name was Amaryllis but she went by Rilly. I thought that was very cute.
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  2. #8
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    So I absolutely adore the name Amaryllis as well! As far as nicknames, I love Amari. (prn uh-mahr-ee) Or just Mari if three syllables is still too much for a nickname. Not a fan of Amy because it's so typical that everyone would assume that's just their name. I liked Rylli at first, but to me it sounds too much like Really. You know? So Amari does the trick for me.

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  3. #10
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    I like Amy. =] You could use Aris/Arys. Also Ama, Mary, Lis, Lissy/Lissa, Ary/Arie/Airy, Arly/Arlie, Arlis/Arlys... many possibilities.

  4. #12
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    I knew of an Amaryllis who went by the NN "Amo" (pronounced "ammo" like short for ammunition)...she had a firecracker personality, so it fit her a lot more than a flower!
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  5. #14
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    I'd go with "Rella" - I think it sounds (and looks) softer and sweeter than "Rilly" or "Rilla" which remind me of Gorilla.

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