Nicknames: Got some fresh ideas?

Today”s question of the week:

Have you come up with or heard any fresh, interesting or unusual nicknames that still have some logical link to the full name?

Today’s parents are almost as concerned with their kids’ everyday names as the formal ones on the birth certificate, and most aren’t content with the old Andys and Angies, Ricks and Randys.

A lot of the newly revived three-and-four syllable vintage names seem to cry out for livlier short forms.  One new trendlet seems to be basing nicknames on middle syllables rather than just the first–eg Fee for Seraphina or Ophelia.

We’ve seen some great original but not obvious nicknames on our message boards-Maisie for Esme?–let’s share some of the best ones here!


Let us know if you have any interesting Question-of-theWeek ideas.

And don’t forget to keep adding those famous people and pop culture referenbces to any name in the database!

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