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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2014

    What nicknames would you use...

    ...for your favourite names? I know some Berries (me included) wouldn't use nicknames at all, but I'm interested in what you'd use if you had to. Even ones that aren't intuitive or immediately obvious. If I had to, I'd use these, and btw, I tend to match the spelling of the nn to the full name, hence some of the slightly weird nn spellings.

    Pandora nn Panda or Ora/Aura
    Evanthe nn Evie (Ee-vee)
    Beatrix nn Trixie
    Phaedra nn Phae
    Arabella nn Ari (never Bella, maybe Belle)
    Perenna nn Enna

    Caspian nn Cip (Pn. Kip) or Caspi (I don't like any other options)
    Phoenix nn Phin
    Ptolemy nn Lemy
    Lorenzo nn Enzo
    Nikolai nn Niko
    Evander nn Ev (pn. like beverage)

    And, just in general, what nicknames (or names you consider as nicknames) do you like? I like (though some can be stand alone names):

    Fae (Phaedra, Theophania)
    Trixie (Beatrix, Bellatrix)
    Tabby (Tabitha, I like cats :P)
    Mattie (Matilda)
    Tilda (Matilda)
    Cleo (Cleophée or Cleopatra, I prefer Clio as a stand alone name)
    Caddy (Cadmium, first heard this on an audio tape)
    Fia (Fiammetta)
    Lena (Magdalena)
    Cress (Cressida)
    Saffy (Saffron)
    Ginny (Genevieve, maybe Guinevere)

    Archie (So adorable, and I'm so in love; blame Sherlock :P)
    Eon (Gideon)
    Enzo (Lorenzo, Fiorenzo, Kenzo)
    Indie (Indigo)
    Auggie (August, but I dread to think if it's said with soft gs)
    Dae (Daedalus, Amadeus)
    Win (Edwin, Oswin)
    Leo (pn. LAY-o)
    Jam|Fangirl|Historian|Biochemist|Single Pringle|19|Future mummy
    Dreaming of...
    Evanthe Rosalind Lyra • Zenobia Sybil Hermione • Marigold Sylvia Ann • Lavender • Guinevere • Amadea
    Pandora Beatrix FaeCaspian Sherlock WalterArtemis Clio ElizabethPtolemy Lysander George
    Horatio Phoenix Arthur • Nikolai Emrys Altair • Prosper William Kit • Indigo • August • Cedrick
    "'Mycroft' is the name you gave me; if you could possibly struggle all the way to the end."

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Tennessee, USA
    We plan on using Mack as a nn for McCoy. Everett is also on our list and I like the nn Rhett.

    Most my favs don't have/need nicknames.
    Our Favorites:
    McCoy Samuel * Ruby Alice * Gentry Thomas * Cora Margaret

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    wherever I can make it
    From your list, I only like…


    Nico, I prefer this spelling
    Leo, Love but NOT your pronunciation

    Right now I can't think of any nicknames I like for my favorite names. As I don't plan on using them until it comes naturally. I don't like the fact that some people MUST force the idea of a nickname on a child when he/she hasn't even been born yet especially since nicknames change ever so often for various reasons. I do LOVE Millie, but hate Millicent (it's so old and grama-y) though.
    Last edited by solace; April 25th, 2014 at 11:20 PM.
    punctuality is a virtue of the lonely.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    My problem is that I'm more used to hearing boys go by nns and girls be called terms of endearment (sweetheart, honey, etc.) I also see nicknames as a name a person goes by most of the time instead of their formal name, which I wouldn't do. I would maybe use a nn just like a pet name/term of endearment (use the given name most of the time and occasionally the nn/petname).

    Colette nn Coley or Letty
    Felicity nn Lissy

    Erik nn E (I've found that guys have no problem going by their first initial or last name and that's the only way I think I'd have a nn for Erik)
    Graham nn G or Bram (I know it's weird but I like Bram but not Abram)
    Alexander nn Aleksei/Alexei
    Gabriel nn Gabe or Gable
    Finnegan or Griffin nn Finn

    Most likely, I would just use terms of endearment instead of nicknames. I do like names and nicknames that end in an "e" sound.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    I like the nickname Mack for Morgan Zachary. Smash Morgan and Zack together and ta dad, Mack! It may be a stretch but I'd use it as a family only nickname and have him go by Morgan at school and such.

    I like these natural nicknames: Cam for Cameron, Josie for Josephine, Lucy for Lucille, Zander for Alexander and Mia, Mila or Emmy for Emilia.

    I like Dani for Miranda. It's not as natural as Mandy, Randi, or Andi, but I think it's still usable. All the letters are there for it if you switch them around.

    Rory as a nickname for Nora is cute and spunky. It's not a natural nickname but the sound is there I think.

    Someone asked about Ian as a nickname for Killian and I really like that a lot too!
    Nathaniel "Nate"-Nolan


    Crushing On
    Morgan Daniel-Nathaniel Hayes
    Nathaniel Zane-Nolan Zachary

    Anna Josephine "AJ"~Josie Lucille
    Miranda June "MJ"/"Andy"~Zoe Nadine

    Anna "AJ" & Zachary "Zack"
    Anna "AJ" & Zoe
    Grant & Audrey
    Josephine "Josie" & Nathaniel "Nate"

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