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  1. #1
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    Names you love but with nicknames you hate?

    I love the name Ernest/Earnest but STRONGLY dislike the inevitable "Ernie" nickname.


    What are some names you like but just can't get yourself to use because of the nicknames?
    | Mama to Abel & Olive |
    & baby number three due mid-sep!
    I can't kick this baby name fever.
    Olive | Opal | Fern | Eloise | Birdie | Posy | Claire | Mabel | Pearl | Frances
    Abel | Boaz | August | Luther | Fox | Francis | Felix | Wolfgang
    [guilty pleasure names abound]

  2. #3
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    Haha, I love Ernie for Ernest

    The only ones I hate are Maddie for Madeline/Madeleine, and Andy/Drew for Andrew.
    dreaming of a little Kennedy Juliette or Aaron Jacob one day...
    other favourites...

    Makenzie / Jayla / Cambrie / Addison / Brooklyn / Gracelyn / Savannah / Skylar / Taylor / Kaleigha
    Hunter / Camden / Brayden / Parker / Sawyer / Aiden / Mason / Ethan / Landon / Chandler

  3. #5
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    I agree with lawsonhaley, I also dislike Maddie as a nn for Madeleine.

    I also don't like Amy for Amelia and Eve for Evelyn.
    Tasha. 21. Brit. Name Geek.

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    I have a huge list! And I'm the opposite with Amelia nn Amy (Doctor Who! ), but I agree with Andrew nn Andy/Drew. I don't usually let nns bother me, especially if there are alternatives. But some where I really hate the nns are:

    Edmund nn Eddie/Ed
    Nathaniel nn Nathan/Nate
    Sebastian nn Seb
    August nn Gus (In general, I can't stand the 'gus' sound, which is why I dislike Augustus (despite TFIOS) /Augusta, where it seems to be emphasised)
    Benedict/Benjamin nn Ben
    Florence nn Flo (Just eww...)
    Constance nn Connie
    I really seem to dislike nns for boys.
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    • Evanthe Georgiana Clio • Marigold Anna Hermione • Beatrix Sylvia Rosalind • Lavender Olympia Jane •
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  5. #9
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    I love Zachary but the nn Zack sounds like sack to me. No thanks
    nolan & grant
    audrey "aj" & caroline "rory"
    nolan & audrey

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