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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.
    haley / ttc 2018
    alyssa dorothy ○ britney abigail ○ brooke amelia ○ chrissy margaret
    heather olivia ○ kelly christina ○ melissa emily ○ michelle elizabeth ○ stephanie ava ○

    aaron jacob ○ adam kenneth ○ aiden michael ○ andrew jordan
    daniel thomas ○ ethan robert ○ jake matthew ○ nathan scott ○ zachary william ○

    testing out: amanda charlotte & ashley sophia
    boys. / girls. / vote.

  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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    I love Zachary but the nn Zack sounds like sack to me. No thanks
    Morgan Daniel
    Nolan Zachary
    Zachary Morgan

    Audrey June "AJ"
    Miranda June "Mira" "Andie" "MJ"
    Natalie Rae
    Zoe Nadine

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