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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    I have somehow managed to get my fave nicknames out of my favourite (full) names, though I'd always use their full names (she says). Most of them are legitimate names, but I like them as nns. *s are my absolute favourites:
    Aura*- I love as a nn for Pandora (I dislike Dora). It would make more sense to spell it Ora, but I hate that spelling.
    Evie*- Evanthe, I knew an amazing, and really nice recorder player called Evie.
    Enna*- Rowenna, I also like Row.
    Trixie*- Beatrix, also the name of a cool, and feisty character in a show I like.
    Phae*- Phaedra
    Ana- Morgana
    Bell- Arabella, so much more feisty and adventurous than Bella IMO.
    Saffy- Saffron
    Merry- Mairead (rhymes with parade)
    Sky- Skylark
    Etta- Arietta
    Pippi*- Olympia, Probably a lot to do with Pippi Longstocking
    Lolly- Olympia, It's just such an adorable nn for a little girl
    Molly- Olympia, My love for Molly is entirely due to Molly Hooper and Molly Weasley. I spent ages looking for names that could give nn Molly (just as a general challenge), and I thought Olympia kind of works.
    Phia- Elaphia
    Flower- Cypress, basically I couldn't find a nn from the name itself, but I found out there's a cypress flower, hence the nn.
    Sally*- Thessaly, I love Sally because of Charlie Brown's little sister in Peanuts.
    Lyra*- Illyria, I have Lyra as a middle as well. I love it!
    Tilly-Beth/Tilda-Beth- My full combo for Matilda, is Matilda Hazel Beth
    Tabby- Tabitha, I actually love cats as well (though tabbies aren't my favourites)
    Laea- Linnaea, Lay-a, like the princess
    Luna*- Calluna
    Laith- Talaith
    Laina (Lay-na)- Helaina

    Wow, that was longer than I expected!
    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. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    My favourites are:

    Kitty - for classic Katharine, quirky Ketzia, or vintage Kathleen.
    Libby & Lilibet - For Elizabeth
    Bee, Betty - It's actually my favourite as short for Beatrice, but Betty is more typically (outside of my family) short for Elizabeth.
    Polly - For Opal or Apollonia.
    Cat - For Catherine or Catriona.
    Bree, Brina - for Sabrina
    Billie - for Sybil
    Kay - I'm fond of it for any girls' name that starts with K.
    Esme - for Esmeralda
    Callie - for Caroline
    Pepper, Penny - Penelope
    Teddie - Theodora

    I am aware Caroline, Elizabeth, and Katharine is a very different sort of sibset from Apollonia, Esmeralda, and Theodora. Can't help that.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Birdie - I love how whimsical this is, and like it for both Bridget and Beatrice
    Carrie - My MIL is Carole, and have recently been considering Caroline, with the nn Carrie in her honour
    Indie - Another whimsical one, which I would use as a nn for Ingrid
    Kate - I don't know why I like this one so much, except that I adore my Aunt Kathy
    Maisie - I'm not a fan of Margaret, but I LOVE Maisie.
    Meg - I've loved Meg since I read Little Women the first time. I'm still not loving Margaret, or Megan for that matter...
    Millie - This name is similar to my MIL's maiden name, and also to my SIL's name. I've been considering it for Matilda
    Nelly/Nellie - A lovely nn for Penelope. I prefer it by far to Penny
    Nora/Norah - I love this for Elinor/Eleanor
    Sadie - This is my name crush right now.
    Tess - I love Tess, and a fellow berry pointed out that it could be a nn for Beatrice, which DH loves
    Thandie - (nn for Thandiwe) I think Thandie is both sweet and exotic at the same time. Gotta love that!
    Ezra Ronen | Solomon Levi | Abraham Dov
    Rayna Zipporah | Mayim Eve | Avia Yakira | Ruth Tikvah

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Belle, Callie, Roo, Rosie, Louie, Elllie, Winnie, Bee, Lillie/Lee-lee, Cissy, Zuzu, Mia, Mila/Millie, Fee, Viv/Vivi, Ollie, Ari, Emme, Lena, Lettie. That's all I can think about now.
    twenty-something name nerd. infj

    Seraphina Juliette Audrey. Evangeline Laetitia Odette. Catalina Ariadne Helen. Valentina Bellatrix Yvaine
    Violetta Catherine Lenore. Isabelle Faustina Clare. Rosalind Anna Belphoebe. Guinevere Cassia Ottilie
    Vanessa Rose Aphrodite. Helena Edelweiss. Talitha Caroline. Aurelia Madelief

    Peregrine Lysander James. Gavriel Alexander Callum. James Luca Auberon. Edmund Frederic Altair
    Perseus Arthur Flynn. Cassius Jason Alaric. Damien Alexei Orion

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by sis View Post
    Indie - Another whimsical one, which I would use as a nn for Ingrid
    I like this. Both the nick and what it's short for - my husband likes Indie for Indigo but Ingrid lends some gravitas as an option for when she's all grown up.

    I also don't mind Izzy, but only for Isidra or Isidora, never Isabel(la).

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