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    old fashioned nicknames

    I really, really love old fashioned nicknames. I’d really love to give some to my kids when I have them. The problem is, I can’t really find a good list. I only know the few that were given to my grandmother and her family. I want to know if anyone out there knows any and can make a little list. Here are the ones I know from my family:

    Tootsie
    Renee
    Queenie
    Sissy
    Toadie
    Kitty
    Winnie
    Pookie
    Bucky
    Bunny

    I need more male nicknames since most were females. Thanks!

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    Have you taken a look at the names in the SSA lists going back to 1880 (if you live in the US)? You could also look at the British name lists going back over the years.
    Aubrey|Finley|Theo|Leonidas|Owen|Nolan|Nicolai|Koa |Rory|Lincoln|James|Constantine|Brennan|Zane|Rowan | Sawyer|Boston|Lucien|Aurelius|Tennessee|Aurelien|R hys|Emrys|Soren|Osiris|Briar|Carsten|Cairo

    Alara ~ Cecily ~ Coralie ~ Evadne ~ Adelie ~ Autumn ~ Liv ~ Caia ~ Eirian ~ Calista ~ Corinna ~ Reverie ~ Aura ~ Ember ~ Ayelet ~ Atarah ~ Lilavati ~ Ilaria ~ Naiara ~ Nova ~ Oriana ~ Arrow ~ Annora

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    Not sure if these are quite what you're looking for, but I've seen them used in classics/on nn lists

    Goldie
    Dodie
    Dolly
    Polly
    Birdie
    Mamie
    Dessie
    Bizzy
    Canary
    Dainty
    Suki
    Tottie
    Tibby
    Hettie
    Letty
    Fan
    Caddy
    Ducky
    Tiny
    Dilly/Dillie
    Mimi
    Manny
    Sonny
    Chappy
    Sol
    Georgy
    Chuck
    Pip
    Kit
    Ourson
    Clem
    Ted
    Doc
    Ike
    Bug
    🌈Grace🌈
    Sarai Matilda|Romilly Charlotte|Ginevra Snow|Ilaria Winter
    Tristan Wilder|Everett Orion|Ezra Apollo|Otto Elias

    Virtues...
    Amity Clara|Felicity Bronwen|Clemency Adele|Joy Eliora|Clarity Isla
    Able Josiah|Earnest Bruno|Propser Nathaniel|Justice Reuben
    Generosity Mabel 'Rosy'|Serendipity Maia 'Pippa'|Fortitude Reilly 'Ford'|Reason Elliott 'Sonny'

    More names!

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    Wiley is an old nickname for William

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    This is a list from my blog (I have another one with vintage two-syllable names, including some nicknames, on there as well)

    Those were all in the Top 1000 in 1880

    Girls:

    Abbie, Abby
    Addie
    Aggie
    Allie
    Ammie
    Amy, Amie
    Angie
    Annie
    Arlie
    Artie
    Attie
    Audie
    Avie

    Bennie
    Bertie, Berdie
    Bess
    Bessie
    Betsy
    Betty, Bettie
    Biddie
    Birdie, Birtie
    Bobbie
    Bonie

    Callie
    Cammie
    Carrie
    Cassie
    Cherry
    Christie
    Clemmie
    Connie
    Cordie
    Corrie

    Daisy, Daisey, Daisie
    Dellie
    Dessie
    Dicie
    Dillie
    Dixie
    Dollie, Dolly
    Donie
    Doshie
    Dottie

    Eddie, Ettie
    Ellie
    Elsie
    Elvie
    Emmie
    Erie
    Essie
    Evie
    Exie

    Fairy
    Fannie, Fanny
    Florrie
    Flossie
    Frankie
    Fronie

    Genie
    Georgie
    Gertie
    Glennie
    Goldie
    Gracie
    Gussie

    Hallie
    Harry
    Hassie, Hessie
    Hattie, Hettie, Hetty

    Icie, Icy

    Janie
    Jennie, Jenny
    Jessie, Jesse
    Jettie
    Jimmie
    Jodie
    Johnie
    Josie
    Jossie
    Julie
    Junie

    Katie, Katy
    Kattie
    Kittie, Kitty
    Kizzie

    Lanie
    Laurie
    Lee
    Lennie
    Lessie
    Lettie
    Libbie, Libby
    Liddie
    Lillie, Lilly, Lily
    Linnie
    Lissie
    Lizzie
    Lockie
    Lollie
    Lonie
    Lonnie
    Lottie
    Louie
    Lovie
    Lucy, Lucie
    Ludie
    Lulie

    Macie
    Madie, Matie
    Maggie
    Mallie
    Mamie, Maymie
    Mammie
    Mandy
    Manie
    Mannie
    Margie
    Mattie, Mettie
    Maudie
    Maxie
    Mazie
    Mertie
    Millie
    Minnie
    Mintie
    Missie
    Mittie
    Mollie, Molly

    Nancy
    Nanie
    Nannie
    Nealie
    Nellie, Nelle, Nelly
    Nettie
    Nonie

    Odie
    Olie
    Ollie
    Omie
    Onie
    Ossie
    Ottie

    Patsy
    Pattie
    Pearlie
    Peggy
    Pinkie
    Polly, Pollie

    Queenie

    Ressie
    Robbie
    Rosie, Rosy
    Rossie
    Roxie, Roxy
    Ruby, Rubie
    Ruthie

    Sadie
    Sallie, Sally
    Sammie
    Sudie
    Susie

    Tennie
    Tessie
    Tillie
    Tinnie
    Tiny
    Tommie
    Tracy
    Tressie

    Vallie
    Vannie
    Verdie, Vertie
    Vergie
    Vernie
    Vinnie
    Virgie

    Willie
    Winnie

    Zettie

    ———

    Boys:

    Addie
    Algie
    Allie
    Alvie
    Andy
    Annie
    Archie
    Arlie
    Artie

    Bailey
    Barney
    Bee
    Bennie, Benny
    Bernie
    Berry
    Bertie
    Bessie
    Billie, Billy
    Bonnie
    Burley

    Callie
    Carrie
    Charley, Charlie
    Chesley
    Clay
    Connie

    Dempsey
    Dennie
    Dorsey

    Early
    Eddie
    Elie
    Ellie
    Elzie
    Ernie

    Fay
    Freddie

    Gary

    Hallie
    Handy
    Harry
    Hollie

    Jay
    Jerry
    Jimmie
    Jodie
    Johnnie

    Kirby

    Lacy
    Larry
    Lee
    Levy
    Lillie
    Lonie
    Lonnie
    Louie
    Loy

    Manley
    Mannie
    Minnie
    Moody

    Nellie

    Obie
    Odie
    Okey
    Ollie
    Orie
    Orley
    Orrie
    Ossie

    Percy
    Perley
    Perry
    Pinkney

    Ray
    Rene
    Rollie

    Sammie
    Sandy

    Terry
    Tobe
    Tommie, Tommy
    Toney, Tony
    Tracy
    Troy

    Vernie
    Volney

    Wiley, Wylie
    Willie
    Woodie


    Polly

    Arthur, Hugo, Flora, Henrietta
    Mabel, Rose, Theodore, Charlie

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