Menu
  
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    21

    Nicknames for Oslo

    Baby is coming soon. And I think we’ve settled on Oslo as his name. But i’m Curious what nicknames are out there for Oslo. The obvious one is Ozzy. But we already have a son Oliver who goes by Ollie, and i’m Wondering if Ozzy is too close to that. What less obvious nicknames are there?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    9,820
    I think you could get away with Ozzy and Ollie

    Oz might work -its instinctive but it has a different end to Ollie

    Lo, O, Lol, Sol or Solly maybe
    🌈Grace🌈
    Sarai Matilda|Una Adele|Sholto Felix|Percy Evander
    double barrelled..
    Emilie-Camille Lucy|Cora-Mae Elspeth
    Alba-Jane Poppy|Hadley-Maeve Isla
    Carys-Eleni June|Adelaide-Estelle Margot
    More

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    253
    Oslo is a super cool name! I think Ozzy and Ollie would be quite cute matching nicknames while their full names are distinct. I like all of the above suggestions, particularly Oz and Lo. LoLo, Loie, and Zo would work. You could also consider tying in the middle name or initial as part of the nickname.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    1,241
    Great name!
    Other then the nn's given, I can only think of Loy... I think Ozzy and Ollie could work.

    Onslow could be a full name to Oslo, using Oslo for a nn?
    Joan | Felicity | Evangeline | Winifred | Elizabeth | Mae | Alice | Dorothy | Bernadette | Eleanor

    William | Conrad | Leonard | Ian | Lionel | Barnaby | Isaac | Hugo | Grover | Harvey

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    110
    The only one I can think of on my own is Oz. After looking at the other replies, I think Lo, or Loey would be nice too.
    Considering:

    Charlotte Isabella | Evelyn Rose | Esther Charlotte | Esther Rose | Evelyn Charlotte

    Benjamin Joseph | Daniel Joseph | Daniel Thomas | Joshua Thomas

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    951
    Oslo, called Sully would be cute, but I think that Ozzy is definitely workable. I know a Chloe and a Zoe who are sisters, and they’ve survived under the same roof just fine.
    Lucille Charlotte • Marigold Vivian • Hazel Pollyanna • Olive Primrose • Annabell Clara • Reeve Ophelia • Auden Josephine • Cleary Winifred • Wilder Jane • Dolly Ruth

    Wilder Clarence • Fox Peter • Paxton Shepherd • Gideon Jack • Brave Emerson • Asher Whitten • Fisher Knox • Hawthorn Charles • Roux Caspian • Boone Thomas

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Oceania
    Posts
    565
    Oslo is a great name! I agree Ozzy and Ollie are quite similar but it's not necessarily a deal breaker. How do you feel about Ozzy itself? I sense it might not be the style you're drawn to. It has quite a different feel to Ollie.

    His nickname can really be anything you like. It's a name you'll use affectionately amongst the family so I don't think it needs to be an obvious connection to his full name. I think sharing one of two sounds or letters from Oslo is enough to ground it. I'd suggest Sid, Sal, Lou, Louie, Leo, Les, Moe, Bo, Bowie, Snow, Cruz, Zeus, Zeke, Zero and Zuri.

    I think Ollie and Sid, Ollie and Bo, Ollie and Zeke, Ollie and Zuri sound great together. Does anything stand out for you?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,526
    Oslo makes for a nice name -- it fits in well with the popular place-name & -o ending trends, but also isn't so common, so stands out nicely. I'm curious too: does Oslo's link to Norway mean something to you, or is it just a name you like?

    Re: nickname. I think in order to make them less match-y just drop the repeated -ie -- Ollie & Oz would work well as sibling nicknames, and Oz would be my favourite nickname for Oslo in general.

    TTC 2017
    Puppy-Mama to my boys, Wynn & Cove

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    21
    We picked Oslo for its meaning, which is “meadow beneath the ridge”. We’d been searching for a nature name, but wanted one that meant something to us. “Meadow beneath the ridge” is a perfect description of the area where we live. After we chose the name we discovered that we do have ancestors from near Oslo, but that was just a cool after-the-fact discovery, not the reason for the name choice.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by kachenka View Post
    Oslo is a great name! I agree Ozzy and Ollie are quite similar but it's not necessarily a deal breaker. How do you feel about Ozzy itself? I sense it might not be the style you're drawn to. It has quite a different feel to Ollie.

    His nickname can really be anything you like. It's a name you'll use affectionately amongst the family so I don't think it needs to be an obvious connection to his full name. I think sharing one of two sounds or letters from Oslo is enough to ground it. I'd suggest Sid, Sal, Lou, Louie, Leo, Les, Moe, Bo, Bowie, Snow, Cruz, Zeus, Zeke, Zero and Zuri.

    I think Ollie and Sid, Ollie and Bo, Ollie and Zeke, Ollie and Zuri sound great together. Does anything stand out for you?

    I like Ozzy. And I feel like Oz and Ozzy are the two most natural nicknames, so they’ll happen regardless, unless we make a conscious effort to persuade people otherwise. I just don’t want my Ollie (who goes by Ollie almost always) to feel like he got cloned or something. I don’t know, he might not even care, or in the end he might grow up preferring Oliver, who knows. Naming is tricky

    We have considered not choosing a nickname for Oslo and just seeing what comes about. Because like you said, the nickname could end up being something completely unrelated, or not so obviously related, to his name. I really like a lot of your suggestions. Leo particularly, since it was another name we considered. (The ‘O’ ending goes so well with our surname) And Snow, just because it’s different. I like the Lo suggestion from other commenters. And I came up with Solo because I think it’s cute, but then wondered if it sounded too Star Wars-ie.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •