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December 2nd, 2006, 03:40 PM
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I would use most for nicknames. Most are just that: nicknames.

GIRLS:
Becca - Rebecca
Bess - Elisabeth and all its many variants
Betsy - Ditto
Betty - Ditto
Bonnie
Celia - Cecily/Cecelia are better
Cora - Pretty. Coralie is nice.
Dinah - Have not seen this in ages.
Dolly - Icky!
Dora - Theodora
Dottie - Dorothy/Dorothea
Effie - Felicity/Eufemia
Flossie - Florence or Felicity
Frannie -Francesca/Franziska
Hattie - Harriet/Henrietta
Holly
Jessie - Jessamine (not Jessica - too dull)
Josie - Josephine
Joy
Kitty - Katherine/Katalina
Lettie - Scarlet
Libby - Elizabeth and all its variations
Lottie - Charlotte/Carlotta/Lieselotte
Lucy - Best left by itself
Maisie - Cute
Mamie -
Mattie - Matilda
Meg - Margaret
Millie - Millicent/Emilia
Minnie - Willemina
Nancy - Anne
Nellie - Penenlop/Eleanor
Nettie - Antoinette
Nina - Ick!
Nora - Eleanore
Patsy - Ick!
Peg - Margaret
Peggy - Margaret
Penny - Penelope
Polly - Mary
Ruby
Ruth
Sadie -Sarah
Sally - Sarah
Sophie
Susie -Susannah
Tillie - Matilda
Vera - Verity/Guinvere
Willa - Willow/Willemina


BOYS:
Cade - Full name by itself.
Cal - Cathal
Clint - Far too close to clitoris
Cyrus
Eli - Full name or Elias
Dale
Gus - Angus
Harry - Harold
Leo - Leon
Mack - Mackenzie
Nate - Nathaniel
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