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carlyheartsphil January 17th, 2013 07:56 AM

Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
I was reading "Beyond Ava & Aiden" and came across this list of nicknames that I thought was worth sharing. Here are some of the best ones:

Allison nn Lissie
Elizabeth nn Betta
Felicity nn Flick
Harriet nn Hatsy
Isabel nn Ibby
Eleanor/Helen nn Nellie
Nora nn Nonie
Josephine nn Posy
Teresa nn Tree
Genevieve nn Veva
Victoria nn Vita

Richard nn Dix or Hitch
James/Jeremy nn Jem
Christopher nn Kit
Edward nn Ned
Oliver nn Noll
Philip nn Pip
Thomas nn Tip
Alexander nn Zan

Wdyt, any that you like?

ImagineOctober January 17th, 2013 08:29 AM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
It's not that I don't like NNs, but I usually prefer to use "just" the NN as a FN, if that's what you'll mainly be calling them anyway. Unless, of course, it's a silly made-up on the spot kind of NN like "wiggle-butt" or something. Haha.

Allison nn Lissie - Dislike both.
Elizabeth nn Betta - Prefer Libby to Betta.
Felicity nn Flick - I don't like Flick at all. If I were to use a NN for Felicity it'd probably be Lissy or something similar.
Harriet nn Hatsy - Dislike both.
Isabel nn Ibby - Prefer Izzy.
Eleanor/Helen nn Nellie - Really like Nellie, but not Eleanor or Helen.
Nora nn Nonie - Strongly dislike Nonie, but like Nora a lot.
Josephine nn Posy - Love Josephine, prefer Josie or Joey over Posy...but it is cute.
Teresa nn Tree - Strongly dislike both.
Genevieve nn Veva - Actually prefer Veva over Genevieve
Victoria nn Vita - Would prefer Tori over Vita

Richard nn Dix or Hitch - Dislike all 3.
James/Jeremy nn Jem - Love Jem because of To Kill A Mockingbird, wouldn't use either James or Jeremy though.
Christopher nn Kit - Love Kit, dislike Christopher.
Edward nn Ned - Like Edward, dislike Ned.
Oliver nn Noll - Much prefer Olly to Noll.
Philip nn Pip - Like Pip, dislike Philip.
Thomas nn Tip - Dislike both.
Alexander nn Zan - Dislike both.

gustka48 January 17th, 2013 12:03 PM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
I'm not a fan! I'm traditional in that sense 'Elizabeth' Lizzy, Liz, Beth you know!!

Aillidh January 17th, 2013 04:26 PM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
I like/love:

Felicity nn Flick
Eleanor/Helen nn Nellie
Nora nn Nonie
Josephine nn Posy

Thomas nn Tip
James/Jeremy nn Jem

mlbsnb January 17th, 2013 04:46 PM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
I like Kit for Christopher and Posy for Josephine!

Not on your list, but I like these too -

Celeste ...Este

Bradford...Ford

Caroline...Coco

Pixie January 17th, 2013 09:53 PM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
Several of the names are fine but I don't like any of the nicknames..

Tree is quite honestly a ridiculous nickname, especially for a girl.

2Nlove January 18th, 2013 07:04 AM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlbsnb (Post 26985033)
I like Kit for Christopher and Posy for Josephine!

Not on your list, but I like these too -

Celeste ...Este

Bradford...Ford

Caroline...Coco

OMGosh...I wish I would have seen Coco for Caroline before. It's always been on my list b/c it's DH's aunt and grandmothers name but I just couldn't get past the Carol part. IDK. I'm pretty sold on my name choice right now for our baby girl due in April...but this is like dangling in front of me now....tempting me...This poor kid has literally been 23 names already lol

LessthanThree January 18th, 2013 09:22 AM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
We call our daughter Norah by her nickname Nona sometimes. We got it from my son not being able to pronounce Norah when we first told him her name.

white.house January 21st, 2013 01:45 PM

Allison nn Lissie
Elizabeth nn Betta
Harriet nn Hatsy

Christopher nn Kit
Alexander nn Zan

I wouldn't use any of these but I thought these ones were cute :)

Tree... Really??

AndieP January 21st, 2013 02:37 PM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
Sorry but I don't like any of the nicknames :( Some of the full names are fine though; Alison, Elizabeth, Isabel and Alexander

Kelsie January 22nd, 2013 09:53 AM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
Noll *snort* Come here Noll. No. I like Posy....kinda.

momology January 22nd, 2013 12:13 PM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
I am not a huge fan of some of those nicknames - but I like Alexander nn Zan but I also really like the nickname Zander for Alexander already.

MamaSkunk January 25th, 2013 12:42 AM

Re: Unusual nicknames for usual names
 
LOL I had a friend named Theresa and she got nicknamed Tree by myself and another friend for the fact that she was so ridiculously skinny...as in a size 00. That the NN was to kind of mock her for being a twig. So i would NOT consider that a flattering NN.


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