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October 8th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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would you hate me if I gave you a classic old name like Eleanor and called you Honey?

I am really digging Honey but i think that is sounds like a love name and even if everyone called baby Honey I think it needs a huge solid old fashioned name to back it up. Particularly as Siblings are Elizabeth (AKA "Scarlett" and Wayne AKA "Beau")
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October 8th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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I think nicknames can be totally unrelated to names and I think Honey is adorable. I love Eleanor and think its a great choice I was called Boo for a lot of my life
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October 8th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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I think you can call baby whatever nn you like!
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October 8th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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I wouldn't mind Eleanor at all and wouldn't mind Honey as a baby/child but not as a teenager.
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October 8th, 2010, 02:27 PM
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I would love you for it. Honey is adorable but when she grows up and gets a serious career she may not want to use such a 'cutesie' name kwim?
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October 8th, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Why not just name her Honey if you're going to call her that anyway? If I were your daughter I'd be confused, like my name is Eleanor but mom calls me Honey, so would I tell other people that my name is Honey or Eleanor?? You could name her Juanita and maybe call her Honey for a nickname, but I've never heard of giving a child a nickname that has nothing to do with her name (like you said, Elizabeth being Scarlett).
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October 8th, 2010, 05:17 PM
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I really love the name Eleanor and think it's totally 'legal' to have nicknames that aren't related to their 'official' first name!
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October 8th, 2010, 05:39 PM
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Why not just name her Honey if you're going to call her that anyway? If I were your daughter I'd be confused, like my name is Eleanor but mom calls me Honey, so would I tell other people that my name is Honey or Eleanor?? You could name her Juanita and maybe call her Honey for a nickname, but I've never heard of giving a child a nickname that has nothing to do with her name (like you said, Elizabeth being Scarlett).
She would probably just tell people what she preferred. When young, it will probably be Honey, but when she gets older, Honey would probably be an "friends/family" name only. Its actually pretty common. A lot of kids get nicknames based on personality traits or inside jokes or just random things. Things often have no relevance to the given name. Take Lady Bird Johnson for example. In this case, she's just picking it out before hand.
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October 8th, 2010, 10:03 PM
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I think nicknames can be totally unrelated to names and I think Honey is adorable. I love Eleanor and think its a great choice ...


I'd make the nn Honey just a nn among family and friends. I wouldn't have her go by Honey at school. JMHO.
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October 8th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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I think Eleanor is a classic enough name, that even though I don't LOVE it, I would think it was a totally legit name to give a child, one that shouldn't cause any embarrassment. I agree with the previous poster who said they'd use Honey as a nn and have the child go by Eleanor in school. They could also go be Elle, Ellie, or even Nora. I DO find it slightly odd when a child goes by a name completely different than their given name, unless it is an obvious nn like Honey. Is there a reason why you didn't just legally change Elizabeth to Scarlett after you realized that was supposed to be her "real" name? Not trying to be judgemental, just curious
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