Nickname for Hazel?

(45 Posts)
Josie314 Sun 15-Sep-13 15:20:22

We're trying to pick a name for DD2. DD1 is Evelyn, and we want something with a similar feel. So far, Hazel is in the lead. The only problem is, I really want a name with a nickname, and we can't think of a good one for Hazel. Any ideas?

LillyNotOfTheValley Sun 15-Sep-13 15:48:11

Love Hazel and would probably nn Zelie (which is a different name).
Evie and Zelie!

DSJamesHathaway Sun 15-Sep-13 16:02:41

I love the name Hazel. Not sure I can think of a nn though. Does it need one?

lljkk Netherlands Sun 15-Sep-13 16:08:13

Hazy? Or just Zee.

gwencooper81 Sun 15-Sep-13 16:09:19

I know a Hazel and she goes by 'Haze'. Lovely choice of name. I'm sure a NN will come naturally.

squoosh Sun 15-Sep-13 16:34:18

It doesn't have any obvious nicknames, why does it need one?

Josie314 Sun 15-Sep-13 16:44:13

Thanks for the suggestions. We'd thought of a couple of these, but it's good to know that other people would use them.

I have a name that doesn't shorten, and always wanted a nickname, so I want to pick names with nicknames for my kids.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 15-Sep-13 17:34:24

I love Hazel. It doesn't need a nickname.

EnjoyEverySandwich Sun 15-Sep-13 17:35:34

A nickname often has no connection with a person's given name.

The Hazel I know is Tizzy.

elcranko Sun 15-Sep-13 17:40:25

I could only think of Haze...

ZolaBuddleia Sun 15-Sep-13 17:52:54

Nut?

If you are at all a Nick Drake fan, you could have Hazel Jane and have Hazey Jane.

If you've not heard the songs - there are 2 of them, check out Youtube.

RalphtheTimid Sun 15-Sep-13 18:34:02

Aitch

Josie314 Sun 15-Sep-13 19:52:40

Nut is great! By sure I'd want to call my dd that though. wink

Josie314 Sun 15-Sep-13 19:52:59

*not sure

Takver Sun 15-Sep-13 20:26:14

What about Squirrel? Would be a cute nickname for a toddler at least smile (Though having said that I know a grown up bloke with nname Badger, & it suits him very well)

thegreylady Sun 15-Sep-13 21:00:23

Zel

jnl0612 Sun 15-Sep-13 21:01:35

My step mum is a hazel and she gets called H. Not very imaginative sorry wink

EnjoyEverySandwich Sun 15-Sep-13 21:03:43

Bunny (Watership Down)

chesticles Sun 15-Sep-13 21:11:46

Mine is affectionately called 'nut' or 'da nut ' sometimes in the house. But Hazel doesn't really have any shortening. It's why we chose it!

emsyj Sun 15-Sep-13 22:30:39

I have a Hazel and DH calls her Hazlet confused. My DMum calls her Hazy, which I hate, but mostly it's just Hazel with no shortening.

MrsJaqenHgar Sun 15-Sep-13 22:32:39

Zeezee

MintyDiamonds Sun 15-Sep-13 22:38:11

The only Hazel I know gets called Haze, I think choosing a nickname before a baby is born might not work out unless you are going to call her the nickname all the time people usually make up their own to call people.

Sarahplane Sun 15-Sep-13 23:12:33

My dd is Hazel Megan. Nicknames are Nutmeg, Haze and Hazey.

PipkinsPal Sun 15-Sep-13 23:14:10

Twiggy because Hazel is a tree.

YonilyDevotedToYou Sun 15-Sep-13 23:15:23

Haley?

Lutrine Sun 15-Sep-13 23:20:45

We sometimes call ours Haze or Hazy, or little monkey! It's a great name smile

Lutrine Sun 15-Sep-13 23:20:54

We sometimes call ours Haze or Hazy, or little monkey! It's a great name smile

Viviennemary Sun 15-Sep-13 23:27:24

Hazel is a really nice name. Not sure about shortforms for this but people will find their own.

toobreathless Mon 16-Sep-13 00:16:44

Oooh....it is nice to see other Mums of Hazels!

emsj do you have a Ruth too. (Or am I going mad??) I think I remember a thread about naming our potential DD2s! We considered Ruth and went for Celeste in the end.

Mine is just Hazel....but I do like nut! I might call her 'my little nut' occasionally from now on.

Josie314 Mon 16-Sep-13 02:15:58

Nut is growing on me, although Haze is currently in the lead. I do plan on calling her by the nickname, which is why I need to find one I like.

Josie314 Mon 16-Sep-13 02:16:21

Thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions!

MavisDee Mon 16-Sep-13 10:13:42

Hazel is a lovely name. I wouldn't over think a nickname though, the best ones happen very naturally. With DD we had a nickname planned out and as soon as she was born we realised, no that is not her name!! Since then lots of silly nicknames have evolved. Have fun with it, your other DD will probably come up with a cracker! Good luck

emsyj Mon 16-Sep-13 16:13:52

Yes that's me toobreathless grin - my older DD is a Ruth.

I absolutely love (and would have used) the name Celestine but our surname is almost the same so would not have worked, but very sad about that - Celeste is gorgeous.

kelda Mon 16-Sep-13 16:19:37

I heard a 'Hazey Daisy' this summer, short for Hazel.

I don't think it really needs a nickname.

eurochick Mon 16-Sep-13 16:26:42

My mum is a Hazel, nn Haze. Although we live in London so it often comes out as "Ayze". She thinks it sounds common/like a brand of air freshner so she hates it. I think Hazel is a lovely name though.

PuppyMonkey Mon 16-Sep-13 16:29:03

Hazy is a great NN.

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Mon 16-Sep-13 23:29:51

I'd go for Zel/Zella. But I prefer nns from the end of the name and tenuous links grin Haze is cool and is what her friends will call her. You'll wind up calling her Banana or something in two years time though! I remember someone talking about naming their dd and her name went from Robin to Bob to Bobzilla in the terrible 2s then to just Zilla.

Can I just say I LOVE Nutmeg and might have to put Hazel Megan on my list simply on the basis of that grin

AnnaNimitty Tue 17-Sep-13 00:21:51

Is anyone aware of the fact that the name Evelyn means 'hazelnut'?

Sarahplane Tue 17-Sep-13 00:34:20

London nutmeg was an accidental nickname. We were driving home from registering dds birth when we realised but I quite like it. Dd loves being nutmeg. When she was about 5 or 6 she wanted it added to her birth certificate as an extra middle name but we were mean and wouldn't let her.grin

Josie314 Tue 17-Sep-13 13:44:06

I had completely forgotten than Evelyn means hazelnut! It is my favorite nut though!

Frikadellen Tue 17-Sep-13 17:09:07

I know 2 Hazels 1 is known only as Hazel the other as " H" but I know her sister calls her Hazie

Avalicious1980 Tue 17-Sep-13 18:45:34

My MIL is Hazel and we call her Hazey Baby but not to her face.

bananamummy Wed 18-Sep-13 12:46:12

Hazel is lovely and I wouldn't shorten it. It seems easier to say Hazel than some of the suggestions on this thread!

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