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Charlotte, with nn Charla

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missrabbitsshoeshop Sat 04-Jun-11 22:26:17

Any thoughts..?

kimberlina Sat 04-Jun-11 22:32:08

Love Charlotte but not keen on Charla. Sorry

redflagsahoy Sat 04-Jun-11 22:45:00

I love Charlotte! If you like Charla go for it, I didn't think it was a popular nn for Charlotte

mathanxiety Sun 05-Jun-11 05:24:00

Charla sounds like a Dublin pronunciation of Charlotte.

daisybear Sun 05-Jun-11 09:32:35

love the name charlotte

it doesn't take much more effort to say charlotte over charla though so i don't see it as much of a 'shortened' version. if i was shortening charlotte i'd use lottie as nn but its not everyones taste.

what about char as nn

exoticfruits Sun 05-Jun-11 09:39:41

I love Charlotte but not Charla. They will sort their own nickname out anyway-I would imagine it would quickly become Char once at school.

BatFlattery Sun 05-Jun-11 09:57:48

Charlotte is a perfectly nice name, as are the 'usual' nicknames Charlie and Lottie. Charla seems a bit contrived IMHO. Sorry.

usualsuspect Sun 05-Jun-11 10:02:13

No one apart from you will use that nickname

Nicknames just happen

orangehead Sun 05-Jun-11 10:04:54

Charla is persian meaning little flower

5DollarShake Sun 05-Jun-11 10:11:01

Exactly what I was going to say - very contrived as a nn.

wudu Sun 05-Jun-11 10:37:41

Charlotte is lovely, Charla is dreadful.

sodthehousework Sun 12-Jun-11 08:37:51

I'm a Charlotte and always got called Lottie or Charlie - neither nn was my idea! I was happy with my full name! Why not just use 'Charla' on it's own, nicknames will be thought of by other people independently?

lordsugarslovechild Sun 12-Jun-11 10:40:03

You could use Sharly?

lordsugarslovechild Sun 12-Jun-11 10:41:13

Or Chaz?

wotnochocs Sun 12-Jun-11 18:08:56

charla is how they would pronounce charlotte in Baaarnsla (barnsley)!

pilates Sun 12-Jun-11 18:14:04

Love Charlotte, hate Charla.

TakeItOnTheChins Sun 12-Jun-11 18:16:24


SloganLogan Sun 12-Jun-11 19:59:53

How about Carlotta as full name with Carla as nickname?

birdofthenorth Sun 12-Jun-11 22:48:43

Charla sounds a lot like Charlene to me but that's fine too! I know a Shayla if that's relevant?

Ephiny Mon 13-Jun-11 15:53:50

How would you pronounce it - like 'Sharla' or with the Ch sound as in Charlie?

I like Charlotte but not sure about the nn, aren't nicknames supposed to just 'happen' anyway rather than being contrived in advance?

Karbea Mon 13-Jun-11 16:27:27

Aren't the shortened versions of Charlotte, Charlie or lottie?

squeak2392 Tue 14-Jun-11 19:48:29

I agree that you are the only person who will give her that nn.
If you like Charla just use that on it's own. I'm pretty sure it's a name of its own and not just a nn.
In my experience the most common nn for Charlotte is Charl, then Charlie, then Lottie. I have never heard of a Charlotte called Charla, but I have heard of people actually called Charla.

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