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chandellina Wed 03-Aug-11 11:25:51

ok, we just found out we're having a girl. DH is a bit crazy and basically wants a one syllable name or nickname, preferably no more than 3 letters. I've explained and given examples that this is very rare with girls names! (Ann, Bea, Sam are about the best I can think of.) so, mumsnet, give it your best shot. Ugly ones allowed, so I can prove to him the folly of his thinking. FWIW, the name I am favouring has only four letters but is two syllables.

minipie Wed 03-Aug-11 11:29:46

Beth
Ruth
Kate
Kath
Fay(e)
Joy
May
Grace
Tess
Eve

just for starters... I'm not helping your argument am I grin

feckwit Wed 03-Aug-11 11:32:38

June, Clare, Beth, Grace, Mae/May, Dawn, Eve, Fay, Rae

But the thing is, all names end up with a one syllable nickname as it is the smallest you can make it I think? So my Chloe gets called Clo by her friends, Matilda becomes Tillie and I've noticed her friends call her Tils. Isaac has become Zac, Jacob, Jake.

I'm a Sara and get Sah, or just S.

kenobi Wed 03-Aug-11 11:33:05

Kay, Fay and May. Actually, these are all really pretty. In fact most one syllable names are pretty. Also Sam and Bea are shortened forms of long names.

Why does he only want a one syllable name? Does he not want it shortened?

How about AARGH then?!

RustyBear Wed 03-Aug-11 11:33:46

Well, DD is called Amber, but she is generally known to her friends as Bam (Evolution path: Amber/Ambi/Bambi/Bam) so that might fit your DH's requirements... Also her friend is Hat, short for Hattie short for Harriet!

Otherwise I can think of
Jo
Vi
Madge
Pam
Di
Lee
Jen
Jan
Sue

minipie Wed 03-Aug-11 11:37:23

Some more (some of these are nicer than others!)

Not many 3 letter options admittedly.

Rose
Fleur
Elle
Belle
Bess
Meg
Pearl
Sue
Joan
Jean
Jane
Hope
Gwen
Faith
Maud
Dawn
Jade
Fran

What's the name you like?

LikeACandleButNotQuite Wed 03-Aug-11 11:52:28

I'm the same as your DH, like teeny tiny names, and have settled, eventually, on Meg.

Love it.

What about

Tess
Eve
Fay
Kay
Jess
Nell

lockets Wed 03-Aug-11 13:58:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IvyAndGold Wed 03-Aug-11 14:11:15

Oh, I love short names too, though DD's is four letters, two syllables.

Flo
Kim
Jay
Jules
Siân
Leigh
Liz
Jem

SaffronCake Wed 03-Aug-11 18:25:20

Bree
Leigh
Jill
er.. I'm stuck now.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 03-Aug-11 22:21:15

Blanche

pilates Thu 04-Aug-11 08:53:10

Jane
Fran
Pen

InstantAtom Thu 04-Aug-11 09:25:47

Maeve
Skye

EduStudent Thu 04-Aug-11 20:30:45

May
June
Ann(e)
Kim
Kate
Jan
Jean
Jane
Joan
Jude
Lyn
Eve
Lou
Fay
Bea
Nat
Tash
Lee
Tee
Dee
Di
Mo
Lex
Bex
Sal
Mel
Bel

hollyw Thu 04-Aug-11 20:47:59

Fran
Clem
La (Lara)
Soph
Lou
Rubes (Ruby)
Con (Connie)
Em
Becs
Caz
Jade

plinkplonk Thu 04-Aug-11 20:50:13

Kim's lovely - about time it made a comeback. Fay is also really pretty.

mrswoodentop Thu 04-Aug-11 21:17:58

Fleur
Maud
Clare
Niamh
Brooke
Fay
Skye
Loye
Eve

chandellina Fri 05-Aug-11 11:50:17

wow - thanks for all these! can't say i really like them much though. smile
Meg is actually quite sweet, though quite similar to my two-syllable name that my DH can't deign himself to call me by (hmm, yet honey has two syllables too.)

The name I'm favouring is Lucy. I like the nickname LuLu and DH can call her plain old Lu/Lou if he's got a blinking problem with that!

Leanbh2011 Fri 05-Aug-11 15:12:22

Meg is a lovely name. Nell is another that is short & sweet.
Really like Lucy I have to say!

Nagoo Fri 05-Aug-11 15:13:49

I've got a Zoe. I never met a Zoe I didn't like.

casperella Fri 05-Aug-11 15:15:11

Amy?

SaffronCake Fri 05-Aug-11 15:49:21

I'm very firmly of the oppinion that the parent that does the pregnancy and birth gets the deciding vote in the naming. grin

Lucy is lovely. LuLu's Ok and a simple, monosyllabic Lou (of any spelling except double o) is also acceptable. He should be grateful you put up with him at all, Honey indeed, pfffft. hmm

chandellina Fri 05-Aug-11 22:47:46

Saffron - totally agree! It irks me generally that he wants a simple name not so much for aesthetics but out of sheer laziness!

Darnsarfupnorf Fri 05-Aug-11 22:54:37

fearn(e)
daniella-dan
willow-will
lianne-lee or just leigh!
rachel-rach
anastasia-star

most names can be shortened to 1 syllable really i think or you could shorten to the first letter, doesnt work with all letters admittedly but my friends have a habbit of this so dani becomes D, jess becomes J etc

mathanxiety Fri 05-Aug-11 23:53:15

Blythe
Anne
Luz
Elle
Wren
Lark
Greer

Lucy is lovely.

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