Bit of a naming saga for our DD - she's three months now. She started life with a different name, which we told EVERYONE. We then had to go back and say it was actually going to be Elizabeth. She really suits it, but am now thinking of nns and I want to use Bee. Is this ridiculous? Is it going to seem like I'm just changing her name again???
"Thinking of nns" seems very forced and artificial, why can't you just wait and see what you end up calling her?
I don't think it will seem like you're re-naming her, unless either Bee is very close to her previous name (eg she used to be called Beatrice, or something beginning with B) or you announce to everyone what her new nickname is.
Just a thought, are you trying to find a nickname for her because you're not 100% sure about her new name?
I agree that nicknames come organically. My DD1 is also called Elizabeth, we started off calling her by her full name, which gradually got shortened to Eliza; but when she was learning to talk she referred to herself as Elsa. She's now eight and probably Eliza 70% of the time and Elsa the other 30%. Just to complicate matters her school friends often call her 'E' or Elsie.
Totally agree with Papyrus. DD is Harriet. I was planning on calling her Harry and did so for the first few weeks of her life. She's gone three now and do we call her Harry? No chance, she's Hatsy. It just developed, no way we could have planned that.
When my Niece was born SIL told us her name was Elizabeth but it was to be shortened to Beth. Which has over the years become Bee, (family, school and now work) except for SIL who calls her Bessie and FIL who calls her Lizzie! Apparently she likes being called Lizzie by FIL as it's their special bond. She's 21 btw.