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Xanthe (nicknames?)

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LedaOfSparta Tue 14-May-13 20:49:29

My actual baby is called Xanthe and day to day it is such a 'big' name for her. I love it but she really needs to grow into it I think!

I'm also kind of bored of having to repeat it 27 times to old dears in supermarkets.

I appreciate that all of this is my own fault but would anything spring to mind as a baby nickname? Her middle name won't work as it's a family name on my husbands side which I don't love.

MortifiedAdams Tue 14-May-13 20:49:54


FoundAChopinLizt Tue 14-May-13 20:51:10

Xan? I also knew a Xan-Xan, used as a nick name.

hackneyzoo Tue 14-May-13 21:03:46

I went to school with a Xanthe and we all called her Xanth.

Decoy Tue 14-May-13 21:06:33

The grin

Xan or Thea would be lovely

SauvignonBlanche Tue 14-May-13 21:07:16

My friend got called Xanth.

LedaOfSparta Tue 14-May-13 21:10:20

She gets Xanthlets or Pig from her brothers but they're not really for public use!

MorningHasBroken Tue 14-May-13 21:20:46


Kirstoll Tue 14-May-13 21:25:31

I like thea...

LedaOfSparta Tue 14-May-13 21:31:11

I like Annie, that could work. I dont really like Thea though.

monsterchild Wed 15-May-13 00:02:33

How about Zee? Its kind of cool and fun.
I actually have no idea how her name is pronounced is it with a z sound? blush

iheartmycat Wed 15-May-13 00:25:57

Thee-thee (like FIFA but with a 'th')?

iheartmycat Wed 15-May-13 00:26:15


freerangechickens Wed 15-May-13 01:04:34

Another one for wanting to know how DD's name is pronounced. (Sorry, I'm American)

elah11 Wed 15-May-13 01:12:34

Um I would just leave it as Xanthe! A lot of the nicknames mentioned above are longer and just as grown up as Xanthe. Its a lovely name, I don't see the need to change it.

Wibblypiglikesbananas Wed 15-May-13 03:04:12

Pronounced 'Zan-thee'.

Zanth as an abbreviation? (Obviously spelt with an X.)

I liked the Annie suggestion too.

BlueChampagne Wed 15-May-13 15:26:22


LedaOfSparta Fri 17-May-13 08:17:20

Properly it's Ksan-thee as it's Greek but Zan-thee is the usual pronunciation.

I do love the name and knew when we chose it it would get a few ???? but I can 'see' it on a teenager or and adult. It's just that on a fat dimpled baby it still seems odd (and she's 8m old).

ProfYaffle Fri 17-May-13 08:23:12

dd2 is Xanthe, she gets called Xanth occasionally but it makes me twitch. In the midst of baby talk we used to call her Xanthe-Zooster and the Zooster bit stuck. She's 6 now and used to have problems pronouncing it (lots of people thought she was called Nancy) and got frustrated at times but now it's fine.

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