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RosebudTheCat Tue 29-Oct-13 10:29:04

My DSis and DBIL are intending to call their DD a 'Nic' name (no pun intended!) to honour his late father (Nicholas). Which of these do you think are good/bad? Any other suggestions as well, other than Nicola which they're not keen on? I can't decide which I like best, personally.


RosebudTheCat Tue 29-Oct-13 10:30:02

Um, obviously Nicoletta without a space!

Leopoldina Tue 29-Oct-13 10:42:46

I really like Nicoletta however the only one I know is Italian so it's more "natural"

squoosh Tue 29-Oct-13 11:11:25

It's not on your list but I Love Nico.

From your list I'd pick Nicole, it's a bit 80s but I still think it's pretty.

RosebudTheCat Tue 29-Oct-13 12:01:08

Hadn't thought of Nico... will pass it on, thank you!

Bowlersarm Tue 29-Oct-13 12:02:26

I love Nicole.

Nico to me is a boys name, as I know two!

Littlecherublegs Tue 29-Oct-13 14:00:22

Nicole, love it!

Littlecherublegs Tue 29-Oct-13 14:01:42

Oh and I knew of a Nicarla once, nn Nic / Nicki - think her father was Iranian.

UriGHOULer Tue 29-Oct-13 14:05:10

I love them all. Sorry that's no help.

Nicole could be a bit Shertzsinger (or however its spelled) so I'd go for Nicolette/a

Nico would be a cool nickname.

woodlandwanderwoman Tue 29-Oct-13 14:08:56

So sorry but new as Bridget Jones astutely points out, Nicolette is a bit too similar to popular brand of smoking cessation aids.

Nicole and Nicola both lovely grin

You could also take another approach of having nic in a name, not just a beginning... Like Anica, Monica, Danika, Veronica etc

neolara Tue 29-Oct-13 14:10:59

I know a couple of boy Nicos, so not sure I'd go for that.

Leopoldina Tue 29-Oct-13 15:04:55

Nico is a lovely tribute to Lou Reed too ;-)

elcranko Tue 29-Oct-13 15:41:04

Nicole without doubt. I absolutely love this name!

neiljames77 Tue 29-Oct-13 15:48:22

My youngest daughter is called Nicole but with our surname starting with a G, it doesn't seem to roll off the tongue when spoken. Make sure the whole name sounds right when you say it. We should have called her Nicola really but Nicole seemed more modern and fashionable.

YummyMummybee Tue 29-Oct-13 20:43:52

Nicolina is also an Italian version if Nicola. It's v pretty!

RosebudTheCat Tue 29-Oct-13 23:50:59

Seems Nicole is general favourite here...

Thank you all very much.

PinkParsnips Wed 30-Oct-13 15:50:51

Nicole is lovely and classic, we had it on our list.

Unfortunately I can only think of the new Bridget Jones book now with Nicolette being like Nicorette!

terilou87 Wed 30-Oct-13 16:20:26

My dd is called Nicole she gets called nic or Cole for short x

ZenNudist Wed 30-Oct-13 22:15:23

I love nicole. Hate Nicola, think the other ones are not good. Nicolette sounds Like nicotine gum!

manicinsomniac Wed 30-Oct-13 23:11:24

I also really like Nicole.

There's also Nikita.

mathanxiety Thu 31-Oct-13 05:09:16

I think Nicole is horribly 90s. All of DD2's friends are either Nicole or have Nicole as their middle names.

Nicoletta is too Italian and frilly.

Nicolette otoh is really stylish. So is Colette, a short version.

GrandstandingBlueTit Thu 31-Oct-13 08:38:16

You're naming a DD, right? As far as I'm concerned, Nikita is a big old middle-aged Russian man's name...

I think Nicole will stand the test of time more. Nicolette as second choice, and Nicoletta should be out of the running. Just too frilly.

mathanxiety Fri 01-Nov-13 04:10:33

Nikita definitely a masculine name in my book.

Retroformica Fri 01-Nov-13 06:12:31

Nicole is nice.

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