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Are there any names you love but you wouldn't use as dislike the nn?

(63 Posts)
GimmeDaBoobehz Wed 19-Mar-14 22:22:18

There are several names I think are lovely but wouldn't use them as I don't like the nicknames associated with that name. Samantha (Sammy), Nicholas (Nick) and Natalie (Nat) to name a few for me.

I am the opposite with some names though. Love Seb not so keen on Sebastian, I like Alex but only so so on Alexander and prefer has to Jasmine.

judypoops Wed 19-Mar-14 22:23:43

Love Michael but not Mike, Victoria but not Vicky

tammytoby Wed 19-Mar-14 22:39:44

William is nice but hate Willy
Sebastian is nice but hate Seb/Basty
Patrick is nice but hate Pat

JanePurdy Wed 19-Mar-14 23:01:33

I like Tamsin but hate Tammy or worse Tammi.

On the other hand I hate Octavia but like Tavi.

Dovahkiin Wed 19-Mar-14 23:25:56

Love Eleanor, hate Ellie.

Dovahkiin Wed 19-Mar-14 23:26:54

And all 3000 nicknames for Elizabeth, which is a real fricking shame because I love Elizabeth.

MairzyDoats Wed 19-Mar-14 23:28:20

Gabrielle or Gabriella = beautiful, Gabby = definitely not.

superlambanana Wed 19-Mar-14 23:36:25

Isabelle / Isobel. Can't stand Izzy.

hollyisalovelyname Wed 19-Mar-14 23:37:31

I like David but hate Dave.

MyNameIsKenAdams Wed 19-Mar-14 23:40:03

I gave my dd a nickname I love (M e g) but dislike the two longer versions. Apparently she will never be a High Court Judge but hey ho grin

I love Matilda but Tilly makes me gag. Love Tilda though.

Love Dominic but dislike Dom. Dom dom.doooommmmmm.

LargeBustedMamma Wed 19-Mar-14 23:57:37

Loved Alana for my DD, disliked Ali/Allie which I guarantee it would get shortened too.
On the other hand I can't stand the name Georgina yet love Georgie. Each to our own I suppose,

5madthings Thu 20-Mar-14 00:03:39

Our dd was nearly Genevieve but we both hate the nickname gen/Jen or Jenny. We would have used vi vi but I knew at school she would end up Jen.

Plus an annoying relative declared she would always pronounce it the French way, complete with faux accent... That would have driven me insane!

AmericasTorturedBrow Thu 20-Mar-14 00:05:55

Nearly used Juliet for DD but hate Jules so she has it as a middle name instead. On the other hand I hate Margaret so her first name is just Maggie

5madthings Thu 20-Mar-14 00:06:51

Oh and ds3 was almost Isaac but same relative insisted she would call him zac... And went on about how she hated Isaac as it is a biblical name... I did point out that zac/Zachary is also a biblical name..

ToffeeJungle Thu 20-Mar-14 08:33:17

Love Joseph, dislike Joe/Joey
Love Dominic, dislike Dom

Love Matilda, dislike Tilly
Love Francesca, dislike Frankie

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 20-Mar-14 08:39:55

Love Victoria dislike 'Vicky'
I love Elizabeth but was really worried about using it for dd in case of Liz/Lizzy or Beth. Betsy was the only nn I didn't mind- we used it as a middle name.

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 20-Mar-14 08:40:40

Oh and Vivienne can't imagine a baby Viv

noodlebum Thu 20-Mar-14 11:05:07

largebustedmamma - I know an Alannah and she's never been called Allie! Lana sometimes, but that's it.

TheBookofRuth Thu 20-Mar-14 11:11:11

I like Anthony but dislike Tony, and I like Zachary/Zachariah but not Zach.

TheRaniOfYawn Thu 20-Mar-14 11:11:31

The obvious shortening for DD's name is Tammy, but the only person who calls her that is her little brother. Her friends all call her by her full name and the family nicknames are Tass or Tansy.

Ludways Thu 20-Mar-14 11:13:24

Love Matthew and Matt, loathe Matty

5things, I have a French Canadian friend called Genevieve, it's beautiful in French I always think it sounds wrong in English, lol. She usually goes happily by both her full name and Gene (pronounced Jean) which is lovely.

Amandine29 Thu 20-Mar-14 11:17:44



LePetitPont Thu 20-Mar-14 12:00:55

I love the nn Teddy but dot like Edward/Edwin/Edmund

Toby but not Tobias

Alex but not Alexandra

Innogen Thu 20-Mar-14 12:01:30

Victoria I love, Vicky is horrific.

Lulabellarama Thu 20-Mar-14 12:04:05

Love Charlotte, hate Charlie or Lottie
Love Victoria, hate Vicky

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