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Very demanding wish list for girl name

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lollydollydrop1 Mon 10-Nov-14 19:44:16

Does this even exist...

I am looking for a beautiful, strong and melodic sounding full name (around 3-4 syllables) that also has a nice shorter nickname.. perhaps something fresh/sassy/friendly/tom-boy/unusual sounding. I like old and new, from any origin. I am yet to fall in love with a name.

Names maybe in the following vein although not quite hitting the spot:

Madeleine (Maddy)
Vivienne (Vivi etc)
Penelope (Penny)
Elodie (Elle)
Adelaide (Ada)

I quite like fresh and approachable sounding short names like Tess, Bea, Pippa etc but also longer versions so Philippa (although I hate that name). The full name sometimes seems a bit too 'heavy' if you know what I mean?! Not explaining myself well here..

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Mon 10-Nov-14 19:47:12

Isabeau, nn's izzy, bea, beau,
That might not be the correct spelling thou.
It's from the film ladyhawke. I like it but can't use it

StrangeGlue Mon 10-Nov-14 19:50:03

Francesca - Frankie
Victoria - tori
Karenza - rena

jkklpu Mon 10-Nov-14 19:50:14


PrincessOfChina Mon 10-Nov-14 19:52:37


MrsHathaway Mon 10-Nov-14 19:53:01

Sukey from Susanna?

marmaladegranny Mon 10-Nov-14 19:53:34

Henrietta -Ettie
Georgina - Georgie, Gina
Persephone - Percy
Antigone - Tiggy
Cassandra - Cassie

MrsLettuce Mon 10-Nov-14 19:53:55

Araminta nn Minty
Saskia nn Kiki

Reiltin Mon 10-Nov-14 19:54:02

Harriet (Harry)

dancingwitch Mon 10-Nov-14 19:54:41

Elizabeth (umpteen...Eliza, Elsie, Elle, Lizzie, Libby, Liza, Lily, Beth, Betty to name a few)
Katherine (Kat as well as the more usual Katy, Kate, Kathy)
Georgina (Nina as well as the more usual ones)

Bowlersarm Mon 10-Nov-14 19:55:43

Frederica - Freddie
Marina - Marnie
Jemima - Mimi
Stephanie - Stevie

WowserBowser Mon 10-Nov-14 19:56:01

Henrietta - Hetty
Harriet - Hatty

Allstoppedup Mon 10-Nov-14 19:56:14

Lorenza - Lori

NotSpartacus Mon 10-Nov-14 19:56:19

Aurora (Rory)

FrancisdeSales Mon 10-Nov-14 19:56:21

Georgina (Georgie, Gina)
Raphaela (Raffa)
Constantina (Tina)
Augustina (Gus)
Josephina (Jo)
Thomasina (Tommy)

generaltilney Mon 10-Nov-14 19:56:31

Rhiannon (Ri or Rhian)
Gabrielle or Gabriel
Julianne or Julian (quite cool for a girl IMO)

youarewinning Mon 10-Nov-14 19:56:51

Matilda - Tilly, Matty, mat
Maddison - Maddy
Elizabeth - liz, lizzy, gets
Bethannie - Beth, Bethan

SwedishEdith Mon 10-Nov-14 19:57:00

Felicity - fliss
Francesca - Fran, Cesca
Rosalind -Roz
Gabrielle - Gaby

mummybare Mon 10-Nov-14 19:57:07

Jeanette (only 2 syllables but lots of nice nns - Jinny, Jen, Netta, Etta etc.)

dancingwitch Mon 10-Nov-14 19:57:33

Geraldine - Gez

IHeartKingThistle Mon 10-Nov-14 19:58:25

Antonia - Toni, Nia?

lollydollydrop1 Mon 10-Nov-14 20:00:52


Well we have an Izzy and a Beau in family so that rules out Isabeau!

Jessica was an all time favourite of mine from being a child, and it does give Jess/Jessie/Jessa so possibly..

I LOVE the nn Frankie!!! But my oH has a Frances in family and will not call a DD Francesca, which is a shame. I really love the spunkiness of that nn.

Sukey is pretty cute :-) Though probably everyone else would call her Susie for short which isn't as nice.

I think Harriet is nice but a bit too popular for me. And doesn't feel right for our family somehow. I quite like Charlotte nn Lottie but dislike Charlotte its an irrational name hate for me!

If I could get to the nicknames Boo, Bear or Bea I would love that!
Or Pip or Pop.. or Lolly..

I don't like the end sound of Beatrice and think that Beatrix lends itself more to Trixie (which sounds like a hooker to me- I once performed a monologue as a prostitute named Trixie so cant get past that!).

lollydollydrop1 Mon 10-Nov-14 20:02:43

Wow- lots more as I was typing!!
LOVE Rory, and Tilly!

youarewinning Mon 10-Nov-14 20:04:52

Matilda to Tilly is my favourite name.

loopyarabella Mon 10-Nov-14 20:04:54

Mirabai. Bai rhymes with Pie.

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