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strawberrychewits Tue 26-May-15 05:44:14

Hello, 7 weeks to go and starting to panic that she will remain unnamed. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Our criteria
Really pretty
Can nickname (mine can't be and would've loved to be nicknamed)
Our surname can be pronounced 2 different ways and it is annoying to correct so need a name easy to pronounce so Dd won't have to correct both names
Short surname so longer would balance it nicely
Surname begins with a D
Middle name will be Marie
Really uncommon would be great
English names preferred but I am half Danish so might be nice to include

We currently like...
Everly - worried it is too uncommon and have had lemon face reactions
Esme - worried about pronunciation me or may
Betsy - already a nickname
Coralie - worried it is too French and we have no connection to France
Clementine - dh loves but I don't like the nickname Clemmy
Elsie - family don't like it
Elodie - dh says it's just melody without the m

Would love to have something with a cute nickname like...

Really want to avoid the nickname Ellie

I hope you can help and thanks in advance

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Tue 26-May-15 05:53:27

Constance - Connie?

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Tue 26-May-15 05:55:58

Evangaline - Eva?
Isobel - Izzy?
Imogen - Immy?

Minithemoocher Tue 26-May-15 05:59:06

Addienna - Addie

BertrandRussell Tue 26-May-15 06:02:03


MargeryDaw Tue 26-May-15 06:12:51


louisejxxx Tue 26-May-15 06:19:36

Adalynn - Addie
Constance - Connie

MarzipanDildo Tue 26-May-15 06:23:37

Euphemia, nn Effie? I am biased - we have an Effie wink

DharmaBumpkin Tue 26-May-15 06:24:27

Verity (Very)
Alexandra (Lexie)
Penelope (Nelly)

Mummify Tue 26-May-15 06:27:13

Margaret (Maggie)
Verity nickname can be Etty too.

lazydog Tue 26-May-15 06:31:00


Purpleflamingos Tue 26-May-15 06:33:43

Evelyn (nn Evie)
Merryn (nn Merrie/Merry)
Rosalie (nn Rose, Rosa)
Emma (pretty and classic, nn emmie but most likely to get Em in school).

JellyMould Tue 26-May-15 06:34:37

Phyllis, nn Phil or izzy?

CakeRattleandRoll Tue 26-May-15 08:15:34

Antigone nn Tiggy
Penelope nn Penny
Josephine nn Josie
Julietta nn Etty
Vanessa nn Nessy

FWiW I don't think Coralie is "too French".

MuttonCadet Tue 26-May-15 08:16:56

Elizabeth (NN Betsy)

diddl Tue 26-May-15 08:45:10


strawberrychewits Tue 26-May-15 09:19:02

Wow that was fast! Thank you so much.
I am loving the Adelaide, Adeline and Adalynns.
Also LOVE Verity with the nickname Etty.
DH is a fan of Callista which I am not sure about but do like the nn Callie.

Unfortunately we have an Isobel, Imogen, Evie, Rose, Penny and Elizabeth in the family/friend circle. If anyone can think of another way to get nn Betsy (except Beatrice/x dh would be very happy!)

Also like Nancy and the nns Effie and Merry.

So we have added to the list! Thanks everyone

shakemysilliesout Tue 26-May-15 09:23:20

Coralie is a bit French.

I like Elsie!

Isn't everly a boys name?

What about dominique?


StoneFoxMama Tue 26-May-15 09:54:34

Betsy comes from Elizabeth.
I like Emerald with the nickname Emmie

Mamab33 Tue 26-May-15 12:20:00

Bethany could be Betsy?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Tue 26-May-15 12:26:56

Felicity? I've got one and people always comment on how pretty it is and that you don't hear of very many of them!

KoalaDownUnder Tue 26-May-15 12:32:48

Yes, my first thought was Adelaide! Love it.

MayfairMummy Tue 26-May-15 12:42:45

Beatrice could be betsy?

DuvetCaterpillar Tue 26-May-15 12:50:00

If you like Merry, then Miriam or Marianne could be shortened to Miri?

strawberrychewits Tue 26-May-15 12:50:12

Ooh Bethany is now on the list.
Felicity is a lovely name unfortunately already taken by a friend's daughter.
Not certain about Beatrice and Emerald but do love the potential nicknames.
Thanks again everyone smile

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