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Help us name our dd2..wanting a pretty old fashioned unusual name that has a cute nn.

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loubuch09 Tue 19-Jan-16 19:38:20

Please help...I am nearing last weeks with no name picked out....
Lots of my name choices has not got hubbyss approval.
Not a fan of anything too popular generally.
Our daughter is Kathleen known as Kitty and is a famiky name have found nothing that I like anywhere near as much.
Names that have not had hubbys approval are Florence, Saskia (sassy) Ada,Aurora mm Rory. Beatrix...
Things we are considering..Bonnie (Bea) for short, Penelope (worried too popular?nn Penny), Truly nn Tru, Elizabeth n Liza, Martha (family name like mimi as nn but maybe too similar to Kitty/Kit) love Martha May but apparently that's the griches gf name!? What is your fave/ opinions...any other suggestions?

BendydickCuminsnatch Tue 19-Jan-16 19:40:20

Oh LOVE Truly! That's awesome and certainly unusual. I would pick Bonnie nn Bea though as I like both and think they're both not popular IYSWIM.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 19-Jan-16 19:41:28

Cecelia - Cece
Marina - Marnie
Florence - Florrie/Flossie/Flo
Imogen - Imi/Mimi
Isadora - Izzy/Dora

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 19-Jan-16 19:43:49

Elizabeth is very versatile - Eliza, Lizzie, Liza, Ellie, Libby, Betty, Beth, Buffy

Francesca - Frankie//Fran/Chessie
Alexandra - Alex, Allie, Lexi, Sandy, Sashsa, Zandra

SugarDiabetes Tue 19-Jan-16 19:43:52

Susannah - Susie
Josephine- Josie

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 19-Jan-16 19:44:18

Love Kitty btw.

BertrandRussell Tue 19-Jan-16 19:45:26


SleepyRoo Tue 19-Jan-16 19:46:25

Nice list . Think we're also going for Bonnie but hadn't thought of Bea as a

Sleepybeanbump Tue 19-Jan-16 19:57:38

Georgina (Georgie)
Imogen (Immy, Mimi)
My two top choices for a potential future DD

Belinda (Belle)
Miranda (Miri)
Miriam (ditto)
Philippa (Pippa)
Phoebe (Fi)
Vivienne (Vi, Viv))
Eleanora (Elle, Ella)
Cassandra (Cassie)

bettyberry Tue 19-Jan-16 19:59:07


CakeFail Tue 19-Jan-16 19:59:19

I love Beatrix shortened to Trixie.

Iris - ReeRee?
Agatha - Taggie / Aggie
Rosalie - Rosie
Eloise - Lo
Clementine - Clemmie (too much like clammy?)
Verity - Rita??
Harriet - Hatty

HPsauciness Tue 19-Jan-16 20:03:06

There are some lovely names here, I particularly like 'Saskia' because I know a really kick-ass Saskia and it always seems a grown up woman's name not a girly one.

The only thing I would say is that you might like the nickname, but your child might. I have a dd2 who has just requested I don't use her shortened/pet name any more! I love it so much and it's affectionate to me, but it is her decision. So pick a long name you like and then you have choices.

And- some of these nicknames aren't that great- Hatty? Rita? I prefer the long versions.

applecatchers36 Tue 19-Jan-16 20:03:25

Felicity (Fliss)
Henrietta (Etta)
Harriet (Hetty)

NorthernLurker Tue 19-Jan-16 20:05:29

My dd2 is Rosalind which gets shortened to Rozzi. I think that works rather well grin

teatowel Tue 19-Jan-16 20:07:18

Constance- Connie

BikeRunSki Tue 19-Jan-16 20:08:39

I was going to suggest Kathleen/Kitty when I read the start of the post!


VaginaRecliner Tue 19-Jan-16 20:08:55

Edith - Edie
Ephigenia - Effie
Charlotte - Lottie

BikeRunSki Tue 19-Jan-16 20:09:40

Josephine/Josie, Jojo

ShinyShinyShiny Tue 19-Jan-16 20:10:01

I adore Winnifred for a little girl, could be shorted to Winnie, Freddie, or Freda.

Also Jemima shortened to Mima or Mimi.

daisydalrymple Tue 19-Jan-16 20:10:09

Rosina rosanna or similar, nn Rosie

BettyRooster Tue 19-Jan-16 20:10:13

Cornelia - Nellie

SfaOkaySuperFurryAnimals Tue 19-Jan-16 20:10:36

Lucille, Lucie, lulu

26milesofcbeebies Tue 19-Jan-16 20:10:54

Margaret? You can have Meg, meggie, Maggie, Maisie and of course marge smile

Luckystar1 Tue 19-Jan-16 20:11:07

Araminta - Minty

Euphemia- Effie

FourForYouGlenCoco Tue 19-Jan-16 20:11:25

Matilda, shortened to Tilly. I know it's quite popular now, but I think it's adorable.

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