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Can I have an Amelia, NN Amy?

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user1470335762 Sun 14-Aug-16 13:58:53

Is it too far or a stretch, I like NNs to be more of a shortening, instead of something like Milly/Millie, where it's an actual nickname.


LewisAndClark Sun 14-Aug-16 13:59:46

Amy Pond on doctor who was Amelia.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sun 14-Aug-16 14:02:20

Every other little girl is called Amelia/Emilia at the moment.

Just call her Amy.

SeenoevilHearnoevilSpeaknoevil Sun 14-Aug-16 14:07:50

Millie is short for Millicent if that helps!? Haha.

SeashellHoarder Sun 14-Aug-16 14:09:08

I came on to say Yes, why not!

But actually I agree with joffrey, Amy is better as a standalone name than Amelia.

EnquiringMingeWantsToKnow Sun 14-Aug-16 14:10:04

Not if you're having a boy. And not if you want her to be the only one in the class. But otherwise, yes of course.

squoosh Sun 14-Aug-16 14:23:59

Seems a bit contrived to me. Just call her Amy. Much less common than Amelia at the moment.

PotteringAlong Sun 14-Aug-16 14:27:37

I agree, why not just call her Amy as that's the name you want her to be known as? It's a legitimate name.

Dozer Sun 14-Aug-16 14:32:08


PurpleDaisies Sun 14-Aug-16 14:32:18

I don't really understand this-if you want to call get Amy, call her Amy. confused

user1470335762 Sun 14-Aug-16 14:32:38

I like the name Amelia. I won't have her known as Amy, I just want there to be a shortening I can use, that's from the first part of her name really.

Thank you!

user1470335762 Sun 14-Aug-16 14:34:03

No, I'm not calling her Amy confused I'll just use that when I want to shorten her name. It's no different to someone asking about Edward being a Ted...

PurpleDaisies Sun 14-Aug-16 14:35:06

I mean this nicely, but you can't control if they end up with a nickname or not. A friend was adamant her son would never be known as anything other than William. He is Will to absolutely everybody.

RainIsAGoodThing Sun 14-Aug-16 14:37:14

I think this is mad. They're two totally different names in their own right.

user1470335762 Sun 14-Aug-16 14:38:33

I know that, that's why I want her as an Amelia. I wouldn't care if she doesn't want a NN or wants to be known as Milly/Millie when she can decide, but while she is younger, I probably won't constantly want to say Amelia, as its 4 syllables so I was just looking for a shorter part of the name that would work as more of a shortening than a NN confused that's all...

Anyway, thanks for saying its fine.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 14-Aug-16 14:43:04

If she's going to be known as Amy. Why not just use Amy. Surely the Amelia Emilia obsession is over now. You'd think they were the only names in existence.
There's hardly any little Amys about bow a days. It's definitely due a revival

PurpleDaisies Sun 14-Aug-16 14:47:42

Anyway, thanks for saying its fine.

It's fine to call her whatever you want. Friends call their son something very distinctive that's totally unrelated to his actual name.

I do find the contortions people on this board go through to find a shortening/nickname that will just evolve naturally when the baby is born really strange.

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Sun 14-Aug-16 14:53:08

Wasn't Amy in Little Women actually an Amelia....

Personally I find naming a child Amelia but shortening it to Amy fine. Whilst Amy is a legitimate name in its own right, it gives your daughter options in the future - like going with Amelia.

pieceofpurplesky Sun 14-Aug-16 14:56:51

I know an Amelia who has the nickname Melie

squoosh Sun 14-Aug-16 15:04:23

'Whilst Amy is a legitimate name in its own right, it gives your daughter options in the future'

Why would someone called Amy need options? It's hardly a name that would cause problems.

PotteringAlong Sun 14-Aug-16 16:06:29

I probably won't constantly want to say Amelia

It's 6 letters long! 6 letters! It's not going to take hours out of your day to address her by name...

MrsHulk Sun 14-Aug-16 16:23:14

There's an Amelia shepherd on grays anatomy who is known as amy. It's an established nickname for Amelia.

Some of the replies on here are oddly hostile!

AndNowItsSeven Sun 14-Aug-16 16:26:14

grin you are being ridiculous Amelia is not a long name to say! Just pick a name Amelia or Amy.

GlacindaTheTroll Sun 14-Aug-16 16:37:58

It's 4 syllables: same as Georgiana, Alexandra, Persephone etc. Having a shortening to 2 syllables is pretty routine for names that long.

But I do think this one is currently very Whovian.


nemno Sun 14-Aug-16 16:48:48

Never occurred to me that Amy wasn't a NN for Amelia, certainly is for the 2 adults I know. The one child I know called Amelia has NN Milly.

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