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NotWithoutMyMerkin Sat 20-Aug-16 02:36:57

Looking for some help please. Dd2 is 4 days old and I have my heart set on Nell (Penelope) but husband isn't keen (he could maybe live with Nell but not Penelope). We've contemplated and discarded Dorothy/dot, prudence/pru and Josephine. He likes Mabel and margot. Are there any names you can suggest that we may agree on?

DropYourSword Sat 20-Aug-16 02:39:18

Why not just name her Nell if you both like it, and forget about Penelope

temporarilyjerry Sat 20-Aug-16 06:08:48

How about Eleanor with nn Nell?

DollyBarton Sat 20-Aug-16 06:11:47

Can I suggest Martha? It's very sweet and seems similar to both your preferences.

Sophronia Sat 20-Aug-16 06:16:12

How about other names that can have Nell as a nn, like..

Eleanor
Ellen
Helena
Fenella
Antonella
Helen
Anneliese
Cornelia

MsKite Sat 20-Aug-16 06:20:46

I was going to say Martha too

blinkowl Sat 20-Aug-16 06:22:48

How about Nell as a NN for:

Helena
Helen
Antonella
Ornella
Cornelia
Ellen

blinkowl Sat 20-Aug-16 06:23:15

Cross post!

Rainbowrhythms Sat 20-Aug-16 06:23:26

Just call baby Nell then if you both like it?

My baby has the "nickname" version of a name. Neither of us liked the long version.

mrsbee2be Sat 20-Aug-16 06:24:16

Go with Nell, just Nell.... I love it....was top of my list until I found out I'd be having a boy.

blinkowl Sat 20-Aug-16 06:31:37

Edie
Millie
Etta
Matilda
Tabitha

Ricecreespees Sat 20-Aug-16 08:08:53

Esther? Edith? What is the other Dd called if you don't mind me asking?
I think Helena abs Eleanor would be beautiful with nell as a nickname! Congratulations btw sweetie! X flowers

BikeRunSki Sat 20-Aug-16 08:10:32

I think Nell can stand alone, or use Eleanor or Helen, or variants of them.

NotWithoutMyMerkin Sat 20-Aug-16 09:35:18

Our other DD is Edie

manicinsomniac Sat 20-Aug-16 12:51:46

Agree with other options for Nell as a nickname (Eleanor and Fenella work especially well I think). I wouldn't go with Nell as standalone as it's very marmite and there's absolutely nothing she can do with it if she doesn't like it.

Other ideas:
Annie/Anastasia
Aggie/Agatha (or Agnes)
Amy/Amelia
Bea/Beatrice
Bridie/Bridget
Clara/Clarice
Cassie/Cassandra
Cece /Cecilia
Carrie/Caroline
Edie/Edith
Elsie/Elspeth
Florrie/Florence
Georgie/Georgina
Hattie/Harriet
Hetty/Henrietta
Jude/Judith
Kate/Katherine
Kathy/Kathleen
Lily/Lillian (or Liliana)
Lucy/Lucinda
Maggie/Margaret
Marie/Marianne
Nina/Antonina (or Christiana)
Pippa/Philippa
Peggy/Margaret
Rose/Rosemary (or Rosamund/Rosalind/Rosalie)
Sylvie/Sylvia
Susie/Susannah (or Susan)
Vivi/Vivienne
Toria/Victoria
Ness/Vanessa

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sat 20-Aug-16 13:48:11

I would definitely go with one of Sophronia or Blinkowl's options for Nell. There are so many lovely names which can be shortened to Nell which I absolutely love as a nn. Maybe Leonora too? It's one of my favourite girl names which I would shorten to Nell if we ever had another DD.

I'm with your DH though and don't really like Penelope at all, (sorry - it's the two hard 'p' sounds I think, makes it sound all spitty to my ear).

leoniethelioness Sat 20-Aug-16 15:50:42

My cat is called Nell. She came pre-named age 4 from the Cats Protection. I am disappointed to have to cross it off my baby name list! It's a great name. I like it as a standalone name.

Kalispera Sat 20-Aug-16 15:51:36

Norah?

Dogolphin Sat 20-Aug-16 15:55:31

Antonia Anna Annie
Juliette Etta

user1471501988 Sat 20-Aug-16 22:00:38

OP how about Noelle, you could still call her Nell.
Perhaps your DH will consider this.

blinkowl Sat 20-Aug-16 22:28:42

More names that you could have Nell as a NN for:

Ella
Fionnuala
Danielle
Daniella
Annelisa

blinkowl Sat 20-Aug-16 23:57:26

Verity
Emmeline
Emerald
Christabel
Florence

LoraLoves Sun 21-Aug-16 19:12:30

Edie and Nell are nickname names and go well together. I know a Frankie and Nell (full names are Francesca and Eleanor but both girls despise their full names).

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