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Some names like Pixie, Dilly, Binky etc?

(68 Posts)
poppyoo Mon 12-Jun-17 11:49:06

Hi i know these names are not to everyone's taste but we are after a name that is more "nicknamey" like these abovegrin(we might have a longer name on BC depending on the name)

Would love more suggestions grin

29Palms Mon 12-Jun-17 12:08:07

Horrible. Keep in mind that you are naming an adult, not a baby. Or a cat or a teddy bear.

JoJoSM2 Mon 12-Jun-17 12:10:35

They do sound bit teddy bear/dog. Couldn't you go with a name that might work better for an adult but come up with nickname when they're little?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 12-Jun-17 12:26:18

Posy
Effie
Topsy
Bunty

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 12-Jun-17 12:37:32

Tansy
Tippi
Mimi
Minnie
Ansity
Netty
Dory
Cece
Mitzy
Winnie

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 12-Jun-17 12:41:56

Bunny
Trixie
Billie
Moni
Beatie
Kitty
Pippi

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Mon 12-Jun-17 12:42:06

You're going to need a longer name on the BC for after this child stops being a toddler.

ScarlettFreestone Mon 12-Jun-17 12:43:22

OP seriously, would you genuinely want to go through life called Binky?

If you want to call your child eg Matilda with Tilly for short that fine but please, please don't saddle some poor person with Binky and no alternative.

I have a friend who applied to change her name on her 16th birthday because her name caused her such distress.

I like unusual names, my own children have unusual names but please bear in mind you are naming an adult, not a baby.

leccybill Mon 12-Jun-17 12:43:27

Oh I teach loads of these. Knock yourself out.

Tilly
Darby
D'Arcy
Kiki
Cayce
Kitty
Gigi
Popi

IStoleThisUsername Mon 12-Jun-17 12:43:36

Missy
Buddy
Sonny

Donttakemeout Mon 12-Jun-17 12:43:39

My friend has twins. Dixie Rose and Pixie may.

gunting Mon 12-Jun-17 12:44:27

They all sound like euphemisms

poppyoo Mon 12-Jun-17 12:45:31

I will put longer name on BC, unless we go with one that is acceptable as full name smile Thanks for the suggestions! (keep them coming wink)

sticklebrix Mon 12-Jun-17 12:47:56

We went for a nicknamey name for one of our DC and put the longer name on their BC. That child has always been known by the nickname version but is now very glad that they have a 'formal' name too. I'd strongly encourage you to give your child that option. We almost didn't put the longer version on the BC and I'm really glad that we did.

sticklebrix Mon 12-Jun-17 12:48:19

Cross posted! Sorry.

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Mon 12-Jun-17 12:50:28

My friend has twins. Dixie Rose and Pixie may.

That's just cruel.

Teddy6767 Mon 12-Jun-17 12:54:24

Marnie
Betsy
Loulou
Winnie
Tally
Izzy
Zanna
Suki
Honey
Flo
Bess
Nan
Dolly
Bunny
Posy
Kitty
Angel
Pip
Nell
Tilly
Fifi

Justjibberish Mon 12-Jun-17 12:55:07

Please, please do not use Binky. Any Terry Pratchett fan you might meet will automatically think of Death's horse! Admittedly Death did call his horse this because he thought it was a pretty name, but for me and several million others this WILL be the main association.

EmmyInTheSticks Mon 12-Jun-17 12:55:22

Posy - Josephine
Minty - Araminta
Fifi - Ophelia
Buffy - Elizabeth
Cindy - Lucinda

CaulkheadUpNorf Mon 12-Jun-17 12:57:50

I know a Dolly, a Trixiebelle, a Tulip and a FiFi.

MMXV Mon 12-Jun-17 13:15:37

I have not one but two of these nicknames grin.

I have a three syllable BC name which I couldn't pronounce correctly as a child. Everyone knows what this name is, but I'm called by one or other of the two nicknames by almost everyone I know, even in middle age.

Like many other things on Mumsnet, I think your social class will affect your reaction to it.

grasspigeons Mon 12-Jun-17 13:19:54

Suki or Suzy are cute (for susannah)
Winnie

MMXV Mon 12-Jun-17 13:22:25

The Made in Chelsea Binky is really Alexandra.

The writer Plum Sykes is Victoria.

Bear Grylls is Edward.

NoCapes Mon 12-Jun-17 13:25:43

Is Dilly a name?? confused

ImADingleDangleScarecrow Mon 12-Jun-17 13:27:13

Tinky-Winky
Laa-Laa
Dipsy
Po

Sorry OP, couldn't help it

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