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Longer unique girls names with nicknames please?

(62 Posts)
starsshinebright Mon 23-Oct-17 07:25:27

I like:
Madison nn. Maddie
Eloise nn. Ellie
Elodie nn. Ellie/ Edie
Harriet nn. Hattie
Amelie nn. ??

Any other suggestions? No set middle name and surname begins with 'H' and has 1 syllable.


SuperBeagle Mon 23-Oct-17 07:34:57

Arabella nn Bella
Abigail nn Abby
Bianca nn Bee
Delilah nn Lila
Emilia nn Emmy / Millie / Mia
Estelle nn Stella
Emmeline nn Emmy
Genevieve nn Gigi / Gen / Genny / Evie / Vivi
Josephine nn Josie / Jo / Joey / Posy
Lucinda nn Lucy / Cindy
Matilda nn Mattie / Tilly / Tilda
Penelope / Penny / Poppy / Polly / Nel / Nelly
Ramona nn Romy / Mona
Seraphina nn Sera / Fee
Tabitha nn Tabby
Tallulah nn Lula

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Mon 23-Oct-17 07:35:28

At the risk of being obvious, those names are far from unique. Most primary classes will have at least 3 of them.

Elizabeth - Lizzie, Libby, Beth?
Isabella - Izzie, Bella?

starsshinebright Mon 23-Oct-17 07:44:10

matilda really?! I've worked in early years settings for 6 years and never worked with a child with any of these names!

Molehillfromamountain Mon 23-Oct-17 07:51:21

I'm related to an Eloise and an Amelie, neither get shortened to a nickname though. Don't think they are very common names as they are the only ones I know. Last primary I worked in had 6 Isabella's though...
Amelia -Millie?

17caterpillars1mouse Mon 23-Oct-17 07:59:49

I agree with previous poster, Eloise, Amelie and Harriet are far from unusual. I know several of each. The Harriet's go by Hattie or Harry sometimes but none of the Eloise's or Amelie's have nicknames

I think Elodie is a lot more uncommon

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Mon 23-Oct-17 08:00:50

They're certainly v. common (in the widely used sense of the word) in the school that I teach in, and at the school my dc go to.

I'd agree about Isabella, though. Dozens everywhere. But it seemed to be the kind of name that stars was thinking of, and it has a couple of nice abbreviations.

shakeyourcaboose Mon 23-Oct-17 08:03:29

Serephine/a with a stretch to Effie as nn?

cece Mon 23-Oct-17 08:03:30

I know a few Amelies and Madisons.


All have nn potential

cece Mon 23-Oct-17 08:04:03


Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 23-Oct-17 08:15:10

Vivienne (Vivi)
Miranda (Mimi)
Delores (Lori)
Helena (Nell, Lena Lennie)
Teresa (Teri, Tess/ie./a, Resa)
Antigone (Tiggy)
Beatrix (Beatie, Trixie)
Natalia (Tallie/a)
Ariadne (Ari, Ria, Addie)

AnyaMoondial Mon 23-Oct-17 08:28:11

Araminta - Minty

ChocolateCrunch Mon 23-Oct-17 08:56:53

Jemima - Mimi
Tabitha - Tibby
Anoushka - Annie
Beatrice - Trixie

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 23-Oct-17 09:01:44

None of those are unique, in fact my name is one of them.

Swearwolf Mon 23-Oct-17 09:10:32

I'd say anything that shortens to Ellie is out, as there are tonnes of them, probably all short for different things but who knows? There are also a lot of amelies and amelias.

How about Cecilia? Similar vibe but more unusual, and cece/sissy is a cute shortening.

GreenClayMask Mon 23-Oct-17 09:17:12

Edith to Edie
Gabriella to Gabby or Ella
Cassandra to Sandy
Genevieve to Vivi
Cosima to Coco

00100001 Mon 23-Oct-17 09:18:53

OP doesn't mean unique, she means unusual.

Smoliver Mon 23-Oct-17 09:26:04

Amelie - Millie/Mimi/Amy
Delilah - Lila
Matilda - Tilda/Tilly
Cassandra/Cassidy - Cassie
Roxanne - Roxie
Esther - Essie
Dorothy - Dottie/Dodie
Minerva - Minnie
Abigail - Abbie
Gabriella - Ella/Gabby
Emmeline - Emmi
Vanessa - Nessa
Elizabeth - Beth/Lizzie/Libby/Buffy/Eliza/Ellie
Katherine - Katie/Kate/Kath/Kitty
Josephine - Josie
Louise - Lulu

Joinourclub Mon 23-Oct-17 09:31:58

Camilla nn Millie
Tahlulah nn Lulu
Cassandra nn Cassie
Araminta nn Minty
Dorothy nn Dolly
Penelope nn Penny
Roberta nn Bobby
Jenifer nn Jenny
Josephine nn Josie
Phillipa nn Pippa
Susannah nn Suki
Gwendoline nn Gwen
Elizabeth nn Betty

FresasAndFrambuesas Mon 23-Oct-17 09:35:55


Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 23-Oct-17 10:00:57

Evangeline - Eva
Stephanie - Stevie
Francesca - Frankie
Adeline - Addie
Penelope - Penny/Nell
Emmeline - Emmie

BernardBlacksHangover Mon 23-Oct-17 11:23:56

OP doesn't mean unique she means unusual

Yes 'unique' would mean there is only one in the universe surely. Tricky to find a name that unusual unless you make something up!

Anyway, I don't think any of the names in the op are even unusual (sorry op). The only name I don't know any children with it Eloise, but i still wouldn't call it terribly unusual - not common either, but not very unusual.

How about:

Leonora (Leo / Nora / Nell for short)
Isadora (Izzy / Dora for short)
Genevieve (Jen / Vee for short)
Isolde (Izzy for short)
Elowen (Ellie / Lo for short)

Trailedanderror Mon 23-Oct-17 11:32:31

Cosima/ Amelia/ Miranda to Mimi
Alexandra to Sasha
Catherine/ Katherine to Kit

QueenInTheNorth26 Mon 23-Oct-17 11:35:49


Dippingmytoesin Mon 23-Oct-17 11:36:26

The only 'unique' name you've suggested OP is Elodie the others are popular

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