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Girl names, need to find one we agree on

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RightMoveAddiction Sun 21-Feb-21 20:40:07

I love Theodora (nn Teddy/Theo/Dora) but DH doesn't like it.

Could you think of any similar feeling names with nickname potentials for our DD to have options?

He likes Vivian/Vivienne but I'm not a huge fan of Viv.

Thanks.

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ValpolicellaPrimitivo Sun 21-Feb-21 20:50:45

Henrietta
Genevieve
Valentina
Matilda
Dorothy
Harriet
Penelope
Charlotte
Beatrice
Juliette
Cassandra
Alexandra
Francesca
Victoria
Elizabeth
Imogen
Emmeline
Ottilie
Isabelle
Annabel
Georgina
Evelyn
Edwina

BallsToYouSue Sun 21-Feb-21 20:51:39

I love Theodora nn Teddy! Oh well.

Josephine, could be Josie, Joss, Effie, Posie, Fee
Penelope, could be Penny or Nell
Eleanor, could be Ellie, Nell or Nora
Francesca, could be Frankie, Chessie or Cheska
Catherine, could be Cat, Cathy (due a revival?), Kit or Kitty
Alexandra, could be Ally, Lex, Lexie, Zandra, Sandy or Alex

BallsToYouSue Sun 21-Feb-21 20:53:16

Oh one more:

Leonora, could be Leo or Nora

User57392985 Sun 21-Feb-21 20:54:58

Dorothea
Timothea
Thomasina (I knew sisters Thomasina and Timothea!)
Leonora
Penelope
Persephone (percy)

Cardboardeaux Sun 21-Feb-21 21:04:03

Veronica (nn Ronnie)
Tomasin/Thomasin (I much prefer to Thomasina)
Genevieve
Virginia (nn Ginny) (If you can get past the obvious connotations! I went to school with one and she was very cool!)
Isabella/Arabella
Annabel
Rosalind
Lavinia (nn Vinny)
Aurelia (nn Ray)

IggyAce Sun 21-Feb-21 21:11:08

Francesca nn Frankie
Veronica nn Roni
Rae
Charlotte nn Charlie or Lottie
Audrey
Robyn
Elizabeth has lots of nn potential
Vivian is nice and Vi or vivi are better nn.

IggyAce Sun 21-Feb-21 21:11:54

I know an Aurora that goes by Rory.

Dazedandconfused28 Sun 21-Feb-21 21:12:56

Leonora is lovely - the shortening local to us in 'Noni' (pronounced No-nee) - which I love

Happenchance Sun 21-Feb-21 21:21:40

Eudora nn Dora
Gwendolyn nn Gwen
Lucinda nn Luc/Lucy
Evangeline nn Eva/Eve/Van
Sylvia nn Sylvie

Whatsyourflava Sun 21-Feb-21 22:18:42

Clementine
Jemima
Felicity
Verity
Melissa

Whatsyourflava Sun 21-Feb-21 22:19:08

Roxanne or Roxanna

35andThriving Sun 21-Feb-21 22:29:22

Liberty - Libby or Bertie

partyatthepalace Sun 21-Feb-21 22:29:35

Ah that’s a shame I love Theodora!

Felicity - Lissa
Cecilia - Cece
Cordelia - Cora
Alexandra - Sacha, Sandie, Alex, Alecky, Alexa, Alexis
Elizabeth - Eliza, Elsa, Betsy, Bessie, Bethan, Ella, Libby, Lizzy, Buffy, Lily, Lillian
Beatrice - Bea
Annabel - Nancy, Bella
Henrietta - Harriet, Hatty, Hetty, Harrie, Etta, Rita
Frances - Frankie
Eleanor - Ella, Nell
Leonora - Leo
Rosanna, Rosaria etc - Rosa, Rosie, Posy
Mary, Marianne etc - May, Molly, Polly, Maisie

Heh1991 Mon 22-Feb-21 03:27:33

Eleanora- Elle, Ellie, Eleanor, Leah, Nell, Nora

Bruce2 Mon 22-Feb-21 09:20:36

Juliette
Tabitha
Elizabeth
Annabel or Anna
Claudia
Cecilia
Cordelia
Harriet
Natalia
Ophelia
Ottillie
Savannah

But Vivienne is my favourite 🤩

HungLikeAPeg Mon 22-Feb-21 10:23:13

Angelica
Valentina
Thomasina
Beatrice
Madeline
Philomena

HungLikeAPeg Mon 22-Feb-21 10:23:33

Philadelphia

HungLikeAPeg Mon 22-Feb-21 10:27:32

Alessandra, Georgiana, Cecilia, Luciana, Dorothea, Rosalind daffodil

hamper555 Mon 22-Feb-21 22:50:27

Isadora? Or just Thea?

TheVanguardSix Mon 22-Feb-21 23:01:44

Talullah
Tabitha
Seraphina/Serafina
Phaedra
Anais
Anoushka
Saskia
Sidonie
Cordelia
Sibylla

I knew an Elfreda whose NN was Elfie, which I love.

RightMoveAddiction Tue 23-Feb-21 14:45:08

I do like Felicity but I find the shortenings aren't the best and we live in an area of lazy speakers, no one ever calls people by their full names and we all tend to go for the shortest, which I imagine would be Fliss? I really hate Flick.

Penelope is gorgeous but my best friend has a little Penelope so I wouldn't use it.

No others jump out at me at the moment.

Actually, Cecelia is beautiful too, but too granny-chic for DH.

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autumnkate Tue 23-Feb-21 20:38:21

Matilda (Matty)

Magdalena (Maggie)

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