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Looking for full and nickname pairings like Alexandra - Alexia

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tgifnl Sun 21-Feb-21 21:41:05

Hi, we are in a struggle to name our second daughter. We named our first daughter Alexandra, but she goes by as Alexia. We really appreciate this combination as she has a strong full name, but also a very nice and solid "nickname". Now we are trying to find a similar combination for our second daughter, so a nice full name and a nice nickname. Most names we've come by, miss either.

The best we've come up with till now are Larissa - Lara, and Juliette - Julia, but we aren't convinced by both.

Would be great to hear if you know of any similar combinations like Alexandra - Alexia.

Your help is much appreciated!

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Peakedin1997 Sun 21-Feb-21 21:47:45

Katherine / Kate?

StartupRepair Sun 21-Feb-21 21:51:17

Elizabeth - Eliza
Valentina - Tina
Lucinda - Cindy

Trisolaris Sun 21-Feb-21 21:56:07

I prefer Clarissa - Clara to Larissa and Lara
Cassandra - Cassie
Matilda - Tilly

Bubbles1st Sun 21-Feb-21 21:58:06

I think charlotte / lottie or Elizabeth/ lissy are my favourite

IamnotwhouthinkIam Sun 21-Feb-21 22:03:12

Cordelia - Cora
Theodora - Thea
Georgina - Gia
Marina - Mina/Mara
Adeline -Ada
Emmeline -Emma
Evelina -Eva
Madeleine - Lena
Eleanor -Ella
Antonia - Anna/Nina

TheSockMonster Sun 21-Feb-21 22:08:06

Katherine / Kitty
Henrietta / Ettie

partyatthepalace Sun 21-Feb-21 22:11:06

Elizabeth - Eliza, Lillian, Elsa, Bethan, Ella
Natalia - Natasha
Eleanor - Ella/Nell
Helena - Nell
Katharine - Kate / Katya
Henrietta - Harriet, Etta, Rita
Georgiana -Georgia (usually a separate name but can be short version)
Isabella - Isa (Eye-sa -Scottish), Bella
Mary (or Marianne etc) - May
Leonora - Leo
Margaret - Margot, Greta, Rita
Teresa - Tessa
Anastasia or Anoushka - Ana
Sophia - Sophy (separate name also)
Lucinda/Lucia - Lucy (ditto)
Anne/Anna, Annabella etc - Nancy
Philippa - Pippa
Caroline/Carolina - Carla (usually separate name but related)
Dorothea or Theodora - Dora, Thea
Christina - Christa
Rosaria, Rosamund, Rosalind - Rosa

HainaultViaNewburyPark Sun 21-Feb-21 22:13:58

My grandmother was Winifred, but known as Frida. Or DD’s friend Chloe is known as Coco (which I rather like).

Jennifer/Genevieve - Jennie
Helena - Nell
Lucinda - Lucy

partyatthepalace Sun 21-Feb-21 22:17:50

Cordelia - Cora or Delia
Cecilia - Celia, Cecily or Cicely (different versions but can be used as short)
Matilda - Tilda
Magdalena, Madeleine - Lena
Felicity - Lissa
Gwendoline - Gwen

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 21-Feb-21 23:10:26

Penelope Nell/Penny
Christina Christie/Tina
Katherine Kate/ie
Florence Rene. Flossie.
Tallulah Talli
Beatrix Bea/Beatie/

Pumpkinpied Sun 21-Feb-21 23:15:36

Margaret - Maisie
Henrietta - Hettie.

Pumpkinpied Sun 21-Feb-21 23:17:46

Victoria - Tor
Elisabeth - Babette.

CattyCactus Sun 21-Feb-21 23:23:39

Delphine - Delphi
Claudine / Claudette - Claude
Camille - Cami
Francesca - Chessie
Marigold - Mari (pn Marry)

CattyCactus Sun 21-Feb-21 23:24:07

Vivienne - Vivi

wellingtonsandwaffles Sun 21-Feb-21 23:27:24

Josephine - Josie
Elizabeth - Betty
Penelope - Nell

whattodo2019 Mon 22-Feb-21 00:06:19

Cressida - Cressy
Victoria - Tors
Elizabeth- Libby/ Eliza/ Betty etc
Allegra- Ali
Venetia - Nettie
Nesta - Nettie/ Esta
Evangeline - Evie
Clementine- Clemmie
Margaret or Marguerite- Maggie
Felicity - Fliss or Fick

NewScone Mon 22-Feb-21 07:53:05

Lucille- Lucy

Voiceofreason92 Mon 22-Feb-21 23:59:55

Edith/ Edie
Olivia/ Livvy/ Via
Frederica/ Freddie
Alison/ Ali
Emilia/ Emmi

Rockmehardplace Tue 23-Feb-21 00:08:33

Genevieve - Eve/Evie/Neve/Viva
Louisa - Lulu
Helena - Nell/Len
Paloma - Polly
Clarissa - Clara/Cara

Rockmehardplace Tue 23-Feb-21 00:10:32

Caroline - Carrie/Callie

Thesaltandthesea Tue 23-Feb-21 00:15:26

If we got for baby #4 and have a girl she'll be Josephine / Posie

babynamelover Tue 23-Feb-21 08:55:11

Alexandra- Alexia &

Emmeline- Emme
Philippa- Pippa
Felicity- Fliss
Phoebe- Bee/Bea
Evangeline- Lina/Genie
Genevieve- Neve
Johanna- Anna
Caroline- Callie
Belinda- Bella
Madeline- Melly

Lillylola Tue 23-Feb-21 14:44:04

Rebecca - Becca Robbie
Beatrice - Bibi
Vivienne - Vivi
Rosanna- Rosie
Eleanor- Ellie
Helena - Helen
Penelope- Poppy
Isabella - Izzy
Cassandra - cassia
Valentina - Vallie
Caroline- Caro
Adriana- Andrea

Doobydoo Tue 23-Feb-21 14:48:38

I don't understand how Alexia is considered a strong nickname. It is a name in its own right.

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