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Callie, nice as a nickname but short for...?

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JenniPenny88 Mon 02-Apr-12 21:51:14

My dh loves short names like Callie for girls, and I do too, but I can't help but feel like it should be a nickname. But can anyone help me think of nice names that this would work for? My help hubby and I come to an agreement on a girls name at last!!! Any ideas? Thanks x

TheTwiddler Mon 02-Apr-12 21:53:53

I love Callie, can be short for Caroline but I think it works on its own too.

LemonTurd Mon 02-Apr-12 21:55:10


Hassled Mon 02-Apr-12 21:55:20


Clary Mon 02-Apr-12 21:55:51

Callisto? She was a nymph in Greek mythology and now a moon or Jupiter. I know one with a sister called Europa (yes they are both named after Jupiter's moons!).

Yes, Caroline is a more mainstream proper name for Callie.

Clary Mon 02-Apr-12 21:56:20

grrr moon of Jupiter

MsMarple Mon 02-Apr-12 21:57:29

Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious wink

Janoschi Mon 02-Apr-12 21:58:16

Calpurnia was the housekeeper in To Kill A Mockingbird. Would make a nice change to honour another character for a change! It's always Atticus and Scout!

RodentOfUnusualSize Mon 02-Apr-12 21:58:39

I immediately thought of Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, the protagonist is called Calliope nn Callie (later Cal when she becomes male, but that needn't affect your decision!)

Calliope is a Greek muse so it might work better if you had Greek heritage though.

grimblesmother Mon 02-Apr-12 22:01:49

My 1st thought was Callista

Janoschi Mon 02-Apr-12 22:03:33


JenniPenny88 Mon 02-Apr-12 22:08:25

I'm sort of feeling that names like Calypso and Callista are too "out there" but names like Caroline too plain. I guess I like names somewhere in the middle :p just to be awkward.... haha

JenniPenny88 Mon 02-Apr-12 22:08:51

Thanks for all the suggestions though smile

welovesausagedogs Mon 02-Apr-12 22:12:43


AKMD Mon 02-Apr-12 22:27:53

Callisto/a is a fab name.


fluffygal Mon 02-Apr-12 22:28:00

I love the name Callie too, have no suggestions though! I would just go for Callie I think, not a fan of Caroline or the more unusual names suggested.

crumpet Mon 02-Apr-12 22:30:13

I knew a Carolina (Caroleena not Carol-eye-na)

hattifattner Mon 02-Apr-12 22:30:57

i think Calliope (ca-lie-oh-pee) is long for Callie. Its a gorgeous name.

SilkStalkings Mon 02-Apr-12 22:45:33

I do believe JR's accidental shotgun bride in Dallas was Callie short for Calpurnia <<shows age>>.

I really like Carrie, seems quite rare the last few years, eg Carrie-anne

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Mon 02-Apr-12 22:51:26

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MrsBeakman Mon 02-Apr-12 22:51:36

I really like Callie too. I would go for Caroline personally, but as you are not keen I'll second Clarissa. Have come across a posh teenager called Clarissa.

Janoschi Mon 02-Apr-12 22:51:41

Having consulted a book, I can suggest:

Calynne / Calyn

GlaikitFizzog Mon 02-Apr-12 22:51:48


MrsBeakman Mon 02-Apr-12 22:52:02

What about Clara or Cara?

MrsBeakman Mon 02-Apr-12 22:53:02

I like Carlotta. Calendula?

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