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What name could have the nickname Pixie?
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Sparklesdontshine · 10/04/2018 20:00

Really liking Pixie for a first name, but not sure if its a bit much? Is there anything that Pixie could be a nickname for?

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MilkTwoSugarsThanks · 10/04/2018 20:01

Anything you like. My son has a nickname that bears no resemblance to his actual name!

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cowgirlblues · 10/04/2018 20:02

Peaches Grin or anything beginning with a P. Polly?

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DryAsThingysFootwear · 10/04/2018 20:03

My sister's nickname is Pixie. It has nothing to do with her real name, she is the clumsiest, most heavy handed person I've ever met Grin

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AntiqueOlive · 10/04/2018 20:04

Prisca?

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Tiddlywinks63 · 10/04/2018 20:04

Nicknames aren't the same as abbreviated names op. You can give someone any nickname you like!
I know a toddler called Joshua who's nickname is Noodle 😄

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Oysterbabe · 10/04/2018 20:05

Agree with the above. DD's nickname is Sausage. Just choose a name that you love and call her Pixie as a nickname. Finding something you can turn into Pixie is too contrived.

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BabloHoney · 10/04/2018 20:06

Priscilla or Phillippa? Agree it’s more of a standalone nickname though. Pixie Lott’s real name is Victoria!

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bassackwards · 10/04/2018 20:08

I don't think pixie is short for anything traditionally , but if you like the name why not just go with it (a la pixie geldof)? Or as the pp said use it as a nickname whatever the proper name :)

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Treacletoots · 10/04/2018 20:09

Go with Pixie if you like it! It's noone else's business if they don't. We actually had Pixie shortlisted for our DD as we thought it was cute, along with Darcy, Amelie and Hattie.

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DullAndOld · 10/04/2018 20:09

we had a pony called Pixie...:)

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PelvicFloorClenchReminder · 10/04/2018 20:12

Pixarella?

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DullAndOld · 10/04/2018 20:12

Pixie - wixie?

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Mischa123 · 10/04/2018 20:13

I know a Pixi, it suits her so much and is lovely

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catinapoolofsunshine · 10/04/2018 20:17

I know a Pia, which is about the only girls name starting with Pi except Piper I can think of. Piper is a name used for girls... Pixie could work for Philippa instead of Pippa...

As the first reply says pixie is a nickname you could use for a child with any given name, it's not really a pet form of another name, more an affectionate reference to character. In that context though it is odd to plan to call an unborn child that, she might be quite chilled, or quite a chubby cuddly baby and toddler and not suit pixie.

Actual names don't have to "suit" the child because they are names and babies are often utterly unlike the child and adult they grow into, but nicknames usually come later and fit character traits!

Pixie as a name is high risk - your child might be pixie like, but what if she's tall, well built and serious? As pixie isn't usually a given name it will sit uncomfortably on a child/ teen / woman who isn't an ethereal mischief maker!

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BikeRunSki · 10/04/2018 20:17

Beatrix/Trixie/Pixie - too tenuous?

I agree that you are confusing abbreviations with nicknames.

Dr Pixie McKenna off the TV is really called Bernadette. I imagine that Pixie is the kind of affectionate name that evolves for a small, cheeky child and sticks.... at 44 my DSis is still known by her toddler nickname. Not Pixie, but not dissimilar.

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LoveInTokyo · 10/04/2018 20:41

Priscilla or Philippa?

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dinosaurfeet · 10/04/2018 20:42

I know a Victoria who is sometimes Vix, sometimes Pixie

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AfterSchoolWorry · 10/04/2018 20:43

Persephone

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Sugarpiehoneyeye · 10/04/2018 21:54

Just go with Pixie, it's so cute, you really don't need permission.🌺

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LockedOutOfMN · 10/04/2018 21:56

In Cádiz here in Spain "pisha" is the nickname for Patricia. Pixie would work too, I feel.

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madeyemoodysmum · 10/04/2018 22:02

I like the Beatrice link. I think that works well

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Sparklesdontshine · 11/04/2018 10:06

If we do just go for Pixie, do you think it's not too "cutesy?"

I do like Beatrix, with the option of Trixie, but dh isn't keen

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EightNine · 11/04/2018 10:18

Pixie lott is a Victoria, and that does kind of make sense....Vixie to Pixie

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catinapoolofsunshine · 11/04/2018 10:21

Sparkles it will always be a "Marmite" name. It isn't really a name. Its like calling your child Honey, or Monkey, or Peanut or something. Its absolutely and totally fine as a nickname which might end up being used almost all the time.

Unlike Elizabeth or Emma or any other conventional name a nickname style name has a high change of being hugely inappropriate for the person your unborn child grows to be.

It would be a lot harder to be a size 18 Pixie than a size 18 Lucy or Beatrice or Patricia or any other conventional name, and no matter how much you might want your child to be a cheeky, impish petite thing, she might not be...

I used to teach an Ariel who was a rather sombre Eyore in character and very solidly built. Her teens really would have been so much easier for her if she'd been called Emily or Olivia or Georgina or even Chardonnay or Lily-Mae :o , - basically any other less overtly inappropriate name!

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catinapoolofsunshine · 11/04/2018 10:48

You could call her Nixie

:o Apparently it is a name, meaning water sprite...

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