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Ophelia nn Hallie?
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user772263 · 02/08/2022 11:33

Hi! Do you think Hallie could be a suitable nickname for Ophelia? I think Hellie would work as 'hel' features in Ophelia, but would Hallie work?

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ApolloandDaphne · 02/08/2022 11:37

No. If you like Hallie call your DD that but don't try to engineer it from Ophelia.

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ApolloandDaphne · 02/08/2022 11:38

Hellie wouldn't work either. The middle sound is 'f' not 'h'.

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PineappleWilson · 02/08/2022 11:41

You really don't get to chose nicknames for your children. They go to school and they and their friends do that for them. Hallie works well as aname in its own right. Easier to spell than Ophelia too.

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user772263 · 02/08/2022 11:42

I've found that I like names like Kit (short for Christopher), Peggy (short for Margaret), Hallie (short for Harriet) etc but we already have a Harriet in the family so was trying to see what else it could be short for! It doesn't seem like quite enough to be the full name on the birth certificate somehow, but maybe I'm wrong!

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user772263 · 02/08/2022 11:44

PineappleWilson · 02/08/2022 11:41

You really don't get to chose nicknames for your children. They go to school and they and their friends do that for them. Hallie works well as aname in its own right. Easier to spell than Ophelia too.

I wouldn't necessarily agree with that! I don't know anyone who has a nickname that they were called at school that they weren't first called at home. Perhaps nicknames that derive from surnames, yes, but I don't think children are going to school and coming home with entirely new names...

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Darlissima · 02/08/2022 11:46

How about Henrietta nn Hallie? After all, young Henry V was Prince Hal.

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Tiredmum100 · 02/08/2022 12:05

I had the name Ophelia on my list if I ever had a dd. (Not going to happen now). To be honest not sure what you could shorten it to...Lia? I dont think Hallie is really a nickname of it though. As a PP said, its a name in its own right.

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SummerSummer8 · 02/08/2022 12:12

Ophelia is so beautiful :)

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RuthW · 02/08/2022 12:14

I'd say Philly is the natural shortening

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TabithaTittlemouse · 02/08/2022 12:16

Ophelia is beautiful. Why would you ruin it by calling her Hallie?

fwiw a friend is Ophelia and gets called Philly by some.

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SalviaOfficinalis · 02/08/2022 12:20

I mean anything could be a nick name but I’m not sure that Hallie is a natural diminutive of Ophelia - how are you pronouncing Ophelia?

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SirenSays · 02/08/2022 12:22

user772263 · 02/08/2022 11:44

I wouldn't necessarily agree with that! I don't know anyone who has a nickname that they were called at school that they weren't first called at home. Perhaps nicknames that derive from surnames, yes, but I don't think children are going to school and coming home with entirely new names...

This is what happened to me. I was given a nickname by my best friend in year 2. I've used it almost exclusively since. My parents still use my given name, they're the only ones who do.

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AppleBottomRats · 02/08/2022 12:23

Hallie does not relate to Ophelia in any way, nor does Hellie. It’s pronounced Off-ee-lee-uh not Op-hell-ee-uh.

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girlmom21 · 02/08/2022 12:24

If you want to call your daughter Hallie call her Hallie.

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GinUnicorn · 02/08/2022 12:25

Outside of the box but have you considered Calista nickname Callie? It’s a bit nearer.

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babyjellyfish · 02/08/2022 12:26

I can't see how you're getting Hallie from Ophelia, sorry.

Hallie is fine in its own right.

Otherwise:

Henrietta
Helena
Nathalie

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Enko · 02/08/2022 12:29

I dont think Hallie comes of Ophelia. Hallie is ok on its own imo.

I know 3 children/adults who got nn at school/uni that were not first used at home. In the case of 2 of them who are now adults even their parents use the nm now.

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Becknutmeg · 02/08/2022 12:30

SummerSummer8 · 02/08/2022 12:12

Ophelia is so beautiful :)

Mines called Ophelia

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chilledbubble · 02/08/2022 12:30

Absolutely doesnt work

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GreenManalishi · 02/08/2022 12:35

Ophelia would get Offie, or Philly or Phil, you can't just wangle a nickname out of another unrelated name. It won't stick.

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PancakesWithCheese · 02/08/2022 13:00

You can’t get Hallie from Ophelia. To be honest I prefer Hallie as a name.

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DuchessOfSausage · 02/08/2022 13:32

I don't like Hallie or Ophelia.

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alanabennett · 02/08/2022 13:34

Ridiculous and completely contrived. If you like Hallie, call her Hallie.

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Louise0701 · 02/08/2022 13:36

@user772263 well you’ve just admitted yourself it’s a completely different name. I would think it ridiculous if someone introduced their child as Ophelia and followed with; but we call her Hallie.

just call her Hallie?

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TheVanguardSix · 02/08/2022 13:39

It’s not impossible or a definite nope. I don’t feel it myself, OP, but then again, I know a Daisy whose actual name is Celia and I would never link those two names. You can make Hallie work and it’ll be fine. I’d go with Faye or Fifi or Fe. Fifi is, admittedly, a bit 🙄.

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