Addie's baby sister is nameless :)

Here’s my dilemma…I’m a stickler for longer names being abbreviated…this seems to drive some people nuts, but I can’t help myself…with that being said we have our [name]Addison[/name] [name]Renee[/name] who we call [name]Addie[/name] and are due with our second little lady in [name]April[/name]…So I am back on the look out for a name that is longer and can be shortened to a cute nickname…Two favorites right now are [name]Ellison[/name] to [name]Ellie[/name] and Maysn to [name]Maisie[/name]…Thoughts on these??? And any suggestions totally welcome!!! Also, middle name suggestions would be great appreciated too!!! Thanks in advance!!!

[name]Ellison[/name] and Maysn are too similar to [name]Addison[/name] so I wouldn’t choose them for a second daughter. [name]Just[/name] a word of advice to you and I hope you don’t mind my blunt honesty: changing the spelling of a name (eg [name]Mason[/name] to Masyn does not make it any more feminine. It just looks like the parents misspelled the name. You’ll find that this is one of the biggest peeves for people who love names). Ok, now that I’ve got that off my chest…I’m not a big fan of surnames for girls but here are my few I don’t mind. My list is short. Good luck to you!

[name]Ellery[/name] nn [name]Ellie[/name] (instead of [name]Ellison[/name])
[name]Delaney[/name] nn [name]Lainey[/name]
[name]Connolly[/name] nn [name]Connie[/name]
[name]Larkin[/name] nn [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Tierney[/name] (nickname proof which is why I like it)
[name]Quinn[/name] (see [name]Tierney[/name])

I agree with the PP, [name]Ellison[/name] and Maysn are to close. I’d try to stay away from any name ending in the -son, -sen, -sn, etc. sound. And to add to her comment about the spelling, it doesn’t make the name any more original either. Maysn is the same as [name]Mason[/name] when you call her name out so all you are really doing is assuring she will have to forever spell out her name. Not trying to be rude, just observing from a name nerd perspective. That being said, something to go with [name]Addison[/name] “[name]Addie[/name]”…
[name]Bellamy[/name] “[name]Belle[/name]”
[name]Bronwyn[/name] “[name]Winnie[/name]”
[name]Cameron[/name] “[name]Camie[/name]”
[name]Delancey[/name] “[name]Della[/name]”
[name]Elliot[/name] “[name]Ellie[/name]”
[name]Jessamine[/name] “[name]Jess[/name]”
[name]Kimball[/name] “[name]Kim[/name]”
[name]McKenzie[/name] “[name]Mickie[/name]”
[name]Rhiannon[/name] [name]Rhia[/name]"
[name]Rhonwen[/name] “[name]Roni[/name]”
[name]Skyla[/name] “[name]Sky[/name]”
[name]Sullivan[/name] “[name]Sunny[/name]”

Dang…Maybe I should have mentioned that we like the idea of sticking with -sen, -son, etc. ending names…We plan on (who really knows) maybe 3 or 4 kids and have boys names we love ending in those sounds…So, we’re not opposed to the “close”-ness of them!! :slight_smile:

Hm, ok, but be careful. There are only so many names that end in -son that are passable on girls and if you really do intend to have a lot more children you may run into a rut trying to go with that theme in the long run. Some variety may not be a bad. That being said I am still not a fan of [name]Ellison[/name] or Maysn, [name]Ellison[/name] still feels to close to [name]Addison[/name] and Maysn is just to masculine for me. Some -son “names” out there.
[name]Anson[/name] “[name]Anna[/name]”
[name]Carson[/name] “[name]Carrie[/name]”
[name]Cason[/name] / [name]Kasen[/name] “[name]Cassie[/name] /[name]Casey[/name]”
[name]Emerson[/name] “[name]Emmy[/name]”
[name]Jensen[/name] “[name]Jenny[/name]”
[name]Larson[/name] “[name]Lara[/name]”
[name]Rosen[/name] “[name]Rosie[/name]”
[name]Tamsin[/name] “[name]Tommy[/name] / [name]Tammy[/name]”

all I can really come up with right now. :confused:

[name]Ellison[/name] nn [name]Ellie[/name] is cute and sounds nice with [name]Addison[/name] but it is sort of rhyme-y

What about :
[name]Cornelia[/name] nn [name]Neely[/name]
[name]Connelly[/name] nn [name]Nelly[/name]
[name]Dempsey[/name] nn [name]Demi[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] nn [name]Frannie[/name]
[name]Camille[/name] nn [name]Millie[/name]
[name]Annette[/name] nn [name]Etta[/name]