Cornelia? Pretty or a mouthful

I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] this name esp. with nn Cornelli but im worried it would be a bit much

It’s pretty! I don’t think it’s a mouthful. I don’t really love Cornelli though. I personally prefer [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] cause I don’t love that ‘corn’ is in [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] lol

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I like [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] but I prefer [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f].
Cornelli sounds too corny and odd, like a nickname for [name_m]Cornell[/name_m] University.

I’m with PP posters–definitely prefer [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]. I don’t like that you can pull ‘[name_u]Corny[/name_u]’ out as a nickname or [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f], whether you intend for that to happen or not.

I like it… Pretty…

You would have an AMAZING namesake in my personal heroine [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] Ten Boom. She was the leader of the sort-of Underground Railroad type network for helping Jews in [name_u]Holland[/name_u] escape the Nazi invasion of that country during World War II. You can read her autobiography The Hiding Place. People called her [name_u]Corrie[/name_u] her whole life. Great name to inspire a very courageous daughter someday :slight_smile:

I don’t think it’s too much. I’m not a big fan of Cornelli. I think [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] nickname Neily is a better option.

I love the name [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] (and [name_m]Cornelius[/name_m] for that matter) - but I think I might be part of the minority on NB. Most people seem to have an issue with the Corn part. (I’ve asked about this in the past). [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] is a good alternative but I do prefer [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f]. Cornelli is a bit too long as a nn for me and I think [name_u]Corny[/name_u] would be an unfortunate shortening of that. I do like [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] and [name_f]Lia[/name_f].

I really like [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] and [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] for that matter, but I named my daughter a long ornate name as well so I’m a little biased. I think they are lovely.

I like [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] much much more.

I’m a fan. <3

Kids are going to be cruel. I knew a girl named this in the 70’s and everyone called her [name_u]Corny[/name_u] or Corn [name_m]Cob[/name_m].

[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] is gorgeous. I don’t think [name_u]Corny[/name_u] is inevitable at all when there are so many other potential nicknames.

Like pps, I’m not too keen on Cornelli, though. It sounds like a kind of pasta or something.

I don’t think it’s too much at all. I do prefer [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], like many others, and find the nicknames [name_f]Cora[/name_f] and [name_f]Clia[/name_f]/[name_f]Clea[/name_f] much more appealing, but it’s a lovely name :slight_smile:

I like [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f], but prefer [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]. Cornilli seems like an odd nickname? [name_f]Cora[/name_f] works better imo.

[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] has been my top favorite name for over 10 years. It has a lot of history but I also think it has a beautiful sound, and I might seriously use it one day despite the fact that some people seem to dislike it. I would never jump to the “corny” association personally, especially with a pretty nickname like [name_f]Cora[/name_f], which I think it the best option for this name.

[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] is definitely not too long or frilly to use. [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] is one of my favourite names so I’d use that instead myself, but it’s definitely usable. [name_u]Connie[/name_u]/[name_f]Conny[/name_f] is another nickname option- there was a singer named [name_f]Conny[/name_f] Froboess whose full name was [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f].

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I like [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] and think it’s perfectly usable. [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] is overrated and lacks [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f]'s elegance. [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] feels eccentric and feminine to me but not elegant.

I love [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f]! I think it’s beautiful and elegant :slight_smile:

I would say [name_u]Nelly[/name_u] as a nickname for [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f], and I’d worry about the nickname [name_u]Corny[/name_u]. I much prefer [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] or [name_f]Cora[/name_f] personally