Cute Nickname for Unusual Given Name?

See the results of this poll: Can "Bunny" be a nn for "Benigna"?

Respondents: 29 (This poll is closed)

  • Yes : 27 (93%)
  • No: 2 (7%)

[name_f]Bunny[/name_f] as a nickname or pet name could be used for any name.

I think [name_f]Bunny[/name_f] is more of a pet name, so it definitely worls. I think [name_f]Nina[/name_f] would also work.

[name_f]Bunny[/name_f] definitely works! I knew a [name_f]Brittany[/name_f] who went strictly by [name_f]Bunny[/name_f], and I always thought it was cute. It works even better for Benigna though as the “bun” sound is right there at the beginning of Benigna. I agree with the pp that [name_f]Nina[/name_f] could work. My favourite would have to be [name_u]Bennie[/name_u] though. I adore [name_u]Bennie[/name_u] for a girl. I have Benedita “[name_u]Bennie[/name_u]” on my own list.

So, only two people (10%) voted no. I wonder if that’s 'cause they think [name_f]Bunny[/name_f] is too cutesy, or that it really doesn’t relate enough to Benigna?

I think it works, but personally wouldn’t want to be a Benigna nn [name_f]Bunny[/name_f]. They’re both so unusual and I feel explaining them would be such a pain.