Do nicknames age well?

I’m talking about nicknames like [name_u]Abby[/name_u] or [name_f]Maddie[/name_f]. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you know any adults who go by these names, and do they like them? [name_f]Do[/name_f] these nicknames age well?

[name_f]Maddie[/name_f] - nn for [name_f]Madeline[/name_f] or [name_u]Madison[/name_u]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f] - nn for [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_f]Sadie[/name_f] - nn for [name_f]Sarah[/name_f]
[name_u]Abby[/name_u] - nn for [name_f]Abigail[/name_f]
[name_f]Avie[/name_f] - nn for [name_f]Ava[/name_f] or [name_u]Avery[/name_u]

Should someone who went by [name_f]Avie[/name_f] or [name_u]Abby[/name_u] as a child go by [name_u]Avery[/name_u] or [name_u]Madison[/name_u] as an adult? Can you imagine a mom or an adult woman named [name_u]Abby[/name_u]?

I think it totally depends on the person, but very often people do carry their nicknames into adulthood. Both my parents have for example. Equally I’ve noticed that sometimes people use their full name in any ‘professional’ environment and their nickname at home/among friends, so it’s not necessarily a matter of having to give up a nickname entirely. A lot of nicknames will just age with a person.

As for the ones you’re considering:

[name_f]Maddie[/name_f] - nn for [name_f]Madeline[/name_f] or [name_u]Madison[/name_u] - I think it ages fine - it’s intuitive and simple
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f] - nn for [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]/[name_f]Sadie[/name_f] - nn for [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] - these two feel slightly more youthful to me, but I think that’s because [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] and [name_f]Sadie[/name_f] have gained popularity as fullnames recently. Again, I think they’ll age fine because rn a [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] or a [name_f]Sadie[/name_f] will be growing up with other Maisies and Sadies so they won’t feel out of place
[name_u]Abby[/name_u] - nn for [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] - I’ve known an adult [name_u]Abby[/name_u] and a number of Gabbys - I think it ages fine
[name_f]Avie[/name_f] - nn for [name_f]Ava[/name_f] or [name_u]Avery[/name_u] - I think because this is a less established name, it might be harder to go by on a daily basis as an adult, but it isn’t immature and I think it would age with someone

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] that helps in some way

I think it all depends on the person. I personally know many adult women named [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] who go by [name_u]Abby[/name_u], and a [name_f]Margot[/name_f] who goes my [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]. I don’t really think there’s much of a should involved here; it’s all about personal preference and I don’t think anyone’s maturity level or competence ought to be judged by their name or nickname or what they choose to go by. I can absolutely imagine an adult woman with any of these nicknames, as they’ve become very popular amongst my generation and we will be adults soon enough! I think it’s probably the same as someone from my (possibly great) grandparent’s generation imagining an adult [name_f]Peggy[/name_f] ([name_f]Margaret[/name_f]), [name_f]Judie[/name_f] ([name_f]Judith[/name_f]), or [name_f]Dot[/name_f] ([name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]).

It’s a personal choice. My friend [name_u]Abby[/name_u] is 30 and has never gone by [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] and I’ve never known anyone to react negatively or consider her name childish. That said, I’m [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f] and always went by [name_f]Becca[/name_f] as a kid but now introduce myself as [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f]. People from my childhood still call me [name_f]Becca[/name_f] but I don’t refer to muself as it anymore… I felt like I grew out of it. (But love that the people who still call me that are those I’ve had a relationship most of my life.)
I would never name a daughter [name_f]Maddie[/name_f], [name_u]Abby[/name_u], etc. In case they feel it’s childish when they get older. But if I named my daughter [name_u]Madison[/name_u] and called her [name_f]Maddy[/name_f] I wouldn’t sit her down at 18 and tell her she’s outgrown that name. My daughter [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] goes by [name_f]Lulu[/name_f] and I consider it a childish nickname. But I also kind of hope she’s always free spirited enough to still want to be called that.

I think that it depends on the name and the person. I think that all those nicknames age relatively well except [name_f]Avie[/name_f]. To me, [name_f]Avie[/name_f] sounds whiny and much more childish than the others.

I mean, my name is [name_u]Abby[/name_u] and I plan to go by that for the rest of my life.

Hey, [name_m]Jimmy[/name_m] [name_u]Carter[/name_u] made it work.

Personally I think it is very dependent on the name, things like [name_f]Maddy[/name_f]/ie or [name_f]Becky[/name_f] just make sense but [name_f]Avie[/name_f] I think is a bit too far. [name_u]Abby[/name_u] I think is fine, but in my opinion it’s always best to give the kid the full name so that they can decide the they’re older x

I know adults who still go by their nicknames.
[name_f]Ally[/name_f] for [name_f]Allyson[/name_f]
[name_u]Abby[/name_u] for [name_f]Abigail[/name_f]
[name_f]Becky[/name_f] for [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f]
[name_u]Niki[/name_u] for [name_f]Nicole[/name_f]
I’m sure there are more that I’m not thinking of. They are pretty straight forward nicknames though.