Feminine/Gender Neutral Balance

Hi!

What are your favorite ways to sneak in less traditionally feminine nicknames with feminine names? So far I’ve been thinking of names like [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] nn [name_u]Jet[/name_u], [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u] nn AJ, or also [name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_u]Jet[/name_u], and other initial names…And just balancing out a name by pairing a gender neutral name with a more feminine one?

What are some pairs you like in this style?

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I had [name_f]Edith[/name_f] Dare on my list for a while!

I also like the vaguely masculine nickname names… [name_u]Frankie[/name_u], [name_u]Billie[/name_u], [name_f]Martie[/name_f], etc!

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Leonora/ [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_f]Maxima[/name_f], [name_f]Maxine[/name_f]/ [name_u]Max[/name_u]
[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f], [name_u]Alexis[/name_u]/ [name_u]Lex[/name_u]
[name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f], [name_f]Jacquetta[/name_f]/ [name_m]Jac[/name_m]
[name_f]Sybilla[/name_f]/ [name_u]Billie[/name_u]
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f], [name_f]Frances[/name_f]/ [name_u]Frankie[/name_u]

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These are my very favourite names for girls ! I love long frilly names with an edgy nickname
[name_f]Clementine[/name_f]- [name_u]Clem[/name_u], [name_f]Tiny[/name_f] , [name_f]Minnie[/name_f], [name_m]Lem[/name_m]
[name_f]Sibyl[/name_f]- [name_f]Sib[/name_f], [name_u]Billie[/name_u]
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]- [name_u]Evan[/name_u] , [name_u]Van[/name_u]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]- [name_u]Mattie[/name_u]
[name_f]Madeline[/name_f]- [name_f]Maddie[/name_f], [name_u]Del[/name_u]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f]- [name_u]Kit[/name_u] , [name_f]Kat[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f]- [name_u]Del[/name_u] , [name_m]Fin[/name_m]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]- [name_u]Jo[/name_u], [name_u]Joey[/name_u] , [name_m]Fin[/name_m]
[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]- dot , [name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]- [name_u]Sal[/name_u] , [name_f]Roe[/name_f]

Right now I’m crushing on [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] nicknamed [name_u]Theo[/name_u]

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Teddy on a girl as well!

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Charlotte - [name_m]Chuck[/name_m]/Charlie
[name_f]Isabeau[/name_f] - [name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] - [name_m]Will[/name_m], [name_u]Billie[/name_u]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]/Theodosia - [name_u]Theo[/name_u]/Teddy
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] - [name_u]Dale[/name_u]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] - [name_m]Matt[/name_m]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f]/Francesca/Francine - [name_m]Frank[/name_m]/Frankie
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f]/Georgina/Georgiana - [name_u]Georgie[/name_u]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] - [name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] - [name_u]Jo[/name_u]/Joey
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] - [name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_f]Sibyl[/name_f] - [name_u]Billie[/name_u]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] - [name_u]Penn[/name_u]
[name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f] - [name_m]Jac[/name_m]
[name_f]Edwina[/name_f] - [name_m]Ed[/name_m]
[name_f]Abigail[/name_f] - [name_u]Gale[/name_u]
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f] - [name_u]Vic[/name_u]

I LOVE [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] nn [name_u]Jet[/name_u]! That was on my list for a long time. [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite atm is [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] nn [name_u]Teddy[/name_u]! For initial nicknames, I love SJ, PJ and JJ for girls.

I also recently came up with [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] nn [name_m]Felix[/name_m]/Phelix… People either love it or hate it, I think it’s adorable.

I love [name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_u]Jet[/name_u]! Such a cool combo. I also like the idea of [name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_f]Juno[/name_f].

[name_f]My[/name_f] daughter’s initials are AJ and although I don’t call her that I have a friend who does. I think it’s pretty cute and can see myself using it in the future.

I love feminine names that lead to boyish nicknames. Some of my favourites are [name_f]Olive[/name_f] ‘Oli’, [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] ‘[name_u]Teddy[/name_u]’ or ‘[name_u]Theo[/name_u]’, and [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] ‘[name_f]Leni[/name_f]’. I also love the name [name_u]Noa[/name_u], which is of course a Hebrew girls’ name but sounds like the much more commonly used boys’ name [name_u]Noah[/name_u].

I also like combining more feminine names with boyish nicknames like [name_u]Frankie[/name_u], [name_u]Billie[/name_u] etc. And I quite like gender neutral middles like Adair, Lowell, Marlowe etc, especially if they have literary ties.

By nicknames:
[name_f]Leonore[/name_f] nn [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_f]Theodosia[/name_f] nn [name_u]Teddy[/name_u]/Theo
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] nn [name_u]Jo[/name_u]
[name_f]Maxine[/name_f] nn [name_u]Max[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] nn [name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f] nn [name_u]Frankie[/name_u]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u] nn [name_u]Willie[/name_u]

By pairings:
[name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u]
[name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] [name_u]Lark[/name_u]

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Theodora -[name_u]Theo[/name_u], [name_u]Teddy[/name_u], [name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]-[name_u]Cory[/name_u]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]-[name_u]Harry[/name_u]
[name_f]Astoria[/name_f] -[name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]- [name_m]Raffy[/name_m]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] -[name_u]Pip[/name_u]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] -[name_u]Max[/name_u]/Matty

Names with less feminine nicknames…

Theodora/Theodosia ~ [name_u]Teddy[/name_u]
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Charlie[/name_u]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_f]Sibyl[/name_f]/Sybil ~ [name_u]Billie[/name_u]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f]/Francesca ~ [name_u]Frankie[/name_u]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Billie[/name_u]
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]/Eleonora ~ [name_m]Leo[/name_m]/Nell
[name_f]Rosemarie[/name_f]/Rosemary ~ [name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Mattie[/name_u]/Tilly
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Freddie[/name_u]
[name_f]Nicole[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Nico[/name_u]/Nick
[name_f]Christina[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Chris[/name_u]/Rina
[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Stevie[/name_u]
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u] ~ [name_m]Will[/name_m]
[name_u]Louise[/name_u]/Eloise ~ [name_u]Lou[/name_u]/Louie
[name_f]Lilah[/name_f]/Delilah ~ [name_u]Lyle[/name_u]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]/Phillipa ~ [name_u]Phil[/name_u]
[name_f]Caroline[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Ronnie[/name_u]
[name_f]Regina[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Reggie[/name_u]
[name_f]Philomena[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Phil[/name_u]/Lonny
[name_f]Michelle[/name_f] ~ [name_m]Mike[/name_m]/Mickey/Mick
[name_f]Claudette[/name_f]/Claudia ~ [name_u]Claude[/name_u]
[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f]/Cordelia ~ [name_u]Cory[/name_u]
[name_f]Denise[/name_f] ~ [name_u]Denny[/name_u]

And combos…

Rose [name_u]Delaney[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] [name_u]Gray[/name_u]
[name_f]Madeleine[/name_f] [name_u]Riley[/name_u]
[name_f]Liliana[/name_f] [name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] [name_u]Everest[/name_u]
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] [name_u]Forest[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] [name_u]River[/name_u]
[name_f]Melody[/name_f] [name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] [name_u]Silver[/name_u]
[name_f]Milena[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f] [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]
[name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_u]Halston[/name_u]
[name_f]Nellie[/name_f] [name_u]Kyle[/name_u]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_u]Hadley[/name_u]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f] [name_u]Hunter[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosabel[/name_f] [name_u]Jules[/name_u]
[name_f]Millie[/name_f] [name_u]Jules[/name_u]
[name_f]Millie[/name_f] [name_u]Halston[/name_u]
[name_f]Marnie[/name_f] [name_u]Jules[/name_u]
[name_f]Marnie[/name_f] [name_u]Halston[/name_u]
[name_f]Angelina[/name_f] [name_u]Hadley[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosabella[/name_f] [name_u]Grey[/name_u]
[name_f]Evie[/name_f] [name_u]Lane[/name_u]
[name_f]Julianna[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosette[/name_f] [name_u]Delaney[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosette[/name_f] [name_u]Laine[/name_u]

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From my favourites:
[name_f]Arianell[/name_f] - [name_u]Ari[/name_u]
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] - [name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgianna[/name_f] - [name_u]Georgie[/name_u]/Joey
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] - [name_u]Henri[/name_u]
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] - [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_u]Lenny[/name_u]
[name_f]Persephone[/name_f] - [name_u]Percy[/name_u]
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f] - [name_u]Finn[/name_u]
[name_f]Thomasina[/name_f] - [name_m]Tommy[/name_m]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f] - [name_u]Teddy[/name_u], [name_u]Theo[/name_u]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] - [name_m]Will[/name_m]
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] - [name_u]Bernie[/name_u], [name_m]Bear[/name_m]
[name_f]Caroline[/name_f] - [name_u]Caro[/name_u], [name_m]Rollie[/name_m], [name_u]Ronnie[/name_u]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] - [name_f]Flick[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] - [name_u]Harri[/name_u]
[name_f]Margaret[/name_f] - Rett
[name_f]Magdalen[/name_f] - [name_u]Dale[/name_u], [name_m]Len[/name_m], [name_u]Lenny[/name_u]
[name_f]Philippa[/name_f] - [name_u]Pip[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f] - [name_u]Ronnie[/name_u], [name_f]Ro[/name_f]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] - [name_u]Freddie[/name_u]

Eleni [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] nn [name_f]Leni[/name_f] is on my list. :heart: [name_m]Said[/name_m] like [name_u]Lenny[/name_u].

I also love [name_f]Georgina[/name_f]/Georgia nn [name_u]Georgie[/name_u], as opposed to [name_f]Gigi[/name_f], which I think is more popular in the States. I like the idea of [name_f]Brynn[/name_f] for a girl in theory, but the Welsh in me can barely stomach it for a girl, so I would use it as a nn, something like [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] or [name_f]Brynja[/name_f] nn [name_f]Brynn[/name_f]. :heart:

I’m not a fan of most unisex names or masculine names on girls, so that’s about all I’ve got lol. Oh! I love [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] nn [name_u]Kit[/name_u] too. :heart: