Girl names with no nicknames

I’m not a big fan of nicknames. My kids are named [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Claire[/name]. We are pregnant with a baby girl and I’m looking for ideas.

Here’s a little background… My husband and I grew up together. His name is [name]Philip[/name] and his mother would literally yell at anyone she heard call him [name]Phil[/name]. I don’t know how many times I heard her say, “I didn’t name him [name]Philip[/name] for you to call him [name]Phil[/name]!!”. I do NOT want to be that mom. (It’s funny that now, as an adult, he almost exclusively goes by [name]Phil[/name])

I love [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Anna[/name] but we can’t use [name]Anna[/name].

I’ve had good feedback on [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] so it is definitely on our list but so far it is the only one.

I need some suggestions!

I like [name]Ivy[/name], it sounds beautiful when grouped with [name]Claire[/name] and [name]Jack[/name] since it has two syllables. Alternatively maybe you could use [name]Ava[/name], [name]Isla[/name], [name]Hazel[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], or [name]Violet[/name]? I particularly like [name]Lucy[/name] or [name]Hazel[/name]. Good luck : )

I agree with [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Ava[/name], [name]Isla[/name] And [name]Hazel[/name].

What about [name]Elle[/name], Jerren, [name]Farrah[/name], [name]Amy[/name] or [name]Addie[/name]?

[name]Ivy[/name], [name]Anya[/name], [name]Nina[/name], [name]Norah[/name], [name]Amy[/name]/[name]Aimee[/name], [name]Eve[/name], [name]Faye[/name], [name]Faith[/name], [name]Holly[/name], [name]Heidi[/name], [name]Hannah[/name], [name]Ida[/name], [name]Ada[/name], [name]Ina[/name], [name]Polly[/name], [name]Nell[/name], [name]Sara[/name], [name]Tara[/name], [name]Cara[/name]/[name]Kara[/name], [name]Helen[/name], [name]Lana[/name], [name]Kira[/name]…
But I come from a family that can nickname any name at all- even if they just end up calling someone by a first initial or a sound randomly chosen from somewhere in the name!

[name]Amy[/name]
[name]Hailey[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name]/[name]Jemma[/name]
[name]Nadia[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Sara[/name]/[name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Cara[/name]/[name]Kara[/name]
[name]Carrie[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Hope[/name]
[name]Isla[/name]
[name]Isis[/name]
[name]Iris[/name]
[name]Nola[/name]
[name]Jenna[/name]
[name]Kate[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Brooke[/name]
[name]Lane[/name]
[name]Leah[/name]
[name]Lila[/name]

[name]Claire[/name], [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Claire[/name], [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Claire[/name], [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Faye[/name]
[name]Claire[/name], [name]Jack[/name] and [name]Lois[/name]

My friend has a jack and a [name]Kate[/name]. And kate is just [name]Kate[/name] not short for anything.

I love [name]Tess[/name] or [name]Tessa[/name]. Also like the suggestions of [name]Sara[/name] and [name]Kate[/name]. My sister’s name is [name]Lauren[/name] and she never had a nn. Also there’s [name]Paige[/name], [name]Rose[/name], [name]Leah[/name], [name]Grace[/name]. I really like all these names I’m listing for you! I love simple. I like your [name]Ivy[/name] combo too. I guess if there is a nn you like, you could also just use that as the official name, like [name]Maggie[/name] or [name]Maisie[/name] for instance.

I know a mom with a [name]Claire[/name] and a [name]Helen[/name]. Not sure that’s your style, but she seems to be a no-nickname kind of mom, too, so I thought I’d throw it out there.

I, too, am a no-nick mom! I love [name]Ivy[/name]

[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name] is my favorite, but I do like your idea of [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] too…

[name]Rachel[/name] - my daughters name and she never had a nn… always [name]Rachel[/name]:slight_smile:
[name]Hope[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Margo[/name]
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Colleen[/name]
[name]Adrienne[/name]

all over the place, but just what came to my mind:-)

Good [name]Luck[/name]!!

I found this list on Nameberry not to long ago so maybe it will help you :slight_smile:

https://nameberry.com/list/6/Names-with-No-Nicknames

[name_f]Tahnee[/name_f] is a good choice, can’t truncate it no matter what!

With [name_m]Jack[/name_m] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f], I like:

[name_f]Molly[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f][/name_F]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f]
[name_f]Amy[/name_f][/name_F]

[name_f]Catherine[/name_f]'s okay, but I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]! Such a beautiful name! I’m casting all my votes on it!

I really like [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]! I think that’s a great choice for what you are looking for and goes well with your other kids’ names.
Some other suggestions are:

[name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Erin[/name_f]
[name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Kate[/name_f]
[name_u]Eden[/name_u]
[name_f]Orla[/name_f]
[name_u]Riley[/name_u]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_f]Ruth[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f]
[name_f][name_u]Marie[/name_u][/name_f]
[name_f]Isla[/name_f]
[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Ava[/name_f]
[name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_f][name_u]Anne[/name_u][/name_f]
[name_f]April[/name_f]
[name_f][name_u]Holly[/name_u][/name_f]
[name_f]Dawn[/name_f]
[name_f]Heather[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_f]Belle[/name_f]
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
[name_f]Lola[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Emma[/name_f]

I like [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]

I see [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f], [name_f]Emma[/name_f] that posters proposed as being shortened to [name_f]Vi[/name_f], Scar and [name_f]Em[/name_f]/[name_f]Emmy[/name_f]. I also really like the suggestion of [name_u]Quinn[/name_u].

Other suggestions:
[name_f]Laina[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_u]Harper[/name_u]
[name_u]Shay[/name_u]
[name_f]Mara[/name_f]
[name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_u]Shelby[/name_u]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Corrine[/name_f]
[name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_u]Skye[/name_u]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Lila[/name_f]
[name_f][name_u]Nova[/name_u][/name_f]
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_f]Belle[/name_f]/[name_f]Bella[/name_f]
[name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Callie[/name_f]
[name_f]Carly[/name_f]
[name_f]Posey[/name_f]
[name_f]Sarah[/name_f]
[name_f]Sadie[/name_f]
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_f]Drea[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f]
[name_f]Lila[/name_f]
[name_f]Marine[/name_f]
[name_f]Etta[/name_f]
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u]
[name_f]Isla[/name_f]

I realize that not all of these are 1 syllable like your other children’s names but I see these all as names that have no natural or apparent nickname. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps!

[name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] is beautiful!

[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Ruth[/name_f]
[name_f]Ria[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f]/[name_f]May[/name_f]
[name_f]Gail[/name_f]
[name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Faith[/name_f]
[name_f]Ava[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Jade[/name_f]/[name_f]Jane[/name_f]?
[name_f]Leah[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f]
[name_f]Margo[/name_f]
[name_f]Ellen[/name_f]
[name_f]Lena[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Sally[/name_f]
[name_f]Tia[/name_f]
[name_f]Reina[/name_f]
[name_u]Bailey[/name_u]
[name_f]Amelie[/name_f]
[name_f]Delia[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Kat[/name_f]?

Sorry for any repeats

I really like [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_f]Catharine[/name_f]! Here are some other nickname proof names (sorry for repeats)

[name_f]Fern[/name_f]
[name_f]Brynn[/name_f]
[name_f]Nancy[/name_f]
[name_f][name_u]Marie[/name_u][/name_f]
[name_f]Autumn[/name_f]
[name_f]Ruth[/name_f]
[name_f]Sadie[/name_f]
[name_f]Sarah[/name_f]
[name_f]Bonnie[/name_f]
[name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Hattie[/name_f]
[name_f]Belle[/name_f]
[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_u]Jodie[/name_u]
[name_f]Beth[/name_f]
[name_f]Laura[/name_f]
[name_u]Simone[/name_u]
[name_u]Brooke[/name_u]
[name_f]Esther[/name_f]

Also I would second [name_f]Molly[/name_f], but as a [name_f]Molly[/name_f] I have been called [name_f]Moll[/name_f], Molls, and [name_u]Mo[/name_u] but only on occasion, so not entirely nickname proof

You’ve been given lots of fabulous suggestions.

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite names with classic [name_m]Jack[/name_m] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] are…

[name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_f]Kate[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Amy[/name_f], [name_f]Aimee[/name_f]
[name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Sara[/name_f], [name_f]Sarah[/name_f]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f]