Girly nick name???

We love the name [name_u]Reese[/name_u] for a girl because it is unique and adorable. We named our baby girl this. We chose [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] for her middle name as it was my Grandmother’s name that passed. We had our [name_u]Reese[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] 4 months ago and we feel the name fits her well :slight_smile: Since then, we now know 3 baby boys named [name_u]Reece[/name_u] that have been born after her. Of course before she was born, we knew no [name_u]Reece[/name_u] boys, only one [name_u]Reese[/name_u] girl. I never really researched boy names as we were having a girl. It said it was unisex, but beings we didn’t know any boys with the name and the charts were definitely in favor of girl (#128 in popularity 2012) we didn’t think twice about it.

Now I am concerned that she will have [name_u]Reece[/name_u] boys in her class as the three born are her age. I know it is spelled different, but it is pronounced the same. I would feel just awful if she were to be made fun of for this. I know kids are cruel. We absolutely love her name! In case of her hating it or kids in class making fun of it, I was trying to come up with a girly nick name for her. [name_u]Reese[/name_u] is short and that’s what we liked about it. Sometimes we call her Reesie. Any suggestions??? Thanks!

I honestly don’t think it will be much of a problem. As you stated, the charts are definitely more in favour of female Reeses these days, there’s also the [name_u]Reese[/name_u] Whitherspoon association. There are lots more names that would pose a much bigger problem, naming your daughter [name_u]James[/name_u] for example.

As for nicknames, Reesie is cute, but probably won’t fit as well when she’s a bit older. [name_m]How[/name_m] about RE, or [name_u]Ari[/name_u]? It’s more feminine feeling, and it comes from her name. The only other suggestions I have are nicknames from [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]. I don’t think it’d be a problem though, at least not as big a problem as you’re worried it will be.

Good luck!

[name_u]Reese[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] is a beautiful name.
It’s one of my top favorite names for either a girl or a boy. I just love how it sounds.
Hmm… here are some of my NN ideas:

[name_f]Ree[/name_f] [name_f]Rea[/name_f] [name_f]Ria[/name_f] [name_m]Ry[/name_m] Ri Re [name_u]Rae[/name_u] [name_m]Rey[/name_m] Reesie [name_f]Sisi[/name_f] ReasesPieces [name_u]Ari[/name_u] (like R-ee) Roo [name_u]Rue[/name_u] Roro Rara Eesie [name_f]Essie[/name_f]

[name_u]Reese[/name_u] is lovely…it will likely be more embarrassing for any male [name_u]Rhys[/name_u]'s in her classes than for her, and then only through middle school. After that the kids should be mature enough (and know each other well enough) to handle it. I wouldn’t worry about it, and I don’t think a nn is necessary (unless she wants one).

NN’s for [name_u]Reese[/name_u]: Reesie, Ri Ri, [name_f]Ree[/name_f] [name_f]Ree[/name_f]
NN’s for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]: [name_f]Lizzi[/name_f], [name_u]Izzy[/name_u], [name_f]Ellie[/name_f]

[name_u]Reese[/name_u] is so cute though, if my name were [name_u]Reese[/name_u] I’d always want to hear it! I’d tell the boys to eat their hearts out :slight_smile:

[name_f]Ree[/name_f], like [name_f]Ree[/name_f] [name_m]Drummond[/name_m]! (The Pioneer Woman)

I don’t think you’ll have any problems with it, but you could always nickname her [name_f]Essie[/name_f].

I went to school with a girl named [name_u]Tyler[/name_u], and two boys named [name_u]Tyler[/name_u], and no one made fun of her.