I’m in love with [name]Hattie[/name], but DH and I are not a fan of nicknames for given names. I’ve been searching for a name that shorten well to [name]Hattie[/name], but I’ve only got [name]Henrietta[/name] (which I like but DH will not, and it breaks our no-ends-in-A rule) or [name]Harriet[/name] (which is nms). Ideally it will also flow well with the names of our DDs, [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name].

Are there any other names I can use [name]Hattie[/name] as a nn for?

I’ve been thinking about this too. [name]Harriette[/name]? [name]Harriet[/name] is starting to grow on me. It’s a very strong name.

I am also not a fan of nicknames for full first names, BUT [name]Hattie[/name] is one that does not fall into that category for me. It is an old classic and has been around (as a full name) for a long long time. I would just use [name]Hattie[/name]. I have known one [name]Hattie[/name] and she was in her 20s, gorgeous, very intelligent, and quite accomplished, and it fit her perfectly. I love this name on its own!

I’ve seen [name]Henriette[/name], as well. Many -a names can be replaced with an -e or even -ie, and will be legitimate, established variations.

[name]Harriet[/name] and [name]Henrietta[/name] are the only names I’ve heard for the nn [name]Hattie[/name]. Other names that may be a stretch (but all with “at” in them): [name]Agatha[/name], [name]Athena[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name]/[name]Beatrix[/name], [name]Catherine[/name]/[name]Katherine[/name]/[name]Kathleen[/name], [name]Hypatia[/name], [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Natalia[/name]/[name]Natalie[/name]/[name]Natasha[/name], [name]Patience[/name], [name]Patricia[/name] and [name]Tatiana[/name].

I agree that [name]Hattie[/name] can stand alone. I’ve also seen it done before, and I think it works just fine. I am a huge fan of [name]Henrietta[/name] though…any chance of swaying that DH of yours? :slight_smile:

OH… I almost forgot. I know of a couple who named their daughter Haddessah, (similar to Haddassah) and call her Hadde for short. I always thought it was really cute, although I’m not a huge fan of Haddessah or Haddassah.

Thanks for the input ladies! I’ll defintely try and convince DH, tintri, but he shot down my all-time fav [name]Cecily[/name] twice because he said it was an “old lady name” so I can just imagine what he’ll have to say on [name]Henrietta[/name]. On the other hand, maybe [name]Cecily[/name] will have grown on him by now!

Maybe a lame suggestion, but what about [name]Harrietta[/name]?

I knew a [name]Mathilda[/name] (prn [name]Matilda[/name]) when I was little and her nn was [name]Hattie[/name]. A stretch? I know, but its sort of cute. :slight_smile:


[name]IMO[/name] [name]Hattie[/name] really pales in comparison to [name]Audrey[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name], which are so classy and beautiful. To me [name]Hattie[/name] is stuffy and old-fashioned, sorry :confused:

I do, however, [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Cecily[/name].

I also love [name]Hattie[/name]! It can stand on its own, but if I were to use it, id use [name]Hadley[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name] :slight_smile:

What about doing a fn & mn combination that could get you to [name]Hattie[/name]. For example, [name]Hannah[/name] [name]Janette[/name]