My husband LOVES the name [name]Diana[/name]. He is a hunter and [name]Diana[/name] is the [name]Roman[/name] goddess of hunting (as well as the moon and forest). I think that [name]Diana[/name] is a great name, it has all the elements tha I require in a name: it is not overused or trendy but is easy to recognize, spell and pronounce. I also like the meaning “divine” and the history of the name as well.
BUT… I can’t imagine saying [name]Diana[/name] a hundred times a day, it is just too long and somewhat hard to say. I think it is a great name for a teenager through old woman. But I don’t think it is very cute for a baby or toddler.
I need a nice nickname…
[name]Di[/name] - don’t want to use because I don’t want to say “die” to my kid
[name]Anna[/name] - love, but have a [name]SIL[/name] named [name]Annie[/name] that we see often.
[name]Diane[/name]- DH suggested this, I find dated and not very cute.
SO… Can you think of any other nn’s that would work? It’s ok even if it is a stretch.
I was thinking about using a short mn like [name]Kate[/name] and calling her [name]Kate[/name] “around the house” but using [name]Diana[/name] mostly in public. Would that be wierd? I have never used a nn myself or with anyone in my family. Or other mn that woud make a good nn for/with [name]Diana[/name]?