looking for tomboy names/nick names-not necessarily unisex names!

I am back again…Last time I posted that I was looking for similar names to [name]Phoebe[/name] and [name]Lucia[/name]. My husband and I have quite different tastes in names-he is very much on the side that girls names should be girls names (like most of the people on this site-I think)! I however have a unisex name ([name]Jo[/name]) so I am quite happy to use [name]Hadley[/name] or [name]Kennedy[/name]. (My husband sees these name as too masculine)!
I am now having the re-think that perhaps I could go with a girly name (not too frilly though)! And use a tomboy nickname. I have read the blog of tomboy nick names and I am sure there are others out here. It would be a nice way to please both mum and dad-and she can decide which she prefers depending on if she is a girly girl or a tom boy!
([name]Phoebe[/name] and [name]Lucia[/name] are still high on the list-but please don’t comment on these names-just need some help with suggestions ).
[name]Alexi[/name]-is a name that he has okayed. BUT [name]Alexandra[/name] really is getting too frilly/formal for me ([name]Just[/name] so you can get the jist of my naming style-pretty simple)
Thank you in advance!

Hmm, what about [name]Eleni[/name]? Or names that could get to [name]Eleni[/name], like [name]Madeleine[/name] or [name]Eleanor[/name]? She could go by [name]Leni[/name] if she was more spunky/tomboyish, and [name]Ella[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name] if she was more girly. Or even [name]Laney[/name], or [name]Maddie[/name] or [name]Norah[/name] for [name]Madeleine[/name]/[name]Eleanor[/name].

I also like just [name]Lou[/name]… it seems very unisex, but it holds a feminine appeal to me (or maybe [name]Louisa[/name]/[name]Louise[/name]/[name]Lucia[/name] nn [name]Lou[/name]). Or there’s also [name]Greer[/name]–I saw on one site that the [name]Grier[/name] spelling is 100% a girls’ name, but [name]Greer[/name]/[name]Grier[/name] feels very unisex to me.

I also have always thought that [name]Izzy[/name] would fit a tomboy quite well. I think [name]Isabelle[/name]/a, [name]Felicity[/name], and [name]Isadora[/name] are nice longer forms.

Good luck!

Hehe! [name]Ashley[/name] you have just chosen three names from my family! [name]Eleanor[/name] is my mother in law-[name]Madeline[/name] is my cousin and [name]Ella[/name] (my screen-name) is my neice…I do like [name]Ash[/name] though!

haha. :slight_smile: Well, I like [name]Ash[/name], too! I’ve pretty much stopped going by [name]Ash[/name] in real person, though, so I could use [name]Asher[/name] nn [name]Ash[/name] for a son one day. :slight_smile: I think [name]Aislinn[/name]/[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Asha[/name] nn [name]Ash[/name] could be nice options for you. They don’t seem that formal/frilly to me at all. Or even [name]Ashby[/name]? That’s more unisex, but it’s sweet, imo, and she could go by [name]Ash[/name] or [name]Bea[/name].

Yes-[name]Asha[/name] and [name]Ashby[/name] could work.-thanks :slight_smile: My last name ends with a n and I have found very few names that end with n go with it! (I really like [name]Arden[/name] for example but can’t use it).

[name]Louisa[/name], [name]Tallulah[/name], [name]Luella[/name], [name]Louise[/name]- nn [name]Lou[/name]
[name]Alexis[/name], [name]Alexandra[/name], [name]Alma[/name], [name]Alison[/name], [name]Althea[/name], ect- nn [name]Al[/name] or [name]Allie[/name]
[name]Charlize[/name], ect- nn [name]Charlie[/name]
[name]Devin[/name] nn [name]Devi[/name]
[name]Danica[/name], [name]Daniella[/name] for [name]Dannie[/name] orjust [name]Dana[/name] is pretty nn [name]Dane[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Eli[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] nn [name]Frankie[/name] or just [name]Franka[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name]
[name]Jaqueline[/name] nn [name]Jackie[/name]
[name]Joan[/name] / [name]Joanie[/name]
[name]Kyle[/name] / [name]Kylie[/name]
[name]Patrice[/name], [name]Patricia[/name] nn [name]Pat[/name], [name]Patty[/name] or [name]Patsy[/name]
[name]Quincy[/name] / [name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Roxanna[/name], [name]Roxanne[/name], [name]Raquel[/name] nn [name]Rocky[/name]
[name]Stephania[/name] or [name]Stephanie[/name] nn [name]Stevie[/name]
[name]Samantha[/name] or [name]Samara[/name] nn [name]Sam[/name] or [name]Sammy[/name]
[name]Sally[/name], [name]Salome[/name] nn [name]Sal[/name]
[name]Simone[/name] or [name]Soleil[/name] nn [name]Sunny[/name]
[name]Wilhelmina[/name], [name]Wilhelmine[/name]- [name]Billie[/name]
[name]Robin[/name]- [name]Bobbie[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] this helps!


I like tomboy names too. I’ve always really liked [name]Leo[/name] for a girl, could be short of [name]Leonora[/name]. [name]Georgie[/name] is cute too, short for [name]Georgia[/name]. I really really like [name]Polly[/name] - think it’s really spunky. [name]Sylvie[/name] is cute too. I also have a thing for [name]Roxy[/name]/[name]Roxie[/name], short for [name]Roxanne[/name] or [name]Roxanna[/name]. And you have my new fave now too from my other thread to add to your list (hope your hubby likes it!), so you could have your [name]Ash[/name] nickname. :slight_smile:

[name]Simone[/name] nn [name]Sim[/name]
[name]Maxine[/name]- [name]Max[/name] or [name]Maxi[/name]
[name]Antonia[/name] nn [name]Toni[/name] or [name]Tony[/name]
[name]Tanja[/name] (pronounced Tahn-Ya)
[name]Temperance[/name]- Tempe (long e at the end there), [name]Tempest[/name], [name]Perry[/name]
[name]Nora[/name] or [name]Norah[/name]

Thanks guys! I like [name]Micah[/name], [name]Talise[/name] is also pretty-I had never heard it before, Yes I agree [name]Leo[/name] is super cool for a girl! (And my starsign…)… lilo is also really cute-though already I know my husband will think it is too cutsie…!

[name]Edwina[/name] - [name]Eddie[/name]
[name]Frederica[/name] - [name]Freddie[/name] - [name]Rickie[/name] (Or [name]Erika[/name] as a feminine)
[name]Francesca[/name] - [name]Frankie[/name] - [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Florence[/name] - [name]Ren[/name] ([name]Flora[/name] feminine)
[name]Harriette[/name] - [name]Harry[/name] ([name]Hettie[/name]/[name]Hattie[/name] for feminine)
[name]Harmonia[/name] - [name]Harry[/name] ([name]Mona[/name]/ [name]Nia[/name] for feminine)
[name]Antonia[/name]- [name]Tony[/name] ([name]Nia[/name] for feminine)
[name]Jacqueline[/name] - [name]Jack[/name] - [name]Jackie[/name]
[name]Jamie[/name] - [name]James[/name]- [name]Jame[/name]
Judeth - [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Lisa[/name] – [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name]- [name]Jo[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name]- [name]Ronny[/name], [name]Nic[/name], [name]Nicki[/name]
[name]Nicole[/name]- [name]Nic[/name], [name]Cole[/name]
[name]Anastasia[/name]- [name]Stacey[/name]
[name]Cassandra[/name]- [name]Andi[/name]
[name]Leah[/name]- [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Leona[/name]- [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name]- [name]Eli[/name]
[name]Elliana[/name]- [name]Eli[/name]
[name]Marlene[/name]- [name]Marley[/name]
Kailani- [name]Kai[/name]
[name]Noelani[/name]- [name]Noel[/name]
[name]Alexandra[/name] (and all alex names)- [name]Alex[/name]
[name]Andrea[/name]- [name]Andi[/name]
[name]Dakota[/name]- [name]Cody[/name]
[name]Ashley[/name]- [name]Ash[/name]
[name]Leona[/name]- [name]Leo[/name]
[name]Christina[/name]- [name]Chris[/name]
[name]Teresa[/name]- [name]Terry[/name]
[name]Astrid[/name]- [name]Ash[/name]
[name]MacKayla[/name]- [name]Mac[/name] or [name]Kay[/name]
[name]Jocelyn[/name]- [name]Josh[/name]
[name]McKenna[/name]- [name]Kenny[/name]
[name]Ariana[/name]/[name]Arianna[/name]- [name]Ari[/name]
[name]Morgana[/name]- [name]Mo[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name]- [name]Olly[/name]
[name]Victoria[/name]- [name]Vic[/name]
[name]Cadence[/name]- [name]Cade[/name] or [name]Denny[/name]
[name]Danielle[/name]- [name]Dani[/name]
[name]Jessica[/name]- [name]Jesse[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]- [name]Mat[/name]/[name]Matty[/name]
[name]Samantha[/name]- [name]Sam[/name]/[name]Sammie[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]- [name]Charlie[/name]

I think a one-syllable name like [name]Elle[/name], [name]Brooke[/name], [name]Sage[/name], [name]Paige[/name], [name]Chris[/name], or [name]Beth[/name] would be good.

I think [name]Aislinn[/name]/[name]Ashlyn[/name] or [name]Asha[/name] nn [name]Ash[/name] is really cute! I also like [name]Leonora[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name] and [name]Raquel[/name] nn [name]Rocky[/name] :slight_smile:

What about:
[name]Nicole[/name]/[name]Nicolette[/name] nn [name]Cole[/name]
[name]Aria[/name]/[name]Ariel[/name]/[name]Arielle[/name] nn [name]Aries[/name]
[name]Victoria[/name] nn [name]Vic[/name]
[name]Kylie[/name] nn [name]Kyle[/name]
[name]Michaela[/name]/[name]Mikayla[/name]/[name]Mikaela[/name] nn [name]Micky[/name]

I personally really like [name]Alexandra[/name] or [name]Alexa[/name] nn [name]Alex[/name]!

Also Aurora nn Rory or Spencer?

[name]Rosemary[/name] ([name]Remy[/name])
[name]Miranda[/name] ([name]Randy[/name])
[name]Hadley[/name] ([name]Hattie[/name], Haddy)
[name]Marlow[/name] ([name]Marley[/name], [name]Marlo[/name], [name]Arlo[/name])
[name]Piper[/name] ([name]Pip[/name], [name]Pepper[/name], [name]Pippi[/name])
[name]Scott[/name] ([name]Scotty[/name])
[name]Sydney[/name] ([name]Sid[/name])

What do you think of girly names with tomboyish nicknames?
[name]Araminta[/name] (Mint, [name]Minty[/name])
[name]Antonia[/name] (Ant, [name]Toni[/name])
[name]Ariel[/name] ([name]Ari[/name])
[name]Augusta[/name] ([name]Gus[/name], [name]Gussie[/name])
[name]Aurora[/name] ([name]Rory[/name])
[name]Camilla[/name]/[name]Camille[/name] ([name]Cam[/name])
[name]Charlotte[/name] ([name]Charlie[/name])
[name]Lavinia[/name] ([name]Vinnie[/name], [name]Vinni[/name])
[name]Victoria[/name] ([name]Vicky[/name], [name]Vic[/name], [name]Tori[/name], [name]Vicki[/name])
[name]Penelope[/name] ([name]Pip[/name], [name]Pepper[/name], [name]Pippa[/name], [name]Pippi[/name])
[name]Delphine[/name] (Elfy, [name]Elfie[/name])
[name]Lavender[/name] ([name]Ved[/name], Vendy)
[name]Susana[/name], [name]Susanna[/name], [name]Susannah[/name] (Susa, [name]Suki[/name])
[name]Persephone[/name] ([name]Percy[/name], Seph)
[name]Lucinda[/name], [name]Lucretia[/name] ([name]Luce[/name])
[name]Edith[/name] ([name]Edie[/name])
[name]Felicity[/name] ([name]Floss[/name], Fel, [name]Izzy[/name])

[name]Samantha[/name] / [name]Sam[/name]?
[name]Natalie[/name] / [name]Nat[/name]?

[name]Love[/name] @ash’s suggestion of [name]Madeleine[/name]. Our dd is [name]Madeline[/name] and while I don’t like [name]Maddie[/name] and am hoping to avoid it, sometimes we call her [name]Mads[/name] or Madsie (tho Madsie is girlie to me, idk). I think [name]Mads[/name] veers into tomboy territory. What about [name]Tessa[/name], nn [name]Tess[/name]? That feels like it could go girlie or tomboy to me! I also in a girl named [name]Rosie[/name] that was such a tomboy and wore [name]Rosie[/name] so well, so I now have a tomboy image for [name]Rosie[/name], but again it could go either way.

It’s funny that you feel that [name]Alexandra[/name] is too frilly because that’s my given name and I felt that way for a really long time. In vain my mom tried to get me to wear anything but long pants for almost 10 years. Clearly I’ve changed my mind with a little age - skirts are now my friend and I now go by [name]Lexie[/name].
But as a kid I went by, [name]Al[/name], [name]Lex[/name], and most commonly [name]Alex[/name].

So I’m going to play a little devils advocate. Because I defiantly grew to love my name.
[name]Charlotte[/name] ([name]Charlie[/name])
[name]Dorothy[/name] ([name]Dot[/name])
[name]Phillipa[/name] ([name]Pip[/name])
[name]Victoria[/name] ([name]Vic[/name])

Now for my more serious suggestions ;). These are nice and short have a clear feminine leaning but don’t sound to frilly or girly to me. If fact most of these names come from girls I know who are huge tomboys.
[name]Fiona[/name] ([name]Fe[/name])
[name]Zoe[/name] ([name]Zo[/name])

[name]Lexie[/name] is actually on the list! [name]Love[/name] [name]Natalie[/name] (not because it is tomboy)-she is also being born xmas week and [name]Natalie[/name] means [name]Christmas[/name]…[name]Samantha[/name] is my cat! (But would have been perfect)!
What do people think of [name]Feo[/name]?

IDK if I’d do that, [name]Feo[/name] is the word for “ugly” in spanish…

oh I didn’t know that…!