mn and nn for Antoinette?

DH and I started liking [name]Antoinette[/name] today and I think it pairs well with DD, [name]Monet[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name]. Also, I’m obsessed with the glamour of [name]Marie[/name] [name]Antoinette[/name] (although DH doesn’t like that association very much bc it’s too “tragic,” which I can understand).

Good mns for [name]Antoinette[/name]? Also, is the nn [name]Toni[/name] avoidable? I HATE it.

[name]Toni[/name] is definitely avoidable. It’s like giving the nickname [name]Bill[/name] to a little [name]William[/name]-- it’s so dated most people won’t think to use it on a child. For nicknames, how about [name]Annie[/name], [name]Anne[/name], [name]Netta[/name], or [name]Nettie[/name]?

[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Clarissa[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Sylvie[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Helena[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]

[name]Love[/name] [name]Antoinette[/name]! I’d go with [name]Ana[/name], [name]Annie[/name], [name]Ettie[/name], or [name]Netta[/name] for nicknames. With sister [name]Monet[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name], maybe you’d like:

[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Briony[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Celia[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Helena[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Julia[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Lucinda[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Ramona[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Sylvia[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Um, around here (major [name]East[/name] Coast city), “[name]Bill[/name]” happens a lot. A couple of friends of mine have little [name]Wills[/name] or Liams that are constantly being turned into “[name]Bill[/name]” or “[name]Billy[/name].” It takes a lot of correction. I get the sense that [name]Toni[/name] will be the same, but if you have a preferred alternative, like [name]Will[/name] and [name]Liam[/name] do, you can correct for it.

Thanks! I love [name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Helena[/name], [name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Sylvie[/name] the most so far :slight_smile:

[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Antoinette[/name] are a good sibset. Since [name]Antoinette[/name] has three syllables, I would choose a one or two syllable middle name. Here are some suggestions.
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Mathilde[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Delphine[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Cecile[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Maelys[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Julie[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Margot[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Sybille[/name]

Personally, I like [name]Billy[/name]/[name]Bill[/name] as a nickname for [name]William[/name]. [name]Every[/name] [name]William[/name] 25 and below is a [name]Will[/name], or perhaps a [name]Liam[/name], so those names sound boring while [name]Billy[/name]/[name]Bill[/name] sounds refreshing on a young boy. However, I think male names have faster turn around times from boring to refreshing than female names do.

Anyway, normally I wouldn’t care for [name]Antoinette[/name] very much, but it does make a great match with [name]Monet[/name], so I think it’s a good choice for you. Since [name]Antoinette[/name] is an awful lot of name, I would stick with a one or two syllable name that’s a classic like [name]Elizabeth[/name]. I think [name]Toni[/name] is avoidable, but in order to avoid you’ll need to pick a nickname and stick with it. [name]Antoinette[/name] by herself is a lot more likely to get stuck with [name]Toni[/name] than [name]Antoinette[/name] already nicknamed [name]Annie[/name]. Personally I would choose [name]Annie[/name], but I have a rather large soft spot for that nickname to begin with. Actually, one of my favorite way to get to [name]Annie[/name] is through [name]Antonia[/name] which is the same root as [name]Antoinette[/name] ([name]Marie[/name] [name]Antoinette[/name] was actually named [name]Maria[/name] [name]Antonia[/name]). [name]Nettie[/name] is also pretty cute. You could also probably get [name]Tawny[/name] if that appeals to you. In any case, [name]Toni[/name] definitely needs to be avoided. I’ve always hated that name, especially for a girl. It’s just ghastly.

My middle name is [name]Antoinette[/name] after my grandmother who mostly went by [name]Nettie[/name]. I’m really curious to know what you love about the name as I’ve never felt comfortable with so much of a name. Seeing as I have to live with it maybe I should try to see it more positively.

Definitely! You have a great, enviable name! Enjoy! And I think it is a name that is coming into its own. Or perhaps should one say coming back into its own? [name]Nettie[/name], by the way, is darling.

I like [name]Antoinette[/name] [name]Claire[/name] and Antoninette [name]Grace[/name] best. I like pairing it with a one syllable middle.

[name]Nettie[/name] is my favorite nn, but [name]Annie[/name] is adorable too.