Oh my gosh, I love this list! Especially the boys! And [name]How[/name] to Outhip the Hipsters is hilarious! I think these names should come with a warning: Only use if you have a great personality and/or live in a cool, urban area.
[name]Delores[/name]- [name]Do[/name] you think her nickname could be [name]Doe[/name]?
[name]Elaine[/name]- This is my [name]MIL[/name]'s middle name, I would totally use, but probably as a middle. one of my best friend’s as a sister named [name]Eliane[/name], and she’s not the nicest girl I ever met.
[name]Eunice[/name]- I think this is still too old lady for me
[name]Flavia[/name]- I didn’t like this at first, but it’s growing on me, nn [name]Flavie[/name] is cute. You could even call her [name]Love[/name].
[name]Francine[/name]- You and those [name]Franc[/name]- names! I like this one, sounds almost like [name]Francie[/name], but not a nicknames, which is cool.
[name]Georgine[/name]- I love [name]Georg[/name]- names! My favorite is [name]Georgiana[/name], pronounced [name]Georg[/name]- AY- na
[name]Gillette[/name] - This would be pretty if it weren’t for the razors.
[name]Gladys[/name]- I can’t really picture a little girl with this name.
[name]Irene[/name]- I only think of the girl with the curly hair from Real World Seattle. But it is pretty.
[name]Kaye[/name]- I never thought I liked this, but there’s a character on [name]General[/name] Hospital whose boyfriend calls her [name]Kaye[/name] and I now think it’s super cute.
[name]Kitty[/name] as a nn for [name]Katherine[/name]- This is my mom’s name! She’s gone by [name]Kitty[/name] since she was born (My grandparents had another baby named [name]Carol[/name] [name]Jean[/name] and always called her [name]Joy[/name]. She died when she was a few days old, but my mom always thought her named was really [name]Joy[/name] until we found her on Ancestry.com. Off topic, but oh yeah! I think [name]Joy[/name] is a cute name and nameberry doesn’t!) [name]Ah[/name], anyway, I would love to use [name]Kitty[/name] as a middle name, because my husband doesn’t like [name]Katherine[/name], and it’s more personal, anyway.
[name]Lucille[/name]- Cute! I also like [name]Lucette[/name].
[name]Maxine[/name]- I love the nickname [name]Maxie[/name] a LOT! I always think of [name]Laura[/name]'s best friend on Family Matters, which has always held me back from embracing this.
[name]Maybeline[/name] nn [name]May[/name], [name]Belle[/name]- I [name]LOVE[/name] this. My parents have a pink 58 [name]Ford[/name] Fairlane and her name is Maybelline. I also like [name]Maybelle[/name]. It’s a shame the cosmetic company stole it!
[name]Paulette[/name]- I’m not sure about [name]Paul[/name]- name
[name]Selma[/name] - I think this is usable, thanks to Ms. [name]Blair[/name].
[name]Suzette[/name]- This I completely adore, and would absolutely use it in an instant! I love -ette names!
[name]Wanda[/name]- This is cute!
[name]Albert[/name]- [name]Albie[/name]! Cute!
[name]Bernard[/name]- hmm, not sure what I think. I think I can see it on a little boy.
[name]Bert[/name] as a nn for other names - What about [name]Herbert[/name]? I just came across that yesterday and think the nickname [name]Herbie[/name] is to die for.
[name]Clarence[/name]- I went to school with one who went by [name]Clare[/name], I like it.
[name]Del[/name] - Wow! I just added this to my list yesterday! I only found [name]Odell[/name] for it to be a nickname for, which I think is really cute, except for it’s similarity to [name]Adele[/name]. [name]Delfino[/name] is wicked cool! I love that!
[name]Earl[/name] - This is my dad’s middle, his dad’s first, and goes back three generations before that. I always completely hated it, and then the first time I saw my baby I wanted to name him [name]Earl[/name] because he looked like my grandpa! It’s really not as bad as I always thought!
[name]Floyd[/name] - This never occurred to me, but it’s actually really awesome. Going on my list!
[name]Frederick[/name] nn [name]Fred[/name]- One of my favorite favorites. When I was pregnant I worked at a produce market, casual place, right? Well this handsome young guy walks in in a suit and was so nice and polite and then my coworker introduced him as her nephew [name]Fred[/name]. I was completely charmed, and it only added to my love of the name.
[name]Girard[/name]- I like it better [name]Gerard[/name], so you can have the nickname [name]Gerry[/name].
[name]Hector[/name]- I don’t think this is uncommon where I’m from ([name]Orange[/name] County)
[name]Herman[/name]- I have a thing for the cursive capital H, so I want to like this. I think [name]Hermie[/name] would be a cute nickname.
[name]Ivan[/name]- I can totally see this taking off
[name]Leonard[/name] - I’ve been wondering what people think of this! [name]Leonardo[/name] is too Italian for my tastes (just for personal use, I think it’s a beautiful name for other people!). [name]Leonard[/name] is pretty cool.
[name]Lester[/name]- next on the male list of people to honor on my husband’s side is [name]Lester[/name] [name]Burton[/name], nickname Tick. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make it cool. I was thinking [name]Leicester[/name] (it’s pronounced that same, but looks so fancy!) in the second middle would be kinda cool, plus I’ve got some family ties to [name]Leicester[/name], [name]England[/name].
[name]Luther[/name]- This is pretty jazzy and I can totally see this one getting popular!
[name]Murray[/name]- I adore this and [name]Murphy[/name]!
[name]Perry[/name] - Oh man! I so agree! But what would it be a nickname for? [name]Peregrine[/name]? I also L.O.V.E. [name]Percy[/name]! So much! But [name]Percival[/name] is a bit much!
[name]Ralph[/name] nn [name]Ralphie[/name]- “Daddy’s gonna kill [name]Ralphie[/name]!” I love [name]Raphael[/name] and [name]Rafferty[/name].
[name]Roger[/name]- Ooh, good one!
[name]Stanley[/name] nn [name]Stan[/name]- I think you’re on a roll!
[name]Teo[/name] ([name]TAY[/name]-oh)- This reminds me of someone yelling “AAY-oh!”, so it’s makes me giggle. But it is cool.
[name]Vance[/name]- Ooh, cool again!
[name]Verne[/name]- Reminds me of the Trading Spaces guy, and that’s cool.
[name]Victor[/name]- I heard this on TV yesterday and thought it sounded awesome.
[name]Wilfred[/name]- I love this! It would honor my dad and give me my beloved [name]Fred[/name]! I fear people would make fun of me for using it, though.
This is such a great list! Let’s see what I can add:
[name]Helio[/name]- nickname [name]Lio[/name], and means the sun.
[name]Penn[/name]- a great alternative to [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Russell[/name]- I adore this, nn [name]Rusty[/name]
Hmm, mine don’t have the same feel as yours, but that’s the best I can do for now! [name]Dash[/name] is up and wants to play!