Names that have nicknames-though you wish they didnt!

I know there are A LOT of people who want to choose a name, but hate the nicknames that might come along with it. Such as for me, i think [name]Victoria[/name] is gorgeous, but [name]Vicky[/name] and [name]Tori[/name] make the name a no-no for me. Obviously your child does not have to use a nickname, so it shouldn’t limit your choices, but if you could eliminate ALL nicknames, or most at least from some names what would they be?

I love [name]Diana[/name]. Not so much [name]Di[/name]. I wish it had an adorable nn, but everything else seems like such a stretch.

I have thought about this so much, especially about boys’ names! Because there has never been much variety about what you could call a boy, almost every single classic name is shortened in some way that I don’t like, and every boy named that is invariably known by it whether they want to or not.

[name]Arthur[/name]- I think [name]Art[/name] is just gross.
[name]Richard[/name]- [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Richard[/name], but [name]Dick[/name]!? NO!
[name]Peter[/name]- one letter really makes a difference.
[name]David[/name]- same here. [name]Dave[/name] just doesn’t do it for me.
[name]Joseph[/name]- [name]Joe[/name] is so boring, but [name]Joseph[/name] is really sweet.
[name]Edward[/name], [name]Edmund[/name], [name]Edwin[/name], etc- [name]Love[/name] all of them; [name]Ed[/name] is a big No.
[name]William[/name]- I don’t mind [name]Will[/name], but [name]Willy[/name], [name]Bill[/name], [name]Billy[/name]… not for me.
[name]Philip[/name]- For some reason I love the lengthened [name]Philip[/name] because I think of [name]Prince[/name] [name]Philip[/name] from Sleeping Beauty, but [name]Phil[/name] makes me think of the creep down the block. No thank you!

My daughter’s name is [name]Savannah[/name] - and I was very hesistant in naming her even though I love this name… I’m terrified of her getting Sav at school :frowning:

bradley :frowning:

[name]Catherine[/name]. I don’t love [name]Katie[/name].
[name]Annelise[/name]. I love this name but I feel like it would get nicknamed all the time.


Pretty much all the classic boys names are gorgeous to my ears, and pretty much all of their nicknames make me cringe!

My name is [name]Gabrielle[/name]… I cannot express how much I hate being called [name]Gabby[/name]. So I’m not, my nn is [name]Bella[/name], and everyone loves it, though I have to do a song and dance for them to not call me- [name]Gabby[/name], [name]Gabi[/name], [name]Elle[/name], [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Brie[/name], Gabs, [name]Gab[/name], [name]Babs[/name] ect. It’s [name]Belle[/name]/[name]Bella[/name], thank you.

I love [name]Oliver[/name], but hate [name]Ollie[/name]. [name]Oliver[/name] is so lovely and classic, but I just couldn’t stand the nickname!

[name]Anastasia[/name] is a beautiful name too, but [name]Stacey[/name]? I don’t mind [name]Anna[/name] so much - but HATE [name]Stacey[/name]. -shudder- [name]Shame[/name] I could most likely never use it :frowning:

[name]Barnaby[/name]- [name]Barney[/name]
[name]Homer[/name]- Homo

love [name]Frederick[/name]; don’t like [name]Fred[/name], [name]Freddie[/name], or [name]Rick[/name]
love [name]Samuel[/name]; not too big on [name]Sam[/name] or [name]Sammy[/name]
love [name]Nathaniel[/name]; hate [name]Nat[/name] (though I do like [name]Nate[/name])
adore [name]Elliott[/name]; worry about the girly nn [name]Ellie[/name]
adore [name]August[/name]; not a fan of [name]Gus[/name]
love [name]James[/name]; would be very upset if anyone called him [name]Jamie[/name]
can definitely see the appeal of [name]Patrick[/name]; completely turned off by [name]Pat[/name]
like [name]Deborah[/name]; [name]Debbie[/name] is just awful
really like [name]Johanna[/name]; really dislike [name]Jo[/name] (I know, even despite [name]Little[/name] Women)
really like [name]Constance[/name]; really don’t like [name]Connie[/name]

Agree with [name]Oliver[/name]. I kind of like it, but [name]Ollie[/name] is putrid.

I love [name]Elizabeth[/name] for a first name but can’t stand, [name]Beth[/name], [name]Liz[/name], [name]Lizzy[/name]…and all the other nn’s that come with [name]Elizabeth[/name].

I named my daugher [name]Grace[/name] and cringe everytime I introduce her as [name]Grace[/name] and the person instantly refers to her as [name]Gracie[/name]!

For me it’s [name]Angelica[/name], I love the full name but detest [name]Angie[/name]!

My name is [name]Elizabeth[/name]. I have kind of been stuck with [name]Liz[/name]/[name]Lizzy[/name] but I think I’m going to switch to [name]Ellie[/name]. You might like [name]Ella[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name] as [name]Elizabeth[/name] nicknames. I also used to work with an [name]Elizabeth[/name] who had no nickname, I was kind of inspired.