My cousin is naming her daughter [name]Berlyn[/name]. I’m not exactly fond of this name but, I suppose its better than others. I really want a nickname to call my new little cousin that is kind of my own little name for her. I REFUSE to call my beautiful little cousin Berly so, what are some other options? Also, [name]Berlyn[/name] is expected to be here [name]August[/name] 27th so the sooner I get a name for her, the better! Thank you.
Let’s see… [name]Bee[/name], [name]Berry[/name], [name]Linnie[/name], and [name]Teddy[/name] [name]Bear[/name] (I guess that would be better for a boy, though) come to mind.
Best wishes on becoming an Aunt!
[name]Edit[/name]: Aunt? Huh? I really shouldn’t type when I’m half asleep, because I get the stupids.
[name]Ruby[/name] might work.
Picking up on the suggestion of “[name]Teddy[/name] [name]Bear[/name]” - the initial origin of the city [name]Berlin[/name] comes from the [name]German[/name] word for “[name]Bear[/name]”, so I think any variation on [name]Bear[/name] would be cute, and not necessarily masculine. The same root word is used for the Swiss city of [name]Bern[/name]. For a really off-beat nn, what about Berla?
[name]Just[/name] a suggestion, my sisters name is Kamberlyn & we call her [name]Kami[/name] for short. I know that’s not the name your cousin has chosen, however I [name]LOVE[/name] & [name]ADORE[/name] my little sisters name & couldn’t pass up suggesting it since it is close in nature (= If you like it maybe you could suggest it to her???
I guess I don’t really think it’s your place to come up with a nickname for your cousin’s child. If she likes the name [name]Berlyn[/name], call the baby [name]Berlyn[/name].
I like [name]Beri[/name]
Lini is cute too.
Ber-ber for an informal nn, possibly
I just thought it would be nice since my cousin has called me Cupcake since I was born. Nobody else calls me Cupcake. I call my cousin [name]James[/name]-[name]Lynn[/name] (her name is [name]Jamie[/name] [name]Lynn[/name]). I figured with [name]Berlyn[/name] it would be fun to have my own little personal nickname for her too.
I wonder if she thought of that after you were born. Cupcake isn’t like your name, is it? It’s an endearment which is different than a nickname, sort of. You might think of something when you meet her. I kind of like Berl like [name]Pearl[/name]. It doesn’t have a really nice, however interesting, meaning (burl), plus it’s a guy’s name, but that would be a nickname. Maybe [name]Eber[/name], however, that is a nickname of [name]Herbert[/name]. [name]Berry[/name] and Lynnie are also cute. You might call her darling or chuckles or snow pea or sunshine or something else, more like cupcake, when you see her, and that can be your special nickname, because others might also take [name]Berry[/name] or Lynnie or Berl, or even [name]Bear[/name] [name]Bear[/name]. It’s natural for people to just shorten the names to something. If you want to stand out, you might want to come up with something after you see what she looks like or she smiles at you or holds your finger really tight, if she is active or calm, some sort of attribute, and/or something sweet, sugar, precious, cookie… [name]BiBi[/name] might be cute too, getting back to her actual name.
Care [name]Bear[/name]! Which included Cheer [name]Bear[/name], Grumpy [name]Bear[/name], Good-[name]Luck[/name] [name]Bear[/name], etc… It’d be fun to call her whatever bear fits her mood at the time. And you could give her Care [name]Bear[/name] toys!
Cute idea, [name]Lyndsay[/name]!
[name]Bibi[/name]/[name]Bebe[/name] is a cute idea, and some kind of “bear” nn would also be cute… Once she’s born it might be easier to come up with something. I think people rarely call newborns by their given names, I think I had about 25 little “endearments” for my daughter when she was a baby.
You won’t know until you see her- I called my littlest sibling [name]Murray[/name] because [name]Maria[/name] reminded me of a mechanic- all cute bald headed mushy babiness that she was. I couldn’t have made it up- it evolved naturally : )
Good luck and it could be worse (though [name]Berlyn[/name] is pretty bad- as if spelling was not your cousin’s best subject). It is just a blessing to have her.
If your cousin is fine with nicknames (which some parents aren’t) I think [name]Berry[/name] would be really cute!
I think that is a fantastic idea!
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My niece’s nickname was [name]Bear[/name]. So cute! My sister called her Snuggle [name]Bear[/name] and all kinds of other variations. Her real name is [name]Julia[/name].
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I’m glad you like it! I love Care Bears, even though they were slightly before my time, I have pretty much ALL of the originals.