I love nicknames. I love the idea of having a formal name to put on the birth certificate but also having a personal name that only family and friends use. Another reason I love nicknames is that names with lots of them give the child an option of what they want to be called. A girl named [name]Harriet[/name] could go by [name]Hattie[/name] if she’s more cute and girly than classic and sensible. She also has the option of [name]Harry[/name] should she turn out to be a tomboy.
Here are a few more I thought of that follow an elegant/cute/boyish pattern:
[name]Alexandra[/name] - [name]Lexi[/name] - [name]Alex[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] - [name]Josie[/name] - [name]Jo[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] - [name]Gigi[/name] - [name]George[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name] - [name]Lulu[/name] - [name]Lou[/name]
Can you guys think of more names with nicknames that have very different personalities? Boys names are especially hard!