[u]EDIT:[/u] Calliope is pronounced kah-LYE-oh-pee. I think I’ve found the nickname I’m gonna use and keep for it - Kaia. If you have other suggestions, feel free to let me know. But now I’m looking for middle names to fit. We have Alba Johanna Leigh, Harlow Eliza Janelle, and Ariadne Claire Valora picked out. Can you guys help find some middle names that kinda fit those styles? I literally feel lost. Not sure if it’s the name or just lack of sleep. Lol.
I’ve liked the name [name]Calliope[/name] since I first heard it on [name]Grey[/name]'s Anatomy, but never thought DH would remotely care for the name. So tonight, I’m watching [name]Grey[/name]'s reruns and [name]Arizona[/name] calls [name]Callie[/name] “[name]Calliope[/name]”. DH turns to me and asks if that’s her actual name and I say it is. He says, “I actually really like it.” I was pretty shocked. No…really shocked. DH and I can’t agree on names…ESPECIALLY girl names.
So now I’m thinking this may be an option for a girl’s name. My only thing is this…
I HATE the nickname [name]Callie[/name]. I knew a girl in high school named [name]Cali[/name]. We didn’t get along, but that’s really not the only reason for me not liking the name. I also live in [name]California[/name] and it’s often called “[name]Cali[/name]” by tourists or people who don’t live here (once in a while by those who live here). So it just doesn’t feel right as a name, I guess. Our dog, when we first rescued her as a puppy, had been named [name]Cali[/name]. We quickly changed her name. Sooooo…I also kinda associate it as a dog’s name. I just can’t do [name]Callie[/name] or [name]Cali[/name].
So this is my question… What other nicknames could come from the name [name]Calliope[/name]?
I’m only asking this because I know myself. I have 4 little nieces and 8 young cousins. I’ve come up with nicknames for almost every single one of them. [name]Lilly[/name] is Boozie, [name]Laila[/name] is [name]Lulu[/name], [name]Emi[/name] is [name]Em[/name] Bem, [name]Riley[/name] is [name]Wiley[/name] Coyote, [name]Devon[/name] is [name]Dev[/name] or [name]Buddy[/name], etc.
I guess I’m just uncomfortable sticking my child with a name which I can only think of one nickname for, and I hate that one nickname.