Nicknames for Hadassah (offbeat or otherwise)

We are expecting a girl, and considering the name [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]. It’s the Hebrew form of [name_f]Myrtle[/name_f], it’s a family name, and in general a strong choice for us. However, we’re having nickname disagreements, and if we can’t figure out what to call a [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f] we may have to look for another name.

I like Haddie, which I think is cute and non-clunky, as well as a fairly approachable name. He doesn’t like it at all, and says it sounds too “southern.”

He likes Dassy, which I don’t want to use because it has a very religious (Orthodox Jewish) feel. Everyone else in our family has an old school European/Germanic-sounding name - including big-brother-to-be [name_m]Johan[/name_m].

What are your suggestions for a nickname or variation for [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]?

We seriously considered [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f] at one point ourselves, though we debating just going with [name_f]Hadassa[/name_f].

The nickname list we came up with was:
[name_f]Dassa[/name_f], Haddy, [name_f]Ada[/name_f], [name_f]Hada[/name_f], [name_f]Dasha[/name_f], Dashi, [name_f]Asha[/name_f], Hasha, and Hadsa.

hope that helps!

[name_f]Hedy[/name_f] has a Germanic feel and is reasonably reasonable and not too stretched. Also I like [name_f]Hedy[/name_f] [name_m]Lamarr[/name_m], classic brilliant beauty. Also, not at all Southern feeling.

[name_f]Hedy[/name_f] [name_m]Lamarr[/name_m] was born a [name_f]Hedwig/name_f though.

I like [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]. I don’t have it on my list because my DH looooves [name_f]Esther[/name_f], and because I have like six Hebrew botanical names I like, but [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f] is a strong and elegant choice.

My sister in laws daughter is [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]. We call her Dassah.

I agree with stripedsocks, [name_f]Hedy[/name_f] would be good with [name_m]Johan[/name_m], and I think it works well as a nickname.

Have you considered [name_f]Hattie[/name_f]? It’s not so different from Haddie, but might have a less ‘southern’ sound.

I love [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]! [name_m]How[/name_m] about:


[name_f]Ada[/name_f] was my first idea, but I like Haddie quite a bit, too. Maybe even Sassy (although maybe not, haha. I think the sound alone is cute, but I’m not sure the meaning of the word is that great), and I admit I thought of Dassie–I don’t think it’s bad, but I definitely like Haddie more, or even [name_f]Addy[/name_f] or [name_f]Ada[/name_f].

Good luck!

[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f], hmmm…


That’s all I can think of at the moment!

Aww I really like Haddie! It doesn’t seem too soutern to me. Probably thanks to [name_f]Hattie[/name_f] which I’ve always considered very European. Might just be me. Dassy is sweet too.

[name_m]How[/name_m] about… Some have already been mentioned…
[name_u]Sasha[/name_u]- sash-ah not the normal saw-sha. [name_m]Even[/name_m] the normal pronunciation could work, but is a bigger stretch I think. I like this especially with [name_m]Johan[/name_m].

My name is [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f], and a lot of people call me [name_f]Hada[/name_f] or Hadie. I like those nicknames.

Thanks everyone! We ended up going with nickname [name_f]Hedy[/name_f] for baby [name_f]Hadassah[/name_f], born last month.

I like Haddie and also [name_f]Dessa[/name_f]

One of my best friends is [name_f]Hadas[/name_f], nicknamed [name_f]Dasi[/name_f]. She is Jewish, but not Orthodox. Most people just call her by her full name though. I love the Israeli sound to the name.