This is maybe a little bit of a weird question. My little girl (aged 4) is [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Noelani[/name]. She goes by [name]Sophia[/name], but sometimes we call her [name]Sophie[/name]-Bophie or [name]Sophie[/name]-[name]Belle[/name] at home. Anyway, I’ve sort of wanted a more transportable nickname for her, and lately I’ve been calling her [name]Posy[/name]. It feels pretty forced at this point, but I think it suits her and once I drew a picture of a posy for her, she approved.
A brief history of me and the name [name]Posy[/name]. I’ve loved it since reading of the character [name]Posy[/name] in the children’s book Ballet Shoes. When I met my husband (many years ago), we started fantasizing about naming a little girl that, but by the time I was pregnant, the name seemed too lightweight (and my brother helpfully pointed out it sounded like “poser”). I’ve never been in love with the name [name]Josephine[/name] (I recognize that it’s a perfectly good name), but–well, obviously–I do adore [name]Sophia[/name], and I even thought when naming her that [name]Posy[/name] could possibly work as a nickname, though I haven’t tried it out till recently.
So I guess this a roundabout way of asking: as far as stretches go, how huge a stretch is it, in your opinion, to get [name]Posy[/name] from [name]Sophia[/name]? Has anyone ever thought of this? It might just be my personal nickname for her (if I can get past this forced feeling of it all) or it might die out altogether, but I wanted to get an idea of people’s impressions.