Strong nickname names

We named our daughter [name]Eliza[/name]. One of the the things I really love about it is that it’s a nickname name for a good, old-fashioned classic ([name]Elizabeth[/name]) that stands alone and also has further cutesy nicknaming potential ([name]Lizzie[/name], [name]Ellie[/name]). I was trying to think of some more like that for a possible future sister. I thought of

[name]Kate[/name] (classic name [name]Katherine[/name], cutesy nickname [name]Katie[/name]) and
[name]Mae[/name] (classic name [name]Margaret[/name], cutesy nickname [name]Maisie[/name])

I think [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Kate[/name] or [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Mae[/name] would be great together. Which do you like best? And can you think of any more like this?

I agree with you completely, [name]Eliza[/name] is one of the few wonderful, strong nicknames out there! I love both [name]Kate[/name] and [name]Mae[/name], but I think I would say [name]Mae[/name] fits better with [name]Eliza[/name]. [name]Both[/name] are less common than [name]Kate[/name] and a bit more vintage. Since both are one syllable they don’t have a lot of further nickname potential other than [name]Katie[/name] and [name]Maisie[/name], which are both nice. I guess [name]Kate[/name] could also be [name]Kat[/name] or [name]Kit[/name] and [name]Mae[/name] could be [name]Mamie[/name] or Maeby (for those Arrested Development fans out there, lol). More names like this:

[name]Greta[/name] (from [name]Margaret[/name])
[name]Margo[/name] (from [name]Margaret[/name])
[name]Nora[/name] (from [name]Eleanor[/name])
[name]Mina[/name] (from [name]Wilhelmina[/name])
[name]Nell[/name] (from [name]Helen[/name] or [name]Eleanor[/name])
[name]Tess[/name]/[name]Tessa[/name] (from [name]Theresa[/name])
[name]Lena[/name] (from [name]Helena[/name])
[name]Kay[/name] (from [name]Katherine[/name])
[name]Sadie[/name] (from [name]Sarah[/name])

[name]Hope[/name] that helps! I love [name]Nell[/name], [name]Tessa[/name] and [name]Margo[/name] and think they’d go great with [name]Eliza[/name].

[name]Josie[/name], from [name]Josephine[/name], nn [name]Jo[/name]
[name]Charley[/name], from [name]Charlotte[/name], nn [name]Chas[/name]
[name]Emmy[/name], from [name]Emmaline[/name] (et al), [name]Em[/name]
[name]Hettie[/name], [name]Hetta[/name], from [name]Henrietta[/name], [name]Harrietta[/name], nn [name]Etta[/name] (or even [name]Hank[/name])
[name]Fanny[/name], from [name]Frances[/name], nn [name]Fan[/name]
[name]Franny[/name], from [name]Frances[/name], nn [name]Fran[/name]
[name]Mamie[/name], from [name]Mary[/name], [name]Margaret[/name] et al, nn [name]Mame[/name]
[name]Mimi[/name], from [name]Mary[/name], [name]Miriam[/name], et al, nn [name]Mim[/name]
[name]Roxy[/name], from [name]Roxanne[/name], nn Rox
[name]Lulu[/name], [name]Louisa[/name], [name]Louise[/name], et all, nn [name]Lou[/name]
[name]Kitty[/name], from [name]Katrina[/name], [name]Katherine[/name], et al, nn [name]Kat[/name]