Sweet Sterling

I’ve got to say, I love it. I loved reading books by [name_u]Sterling[/name_u] [name_u]North[/name_u] growing up, so there is a positive association there for me. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband and I also used to binge watch [name_u]Archer[/name_u] together when we first started dating, so another positive association, and I think that’s where he gets his like of the name.
I like how it sounds with my other children’s names, [name_u]Finnegan[/name_u] and [name_u]Piper[/name_u]. Not that that should matter much, as they’re individuals and won’t always be grouped together.
[name_f]My[/name_f] only hang up is the lack of nickname potential. I love nicknames. [name_u]Finn[/name_u] goes by [name_u]Finn[/name_u], Finny, Finners. [name_u]Piper[/name_u] we affectionately call Pipes, Piperoni.
But…Sterling. What do you nickname/shorten that to? Ster? Yuck. Stir-fry, maybe, as a funny pet name, but beyond that, I’m lost.

What are your thoughts on [name_u]Sterling[/name_u]?

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Sterling is lovely - I find it cool and quirky, in all the best ways.

I’m not much a nicknamer myself but can see why’d you hesitate to use a name you don’t have great nicknames for. Your post actually reminded me of someone else asking about nicknames for Stirling (among other things) so I had to look that up - it’s this thread: No. 3 - Think British baby boy name suggestions plse I think some nicknames suggested there would work equally well for Sterling!

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I would say either put [name_u]Sterling[/name_u] in the middle spot or do a creative nn. I’m thinking here,
[name_u]Earl[/name_u]
[name_u]Terry[/name_u]
[name_u]Lee[/name_u]
[name_m]Stu[/name_m] (my fav)
[name_m]Ted[/name_m]
[name_u]Silver[/name_u]

I think [name_u]Sterling[/name_u] is so sweet!

Something I keep in mind with nicknames is that they usually come about randomly and naturally. I would be surprised if you intended to call [name_u]Piper[/name_u] - piperoni and [name_u]Finn[/name_u] - Finners. They are just fun nicknames that feel right. I also love having the option of them but if it feels like the right name, I would go with it regardless.

However if you did intend to call [name_u]Piper[/name_u] - piperoni, you need to go with Stir-fry [name_u]Sterling[/name_u]. That’s amazing

[name_u]Sterling[/name_u] is nice - solid, strong and works with your kids!!

I think Sterly or [name_m]Erly[/name_m] would be cute but I appreciate they won’t be to everyone’s taste. [name_f]Star[/name_f] maybe?

[name_u]Sterling[/name_u] is so so great! I love the associations of quality, both for silver and for character. And the lack of obvious nicknames can be an opportunity to open up to nickname serendipity and see what feels like a fit for a little [name_u]Sterling[/name_u]!

I quite like [name_u]Sterling[/name_u].

It has a very cowboy vibe where I live which occasionally end up with the nickname Stirrup :woman_shrugging:t3:

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love love love sterling for any gender, and i think it is absolutely darling with finnegan and piper! i have sterling greer on my list for a little girl, but i think it’s so sweet for a boy too! maybe sterling hank!

I adore [name_u]Sterling[/name_u] !!

I know a few , one who goes by [name_u]Steel[/name_u] ! I don’t think nicknames need to make sense if they matter to you !

I think [name_u]Sterling[/name_u] fits perfectly with [name_u]Finn[/name_u] and [name_u]Piper[/name_u] !!

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[name_u]Sterling[/name_u] is an amazing name.

I understand about the nn, but something will pop up.

I would use it if I could.