ways to get to Sally

I am looking for some options on getting to nickname [name]Sally[/name].

I apprecriate any suggestions, but I like sophisticated & unique names. Like [name]Solange[/name] is my favorite that I’ve come up with, but that is a close friend’s ex and it would be kinda weird if we actually used it!

[name]Sarah[/name] is the classic way so I suppose a variant like [name]Sarai[/name], Sarabeth, Sarabelle, Sarabella, [name]Sarita[/name], [name]Sarina[/name] might be reasonable enough.

If you’re stretching really far some other [name]Sol[/name] names are [name]Soledad[/name], [name]Marisol[/name], [name]Solana[/name], [name]Solina[/name], [name]Solenne[/name], but I find it kind of strange to get [name]Sally[/name] from them.

Maybe a name containing sa and a middle starting with L and/or containing lee?

Oh another nice one on that note (to me): Saraya / [name]Sariah[/name].

I like Saraya. I don’t know how I feel about using a nickname that isn’t as intuitive as something like [name]Raya[/name] for Saraya.

I see what you mean, up to a point. But Saraya’s rare enough, I don’t intuitively think [name]Raya[/name] for it. [name]Even[/name] [name]Mariah[/name] which is much more familiar, I don’t think of [name]Riah[/name] as a nickname, or anything really. Honestly historical nicknames for [name]Mary[/name] are more intuitive for it than [name]Riah[/name], to me.

[name]Salome[/name] just occurred to me. Too loaded a history for me, but it has a beautiful sound and could probably work.

[name]Salome[/name] is really pretty. I kind of shy away from it cause of salami though.

Yeah I can see that too :/. So tricky!
Thought to do something new -
Here are results of a NB supersearch for the letter sequence sal

[name]Irsala[/name]/[name]Irsaline[/name] (variants of [name]Ursula[/name]/[name]Ursuline[/name])
[name]Isaline[/name] (variant of [name]Isabelle[/name])
[name]Jessalin/name/[name]Jessalyn[/name] (variant of [name]Jessica[/name])
[name]Josalind[/name]/[name]Josaline[/name]/[name]Josalyn/name - variants of [name]Jocelyn[/name]
[name]Marsalina[/name] - variant of [name]Marcella[/name]
[name]Orsala[/name]/[name]Orsalina[/name]/[name]Orsaline[/name] - variants of [name]Ursula[/name]
and a wide range of Rosal sequences, [name]Rosalie[/name], [name]Rosaleen[/name], Rosalena, [name]Rosalia[/name], [name]Rosalina[/name], etc.

[name]Salina[/name] is pretty…random Kansas place name though.

I’ve always planned on using [name]Sally[/name] as a nn for [name]Rosalie[/name] some others that might works…


[name]Do[/name] you think [name]Cecilia[/name] nn [name]Sally[/name] is crazy? I’ve never really thought of [name]Sally[/name] for [name]Cecilia[/name], but I’ve always loved both…

All the [name]Rose[/name] options are out cause my ln starts with [name]Rose[/name]! So sad!

Asali – honey
Isaline – God is Perfection
Marsala – sweet wine
Messaline – she who has an insatiable appetite
Sala – the sacred Sala tree
Salida – happiness
Saliha – virtuous
Salina – moon
Salome – peace
Saloni – beautiful dear one
Visala – spacious
Samala – asked of God
Sarala – straight

Ooh Sarala is really pretty!

[name]Cecilia[/name] called [name]Sally[/name] isn’t crazy! Or if it is, you’re not alone in that particular loony bin, I’m right there with you.

Another option might be something along the lines of [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Alix[/name] or [name]Susanne[/name] [name]Althea[/name], though they’re a little difficult to say :slight_smile:

I also love [name]Sally[/name]! [name]Salina[/name] is the most direct way to get it, i think, also [name]Selma[/name] might be a good one too.

Salvatrice/Salvatrix is a pretty awesomely obscure way to get [name]Sally[/name], too.

I like [name]Salma[/name]!

my friend’s mom was sally. she was an amazing woman. after she passed, my friend named her daughter sally. she is the coolest; kick ass at sports, gorgeous, and smart! maybe just sally?

[name]Sarina[/name] is a variant/dimunitive of [name]Sarah[/name] that’s fairly distinctive (also, sadly, almost unused at this point) and would break down to [name]Sally[/name] as well as the classic [name]Sarah[/name]-to-[name]Sally[/name] nickname works. [name]Sarita[/name] could work too, and is perky and femme. [name]Sarita[/name] is also a form of [name]Sarah[/name].

[name]Sally[/name] is pretty adorable as a nickname.

the first name i thought of was [name]Salma[/name]!

I think sally is adorable!