What is a nickname for Violet?

I love [name]Violet[/name] but dislike the nickname [name]Vi[/name]. My mother thinks people would call [name]Violet[/name] that for short. My mother is in her 70’s so I guess she would know ([name]Violet[/name] was a popular name when she was young).

[name]Hi[/name] snail I think that Violie is a really cute nn for [name]Violet[/name] and if you don’t like that just call her ‘V’.

I know two Violets, one an older woman, and one a four-year-old, and both are always called [name]Violet[/name]. It’s three syllables, and not an “obvious” nickname (like [name]Sam[/name] with [name]Samantha[/name], or [name]Jess[/name] with [name]Jessica[/name]). I think you can use V. Violie is a cute option as a pet name. I’ve also heard ‘[name]Lola[/name]’ used. Overall, I think the full [name]Violet[/name] is the best.

In my experience names tend to be shortened to the first syllable by some people regardless of style so [name]Violet[/name] would probably get [name]Vi[/name] sometimes. I would call her V as a pet name. I don’t think [name]Lola[/name] is intuitive so think you would have to work hard to establish it and then may lose the initiative when she starts school/work etc

V or [name]Vi[/name]…or my choice would be [name]Lettie[/name].

I agree with the idea of [name]Lettie[/name].
Maybe Vetty?
I like Violie but suspect it wouldn’t ‘take’ as a nn as it is also 3 syllables so not shorter than [name]Violet[/name].
Personally, I would just use [name]Violet[/name]. It is pretty already.


I like Vio and [name]Lettie[/name].

I adore [name]Lettie[/name]! So cute! I don’t think [name]Violet[/name] needs a nickname much, though.

[name]Hi[/name] I just wanted to say that Violie is said as Vy lee and we had an Aunty Violie (Vylee) and that is all everyone called her.


I love [name]Violet[/name]! I don’t really think it needs a nickname and I wouldn’t use one if I used the name, but I think [name]Aya[/name], [name]Vivi[/name], [name]Lettie[/name], and [name]Lola[/name] are very cute nn options.

Good luck!

I’d just use [name]Violet[/name]! It’s a quick 3-syl anyway, practically 2 the way most people say it.

Nicknames: I like [name]Lettie[/name], [name]Etta[/name], [name]Ettie[/name], [name]Vita[/name]


From Appellation Mountain:

Evidence of [name]Letty[/name] as a nickname for [name]Violet[/name] since at least the 18th century:
Combs, [name]Violet[/name] “[name]Lettie[/name]” Birth : [name]ABT[/name] 1750 Loudoun Co., Va.
” My name’s [name]Violet[/name],” said [name]Lettie[/name], with dignity. (From “[name]Harry[/name] [name]Muir[/name]: a story of Scottish life” – 19th century)
National Library of [name]Ireland[/name]: c1918-34: correspondence with [name]Violet[/name] ([name]Letty[/name]) [name]Dickinson[/name] (b. 1869, [name]England[/name])
[name]Neil[/name], [name]Violet[/name] ‘[name]Lettie[/name]’ M. b: 21 [name]MAR[/name] 1875 in LaSalle, LaSalle, Illinois
[name]Violet[/name] Manners, Duchess of Rutland… her second daughter, [name]Violet[/name] ([name]Letty[/name]) (b. abt. 1890)

Yeah, I don’t think you need a nickname. My name is [name]Katherine[/name] & everyone shortens it to 2 syllables (Kath-rin). That’s how I hear most people say [name]Violet[/name] (Vy-let).