What names could lead to nickname Indy?

The name [name_f]Indigo[/name_f] has captivated me with its possibility of nickname [name_f]Indy[/name_f], but im not sure im brave enough to name a kid a colour! Can anyone think of some other names that could lead to nn [name_f]Indy[/name_f]?

As a child I was captivated by [name_u]Indiana[/name_u] [name_m]Jones[/name_m] and I love the connection to independent. Thanks!

Well, [name_f]Indigo[/name_f] would be really cool and bold. [name_u]Indiana[/name_u] and [name_f]Indira[/name_f] make the nickname a bit more obvious, but [name_f]Idina[/name_f] could be tweaked to [name_f]Indy[/name_f].

[name_f]India[/name_f] could get [name_f]Indy[/name_f] or [name_f]Indie[/name_f]

Any other ideas? [name_m]Even[/name_m] something stretching it…

[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] (personally not my taste but it could work)

That’s all I can think of right now. [name_m]Even[/name_m] [name_f]Indy[/name_f]/[name_f]Indie[/name_f] by itself could work if you truly love it. I know a girl who is named [name_f]Emmie[/name_f] and she loves her name even though its “nicknamey”. Some nicknames can also work as first names, and I think that [name_f]Indie[/name_f] could possibly be one of them. I wish you well :slight_smile:

Oh and P.S. basically any name ending in “inda” could work as well.


What about [name_f]Lindi[/name_f] or Indina?

[name_u]Indiana[/name_u] I think is super cute!

This is a bit of an odd list, but you did say it could be a stretch! I think that any name ending in a strong “in” sound could go to [name_f]Indy[/name_f], in a pinch

[name_f]Cynthia[/name_f] (if [name_f]Cindy[/name_f], why not [name_f]Indy[/name_f]?)

This comes up every few weeks… and the honest answer is there’s not really that many without massively stretching limits.

[name_f]India[/name_f], [name_f]Indigo[/name_f] and [name_f]Indira[/name_f] are as far as I’d go to make it work. But honestly I’d just use [name_f]Indy[/name_f] (although I’m not sure about elsewhere, in the UK ‘’[name_f]Indie[/name_f]’’ is a stylistic term - first to describe Independently produced music, but now it refers to fashion and other things too. It’s like the equivalent of hipster, so feels kinda pretentious as a name to me).

I’ve been loving [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] nn [name_f]Indy[/name_f], especially since my primary partner and I are huge [name_f]Indianna[/name_f] [name_m]Jones[/name_m] fans. Something about the combination of prim, lovely [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] with such a sparky, sassy, rough-and-tumble nickname seems absolutely perfect to me.

ETA: I would strongly caution you to stay far, far away from [name_f]India[/name_f]. It’s been criticized as colonialist (and rightly so). I know a girl with this name who was so bothered by the implications that she started going by her middle name once she got to college.

[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]! I don’t think it’s been mentioned yet, but [name_f]Ingrid[/name_f] “[name_f]Indy[/name_f]” is one of my all time favorite full name/nickname combinations.

[name_f]India[/name_f], [name_u]Indiana[/name_u], [name_f]Indigo[/name_f], [name_f]Indira[/name_f], and the -ind- names like [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f] are all good suggestions.

[name_f]My[/name_f] favourite is definitely [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] nn [name_f]Indi[/name_f].

Other than the names mentioned, the first thing I thought of was [name_f]Melinda[/name_f]

We used [name_f]Indira[/name_f] and love it, but I also like Indrina, [name_f]Indra[/name_f], [name_f]India[/name_f], Inara (It’d be a stretch but maybe with a D middle?), or just [name_f]Indie[/name_f].

[name_f]Calinda[/name_f] / [name_f]Kalinda[/name_f]

Sorry for any repeats!

[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] and [name_f]Belinda[/name_f] would be my favourite choices

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I’m loving the suggestion of [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f]… I love the nickname [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] as well, so [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] plus [name_f]Indy[/name_f] is SWOON!!! Only downside… same meaning as my first daughter “light” and it ends with -a like [name_f]Elena[/name_f], but I think [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f] are pretty different still, what do you folks think??

Great suggestion to get [name_f]Indy[/name_f] from [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f]. Along those lines…what about [name_f]Melinda[/name_f] or [name_f]Belinda[/name_f]?