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    Not really, although some would say our sons name is a nickname in itself. He has many pet names as well!

    Our daughters name was also once a nickname for another name. Theres only one nickname that I think she can easily get from her name.

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    For DD1 we had her nickname before her proper name. We loved it so much and there were a few possibilities for what her proper name could be which we also loved.
    For DD2 we had a name that we both lived but neither of us loved the nicknames so yes it got moved to the bottom of our favourites list

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    For our youngest, he got my most favourite name which hubby has previously vetoed because of the nickname. Its not "bad" and a lot of people of the same name use it, he just doesn't like it. But because it has several nicknames he agreed to it on the condition we don't use that nickname and correct people if they do (which I don't bother now haha) but we introduce him as

    "*name*, but we call him *nickname*" or
    "*nickname* but his actual name is *name*"

    He goes by his nickname far more than his real name. I call him by his real name sometimes just so he knows what it is.

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    Both of my DDs have names that aren't commonly nicknamed, and they don't really have any that are derived from their names.

    We considered Estelle for DD1, but I wasn't sold on the nickname Stella (which I knew she'd get whether we liked it or not).
    We did like Penelope (with the nickname Penny) for DD2, but when I typed it into Google to check the meaning/origin etc, the autocorrect on my phone suggested 'penetrate' and that was the end of that for me

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    It never really bothered us. Mostly because in my family nicknames seem to have no relationship to the real name.

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    We took Harrison off our boys list as I don't like Harry
    We also took Elliott off the boys list as I could think of nn that I liked and didn't want El, Ellie , Lottie etc

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    I don't think nick names are that important and weren't a consideration when naming my children. That said, they all have a heap of nick names!

    Amelia gets Millie, Milliemoo, MillieMonster, Millimetre, MilliVanilli
    Hamish gets Hame, Hamey, Hamster, Hammer
    Clancy gets Clance, Clancy Pants, Fancy Clancy, CP, Clancy J (middle name is Jeremiah), The Clance.

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    My kids nicknames are totally different to their names. I never have taken into account nicknames or shortening of a name because I think the nicknames change over time. Eg you might call your daughter missy moo as a nickname but friend call her something totally different

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    Thanks for the responses, i found it interesting 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    When my parents chose their children's names they intentionally picked ones that didn't lend themselves to nicknames.

    My name is nice and short and simple for this reason, however it still gets shortened, which I don't like much. I particularly hate when friend's children call me the shortened version..... maybe because it's less respectful? I don't know....


 

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