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On My Mind: 7-16-17

Gus, Theo, and Ruby - At work I recently heard of a sibset consisting of eldest brother Gus, and then Theo, and a little sister named Ruby. It's so unusual (especially in my small southern town) to hear such stylish names that I was pretty floored when I heard it.

Augustine - Another name sighting from work - a little boy was calling for his friend all across the arcade - his name was Augustine.

Libuše - I've really been into Czech names here lately, and this one is one of my favorites. It comes from the Czech lib - which means "love". In legend, Libuše, also sometimes calledLubuše, Libussa, or Lubossa, was the name of a Princess and the founder of Prague.

Unusual Nicknames

I've gotten so I love unusual nicknames! I think they're great. Here are obscure nicknames for some classic names, or maybe a few different ways to get to your favorite nickname!
Lotta Crabtree

Charlotte/Charlotta - Tottie/Totty, Totta, Harlo, Lotte, Lottie, Lotta
Margaret - Daisy, Pearl, Mamie, Greta, Gretel, Greet
Beatrice - Bice, Bea/Beah
Henrietta - Etta, Hettie/Hetty, Hallie
Mary - May, Polly, Malle, Moll
Patricia - Patia
Victoria - Toya
Susanna/Susannah/Suzanna - Sanne, Sukie, Zanna, Susanita, Zula
Felicity - Lissy, Flick
Harriet - Hatsy
Alexandra/Alexandria - Andy, Zandra/Xandra, Andria, Alexina
Katherine/Catherine/Katharine - Kitty, Katica, Cato, Rina
Elizabeth/Elisabeth - Lilibeth, Libbie, Lilibet, Buffy, Tetty, Elle, Bettina, Elsa, Liesel, Babette, Betta
Josephine - Jo, Fifi, Josie, Joetta, Jojo, Posy/Posie
Sarah - Sal, Saija, Sassy, Sarita
Virginia - Ginger, Gigi, Virgie
Frances - Frankie, Cissy/Sissy, Francie/Franci, Fancy
Eleanor/Elinor - Elea, Nell/Nella/Nelda, Lenore
Helen - Leni/Lenny, Heli, Lena, Nellie/Nelly, Nell
Georgina/Georgiana/Georgia - Georgie, Gina, Gigi
Miriam - Miri, Mirele, Ria
Louisa/Louise - Lula, Louisette, Louella/Luella, Ouida, Ouisa
Ruth - Rue, Ruthie
Anne/Anna - Anneke, Ninon, Anouk, Anneli, Annikki
Matilda - Tilda, Maudie, Tilly/Tillie
Theodora - Theo, Teddy, Dorinda, Doretta, Tea
Isabella/Isabel/Isabelle - Ibbie/Ibb, Sabella, Isa
Edith - Eda
Martha - Matty
Priscilla - Cilla
Florence - Flo, Flossie
Dolores - Dola

William - Wim, Wilmot, Wilky/Wilke/Wilkie, Wilkin
Wilkie Collins
Alexander - Sandy, Lex, Alec, Sander
Nicholas/Nicolas - Nico, Col, Cole
Christopher - Kit, Topher
Edward - Ward, Ned
Jacob - Coby, Jeb
Nathaniel/Nathanael - Nat, Niel/Neal
Thomas - Tam
Charles - Charlot
Benjamin - Benji/Benjy
Robert - Bertie, Robin, Hob, Hopkin
Lawrence/Laurence - Laurie/Lawrie, Loren, Lorne, Laz, Larkin
Henry - Hal, Hank
Philip - Pip
Jonathan - Jonty
Michael - Mick, Michi, Misha, Michel
James - Jemmy, Jamie, Jem
David - Daw, Dewey, Taffy
Martin - Tin
Abraham - Bram, Avi
Bartholomew - Tolly, Bertok
Adam - Addy
Jordan - Judd
Oliver - Noll
Simon - Sim
Patrick - Pate
Eustace - Stacey, Stace
Sebastian - Seb


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