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Nickname For vs. Nephew

Let’s say your sister who you love just had a baby who you love so much. She named him Joseph James and although you like James, you can’t stand Joseph. To make matters worse, she nicknamed him Joe, a name you have a hard time calling a little boy by. You want to give him a nickname, so you call him JJ, James, Jimmy, and Hudson (Hudson is your favorite name that your husband won’t let you use.) Your sister has a block against JJ and Hudson and doesn’t really appreciate you telling people that his name is anything but Joseph or Joe. What do you do?
Which baby name is best?
 Nickname For
 Nephew
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Elizabeth in Montana
We like Verity for our daughter's first name, for both the meaning and uniqueness, but we are struggling with a middle name. I love cacti/succulents and thought it would be neat to pick the name of a unique plant. Hoping for something different but still pronounceable and feminine. Any ideas?
Baby Name Genie:
Not to be prickly, but this cacti question is a thorny one. Let me sharpen my quill and take a stab at it. Name your daughter Verity Jade, if you don't want a few barbs thrown your way.

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