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#1 SolarKitty

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:19 PM

Sometimes with names like Gabriella and Nathaniel (our babies names) it can be hard to think of shortening them. Do you call her Gabby, Gabrielle or Gabriella? Nate, Nathan, or Nathaniel? You should pick a name that sounds good with all forms of the babies name, so if, in the future they want to shorten it or lengthen it they can. 

For Example:

 

Nathaniel Beck sounds good, But Nate Beck is awkward and choppy.

 

Gabby Odela is pretty, But Gabriella Odela is too monotonous.

 

Go with something that sounds nice no matter how you say it.

 

That being said, we cant think of middle names for our babies!  :(

 

Twins Gabby and Nate will be here in June and we need middle names!



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:00 PM

Gabriella Louise > Gabby Louise > Gabrielle Louise > Briella Louise > Ella Louise
Gabriella May/Mae > Gabby May/Mae > Gabrielle May/Mae > Briella May/Mae > Ella May/Mae
Gabriella Jean > Gabby Jean > Brielle Jean > Briella Jean > Ella Jean
Gabriella Yvonne > Gabby Yvonne > Gabrielle Yvonne > Briella Yvonne
Gabriella Suzanne > Gabby Suzanne > Briella Suzanne > Ella Suzanne
Gabriella Adaline > Gabby Adeline > Gabrielle Adeline > Brielle Adeline > Briella Adeline > Ella Adeline

Nathaniel Joseph > Nathan Joseph > Nate Joseph 'NJ'
Nathaniel Emory > Nathan Emory > Nate Emory
Nathaniel Frederick/Frederic > Nathan Frederick/Frederic > Nate Frederick/Frederic
Nathaniel Patrick > Nathan Patrick > Nate Patrick
Nathaniel Peter > Nathan Peter > Nate Peter
Nathaniel Roscoe > Nathan Roscoe > Nate Roscoe

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:01 PM

Great Luck, BTW! :)

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 01:30 PM

Hello! I'm a little confused, but I hope this helps...

When you select a nickname, you pick a cute and sweet short name/word for your child that you can use when you want to call him/her by other name.
Nicknames change all the time. Sometimes our family members and friends have multiples nicknames for us. And sometimes, those nicknames are not related to our birth name.
In my opinion, you need to find a middle name that goes well with the first name and the last name. Most people don't combine their nicknames with their last names. I don't think I've met someone that goes by their nickname + middle name.

Is your daughter's name Gabrielle or Gabriella?
She can go by: Gabby, Gab, Brielle, Briella, Brie, BriBri, Ella, Elle, Abby, Belle, Bria, Ellie, Gabbs, Rie, Gigi, Gaga,...

Nicknames for Nathaniel: Nathan, Nate, Nat, Niel, Tate, Thaniel, Natty, Nates, Nay, Than, Tanner,...


Combinations:
Nathaniel Edward
Nathaniel Oliver
Nathaniel Robert
Nathaniel Orion
Nathaniel Sawyer
Nathaniel Lewis
Nathaniel David
Nathaniel Alexander
Nathaniel James
Nathaniel Francis
Nathaniel Henrik
Nathaniel Benjamin
Nathaniel Paul
Nathaniel Laurence
Nathaniel River
Nathaniel Christopher
Nathaniel Philip
Nathaniel Gray
Nathaniel Blaze
Nathaniel Roderick
Nathaniel Solomon
Nathaniel Elliot
Nathaniel Barrett
Nathaniel Blake
Nathaniel Pax
Nathaniel Jupiter
Nathaniel Hendrix
Nathaniel Jacoby
Nathaniel Houston
Nathaniel True
Nathaniel Bowie
Nathaniel Wolf
Nathaniel Atticus
Nathaniel Jasper
Nathaniel Fox
Nathaniel Victor
Nathaniel Silas
Nathaniel Keith
Nathaniel Wyatt
Nathaniel Harris
Nathaniel Charles

Gabrielle Elizabeth
Gabrielle Faith
Gabrielle Harper
Gabrielle Paige
Gabrielle Jordan
Gabrielle Theodora
Gabrielle Lucille
Gabrielle Nicole
Gabrielle Renee
Gabrielle Ruby
Gabrielle Vivian
Gabrielle Xanthe
Gabrielle Simone
Gabrielle Denise
Gabrielle Pearl
Gabrielle Olivia
Gabrielle Sage
Gabrielle Jade
Gabrielle Charlotte
Gabrielle Amelia
Gabrielle Sophia
Gabrielle Raven
Gabrielle Iris
Gabrielle Helene
Gabrielle Violet
Gabrielle Jasmine
Gabrielle Wren
Gabrielle Eloise
Gabrielle Hope
Gabrielle Inez
Gabrielle Beatrix
Gabrielle Fleur
Gabrielle Joy
Gabrielle Summer
Gabrielle Rose
Gabrielle Tatum
Gabrielle Coral
Gabrielle Marie
Gabrielle Theresa
Gabrielle Lorelei
Gabrielle Meredith
Gabrielle Anneliese
Gabrielle Alexandra
Gabrielle Soleil
Gabrielle Christine

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:44 PM

I would have never picked my middle with my married last, but no one calls me by my full name. Married names are unpredictable for the future. So go for the name that you like the best. Choose a nickname, if you like, that you think sounds nice. While your child may choose a different nickname in the future, s/he will likely not choose one that doesn't sound good together. You can't predict all of the nicknames that might be used (so many have nothing to do with the first name) that you will drive yourself crazy trying. Pick what you like - even choose the nickname as the full name!






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