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35 nicknames that would make the cutest first name for your tiny tot


No matter what name you choose for your little boy or girl, it's almost guaranteed that someone, whether it's family or friends (when they're older), will shorten it.

So why not just skip the middleman and opt for a nickname as a first name when they are born? 

We have found 35 of our favourite nicknames below but you can always create your own (and your little one will DEFINITELY be the only person in class with that name!)


1. Abbie (Abigail)

2. Andie (Andrea)

3. Bea (Beatrice)

4. Becca (Rebecca)

5. Cory (Cordella)

6. Dot (Dorothy)

7. Elle (Ellen)

8. Emme (Emmeline)

9. Fi (Fiona)

10. Florrie (Florence)

11. Gaby (Gabrielle)

12. Izzy (Isabelle)

13. Kitty (Catherine)

14. Libby (Elizabeth)

15. Liv (Olivia)

16. Maddie (Madeleine)

17. Maisie (Margaret)

18. Molly (Mary)

19. Penny (Penelope)

20. Tess (Teresa)


21. Al (Alan)

22. Alex (Alexander)

23. Andy (Andrew)

24. Ash (Ashley)

25. Ben (Benjamin)

26. Billy (William) 

27. Charlie (Charles)

28. Dec (Declan)

29. Dex (Dexter)

30. Drew (Andrew)

31. Fitz (Fitzgerald)

32. Jace (Jason)

33. Seb (Sebastian)

34. Wyn (Winston)

35. Zeke (Ezekiel)




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