A nickname can offer wonderful versatility when it comes to choosing a baby name. If you’d like a classic, formal name for your little one, but your partner is hoping for a more unique and quirky moniker, the right nickname may allow for both. Truth be told, a nickname can be the ultimate compromising tool, making sure both you and your partner have your voices heard.
To this end, we’ve compiled 18 strong, traditional names and their less ordinary diminutives. Take a peek below and let us know if there’s a formal name and quirky nickname combination you love, or even loathe.
Baby names and nicknames for girls
Louisa: Lou, Lulu, Isa
Charlotte: Char, Charlie, Lottie
Isabel: Isa, Belle, Izzy
Cordelia: Delia, Coco, Cory, Dee
Evangeline: Angel, Evie
Francine: Francie, Franny, Frankie
Anastasia: Stacy, Ana, Annie, Stasia
Victoria: Tori, Vickie
Gabriella: Ella, Brie, Gabe
Baby names and nicknames for Boys
Alexander: Xander, Lex
Christopher: Topher, Chip
James: Jamie, Jaz
August: Gus, Aggie
Julian: Jules, Jude
Quentin: Quinn, Q
Remington: Remy, Ren
Theodore: Theo, Teddy, Tad
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Do any of these baby names catch your eye? Are you and your partner using a quirky nickname as a compromise? We want to hear from real moms like you. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!