39 baby names that don’t have easy nicknames
A lot of thought goes into choosing a baby name, but something parents might overlook is the possible nicknames that come with that name.
Or perhaps they do consider the monikers, which makes them rethink their baby name choice altogether.
In a thread on Mumsnet, one mum said she loves the name Gabriel but hates the nickname Gabe.
“I love the name Gabriel. I hate Gabe though. What else can Gabriel be shortened to?” she asked.
Most commenters suggested the mum avoid using Gabriel if she really doesn’t like Gabe.
“If you don’t like Gabe. Avoid Gabriel,” said one commenter. “He might want to use Gabe himself, and you won’t be able to stop him. It’d be his name.”
Another wrote: “I think it’d be hard to avoid Gabe (which I love!). However, the Gabriel’s I know are just Gabriel mostly. Great name!”
The children with no nicknames
While no one can predict or control all the nicknames your little one will receive (you never know what traits they’ll have that will lend themselves to an easy nickname), you can at least choose a baby name that’s difficult to shorten, making it hard for friends and family to adopt common pet names.
To help you out, baby name giant Nameberry has put together a list of baby names with no nicknames, and here are some of our favourites.
39 baby names with no nicknames