Traditional Teresa or Nickname Names?
I like the idea of giving a baby a name that has more than one nickname possibilities. I like names that sound current but are also traditional, and not overly popular. My husband and I are considering trying to concieve and I am very excited at the prospect of nameing. My current favorite is Teresa, but nicknames Tessa and Reese are both more popular. We have a Chinese last name (sounds like "learn") and I like the gravitas of a traditional name, but is Teresa too dated? I don't want to go overly trendy for fear of rearing into tackiness. If we ask people to use a nickname, will they? We are not Catholic so having a saint name is not overly important, though I like the association and the meaning. Here are other names we can agree on:
Eleanor (he likes nn Elle, I like Nora)
Elizabeth (lots of fun nicknames!)
I'd like suggestions, opinions and anecdotes on the nickname issue.
Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:40pm