What Could This Name Be A Nickname For?

Hello everyone! My husband and I have decided on a name for our incoming baby girl, Drea. The problem is, we don't want to use it as a full name. Obviously we have no control over what nicknames she gets at school and such, but we really like the name Drea and plan to use it. The name Andrea is not currently an option for numerous reasons, so we've been looking for other names to use, but to no avail. Can any of you guys help? Thank you in advance :)

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June 9, 2017 9:24 PM

When I read the name alone, I read it as DRAY-uh, but when I saw that you listed Andrea as a rejected possibility, I began wondering if you were after the nickname DREE-uh. The desired pronunciation could affect longer name suggestions. 

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June 9, 2017 11:25 PM

Both Adrea and Alexandrea are usable alternate spellings for common names. You could also try a name that ends with -dre, such as Melisandre or Phaedre. Still, if none of those feels right, reconsider using the name Drea as her first or middle name. It's a lovely choice, and there's no "rule" that says it has to be a nickname. Good luck!

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June 10, 2017 6:11 AM

Alexandrea is lovely. Other names that contain Drea: Audrea, Dreana.

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June 10, 2017 8:16 AM

Aundrea

Alexandrea

Ondrea

Andreanna

Audrea

Audreanna

Shandrea

Chandrea

Calandrea

Cassandrea

Diandrea

Sandrea

Sandreana

Ondreana

Kendrea

Melisandrea

Deirdrea

Landrea

Deandrea

Indrea

Lissandrea

Lysandrea

Phaedrea

Sondrea

 

5
June 10, 2017 10:12 PM

My list has some repeats from other posters, but:

Adria, Adriana, Adrienne, Alexandria, Audrey, Galadriel, Phaedre

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June 10, 2017 10:29 PM

How are you pronouncing it? Is the first syllable is more like dree or dray? Also, could you give us a little more information about what you'd like in the longer form?

I'll also second the idea of just naming her Drea. I know a little Fia, as in Sofia but not short for anything. It seems to work well, and I think your target name could, too. You would probably have to explain the pronunciation a lot of the time, but that's not the end of the world (I have a last name that requires explaining a lot of the time, and it's a very minor irritant at worst), and you'd have the name you love.

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June 10, 2017 10:29 PM

I actually ran across a LaDrea today. It's not to my own personal taste, but I suppose it's an option.