Jump to content

Callie?
Time for me to hit the name forum


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#1 MoonPie

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

I stumbled across the name Callie the other day and love it. I'd like to use it as a nickname for a more formal name though. Any suggestions besides:

Caroline
Calliope
?Catherine
Callista

None of them thrill me.

Also, is the poor child likely to spend her entire life correcting people who have called her Kelly?

ETA: Anyone who knows me IRL please don't share my name possibilities around.

Edited by Rebothy, 03 January 2013 - 08:51 PM.


#2 erindiv

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

Can't think of any other long names, but...
QUOTE
is the poor child likely to spend her entire life correcting people who have called her Kelly?


Almost definitely.

#3 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

I like it! It's one of the very few names that I like the NN / shortened name but am not a huge fan of the longer names though.

I found a google link for you, someone's already asked on Yahoo Answers and I figured instead of appropriating their hard work I'd just give you the link:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...26172420AAZ3oW3

Some of the suggested names are a little more tenuous to Callie than I'd like, but hopefully you'll find something there!

ETA: If I were to choose a longer name for Callie, I'd choose Carlotta - but I know it's not to a lot of people's tastes.

Edited by Dabri, 03 January 2013 - 08:55 PM.


#4 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

I like it as a name to itself, not as a shortening.

#5 la di dah

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

I like it for Caroline.

I also like it for:
Calantha or Calanthe
Calixta, Callisto
Calandra
Calla, as in the lily.

Despite all the TKAM names taking off, I don't see Calpurnia following.

#6 FiveAus

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

I'd have it as a stand alone name. It's lovely, unusual without being outlandish.

#7 4kidlets

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

I think it works as a name in its own right, does not need to be short for something.



I also think it is distinct enough from Kelly and Kaylee - I think people will differentiate it easily enough.

#8 naturalista

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

I'm a Caroline and I got Cal a bit when I was younger. Always hated that (!) but Callie has a nicer ring to it. I'm just known as my full name, which I like. I don't meet too many others.

#9 marnie27

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

I've got a friend that is just Calli, very pretty name.

I love PP's suggestion of Calanthe.

#10 PatG

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

There is a character on Csi called Calleigh......



#11 Akeyo

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

I had a friend growing up who was called Callie for short. I always loved her name. Don't recall anyone having trouble with it or thinking she was called Kelly though I'm sure it happened. If it is said correctly it sounds very different. Her full name was Micalle. Pronounced Mick-Cal, not Michael.

#12 Gudrun

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

Catalina
Calanthe/Calantha
Calandra
Carolina
Calla
Calandria
Calida
Calista
Camilla
Camellia


Re the Kelly question, undoubtedly yes. Modern Australian English tends to make no phonological distinction between the two. I know a Calliope who started off as Callie and just gave up in the end and started writing Kelly.

Edited by Gudrun, 03 January 2013 - 11:34 PM.


#13 Lil Chickens

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

I like Callie and would just go with that.  That said I am biased because can't imagine calling my children one name with the intention of using a different one.  We do not shorten our kids names despite some very easy options for doing so.

#14 RockLobster

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

There are 2 children's books by Australian author Ruth Park called 'Callie's Castle' and 'Callie's Family'. I loved those books when I was a kid and I have loved the name Callie ever since.

I've noticed lately many people in Australia pronouncing their e's as a's (e.g. George on Masterchef always talks about cooking pork 'bally'). Therefore the name Callie might cause some confusion with people mis-hearing it as Kelly. This wouldn't put me off though. Even the most simple-seeming names can be mis-heard, mis-spelled or mis-pronounced!

#15 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

My best friend is a Cally, no longer name. It is a gorgeous name, suits her perfectly and she has rarely had to correct people original.gif

#16 Expelliarmus

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

I know a Callie - full name and a Callie whose full name is Calico.

#17 la di dah

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 04/01/2013, 12:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a Callie whose full name is Calico.


I don't know that I'd be brave enough to use this but I secretly love it.  unsure.gif

#18 Gudrun

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 04/01/2013, 12:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know a Callie - full name and a Callie whose full name is Calico.



Good one original.gif

Reminds me of Calypso as well.   And getting more fringey: Caramel.

#19 la di dah

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 04/01/2013, 12:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good one original.gif

Reminds me of Calypso as well.   And getting more fringey: Caramel.


Less sweet than Caramel and more Bible-y but I've heard of girls named Carmel.

#20 Bazinga

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

Cali is on the top of our girls list currently. Full name. We love it. Go with your heart.


#21 jo-v

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

I worked with a Callie, it was short for Carol.

#22 emlis22

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I think Callie is kinda like Hallie/Halle - it can stand on its own.

I really love Calla.

Edited by emlis22, 04 January 2013 - 07:53 AM.


#23 SplashingRainbows

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

I think it's gorgeous - as a full name or nickname.

I'd probably use Callista as a full name if it were me but all the options in this thread are great.

#24 mum2amonkey

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

Love it.

Definately use it on it's own, with a couple of TV characters called Callie I don't think you'll have as much trouble with the Kelly mix up as you might have otherwise had.

It's gorgeous on it's own.

Good luck


#25 jks91

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

Also like Callie on its own, in fact I really dislike a lot of the longer versions proposed (especially Callista).




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How to tell if your child has a speech or language problem

 Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?

Finding your tribe as a new mum

How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.

Following your child's emotional roadmap

Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.

Delivery room surprises: when gender predictions are wrong

Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,

The fertility battle we don't talk about

“You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.

'My morning sickness was so bad I'm not having any more kids'

“All the horrible stuff was totally worth it to have my son. But there is absolutely no way I could go through it all again.”

The 'no children' wedding invite

It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

 For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

The mystery of William Tyrell, little boy lost

The question remains: How does a little boy simply vanish without a trace?

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Does this baby say 'I love you'?

She's only 10 weeks old, but this baby is already dividing people around the world.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.