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#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).




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