First name options for the nickname 'Izzie'?

posted 3 months ago in Names
Post # 16
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Worker bee

I LOVE the name Isolde (and the story of Tristan and Isolde)

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Isadora makes me think of the movie “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” – it’s the name of the yellow diamond necklace Kate Hudson wears at the big advertising event. When she runds outside after their big argument and Mrs. Delauer’s eyes pop open wide…I may have seen that movie too many times back in the day, lol.

I love the names Isla and Isolde! Both so classic and not overly popular. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

 I love Isadora, was always on my list. I also like Gizeh (pronounced Jeesa), could also go with Izzy as  a nicknane

Post # 19
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Helper bee

Reiterating Isadora, Isla, Isolde. Others that could work: Ilsa, Clarissa, Eliza, Felicity, Annalise, Esmeralda, Esmée/Esme… if “Harry” can be short for “Henry”, and “Bob” for “Robert”, I think any of these names can work with “Izzie”. 

Hell, I call my kid a name that has nothing to do with her given name whatsoever!

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Then the baby could be 100% that baby. californiasun :  

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper

Not the point and feel free to be cross OP, but l don’t think a jokey, unserious, diminutive is a good idea for a name. She will not be a baby/little girl /teen forever and ‘Izzy’ is not a universally pleasing name for a grown woman, it is SO informal.

Give her one of the names that can be shortened to it if you must, but do give her the option of a proper name. 

Eta, l see from your update you have reservations yourself about this aspect

smalltownbigworld :  

Post # 23
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Bumble Beekeeper

double post

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

Give the child a real adult name, easy to spell and pronounce, not too unusual. Don’t burden her with something she will have to spend her life explaining, spelling, pronouncing, or justifying.

By the way, my brother was nicknamed “Ezzie.” He absolutely put his foot down and refused ever to answer to that name when he was four. And “Ezzie” was never heard in our family again.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

You could always look into names that have that similar “Z” or hard “S” sound in them as well! For example: Rosalie

(I’m trying to brainstorm others but that was the first that came to mind!)

I think Izzie could be a cute nickname for something like Rosalie!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Zinia? 

Post # 28
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Honey bee

So it sounds like Elizabeth is something you plan for a future kid…unless you’re pregnant with twin girls, what is your guarantee you’ll even have the opportunity to use it?  There’s also no law that a sibling can’t have a middle name of another siblings first name.  My SO has brothers with this situation.  I also have a good work friend with this situation with her sister.

I would just use Elizabeth and either let the name be used as a middle name in the future or just find a different middle name for that name pair – it isn’t like middle names get all that much use except for government paperwork or when you’re yelling at your kid and want them to know it is extra serious.

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper

Yes l’m always surprised when people list these first and middle name combinations as if the second was as important as the first. To me, just choose one that is reasonably euphonious, doesn’t make for awkward initials  like Rosalie Anne Taylor or something. I can see it’s a good way to incorporate a family name of course, but not just random ‘l like these two names’ combinations 

Rarely ever used except as you say. 

 

 annabananabee :  

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

What about Giselle?

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