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Calliope/Callie

I LOVE the nn Callie, but not so sure about Calliope (Kah-lye-ope). 

Is Callie an acceptable nn for Camille?

WDYT of Callie as her first name, not her nn?

Thanks! :) 

 

ETA: FWIW I have two older boys named Cooper and Chase.  

Re: Calliope/Callie

  • My husband and I have decided to name our daughter Callie. No longer name. We haven't decided on a middle name. You'll probably get several comments about needing a longer name since I've seen that recently about the name callie.
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    I think it sounds nice as a nickname for Camille. I think I've seen Calla mentioned before as a more formal name. Calliope is nice, but I don't know if I'd have the guts to use it :)
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  • I pronounce it Kah-llee-oh-peh (-pee in English). Wouldn't pronounce it Kah-lye-etc.
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    I pronounce it Kah-llee-oh-peh (-pee in English). Wouldn't pronounce it Kah-lye-etc.

    This.  I know a little girl named Callie, not short for anything.   I think it is kind of a stretch for Camille, and Camille is so pretty I wouldn't want to shorten it.  I like PPs suggestion of Calla.

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  • I have never understood calliope. Honestly i think it's horrible. I think Callie is good on its own but how about Caroline, calista, calla, Camille, Camilla, calina
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    I LOVE the nn Callie, but not so sure about Calliope (Kah-lye-ope). 

    Is Callie an acceptable nn for Camille?

    WDYT of Callie as her first name, not her nn?

    Thanks! :) 

     

    ETA: FWIW I have two older boys named Cooper and Chase.  

    I personally love Calliope. As for the pronunciation, I do believe its said Kuh-Lie-O-Pea. When I hear Camille, I think Cam, Cami, and Millie as NNs, not Callie.

    If you love the name Camille along with Callie, I don't see why not. There is the possibility of Callie as a nickname for Camille not sticking through her schooling years and whatnot, so that is something to consider;  I know sometimes us mommies get upset when the nickname their child ends up with wasn't the one we originally "planned on". :P

    I find Callie to be a perfectly acceptable first name all on its own.

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  • I would do Calista nn Callie or Camilla/Camille nn Cami. I don't think Callie makes sense for Camilla/Camille.
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  • I say Calliope as Kuh-Lie-O-Pea too.  I've never heard anyone say it with Lee in the middle as opposed to Lie/Lye sound!

    Anyway... I don't really love Calliope.  I like Callie, and I think it's fine as a standalone name. I don't think it has to be a shortened version of a longer name. (Though I will say, I see a lot of people on this board say they really don't like Callie. I don't understand why, though!)

     

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  • My name is Kallie and I hardly have anyone ask me if it is short for something else. I really don't have a nickname from it either, other than a few close friends cal me Kall. My middle name is Jo.
  • There were a lot of opinions yesterday on the same name, linked just so you have it:

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  • I also never really understood the hype of Calliope. Maybe, it's because I never really understood how to say and I was afraid others would mess it up too! haha! 

    I think Callie is fine on it's own. I do like Camille, but on it's own. I think Calla is a beautiful name too. 

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  • It's pretty but I think she would end up correcting people ALL the time, as someone who had to do that, it's ANNOYING.

    I like Callie, I have a friend who named her daughter Hallie, it's not short for anything.

  • I really like Calliope.  It's a name from Greek mythology (one of the nine Muses) and my parents raised my geeky self on that stuff from a young age, so I've never really understood why people can't pronounce it or think it doesn't age well or whatever.  I would not use Callie by itself as a full name or as a nickname for Camille, personally, but I don't think either one is awful.
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  • I know a girl named Callie.

    Calliope makes me think of Cantaloupe or Antelope.  

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  • I don't care for Calliope, but Callie is a cute NN.

     

    I would use Calla.  Second choice would be Calista.

     

    I do think Camille is a bit of a stretch (seems like Cami would be the NN for that). 

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  • Thanks for all the input! I'm starting to think about just using Callie. My name is Tavia, and no one ever says it right (which I have always hated) so I don't want to do that to my daughter. 
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    I know a girl named Callie.

    Calliope makes me think of Cantaloupe or Antelope.  

     

    Right?!?! Calliope Is terrible. Am I missing something? Because it sounds like a version of Penelope. I thought I was pronouncing it wrong. In all honesty, she is going to hate you, her name. Some of you are off your flippin rockers with this one.

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  • I love Callie, it's my current fave! I would not make it short for anything--I don't like any of the longer options and I like it by itself. It means "beautiful" which I love, and actually, the name by itself was most popular back in the 1880s which I also think is cool. I think it is totally fine to choose a name that is normally a nn and leave it by itself!
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  • I'm a fan of Calliope. (Kuh-LIE-uh-pee. Ends like the ending of Penelope.) And I think Callie is a cute nn.

    I like Camille, but prefer Millie as the nn for that. 


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    I know a girl named Callie.

    Calliope makes me think of Cantaloupe or Antelope.  

     

    Right?!?! Calliope Is terrible. Am I missing something? Because it sounds like a version of Penelope. I thought I was pronouncing it wrong. In all honesty, she is going to hate you, her name. Some of you are off your flippin rockers with this one.



    I agree with these two. It's an awful name. I saw it seriously thought it said cantelope. Ugh. Callie is great.
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  • I have a friend whose daughter is Callie, short for Calista.

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    Calliope makes me think of the book Middlesex (really good book - really would not use that name ever after reading it...)

    I like Callie and I love Camille.  I have a friend Camille who goes by Cam not sure if Callie would be a strech.

    Have you consider Cayleigh.  I think Callie would be a good nickname for that name.

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