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This could all change come May, but out of all our names for if baby is a boy, Leo is my favorite.

I know it is a stand alone name, but it does feel super short to me. I don't care for any of the more obvious longer names that could use Leo for a nickname, though.

Another name on our list in Leland, after my grandfather. What do you think of Leo as a nickname for Leland? He went by Lee, so I'd like to use a different nickname to distinguish them. 
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Re: Leo

  • I like Leland and Leo but I don't find the nn very natural


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  • I adore the name Leo. Leland is nice too. Although I would never think of Leo as being a nn for Leland, I wouldn't side eye it if I came across a Leland who went by Leo. To me it's close enough. 
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  • bbiutmcph said:
    I like Leland and Leo but I don't find the nn very natural
    Agree
  • I adore the name Leo. Leland is nice too. Although I would never think of Leo as being a nn for Leland, I wouldn't side eye it if I came across a Leland who went by Leo. To me it's close enough. 
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  • Love Leo and think it's a great stand alone. Leland is okay as well. 
  • I think Leland is much more unique than Leo and nicknames do not have to be directly from a name.
  • I really like Leo on it's own
  • I prefer Leland. Leo has been "done" so much. Leland sounds fresh in the way Walter, Alden, and other grandfatherly names do these days. But Leland is one I haven't heard. Use it. 

  • Leo isn't a nickname that I would have thought to use with Leland, but it definitely works.  And nicknames don't have to 100% follow the given name anyway, so you have some wiggle room.  Go for it.
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  • I like Leo on its own.
  • Leo is my sons name, so obviously I love it on its own!
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