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nickname options for Greta?

Baby Girl is most likely going to be Greta.  I'm 99% sure.

Are there any nn possibilities?  I can't think of any.  I know Greta can be a nn for Margaret, but I don't want to name her Margaret. 

I'm cool with no nicknames, just wanted to think this through.  I see "G" being a possibility.  Our lastname starts with G as well so Gigi might get used too.

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Re: nickname options for Greta?

  • I don't think Greta has any natural nicknames.  Also, IMO (I am sure others will disagree) but Greta is all NN to me. 

    I don't even really like Gigi as a NN for Greta.  Of course you could use it, but it seems a little forced sinc


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  • I can't think of one, or find one on the interwebs. But I like it just as it is! I think it's a solid name choice. 
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  • I don't think it really needs a nn.  I would wait until after your LO is born and see what comes naturally to you guys.

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  • Maybe Etta but that seems like too much of a stretch.

    Until I married, my initials were G.G., I detested being called Gigi.

  • Greta is a nn.

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  • GiGi or Etta?
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  • IL's had a dog named Gretchen ... so ... : )

    I don't love Gigi as a nn either, just wanted to be mentally prepared that it could happen. 

    I love Greta on it's own!

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  • I love Greta on it's own.  It was a top contender for us.
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  • I don't think Greta needs a nn. I really like the name and would use it just as is.


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  • I love Greta on its own, too.  I do like Margaret, but Greta can definitely be a stand-alone name. 

    Honestly?  I think this is one where the nickname will have to arise organically.  It's short enough not to need a nickname.&

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  • Greta needs no nn.
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  • Greta as a name doesn't lend itself to nicknames very well. Ree or Rett, but those both sound kind of odd...
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  • Greta is one of our top choices and I really don't think it needs a nn. It's a great name by itself! Our other girls don't have names you can really give a nn for and I'm totally ok with that.
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  • My daughter is Greta. I was planning on calling her Etta as a nn. Funny thing, almost 18mo later....I have never called her Etta. She is Greta, unless I am typing her name in a text message or something and I just put "G"....but I don't call her "G" when
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  • I like the nn "Etta"
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