Deciding on a baby name is more than just thinking about your child’s future diploma and resume. You have to say it out loud with your last name, see if it flows with any siblings, and then you need to yell it through the house to make sure it reverberates to let your kind now he’s in serious trouble. This is where finding names with creative nicknames comes in handy. Everyone loves a good, formal moniker, but it’s hard to scream “Frederick!” when you’ve just come across eighteen muddy footprints across your clean carpet.
And nicknames, in general are fun. But there are some that can be a bit boring and too common (come on, we all know a Will, a Chris, or a Steve.) You want something original and, let’s be honest here, you want to control any potential nicknames. If you have a son named Robert, you want to choose the nickname to use if you’re not crazy about Robbie or Rob. You find a name you love, find a creative nickname to go with it, and boom! You have something perfect to yell when your child is hiding from you at Target. Here are 11 names that come with some creative and unique nicknames that will be perfect for your little one.