Growing up, I always wished my name had an awesome nickname to go along with it. Some Olivias are called Liv and sometimes my family would call me just “O,” but I thought having a real, genuine nickname (whatever that means) would somehow make my name better or more legitimate. Looking back, I’m so glad my parents chose baby names without nicknames; names that can stand on their own. Though it’s not the shortest name out there, it is one that people aren’t always shortening down to one or two syllables.
If you’re in the market for a nickname-free moniker, look no further. Maybe nicknames make the list of things you just can’t stand, or maybe you want to be able to decide what people call your child without worrying about anyone coming up with silly nicknames for them.
Whatever the case may be, this list of 17 names has everything from short-and-sweet one syllable names to names that are longer but can stand on their own. It would take some serious creativity to make nicknames for these monikers- and why waste the energy when they’re all pretty fabulous just the way they are. If you need a gender neutral name, a girl’s name that stands out from the rest or a title for your little manly man, there’s bound to be one or two for you here.