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What's in a Name? || Nicknames!

Good afternoon, y'all.  :]
Lovely weekend?  Well, I've a great set of nicknames for you today!  Let me know what you think!


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M | English

Medieval variant of Jack, (derived from Jackin/Jankin---a diminutive of John) which was used as a slang word during the Middle Ages, to mean "man".  It is also used as a short form of Jacob, meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter."

F | English, German

A diminutive of Eve or Evelyn, which is from an English surname, which in turn is derived from the given name Aveline, ultimately meaning "desired."


From a surname derived from a variant of Warwick, ultimately composed of Old English elements meaning wer "weir, dam" and wíc "settlement."

NOTE:  This is a name I'm currently using as a main-secondary character in my WIP Via (link & link) that I'm focusing on for April's Camp NaNo. :]  Warrick is the younger brother of Darrow, and what I know of him up to this point is that he's a cheery, happy-go-lucky kind of guy, an AMAZING fighter pilot, and quite loyal to a fault.  He can fly just about any sort of aircraft he can get his hands on.  And is certainly the sort of person who's an invaluable asset to any team.

English, Italian, Swedish, Hungarian

A variant of Bree ("power, high"), or a short form of names like Brianna.  Could also be a short form taken from the given name Gabriella, meaning "God is my strength."


From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked nose".

English, Dutch

Derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful."  Mira, as a given name, means "sea, ocean" in Sanskrit; or "peace/world" in the Slavic language.

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So.  Would you be likely to use any of these beauties in one or more of your stories?  If so, which one(s)?? 


  1. Love all of these as usual! Evie is my favorite.

    1. Thank you, Ivie! I love that one too, it's simplicity is just lovely. ^_^

  2. OH YAY! I love the nickname ones! And ooooh my goodness, this is a great set. I've always loved the name Evie, and making it a nickname of Evelyn (which is also a great name) makes it even cooler! I also ADORE Warrick/Wick's name, AND HIM. He seems to fun! Super excited about your storyyyy!!!!

    The others are fantastic too! Brie for Gabriella is GORGEOUS, and Mira for Miranda is super unique and also gorgeous! GAH. SUCH GOOD ONES. <333

    1. Thanks, girl! Evie is such a cute name/nickname. And thank you! It is my humble opinion that every book need a character like Warrick---at least somewhere in there. He's the one who's always directing the others toward that unseen hope, ya know? *^ - ^*

      I think so too! Gabriella is such a beautiful name, but being kinda long it's nice to have a lovely nickname---and I don't much care for the typical Gabby... ;D


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