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We named our boys with nicknames in mind (Samuel and Maxwell), and actually only call them by their nicknames. I like that they have that option of either.
I really love the name Charlotte but can't find a nickname from it that I like. Lottie is one which isn't bad. My son's friend is named Charlotte, and close friends call her Char-Char.

Any other nicknames from Charlotte?

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beyond ava & aiden lists Charty, Lotta, and Lottie as "Vintage Nicknames" for Charlotte.

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Shar.
Sharlie.
Sharla.
Arlie.
Lola.
Lotta.
Lettie.
Carly.
Carla.
Cici.

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I have a Charlotte

Lola,
Lottie, Lotte pronouncing the e
Lottchen
all formes of Charles (Chuckie, Chuck, Charlie...)

Add in Louise for mn and you get to add Lou to any of the above. When she was born my then 2 yo called her Chuck Weed but that was outgrown.

ETA Louise became Weed. It amy be hard to see if you don't have a 2 yo handy but that is what happened.

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I love the name Charlotte, but DH vetoed it for this baby. I would have called her Charlie for short, which I think is so cute. But there are so many possibilities. It's nice to have so many options so you can call her what fits her personality.

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I have a young girl at work called "Charlie", I have no idea if it's short for anything but it's such a nice name and suits her so well!

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I knew a Charlotte and she went by Char (like "shar") most of the time.
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Two of the adult Charlottes I knew went by Char. The other went by Tottie.

Charlie and Lottie are two other nicknames, according to my baby names book.

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I have a Charlotte. We don't usually use a nickname for her. If anyone ever affectionately shortens her name up, it's pretty much exclusively Charlie, though.

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My friend has a Lottie and I think it's really cute.

My MIL was a Charlene and they call her Char - except by the time I met her she was using her middle name, Michele, as her name, so I called her Michele. But her brother stilled called her Char. [passed away from breast cancer 2 yrs ago ]
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We were going to do Charlotte and call her Charlie. But I am partial to boys names for girls.
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Well, Lolita is listed as a potential nickname in my baby name book, but you probably want to avoid that one.

I love the name Charlotte--too bad DH doesn't like that one.
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If this baby is a girl her name will be Charlotte Grace and we will pretty much exclusively call her "Charlie". I also like that she has the option of choosing Charlotte at some point if she wants, or any other nickname in the bunch.

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I think Charlotte is a lovely name on its own. I wouldn't shorten it.
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I have know a Char, a Lotta, & a Charlie (all short for charlotte) my favorite is charlie

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I think Charlotte is a lovely name on its own. I wouldn't shorten it.
I agree that it is completely lovely. For our boys, we knew we would almost completely call them by their nicknames. Infact, I think we had to teach them their full names.
For this future one, we would call her by her full name most of the time, but with the option of a nickname.

Thanks for all of the input. I really like Charlie and Lottie (wasn't sure about it for a while.)

We talked about Charlotte Louise (Louise is my mom's middle name - which she always hated, so for me it had negative feelings). I like how it sounds and I like the connection to my mom. Her first name is Emma (everyone always calls her Emmy), and I wanted to use that as a mn, but we can't find something that works.

Thanks. it is fun to dream and think.

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I knew a Charlotte and she went by Char (like "shar") most of the time.
Yep, me too.
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just wanted to add Charie (pronounced "Shar-ee"), which was a girl's name I grew up w/ short for Charlotte

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The Charlotte's I know get called Charlotte or Charlie. Which i love.

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Poor nickname options is why we voted Charlotte... I just know ppl would end up calling her Char and I hate that nn! Charlie is the cutest of all the options, IMO, but I'm not a big fan of that personally. On the right kid, though .

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me again. I love the name Charlotte Louise. There is my dd and then another older woman in town with that name I found out when I opened C.'s bank account (same last name, no relation, not really a common surname) We go by Charlotte but we don't use nn, just terms of endearment.

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We talked about Charlotte Louise (Louise is my mom's middle name - which she always hated, so for me it had negative feelings). I like how it sounds and I like the connection to my mom. Her first name is Emma (everyone always calls her Emmy), and I wanted to use that as a mn, but we can't find something that works. .
What about Charlotte Emmaline?

(Other spellings: Emeline (English), Emeline (French), Emelina (English), Emelyn/Emylin/Emylynn (English))

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What about Charlotte Emmaline?

(Other spellings: Emeline (English), Emeline (French), Emelina (English), Emelyn/Emylin/Emylynn (English))
That sounds pretty. We have a last name of 11 letters. If this comes to be, well, poor girl - what a pain on forms.

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First, I love the name Charlotte. Second, there's always Char (as in Shar).
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