Monday, January 18, 2016

Winnie the Nickname

Today is Winnie the Pooh's author's birthday. Alan Alexander Milne was born 134 years ago today and it is National Winnie the Pooh day in his honor. I never got into Winnie the Pooh as a child but I know that a ton of people love the little bear. In honor of today, I have a list of names that can you use Winnie as a nickname. I adore Winnie so much and there are so many great options out there for first names.



Winter
Maybe its the time of the year or maybe I am just finally noticing the name but I have really been liking Winter. I actually came across a set of twin girls named Winter "Winnie" and Lennon not too long ago.

Winifred
This adorable old lady chic name is really winning me over. I think it would be so cute with the nickname Winnie. Winnie could even make it a little more modern.

Winona
Winona makes me think of the south and country. Winnie as a nickname gives it a whimsical feel.

Gwendolyn
Gwen names are so gorgeous and I think Gwendolyn is my favorite out of all of them. You can always use the nickname Gwen or go a more less common route and use Winnie.

Wilhelmina
Wilhelmina is yet another old lady chic name that I adore. Willa is a common nickname for it but Winnie works as well.

Arwen
The next few names are all going to be names that end in -wen. Arwen is the first. It's extremely unique and people are probably not going to have heard it before.

Bronwen
I love Bronwen! You can also spell it Bronwyn and spell the nickname Wynnie. Bronwen is a Welsh name and a lot of Welsh names end in Wen/Wyn.

Rowen
A fellow namer and friend of mine, Rebe, has a daughter named Rowen, spelled Rowan, who she calls Wynn or Wynnie at times. I think the nickname gives such a girly feel to a unisex names.

Arianwen 
I have talked about Arianwen before and I really wish more people would notice it. It's such a great alternative to the ever popular Aria.

Olwen
Olwen is another Welsh name and in Welsh legend there was a beautiful maiden with this name. Her father told her lover he needed to complete a list of task to marry her and he succeeded.

Edwina
My first thought when I hear Edwina is a Victorian woman from Britain. I think this name isn't quite ready to catch on but maybe with the nickname Winnie more people will see the appeal.

Whitney
Whitney is really pretty and a short name to begin with but I do find Winnie to be a really cute nickname.

Winsome 
I was just introduced to Winsome not that long ago and really loved it immediately. It's extremely unique and feels modern.

Winslow 
I think names ending in the -low sound are quirky and modern. Why not add a new name to the list with Winslow. The only time I have heard Winslow is as a surname but people use surnames as first names all the time.



If I left out any names that you like as a form name for Winnie comment below and let me know! What were your favorite names from the list?



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