There are many things to keep in mind when picking the perfect baby name. You want a name that fits your personality, goes well with your last name and won’t be shortened into a nickname. For example, you love the name Harrison, but don’t like the fact that he may be called Harry — or you love the girl’s name Mackenzie, but worry friends might shorten it to “Mack.” Let’s not even discuss the classic name Richard, which has the unfortunate nickname of Dick!
The Social Security Administration just released the list of the most popular baby names of the year.
For boys, Jacob is the most popular name. You can shorten this name to Jake for a great boy’s name that won’t be turned into a nickname. Check out our pick of popular boy names that won’t be shortened into nicknames:
Think unique names are out of the question? Think again! You can find a unique nickname-free baby name if you pick names that are shorter.
In general, one syllable baby names, such as Liz or Cole, can’t be shortened any further into a nickname. Check out our article on one syllable baby names for plenty of ideas for finding a popular or unique baby boy or baby girl name.
You may also want to consider shortened versions of longer names as a first name. These names are fresh and fun — and are already shortened! For example Gabrielle is often shortened to Gabby, which by itself is a great name! Check out more nickname options that end up being cute given names:
Now that you have found a baby name that can't be turned into a nickname, let's turn the tables and check out 120 Top nicknames for grandparents >>
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