13 Baby Girl 'Nicknames' That Make Adorable First Names

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Baby names. Baby names. Baby names. Maybe if we say it three times, the ideal title for our LO on the way will instantly appear -- kinda like Beetlejuice? (Just a thought.) Choosing the perfect baby name can be super hard, which is why we're taking a look at these adorable names that started out as nicknames -- or just sound like they did! Trust us when we say that nicknames are the hottest baby name trend. 


And choosing a nickname as a first name isn't a bad idea, right?

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As Laura Wattenberg of BabyNameWizard.com points out, these baby names boast a ton of nickname style that could make them the perfect option for our baby girl.

"The names are light, friendly, and cheerful, and usually easy to spell and pronounce -- they come across as straightforward and likable," she says. "Some of them can be used as short forms of longer names .... But all are perfectly complete in themselves, and will usually be taken that way."

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Here are some of Laura's top "nickname" name choices that parents might want to consider for their daughter. We promise that these names are unique, gorgeous, and totally original -- just like mama and dad's little girl! 

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