The Girly Wildcards

I have far too many wildcards, those combos I love but not as much as the top ones. Or in some cases, more, but I find them a tiny bit unwieldy for day to day use.


Ideally, I’d have a top 10 and 10 wildcards. Recently I’ve added three names to the wildcard list, bringing the total up to 16 Wildcards. There’s already 11 girls in the top 10 (I know, I know…) so I need to cull these down to three or four at best and am having the hardest time getting rid of any of them!


Ottilie Alice Ghislaine – Tillie, Ottilie, Leeloo, Lina
Susanna Ottilie Pearl – Sukie, Zuzu, Zanna   
Pomeline Frances Elinor – Poppy, Polly, Millie, Molly, Lina

Laetitia Amabel Violet – Lettie, Etta, Lettice
Araminta Lucy Violet – Minna, Mina
Euphemia Elinor Glory – Effie, Mia, Fifi
Elspeth Margery Violet – Elsa, Elsie
Aurelia Romilly Jane – Goldie, Rellie
Mathilda Lucy Elanor – Tillie, Maud, Maudie
Henrietta Ruby Lilias – Hattie, Hettie,  Etta, Harriet
Lucretia Ruby Iris – Lucy, Lulu, Lux
Jemima Frances Ruby – Mimi, Jemma
Zuleika Esme Violet – Zuzu, Zooey
Zenaida Ruby Frances – Zen, Zeni,  Aida, Zinnia, Flower
Florence Lila Ghislaine – Flora, Flory, Fleur, Ren
Romilly Alice Kathleen – Romy, Millie


If pushed, I’d say probably the bolded 4 are the biggest loves but I’m already mourning the loss of 6 others not bolded. If you had to pick 4 from this list to use on a girl, which 4 would you pick and why? See why I’m having problems?   Any help at all would be completely appreciated!  Thanks!


Alright, I can lay this infatuation at Emmy Jo’s feet, I first realised just how much I liked it after reading her “Names that Sound Like No Other” post and have been toying with the idea of Rosamund ever since. This is one of my favorite 499px-queen_eleanor__fair_rosamund         pictures, ever.  I love the imps & the cherubs!  This is the reason I cannot stand the spelling Eleanor (or Aliénor or  Éléonore as well) and prefer Elinor.  Nevermind that Elinor is family and Eleanor is not.

Fair Rosamund Clifford has been a fascination for me since I was a small child and wow, would I love to use Rosamund up front but have hit a brick wall, in terms of nicknames. I already have a Josephine, Josie and while Josephine & Rosamund look spectacular together, and while I don’t mind full names rhyming a bit, I think Josie & Rosie is a bit much. Then again, they don’t exactly rhyme. Josie is jo-see, Rosie would be rose-ee. But that’s likely to just be here, at home, even though Josie’s already taken to correcting people at school, as she did last week.  Whether she keeps that up with her peers is something I’m leaving up to her. What I’m looking for are other possible nicknames for Rosamund. Are there any? I can’t think of a single thing but then, I’m a bit brain dead at the moment.  Can anyone help?  I’d really appreciate it!  Thanks!

I have a few beginnings, not sure if it’ll go further but here they are, see if anything jumps:

Rosamund Cora, Mina
Rosamund Ivy
Rosamund Xanthe, Sophie, Oona
Rosamund Clara, Helen
Rosamund Alice, Ruby, Frances
Rosamund Viola
Rosamund Lydia
Rosamund Lucy, Pearl
Rosamund Sylvie, Tilley
Rosamund Sibyl


So overall, what do you think? Am I nuts?