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Long names are eloquent and beautiful, but some parents aren't thrilled with the nicknames that go with them. Even if you don't call your child by a nickname, you can't control friends, teachers and other people who may use the less-desirable shortened name.
For example, you might name your daughter, Gabriella, but not want her called “Gabby.” You can enforce it at home, but others will definitely nickname her – she might even nickname herself as she gets older.
You can either know that you might have to live with the unwanted nickname, or you can choose a beautiful baby name that doesn't have a nickname.
If you are expecting a girl, you have a lot of options, from vintage-sounding names to modern classics to quirky, unusual names. These names for your baby girl are short, sweet and nickname-free.