Calista?

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I have liked the name Calista (nn Callie) for a long time. DH vetoed it when I brought it up during our first pregnancy but I might try it again. ;) Curious what you all think of this name.

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  • NMteacher
    NMteacher
    Participant

    I think it is pretty, and I love the nn.

    gaamy
    gaamy
    Participant

    Calista is one of those names that makes me roll my eyes automatically. i couldnt tell you why but i just dont get a positive vibe off the name.

    i also dont like Callie, i think it’s over used.

    but keep in mind i dont like the names of 75% of the kids i meet, even my own family members!


    embra
    Participant

    I think Calista is very pretty on its own, although it does make me think of Calista Flockhart who played Ally McBeal. It probably works best with a last name that isn’t too out there. I could see it going with your “sounds like Banderas” ln fine. I’m not wild about Callie as a nn, but I tend to like full names better in general, especially when an unusual name gets turned into a more generic nn (like Lorelei to Lori).

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I’ve always thought it was pretty cute especially with the nickname Callie.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    Meh. I used to LOVE it, and I like the meaning, but I met a Calista who was just terrible, and I still think of a snotty, stuck-up lady. :( I still think it’s sweet, though.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I think it’s pretty, but I’m not a fan of the nn Callie. It’s just so boring compared to the beautiful and exotic Calista. But I don’t really see using the full name without a nickname ever, it’s too much for a child.


    embra
    Participant

    I never had a nn growing up, and I didn’t miss it. In high school and college, some people shortened my name, but I never liked it as much as my full name since my full name is not super common but the nn could be for any one of a million names. Having a name that is a little unusual can make you feel special I think. In my opinion, as long as you don’t have a super long and formal sounding name that is hard to say, full names can work just fine on little kids. I think Calista would sound great on a two year old or a twenty year old.

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