Thursday, August 23, 2012

Charles: Nickname-Rich Name of the Week (August 23)

This week's name is another English classic that's been on the downhill slope for a few decades, but is now leveling off and may soon be due for a comeback: Charles. The most fashionable nickname (for both boys and girls!) at the moment is Charlie. In the past we've also seen Chuck as well as a few others. Feel free to share any more unusual nickname ideas or your thoughts on Charles.


  1. Chaz and Chas are ones I've come across several times. Cal could also work well, I think. According to one name book, "Chilla is an Australian nickname". Does anyone use it?

  2. Yeah this guy did ...

    It's very old-fashioned, although you would think the modern(ish) slang to "chill" might have helped bring it back.