In Australia we love shortening anything and everything we can. From sayings to countries and even names!
Usually consisting of 3 letters, these names are easy, always classic and basically short and sweet!
Albiet short, these names are strong and can easily stand on their own (they usually aren’t shortened from other names).
For your viewing please here are 20 boy and 20 girl short and sweet names.
40 short and sweet baby names
This uni-sex name is strong and takes us back to Pokemon days (hey, he was a cool guy).
What a classic, I think we all know a good Ben in our lives.
A traditional boys name, Joe can also be used as a girls name by dropping the ‘e’.
Leo the lion is a strong and almightily name, Leonardo DiCaprio is known simply known just as Leo, no last required.
As sweet as a teddy bear, Ted reminds us of someone very kind natured.
This screams cool kid on the block.
Probably best friends with Mac, Cam doesn’t need the fuss of Cameron!
A holy name, Eli is a very distinguished yet classic name.
Good old Sam, this is probably the most common 3 letter name.
A little out there but just as sweet.
Unique yet classic enough to grow up to become a professional anything! Gus is all kinds go cute.
If you love everything and everything French, Luc is the name for your little one.
Most little boys would love to have this name, think Thomas the tank engine amongst other children’s book characters, there’s ALWAYS a tom.
With a tropical sounding vibe, Kai is ultra-cool.
If you want your son to take up surfing, this name is the one for you!
What a staple, this name can make many different cute names also- Maxy, Maxamillion (when in trouble) and even M.
Dress your little Lee in some denim jeans and there you have it, short and sweet.
Van Morrison fan anyone?
The children’s TV show Zac and Cody, has made this name high in demand!
If Simon is too blah for you, Sim is the hip and cool version.
Mia Kunis fans this way!
So chic, Lou is the ultra-cute feminine pronoun of Lucinda, Louise, Lucy and the list goes on.
We predict your little girl will favour the colour blue!
A popular name with girls, Zoe is not shortened from any other name. She is who she is.
Another version of Alison but easier and quicker to say, not to mention a little more edgy!
Spell it Rae if you please.
There’s a mysterious vibe about this name consider it’s history (Adam & Eve).
Quite regal, Bea is a lovely name.
Do you have a green thumb? Ivy is so pretty without being too girlie.
An alternative name, Lux slips off the lounge like a quick drive in a luxurious car.
We picture Amy in pigtail plaits, so sweet!
With the same letters as Amy, May is a classically old and stable name. Imagine if she was born in May too!?
A medieval name for all of those Game of Thrones lovers.
Made popular by Kit Harrington, i.e. John Snow. So popular that girls are now claiming it, we’re in!
The singer Sia, goes by this and this alone. Need we say more?
A modern take on the historic name Vivienne.
Beyonce anyone? Blu AND Ivy are featured on this list making it that much more appealing!
Meaning happy, this name is too cute to pass up.
Unisex, this name for a girl is almost cuter than Max for a boy.
We are seeing this name pop up quite a bit more these days, Home and Away fans you’ll know what we’re talking about (Pia Miller).
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