One of my favourite name categories are diminutive names - otherwise known as 'the cutesy names', or nicknames.
I absolutely love the sound and feel of these names, because to me, they sound fun, energetic, happy and full of life.
Currently, there are not many diminutive name choices in the SSA (American) rankings, however, in the ONS (English/Welsh) listings, cutesy names are rampant.
I've listed the follow diminutives from the ONS listings, the names that only rank in one country are in bold, and marked with a *, and the country they rank in brackets (Also, to avoid confusion, names only ranking in England and Wales are listed in purpleand those ranking only in America are listed inpink.)
Angie* (USA) Dixie* (USA)
As far as Kadie goes, she could easily be placed with Katie/Katy, or with Cadi (cah-dee). Since it the pronunciation could go either way, I have placed Miss Kadie with both.
As far as name data for England and Wales go, the release of annually used names has only become an annual occurance within the past 20 years. The lists are released in the August of the following year (and have been released this way since 2011), with 2013's list being released (hopefully!) on 15th August.
The list for 2013 is as follows:
My predictions for new entries on the 2013 list are;
Alexis (currently at 101)
Beatrice(currently at 114)
Darcy (currently at 107)
Lottie (currently at 112)
Iris (currently at 122)
Looking at the trends shown in the ONS data, Beatrice, Alexis, Darcy, Lottie and Iris are only a handful of the names that are on the up.