I have a 14 year old Emma, and a 3 year old Matthew with a possible new one on the way. My daughter loves the name True and we considered it for my son had he been a girl. The name of course has popped into my mind again with the surprise blessing. My question is True sounds like a sweetest nickname to me, does Truen (true-in) work for a girl? or am i missing an obvious name to use True as a nickname. I am looking for a name that will not be in the top ten the year after i use it this time?
I do like the name True, and at face value Truen does follow my basic naming rules: easy to spell, easy to pronounce. However it does sound very similar to the word “truant” which means a child who is ditching school.
If you don’t mind that association, I’d say go for it. But bounce it off some friends and do our Coffee Shop Test: when they ask you your name, say Truen. See what kind of reaction you get.
Other suggestions would be Trudy or Truly with nickname True.