Do you know an Austin?

(42 Posts)
BusyBee86 Sun 27-Jan-13 14:33:34

If so, do they have a nickname? Not sure if it can be shortened or not. Can't think of what it could be shortened to!

bootsycollins Sun 27-Jan-13 20:24:48

The only Austin I know is a grown up, he's a really lovely, cool guy.

ravenAK Sun 27-Jan-13 20:17:32

I teach a teenage Austin.

Prefers skateboarding & heavy metal to writing essays. Lovely lad, though.

ilovecolinfirth Sun 27-Jan-13 20:13:50

I know a 3 year old Austin. LOVELY boy...affectionately called Oz by mum only.

BNmum Sun 27-Jan-13 20:11:08

i know an Austin at playgroup and he's an average little toddler, only time will tell if he turns into a twat. As far as i know he's just called Austin.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Sun 27-Jan-13 20:00:06

My ds is an Austin he's adorable and not a twat (obviously!)
We don't shorten it but have thought of oz / ozzie

I know a preschool age Austin. He gets Oz or Ozzie as a nn. He is lovely btw.

ellesabe Sun 27-Jan-13 19:40:25

The only other nickname I can think of other than Oz/Ozzy would perhaps be Tintin.

amck5700 Sun 27-Jan-13 18:39:45

I know 2 - One adult, the other about 11, neither are twats or difficult or odd.

Adult sometimes gets called Aust, boy is usually Austin or Oz.

cuillereasoupe Sun 27-Jan-13 18:28:11

My grandfather was an Austin. He was a raving alcoholic, just to add to the pile of twats grin

PuffPants Sun 27-Jan-13 17:19:14

Goodness, I knew one when I was at school. I expect he's in prison now...

MrsJohnDeere Sun 27-Jan-13 17:18:17

Yes, adult, 40 something. Twat.

dyzzidi Sun 27-Jan-13 17:07:03

I know two one who is mid thirties and one early twenties and they both get called Oggie. Not sure if its a regional thing as I'm in the NWest

greensnail Sun 27-Jan-13 17:03:24

I know one in his thirties and one who is 3. Both just known a Austin. Neither are twats .

thegreylady Sun 27-Jan-13 16:53:49

Yes he is my 70 year old second cousin and it has never been shortened.

lollypopsicle Sun 27-Jan-13 16:52:31

yes! he is 2.

solidfoundation Sun 27-Jan-13 16:48:28

Yes, but he's about forty now. We used to call him 'Junior' as he was the youngest in our group.

Ellypoo Sun 27-Jan-13 16:42:14

I know an Austin, he's only about 10. Sometimes called Aus (oz) or Ausser (ozzer) mainly just Austin though.

DrMcDreamysWife Sun 27-Jan-13 15:54:06

I have taught a couple of austins, both quite strange odd little boys who didn't socialise well....

As a result not a name I would choose

MoelFammau Sun 27-Jan-13 15:52:00

I know an Austin. He's mid-20s. He's called Austin. Sometimes Doctor Austin. He's not a doctor. Lovely guy though, just to counteract the 'twat' Austins on this thread!

3HotCrossBuns Sun 27-Jan-13 15:33:57

My DS2 is also Austen (nearly 6) and he can be a little bugger at times!! He gets called Austy by us, everyone just calls him Austen. I also wish we'd spelled it with an "i" as it is nearly always misspelled. I suspect he will change it later, as an adult, as many emails will probably never arrive in his inbox otherwise!! I blame the post-labour hormones - "no, not like Austin Powers, like Jane Austen" grin blush Nonetheless lots of people tell me they like his name.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 27-Jan-13 15:20:05

I don't know well any but I've met three or four at playgroups. They've always been just Austin as far as I know.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 27-Jan-13 15:19:14

Only a cat

shellyf Sun 27-Jan-13 15:18:18

His siblings call him oz or ozboz.

shellyf Sun 27-Jan-13 15:17:26

I know a lovely six year old called Austin.

Ozfrazror Sun 27-Jan-13 15:12:29

Well my ds1 is called Austen and he is most definitely NOT a twat! We call him Oz 80% of the time. I love the name although possibly wish I'd spelt it with an 'I' instead of 'e' at the end because his name is always spelt wrong everywhere he goes!

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