Tommy (not Thomas)

(45 Posts)
AnnabelleZippy Sat 08-Oct-16 20:02:51

Opinions? smile

It's in the top 100 (I believe) so I don't agree with the comments of it not suiting adults, etc. as there will be quite a lot of Tommys who will become adults!

So, general thoughts?

WaitrosePigeon Sat 08-Oct-16 20:04:13

Ok for a child until they are 8.

Tommy is fine as long as Thomas is on the BC.

Tommy as a name is dreadful.

FoxesSitOnBoxes Sat 08-Oct-16 20:05:29

I agree. Leave Thomas on the birth certificate just in case Tommy doesn't age well as a name. He'll probably end up as a Tom either way!

spankhurst Sat 08-Oct-16 20:05:56

Personally, I'd give him Thomas and call him Tommy. I'm not a fan of diminuitives as given names.

SansasEscape Sat 08-Oct-16 20:07:06

I think people will just assume he's Thomas anyway.

blankpieceofpaper Sat 08-Oct-16 20:07:44

Tommy, like Sammy or Sunny or Lizzie or many other examples just does not sound right as the only name. The full version should at least be used on the birth certificate.

PotteringAlong Sat 08-Oct-16 20:07:49

Call him Thomas. Or Tom. But not Tommy on the birth certificate.

Randytortoise Sat 08-Oct-16 20:09:36

I think people will assume it's Thomas anyway. I know 1 child who is Tommy but Thomas on bc a day and 2 adult Tommys. 1 is Thomas on bc the other is Tommy but is polish rather than British.

AnnabelleZippy Sat 08-Oct-16 20:12:06

We won't be using Thomas.

We have a Maddie (that isn't Madison or Madeleine)

DiegeticMuch Sat 08-Oct-16 20:14:53

Fine as a nickname

WaitrosePigeon Sat 08-Oct-16 20:16:43

Then I'm not sure why you at asking, tbh.

It's naff but it's your kid!

AnnabelleZippy Sat 08-Oct-16 20:18:44

I'm asking like everyone else does confused I'm asking about Tommy (not Thomas) like people ask about other names. I didn't say you couldn't like it! We aren't set on it either, that's why I'm asking. I was just saying I'm not using Thomas.

Bantsaredown Sat 08-Oct-16 20:19:04

I really like it. I know several adults called Tommy.

gillybeanz Sat 08-Oct-16 20:22:59

I'm sorry, but you can have a full name for one child and a shortened version for another.
You can do wtf you like.

I don't like Tommy because all they can be is informal. Thomas is the formal of Tom or Tommy.
I have a Thomas, he is Tom and hates Tommy. I would like to call him Tommy and do sometimes, but he wouldn't choose it.
He is an adult now if that makes any difference.

WeArePregnant11 Sat 08-Oct-16 20:25:25

Not for the birth certificate. Thomas is lovely, Tom is nice. Tommy? That's cute for a toddler... not a man or a teenager.

But that's obviously just my opinion.

froubylou Sat 08-Oct-16 20:25:50

I have a nephew called Tommy. He is 18 now and he is always Tommy, never Tom and I don't think it has ever been an issue.

It suits him now as a young adult and I can't see it ever not suiting him.

call your baby whatever you like.

AssembleTheMinions Sat 08-Oct-16 20:28:31

Really like Tom and don't mind Thomas but Tommy isn't nice at all imho.

remem Sat 08-Oct-16 20:35:27

I have a Thomas and he gets called Tom most of the time (he is 2) he occasionally gets Tommy but it's rare. Thomas is a classic name.

Like others have said - on the BC Tommy wouldn't look right for me but that's my opinion.

GrumpusLumpus Sat 08-Oct-16 20:38:28

No, sorry. I don't like it at al as a full name. I don't like any names that have been traditionally used as nicknames as full first names.

katemess12 Sat 08-Oct-16 21:02:20

I know siblings who are Maddie (short for Madison, though) and Tommy (full name). People do assume his name is Thomas, but it's no drama.

I personally prefer Thomas, but Tommy is perfectly fine.

Sophronia Sat 08-Oct-16 21:29:01

I like it, but only as a nn for Thomas, sorry.

Portobelly Sat 08-Oct-16 21:33:28

Our son is Tom. Not Thomas. It is a Hebrew name in its own right.
Thomas: biblehub.com/greek/2381.htm
Tom: biblehub.com/hebrew/8537.htm

Ohdofuckoffplease Sat 08-Oct-16 21:33:29

I don't really like Tommy personally. It sounds like a pet name to me (not as in the name of a pet, a 'pet name' for a human grin)! I've heard worse though, and he can always change it to Tom for everyday use when he's older if he decides it's a bit cutesy for him.

I do really like Tom as a full name btw and am actually not terribly keen on Thomas. I think Tom sounds nicer.

Ohdofuckoffplease Sat 08-Oct-16 21:37:18

Cross post with porto there.

FormerlyCatherineDeB Sat 08-Oct-16 21:43:22

My lovely Dad, 78 years old, professional career all his working life (M.Eng, really senior government job for most of my life) has been Tommy since he was born.

I love it because I associate it with Dad who is one of the nicest people I have ever met - I appreciate him more every day.

So, a massive thumbs up from me.

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