name to go with George?

(31 Posts)
craftycottontail Fri 18-Jan-13 09:07:37

DH and I agree on George (nothing else!) - after a great man who was like a grandpa to me.

I'd like a name that can be shortened though, having grown up with a name that doesn't have any possible nicknames, so thinking of George as a middle name (Georgie too girly, Geo too pretentious).

I like
Edward (Ned) George - DH doesn't

He likes
Henry (Harry) George - I think that sounds too like Shakespeare - for England, Harry and St George!)

We Have a very English sounding name and just don't want it to sound TOO traditional.

We like Scottish/Celtic names (I have Scottish blood) but can't agree on any! I'd like something a little bit individual/more modern than George.

Any ideas please? Thanks smile

Greensleeves Fri 18-Jan-13 09:15:10


Greensleeves Fri 18-Jan-13 09:16:06

I LOVE Henry by the way, and don't see Shakespeare connotation as a bad thing!

Greensleeves Fri 18-Jan-13 09:17:18


starshaker Fri 18-Jan-13 09:18:59

If you wand harry then what about Harrison george?

Greensleeves Fri 18-Jan-13 09:19:40


TheBrideofMucky Fri 18-Jan-13 09:22:54

I have a George Richard after my brother but also very English-sounding.

We are in Wales and I originally wanted George Emlyn but was vetoed by DH! grin

doradoo Fri 18-Jan-13 09:23:06

I have 2DSs - one is George and one Henry....

We don't use diminutives of their names as nn but instead they have completely different - unrelated nn to do with their personalities....

I wouldn't let not liking nn associated with a name put me off it - my George doesn't like or get called Georgie either.

forgetmenots Fri 18-Jan-13 09:26:53

Angus is top of my list, also like Alistair and Archie.

Seoras (shaw-rus) is the Scottish Gaelic for George although you'll hear slightly different pronunciation depending on where the speaker is from.

Arthur is a very English name to me but I love it, if I was south of the border I'd use it.

Other thoughts: Stanley, Albert, Spencer, Alexander, Samuel?

I have a George
Middle name Stewart
Known as Georgie as a baby ( or Porge , George the Porge , Bushy < George Bush > or Geefor < G for George > )
Nickname possibilities are endless

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 09:32:20


amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 09:33:18

In Scotland, Dode is a common nn for George smile

FairyJen Fri 18-Jan-13 09:37:11

I have a George Edward smile dd (5) can't write his name so spelt it gorg which is what we now affectionately call him

craftycottontail Fri 18-Jan-13 12:04:53

Aw that's sweet FairyJen - I guess nicknames grow out of who they are/become. Want the potential for him to pick his own identity eventually.

Thanks for the ideas ladies, please keep them coming! Love Harrison for it's Scottish/traditional but slightly unusual nature - just ran that past DH and he's agreed we can shortlist it, hooray!

Greensleves - thank you, you made me realise I LIKE the Shakespeare link. I love Shakespeare. Resolving not to get hung up on what other people will think!

Littlecherublegs Fri 18-Jan-13 12:21:36

Alistair, Cameron, Maxwell, Stewart, Logan, Finlay, Macauley, William.

Do like Harrison or Harris.

HappyHippyChick Fri 18-Jan-13 12:26:13

I was coming on this thread to suggest Michael in a tongue in cheek way but surely not George Harrison - like the Beatle? grin

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:28:25

Unless you don't mind the Beatles link (George Harrison) I'd be tempted to stick with Harris.

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:29:50

Ahh I type too slow smile


doililook We also have a Georgie/Georgie Porgie/Porge/ Mr P <starts saving for future therapy sessions>

craftycottontail Fri 18-Jan-13 12:45:13

DH pointed out the Beatles link... but to be honest every name is going to have some sort of downside, whether it's a personal association or whatever... so I reckon being named after a backwards beatle wouldn't be too bad!

Alistair is my brother's name.

William is my dad, grandpa and great grandpa's name - family tradition which was broken with my brother (much to his annoyance!!?) but I don't really love it.

Happyhappychick - haha!!

Is Archie really really common at the moment? I kinda like it and it's another of those names that appears throughout my family tree. Don't know many little people at the moment so a bit out of touchw itht he trends (I want to avoid the trends btw)

Thewhingingdefective Fri 18-Jan-13 12:51:45


I like George, it's lovelysmile I think Fraser George sounds good.

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 13:01:18

Ooh I know a George Fraser - but known as Fraser smile

Astley Fri 18-Jan-13 13:09:15

Ahhh Fraser, my most favourite name that just will not go with our surname sad

DizzyHoneyBee Fri 18-Jan-13 13:26:10


Jasbro Fri 18-Jan-13 13:51:57

I don't know why you would want a name that can be shortened when it's already short? A nickname could be anything, but names usually get shortened because they're too long to say over and over.

OP wants names you can easily shorten I think?

Sorry, x-posted with you Jasbro. I was referring to some of the (admittedly lovely) names above like Fraser, Euan, Angus etc.

Actually I agree, neither of my DC have names you can/need to shorten whereas I have a name with several options. I've been asked more than once if it was deliberate. It wasn't, though we did move our first girl's name to a middle name as we couldn't agree on a NN we both liked.

littlemrssleepy Fri 18-Jan-13 14:01:17

I have a Thomas (Tom ) George. He's brill. grin

Jemimapuddleduk Fri 18-Jan-13 15:25:31

Reuben George (reu)
Alexander George (Alex/Ali/al)
Douglas George (Doug or dougie)

NowPlayingZone Sun 20-Jan-13 15:12:37

Declan, Murray, Sebastian, Matthew, bruce?

Mylittlepuds Mon 21-Jan-13 18:56:30


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