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Frederick or Benjamin? help us decide!

(14 Posts)
stereo Fri 24-Dec-10 20:53:30

Hi all - Frederick or Benjamin - which do you prefer/ dislike and why? Ta!

onimolap Fri 24-Dec-10 20:55:09

I think both are fantastic names.

RatherBeOnTheMulledWine Fri 24-Dec-10 20:57:02

Freddie. Deffo.

LetThereBeRock Fri 24-Dec-10 21:08:40

Benjamin,definitely Benjamin. It's lovely.

I hate the sound of Frederick,and hate the nickname 'Fred' even more.

conkertree Fri 24-Dec-10 21:10:08

I like Freddie, but not so keen on Frederick, and I personally prefer a long name that can be shortened if the child wants, rather than choosing the shortened name for them, so I would go for Benjamin as I like it and ben.

Clary Fri 24-Dec-10 21:19:27

I like Frederick grin

Benjamin is pretty popular - one in most classes. Freddie is more popular now (round my way) but still for example only 2 in DD's school, compared to about a dozen Bens.

Both names will be shortened btw, if that bothers you.

WishIWasRimaHorton Fri 24-Dec-10 21:20:17

Benjamin. As long as you like Ben. I love it!

suwoo Fri 24-Dec-10 21:31:35

I vote Frederick nn Freddie.

littleducks Fri 24-Dec-10 21:35:18

Oooh this are proper family names for me, one is my brothers, one my cousins and dads middle name

Benjamin Frederick XXXX imo

jellybeans Fri 24-Dec-10 23:29:31

Ben, not keen on Benjamin. Like Freddie but not Frederick.

anonymosity Sat 25-Dec-10 03:07:10

Also you CAN shorten Benjamin to jamie

LittleYellowTeapot Sun 26-Dec-10 10:42:26

I like Fred/Freddie but not keen on Frederick. Like Benjamin.

NoahAndTheWhale Sun 26-Dec-10 10:46:43

I love Benjamin (and have a 7 year old one). We prefer Benjamin to Ben although some people do automatically call him Ben. He is almost always called Benjamin by people who know him.

itsawonderfuldarleneconnorlife Sun 26-Dec-10 14:52:57

Benjamin def, Frederick is a serial killer.

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