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Frederick/ Anyone with a Frederick?

(8 Posts)
horsechesnut Wed 29-Dec-10 23:06:32

We love the name Frederick and it's nns and was just wondering what everyone's thoughts are. Specifically, I was wondering if the full version of the name - rather than nns - is a bit too stuffy and old man-ish in a way that, say, the full versions of James, William, Thomas aren't.

If you have a Frederick, do you use the full version much or mainly the nns?


JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 30-Dec-10 15:52:26

Don't have a Frederick as it really wouldn't go with our last name but would loved to have used it.

Frederick doesn't sound stuffy to me, more of a name that will last him throughout his life. Can't really imagine a Freddie being taking seriously in his career.

It is a lovely name, congratulations and just go with the name you love.

Nightstar Thu 30-Dec-10 15:55:52

My Dad is Frederick. He was Freddie as a boy, and is Fred as an adult. It's a great name because it can be shortened or lenthened depending on occasion. He uses his full name in formal situations. I like it and wanted to use it but we have 3 Dads between us and decided to avoid using the names because it would upset one of the others to be missed out.

Lonnie Thu 30-Dec-10 20:59:41

My best friends has a Frederick but she lives in Denmark where it is a VERY traditional name (last 20 kings 9 of them have been named Frederick - of th eother 10 have been Christian and 1 Hans)

mand26 Thu 30-Dec-10 21:18:14

My sister has a boy called William Frederick. Lovely name. My son is James. Tough call!

Clary Fri 31-Dec-10 12:46:07

I know a few Freddies; some are Frederick but most if not all are known as Freddie.

I like the name tho grin (despite preferring full names to nicknames).

You could call yr child Frederick if you liked; sounds fine.

Prinpo Fri 31-Dec-10 13:23:55

I love Frederick and, to me, it's important to have the full name on bc. Would use Fred in everyday life.

ShoppingDays Mon 03-Jan-11 00:35:52

Very nice name. Also like Freddie as nickname (not so keen on Fred).

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