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Gabe - if surname begins with B?

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zozzle Fri 29-Jul-11 09:19:36

Should I do it or too much of a tongue twister? Would put Gabriel on bc but would be known as Gabe. Got my heart set! What do you think?

porpoisefull Fri 29-Jul-11 09:23:20

Hmm. Gabe Brown sounds like Gay Brown, no? So unless we get rid of homophobia over the next 6 years or so, I'd stick with Gabriel.

zozzle Fri 29-Jul-11 09:24:41

Yep see what you mean! No our surname is not Brown.

TeelaBrown Fri 29-Jul-11 09:45:30

Typically if someone uses a shortened version of your name, they're not going to use your surname too, surely?

Hey, Gabe, check this out!
This is our senior partner, Gabriel Barclay.

WiiUnfit Fri 29-Jul-11 10:07:11

Gabe B does remind me of the term coined for Elton John & David Furnish's baby though 'Gay-be' (instead of baby) but as Teela said, not many people will use Gabe Bsurname, rather Gabe or Gabriel Bsurname.

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