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Nickname for Atticus?

(32 Posts)
CosmicMouse Thu 01-Sep-11 13:40:26

Not sure if I've got the balls to use Atticus, though I love it.

Seems such a big name for a little baby!

What could it be shortened to?

mistressploppy Thu 01-Sep-11 14:04:39

I reckon it'd be hard to avoid Attie....

HengshanRoad Thu 01-Sep-11 14:27:39

Ticky. Cussy.

CosmicMouse Thu 01-Sep-11 16:13:59


Greensleeves Thu 01-Sep-11 16:14:47

Ackie grin


Sidge Thu 01-Sep-11 16:17:58




Only joking - I know an Atticus. His name isn't shortened. It's a great name!

Greensleeves Thu 01-Sep-11 16:18:18


FellatioNelson Thu 01-Sep-11 16:20:27

Either be bold and use it as it is, and be determined not to shorten it, or avoid it altogether if you cannot stomach any of the above (and lets face it, who could?)

PorkChopSter Thu 01-Sep-11 16:24:10

I know of an Atti - I think Atticus is a cool name.
Attic? I used to know a Cuss years ago but that was a surname related nickname.

MelinaM Thu 01-Sep-11 17:55:05

I absolutely love Atticus, and would go with the full name onlysmile

FleurTing Fri 02-Sep-11 00:39:46

Can`t help wondering if your DS will be as enthusiastic as you about the name Atticus when he`s a teenager! I hope you will at least give him a more conventional mn, teens can be very conservative!

bushymcbush Fri 02-Sep-11 00:44:05


GoingToHelenaHandcart Fri 02-Sep-11 00:48:00

Finch would be the nickname I would go for!

MardyBra Fri 02-Sep-11 00:51:21

Great character, but sorry I couldn't land a child with Atticus as a name.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 02-Sep-11 00:54:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

randommoment Fri 02-Sep-11 01:00:41

The urge to shorten down any name with three or more syllables is almost overwhelming - even if you manage it, most of his friends and probably some of your extended family won't. My friend Nichola absolutely hates being called Nic or Nicky, remembering to say her name in full is a pain. Having said all that, Attie sounds fine to me, which is the most likely shortening, and Atticus is a fantastic full name!

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Fri 02-Sep-11 01:16:05

How about 'that kid with the wierd name'???

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Fri 02-Sep-11 01:16:21


cityangel Fri 02-Sep-11 01:28:24


PercyFilth Fri 02-Sep-11 09:58:07


Justfeckinggoogleit Fri 02-Sep-11 10:04:08

I wouldn't worry.

It's quite common popular with the tryingtoohardtobemiddleclarssandyouneek set so I'm sure he'll find a nickname for himself.

Try yelling it across a Waitrose car park in your Boden beside your XC90 and see how many other little Atticuss's come running.

seeker Fri 02-Sep-11 10:04:42

"the kid with the selfish parents"

It's not you who has to have balls to use the name- that's the easy bit! it's your kid who has to have balls to survive being called it.

seeker Fri 02-Sep-11 10:05:59

But if you're determined, how about "Tom" as a nickname?

blue2711 Fri 02-Sep-11 12:47:00

Seeker, you're always on name threads condemning people who choose slightly unusual names! I'm not sure your absolute certainty in your point of view is quite right. In my many years of teaching secondary level teenage boys those with individual names generally love them. And those called Tom when there are six others in the class aren't that keen. Teasing / bullying is always focused on appearance / behaviour and not names.

TimeWasting Fri 02-Sep-11 12:52:49

I absolutely love this name, but for reasons can't use it.


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