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nn for Arthur?

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addictedtofrazzles Mon 05-Sep-11 21:11:54

I love the name Arthur but really don't like Art/Arty as a nn. Are there any other nn's, please?

CointreauVersial Mon 05-Sep-11 21:13:43

My grandad was called Arthur, but bizarrely everyone called him Norman.

The only other Arthur I know is never shortened, he's just Arthur.

Why do you need a nickname?

MummysLittleSunbeams Mon 05-Sep-11 21:17:19

The nn for Arthur is Art or Artie.

But yes, why do you need a nn? As I say on mn every time people want to give a baby a nn even before it's born - how can this be pre-ordained? A nn is something that should develop naturally, not be organised in advance!

addictedtofrazzles Mon 05-Sep-11 21:18:52

Ummm - definitely not keen on Norman!!!!

We are a kind-of nickname family and my other two boys have their names shortened. But you are right, if DC3 is a boy (which I am assuming it is!!), he could just be Arthur!

Catsmamma Mon 05-Sep-11 21:19:17

Wart, as in Once And Future King.

addictedtofrazzles Mon 05-Sep-11 21:20:50

...I am not going to be able to 'persuade' DH towards Arthur if I suggest Wart as a nn grin!!!...

AmeliaSachs Mon 05-Sep-11 21:23:36

Fatboy/ fatz (from Eastenders) shock

addictedtofrazzles Mon 05-Sep-11 21:25:08

and now you are all being silly!!!!

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 06-Sep-11 11:52:52

My Dad is Arthur, he gets called Arth, Arch, Archie, Art or just plain old Arthur.

Cereal Tue 06-Sep-11 12:37:05

I think it's short enough not to need a nickname.

glittershoes Tue 06-Sep-11 12:40:45

One of the meanings of Arthur is 'bear' so, maybe when he was little, he could be Bear?

I am clutching at straws I know....

addictedtofrazzles Tue 06-Sep-11 13:49:54

Oh I LOVE Bear! THAT'S IT!!! Thank you so much...hoping now to have another boy!

lou4791 Tue 06-Sep-11 16:44:07

We have an Arthur and use Bear as a nickname too. Really don't like Art/ Artie.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 06-Sep-11 17:04:47

Lovely choice addicted smile

Helzapoppin Tue 06-Sep-11 19:30:10

Our Arthur is sometimes called Bear too (although MIL did suggest wart?!). Or Arturo (said with mock Italian flourish!)

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