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Nick name for Cillian

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MultipleSoManyPapercuts Wed 07-Sep-11 10:20:27

So far the only name dH and I agree on is Cillian, but the thong putting me off is te lack of nn for it. I know I could use his full name, but I know it will get shortened all the time.

What nn is likely to be used?

DH also wants it with a K, not a C, but I'm trying to change his mind on that one!

Kayano Wed 07-Sep-11 10:34:43

I love that name!!!!
I like it with C it K actually. DH hates it though. I wouldn't give a nn lol

Kirstle Wed 07-Sep-11 11:16:31

Such a lovely name, assume you are pronouncing it 'Kill-ian'? In which case the only nickname I can think of which is not 'Kill' is Ci (pr kee). Lovely Gaelic name smile

PercyFilth Wed 07-Sep-11 11:45:05

If you are looking for another shortening, there is Ian. But remember that a nickname isn't always directly related to the name itself, and you may find that one evolves naturally.

tammytoby Wed 07-Sep-11 11:49:08

Do you pronounce it Kill-ian or Sill-ian? I'd probably not shorten at all, it rolls off the tongue easily enough imo.

messymammy Wed 07-Sep-11 11:49:38

What about Cilly?I used to babysit a beautiful little boy caled Cillín, and his nickname was Cilly....
It's my boys name for when I convince dp to have another baby

tammytoby Wed 07-Sep-11 11:57:11


snigger Wed 07-Sep-11 11:58:38

You have absolutely no control over the evolution of your childs nicknames.

Pick a name, stick it out.

Honestly, you'll just be that mad bird at toddler group going "It's CILLY", when some other three yr old calls him Killer.

NL3 Wed 07-Sep-11 12:02:24

I have a Cillian - we've never shortened it - not because we're opposed to nns though. Great name btw - C much nicer than K - and get used to Sillian!!!!

rosiemama Wed 07-Sep-11 12:10:12

i know quite a few Cillians, teenagers tend to get "Cilli", but the young ones and then older ones don't tend to have a nn at all. It's too lovely a name to shorten imo!

MultipleSoManyPapercuts Wed 07-Sep-11 15:12:36

Thanks for the responses! I know that when he's older I'll have littler control over his nickname, it was more for when he's a baby, though I'm sure some other completely non related nickname will evolve when he's small (my sister used to get called flossie, her name is Lauren!)

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