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Tom and Dominic...

(16 Posts)
littlegreenpig Sat 24-Sep-11 07:20:19

We have a Tom. Would it be ridiculous to name DC2 Dominic? It's the only name we like after months of consideration but really not sure that it's an option!

mopsyflopsy Sat 24-Sep-11 07:21:59

Are you serious - Tom and Dom grin

RhinestoneCowgirl Sat 24-Sep-11 07:21:59

Well DS is a Dominic, so would say it's a great name. grin

But he does hang around with a Tom sometimes and Tom and Dom does get a bit muddled...

muzmum Tue 04-Oct-11 12:28:03

My brothers are called Tom and Dominic and it's never caused any amusement. It probably helps that no one calls Dominic DOM.

MelinaM Tue 04-Oct-11 13:54:37

Yes, Tom is a lovely namesmile Dominic is not, and the nn Dom is ridiculous.

chocjunkie Tue 04-Oct-11 13:57:00

I would not... Tom and Dom (don't most Dominics end up as Doms) hmm

SherbetDibDab Tue 04-Oct-11 13:59:57


tammytoby Tue 04-Oct-11 14:17:42

Is this a wind up - Tom and Dom grin?

BikeRunSki Tue 04-Oct-11 14:21:40

I like Dominic, but probably best to nn this one Nick than Dom!

rachel234 Tue 04-Oct-11 15:20:18

I agree - Dominic and Tom are too close, as Dominic might end up as Dom.

If you prefer Nick and Tom, then name him Nicholas imo.

Meteorite Tue 04-Oct-11 16:07:21

Tom and Dom sounds fine to me!

Ihavewelliesbutitssunny Tue 04-Oct-11 17:53:16

Both great names, but personally not a big fan of Dom as a nn. Would you be more likely to nn him Nic and in which case maybe call him Nicholas instead iyswim.

BikeRunSki Tue 04-Oct-11 18:15:22

But Nick is as legitimate a NN of Dominic as Dom is surely?
(Like Charlotte can be Charlie or Lottie)

I know a Dominic nn Nicky, Christopher nn Topher and a Timothy nn Mothy.

notnowImreading Tue 04-Oct-11 18:27:04

I have 3 brothers - two are Tom and Dominic. It's fine in general but means that the family usually use Dominic's full name to save confusion while his friends all call him Dom and think we're odd.

YouDoTheMath Tue 04-Oct-11 21:32:27

I know brothers who are Thomas and Dominic. There are five brothers altogether though so I don't know if that makes it more "acceptable".

Do what you want, anyway - stuff what anyone else thinks.

DesertOrchid Tue 04-Oct-11 21:43:05

Love the name Dominic. I say call him Nic for short or stick with the full name.

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