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(13 Posts)
EdMcDunnough Mon 24-Sep-12 09:15:00

Can I have it? Or am I is he going to be laughed at?

I think it's lovely and I would like to use it after the composer Holst whose music I am inordinately fond of. Also I do have Polish/German grandparents and the baby's 'father' (who we have not seen for months) is from Eastern Europe. So not entirely without background iyswim.

Thing is I'm not sure how you shorten it without resorting to Gus which I don't like. Thinking of having a middle name to use instead if he hates it, or to shorten - so, Gustav Frederic and call him Freddie.

What thinkest thou smile

CachuHwch Mon 24-Sep-12 09:15:50

What about wind as a middle name?

EdMcDunnough Mon 24-Sep-12 09:21:58


SugarMeFingers Mon 24-Sep-12 09:23:01

You could shorten it to Tavi if you didn't like Gus.

CachuHwch Mon 24-Sep-12 09:23:17

Sorry grin

EdMcDunnough Mon 24-Sep-12 09:25:30



Tavi...hmmm. That's an idea. Or just not shorten it? There are some weirdy names at the kids' school already so I'm sure other children with cope with it iyswim.

I don't want to be too out there, though. I just can't think of ANY boys' names I like. This is the only one. And a couple I can't use cos friends/family already did iyswim.

Crikey it's hard with so many boys! I used up the good ones!

YouMayLogOut Mon 24-Sep-12 09:57:50

I like it! Or you could go for Frederic Gustav with Freddie as nn?

LadyMargolotta Mon 24-Sep-12 09:59:04

Just don't shorten it! It's a great name. My ds has a version of it as his second name, after a relative.

EdMcDunnough Mon 24-Sep-12 10:06:32

Oh brill smile Thankyou for liking it.

I wasn't sure if anyone would.
Good idea to have Frederic as first name, too - will have to play around with that.

bigbluebump Mon 24-Sep-12 10:57:10

I think Gustav is a fab name!

bigbluebump Mon 24-Sep-12 10:57:39

YouMay, there are so many little Freddies out there already, what is wrong with Gustav or Gus?

bigbluebump Mon 24-Sep-12 10:58:28

Sorry, just saw you don't like Gus - I actually much prefer Gustav too. It rolls off the tongue easily enough, I don't think it would be shortened at all!

BananaBubbles Mon 24-Sep-12 12:59:24

It's gorgeous,and too good a name to be shortened,but I would use a more 'ordinary' middle name as you suggest.

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