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Traditional names which have nice NN (boys) please

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MrsHBaby3 Thu 25-Oct-12 13:08:16

We like 'sensible' names (i.e. not made up/ chavvy) such as

James (Jamie),
Alexander (Alex),
Oliver (Olly),
Samuel (Sam),
Tobias (Toby),
Jacob (Jake/ Jack)
possibly Lucas (Luke),
William (Billy), etc

as they can all be shortened into nice NN but hubby doesn't like these particular ones or family/friends have them

.. any other ideas please?

We are soo stuck for boys names!

Edward (Eddie) is a particular favourite of mine - any good?

HauntingMyWay Thu 25-Oct-12 13:11:50

I LOVE Nicholas (Nick)

BikeRunSki Thu 25-Oct-12 13:13:31

Edward/Ned is nice
Benjamin or Benedict/ Ben

ShatnersBassoon Thu 25-Oct-12 13:14:44

Richard - Rich, Richie, not Dick obvs
Michael - Mikey, Mick
Edward - Ted, Eddie

MadameCastafiore Thu 25-Oct-12 13:15:01

Maximilian - Max
Alexander - Xander
Xavier - Xavi
Raphael - Raphy

booklava Thu 25-Oct-12 13:20:35

Christopher/Cristian - Chris
Robert - Rob/Robbie
Peter - Pete
Stephen/Steven - Steven
Nicholas - Nick
Jonathan - Jon/Jonny
Matthew - Matt/Matty
Martin - Marty

MrsHBaby3 Thu 25-Oct-12 13:21:30

Theres an Edward, Richard, Max, Michael and Ben in the friends/ family group too I'm afraid (honestly!) but I do love your suggestions so far!
I don't think Raphael would go with my other DCs names, which I guess are quite British

AndWhenYouGetThere Thu 25-Oct-12 13:25:31

Timothy (Tim/Timmy)
Samuel (Sam)
Jacob (Jake)

AndWhenYouGetThere Thu 25-Oct-12 13:26:24

Sorry - got confused above. I meant Jonathon/Jonny - I see you've already listed Jacob. It is lovely though.

AudreyCox Thu 25-Oct-12 13:26:58

I love Nicky for Nicholas. Maybe I've read too much Mog! DH (who works in The City says its very posh though so wasn't keen for baby DS.

AudreyCox Thu 25-Oct-12 13:28:10

Yes I also like jonny/johnny. I know 2, both lovely. One is jonothan and the other is john.

PoppadomPreach Thu 25-Oct-12 13:30:15

Douglas - Dougie
Angus - Gus

JennyPiccolo Thu 25-Oct-12 13:31:44


LexieSinclair Thu 25-Oct-12 13:35:45

Joseph (Joe)

MrsHBaby3 Thu 25-Oct-12 14:13:59

Some of these are fab thanks. Half the problem is there are too many males in our family.. I have 10 uncles and 3 brothers..!

ecuse Thu 25-Oct-12 14:21:15

I like Isaac (Ike) and Josiah (Jed) (West Wing addict!)

GreenShadow Thu 25-Oct-12 14:23:55

Daniel (Dan/Danny)
Charles (Charlie)

bigbluebump Thu 25-Oct-12 15:16:29

Maximilian - Max
Quentin - Quin
Sebastian - Seb

But imo nicknames evolve naturally and are often not linked to the actual name at all!

BackforGood Thu 25-Oct-12 15:21:38

Mark (I know that's short already!)

DebK2012 Thu 25-Oct-12 18:48:13

Edward (Teddy)

Plokahontas Sat 27-Oct-12 22:00:06

Hmmm, I may have missed it but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Thomas on this thread so far.
I also like pip as a nn for Philip.

lolajane2009 Sun 28-Oct-12 01:16:34

Edward (Teddy/ Little Ted) cant stand Eddie tbh or Ed

NapOfTheDamned Sun 28-Oct-12 01:55:17

Thomas. Tom.

LineRunner Sun 28-Oct-12 01:27:32


all NN down to Ted/Teddy/Eddy/Ed

Also I like Win as a NN for Edwin.

And Daniel is a fabulous name.

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