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Boys names which can't be shortened. Help!

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phantomhairpuller Wed 27-Feb-13 07:48:03

Really struggling to come up with a name for DS2 (due in a few weeks)
I like slightly older names, as does DH. But I've got a real thing about people shortening names! DS1 is Harry and there are a few people we know who insist on shortening it to Har <grrr> it drives me mad! So we're after a similar name for DS2.
Any suggestions welcome wink

RustyBear Sat 02-Mar-13 08:07:57

You really can't help what your children's friends will call them - as a teenager, DD had friends known as Satch, Couchy and Pie (actually David, Adam and, I think, Michael)

I had thought that her name, Amber, was unlikely to be shortened - she ended up known as Bam, short for Bambi...

seeker Sat 02-Mar-13 08:11:25

I have a Patrick, who is very rarely anything but his full name now, and a Grace who answers to a huge variety of shortenings lengthening and nicknames. You can't do anything about it, honestly.

However, I can help smiling at the people who can't stand shortenings, so cam their child the short form. "Oh, I can't bear abbreviated names, so I've called the triplets Tom, Will and Sue" What's that about? apart from ultimate control freakery

mikkii Sat 02-Mar-13 09:03:15

In my DH's family no-one gets called by their real name, so we decided on names and on the diminutives that we would Copt. DS is Valentino which we shorten to Tino (said tea-no) my 2year old had shortened this to Toe which he adores, but hates the 5year old using. Our DD1is Gabriela (Spanish spelling) shortened to Ela, although we have to be zen about the spelling as most people (understandably) use the English Ella. I hate people calling her Gabby and correct them if they cll her that. DD2 is Luisa, she gets called Looby Lou!

mikkii Sat 02-Mar-13 09:04:19

Sorry accept not Copt

Laska42 Sat 02-Mar-13 13:00:37

Just remembered one of the alternative names thought of for my grandson Marcus was to be Isaac..

...Though no doubt it would have been shortened to Ize

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