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What would you shorten Ambrose to?

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niffernaffer Thu 25-Jul-13 13:57:48

Just that really. I think we're now decided on Ambrose as a name for Clem's brother, and whilst I would use his full name, I wonder what options there are for a shortened form/ nickname in case friends and family tend towards shortening it. Any ideas please?

SelectAUserName Thu 25-Jul-13 14:07:19

I wouldn't. I'm sure some people will insist on trying Amby, Brose or whatever but it isn't a name that has a natural shortening.

If you call him Ambrose, I'd expect family to follow suit (especially if you introduce him as "this is Ambrose, we wanted a name that wouldn't be shortened" or similar) and by the time he gets to school he is just as likely to end up with a nickname which bears no resemblance to his actual name!

woopsidaisy Thu 25-Jul-13 14:10:54

I knew an "Amby".
I think it is fine as an abbreviation.

MrsMongoose Thu 25-Jul-13 14:21:45

I wouldn't shorten it.

manicinsomniac Thu 25-Jul-13 14:25:55

I wouldn't

The only one that comes naturally from Ambrose is Amber and you can't do that!

Bro, possibly but that sounds a bit 'street'!

I'd just use it as it is.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 25-Jul-13 14:28:59

'we wanted a name that wouldn't be shortened' ... I knew a girl whose parents naïvely thought that when they named her Helen.

In this case what sprang to my mind was 'Rosie'... (probably because I remember the series 'Rosie' from way back though that NN was from the chap's surname)

RalphtheTimid Thu 25-Jul-13 14:53:01


UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 25-Jul-13 19:45:18


Bowlersarm Thu 25-Jul-13 19:48:04

Brose would sound like a natural shortening to me.

BikeRunSki Thu 25-Jul-13 19:57:40

My brother is called Ambrose, and it is not generally shortened ( he is in his 50s, there's been ample opportunity). He occasionally gets Brose , (especily from me in fake Brooklyn accent calling him "Brose my Bro"). But seriously, it us bot a name with s natural abbreviation, and his NBA, have been largely based on our surname or his mad hair.

BikeRunSki Thu 25-Jul-13 19:58:24

NBA? I meant NNs.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 25-Jul-13 22:56:56

I wouldn't shorten it. Lovely name.

Rosie, I love the name Ambrose. You'd have to be a tough guy to pull off Rosie though!

Gimmeechocolate Mon 29-Jul-13 21:07:03

I know an Ambrose known as Brosie

ArabellaBeaumaris Mon 29-Jul-13 21:48:27

I love the name Ambrose (& Clem!) <helpful>

tigerdriverII Mon 29-Jul-13 21:54:17

When I was a kid I had a cat called Ambrose (channeling Pinky and Perky). We used to call her Amb. I know that Ambrose isn't a girls name btw. <<helpful>>.

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 29-Jul-13 22:01:32

Pud. As in Ambrosia Rice Pudding.

Gumps Mon 29-Jul-13 22:02:53


shoobidoo Tue 30-Jul-13 11:52:21

Lovely name that I wouldn't shorten at all!

Turniptwirl Tue 30-Jul-13 23:09:47


It goes well with Clem I think btw

thamesk8 Thu 01-Aug-13 18:02:22

My friend is Ambrose nn Amo

Somethingyesterday Thu 01-Aug-13 18:04:00

Brody. Obviously.... smile

Wbdn28 Thu 01-Aug-13 19:58:48


Amby sounds a bit namby-pamby.

shock Brody is perfect! I am definitely calling the next one Ambrose now grin

RaRaZ Fri 02-Aug-13 12:46:41

I thought Ambrose was a girls' name so I was going to say Amber or Amy! hmm

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