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Which spelling Y or IE

(54 Posts)
daughterofafarmer Thu 19-Sep-13 18:19:29

Which do you prefer and why?

Johnny or Johnnie

Surname 'M' 3 syllables


jalapeno Thu 19-Sep-13 18:31:25

I prefer Jonny, don't like the h as to me it is a shortening of Jonathan. Jonny looks right to me and I have harboured a serious crush for Jonny Wilkinson for many years! grin

Oldandcobwebby Thu 19-Sep-13 18:33:01

Neither. Call him John, and keep Johnny as your pet name for him. One day he may be a professor or a high court judge. Good, solid "proper" given names will sound so much better.

jalapeno Thu 19-Sep-13 18:42:07

Goodness yes I meant to say I would have Jonny only as a shortening for Jonathan or lengthening for John!

daughterofafarmer Thu 19-Sep-13 18:52:42

Far enough old but that's not what I asked! For all you know he may very well be called John or Jonathan smile

Coconutty Thu 19-Sep-13 18:53:35

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GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 19-Sep-13 18:53:55

Johnny. smile

Rowanred Thu 19-Sep-13 18:56:22

The "h" just looks wrong to me. I would go with Jonny and John or Jonathon on bc!

VBisme Thu 19-Sep-13 18:57:25

I'd go for Johnny as a nickname for Johnathon rather than Johnnie.

But he'll spell it however he likes when he's older.

daughterofafarmer Thu 19-Sep-13 18:58:57

Most like to be John however that's my Dad's name so would prefer Johnny day to day. Jonny would be for Jonathan yes? confused

daughterofafarmer Thu 19-Sep-13 19:02:17

But Jonathan isn't spelt with 2 'H' VB hence Jonny for Jonathan.

VBisme Thu 19-Sep-13 19:07:25

It doesn't matter how you spell a nickname. I was only saying what I'd expect it to look like.

My nickname can be spelt (at least) 4 ways, and I've used them all at different times.

daughterofafarmer Thu 19-Sep-13 19:13:49

Think I prefer the H in the spelling! God it's a minefield wink

tumbletumble Thu 19-Sep-13 19:32:00

I like Jonny

bundaberg Thu 19-Sep-13 19:36:50


it just looks nicer

fanjodisfunction Thu 19-Sep-13 19:36:52

I'll answer for you, I think with a Y, IE looks more girlie to me.

squoosh Thu 19-Sep-13 19:48:24


Johnny Cash
Johnny Depp
Johnny Marr

Jonny makes me squirm, it looks so very, very wrong.

squoosh Thu 19-Sep-13 19:50:17

Also, John is a far superior name compared to Jonathan.

John is timeless, Jonathan is very 1972-1984.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Thu 19-Sep-13 19:54:07

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AlansCatalanCat Thu 19-Sep-13 20:47:33

Johnny. No contest.

elcranko Thu 19-Sep-13 21:26:21


Snazzyenjoyingsummer Thu 19-Sep-13 21:27:48

Y not IE.

nightcircus Thu 19-Sep-13 21:46:51


bananamummy Thu 19-Sep-13 21:53:52

I prefer John.

Nicknames could include
Johhnie (as in Johnnie Boden)
Jonny (as in Jonny Wilkinson)
Johnny (as in Johnny Cash)

but it really doesn't matter, it's just a nickname.

squoosh Thu 19-Sep-13 22:00:36

I think the OP is planning to call her son Johnny/Johnnie from birth so it's not 'just a nickname', it's the child's name.

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