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daughterofafarmer Thu 19-Sep-13 18:19:29

Which do you prefer and why?

Johnny or Johnnie

Surname 'M' 3 syllables


Bowlersarm Fri 20-Sep-13 09:55:32

TheBuskersDog -I think people misuse the word nickname because it's just easier, although not strictly the correct word.

Especially in a case like this when a theoretical conversation goes something like:-

Stranger: 'What's your name?'
Johnny: 'Johnny'
Stranger: 'Oh what a lovely name. Is that short for Jonathan?'
Johnny: 'No, it's short for John. Oh I mean it's actually long for John. Oh that doesn't make sense. It's a diminutive of John'

Nickname just seems easier, sometimes.

Madamecastafiore Fri 20-Sep-13 09:58:34


jobwoes Fri 20-Sep-13 10:02:12

Johnny, definitely.

daughterofafarmer Sat 21-Sep-13 12:51:31

So it would seem Johnny is the more popular choice!

The more I think about it, the more I'd rather go for Johnny. Now for a middle name! grin

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