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Is Leo ever shortened to Lee?

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WhiteMagnolia Sat 21-Sep-13 09:41:02

Husband called Leo - never heard anyone call him lee and would be horrified if they did! Much prefer Leo...great name and any place you travel seem to be able to understand name - maybe because of the star signs?!

LingDiLong Sat 21-Sep-13 09:33:33

Sorry to be a fly in the ointment but the only Leo I know does get shortened to Lee - by his mum and family though! My son's his best friend and never calls him that. What's wrong with Lee anyway?

MrsMargoLeadbetter Fri 20-Sep-13 22:06:44

My Leo is never shortened. As a baby I nick-named him Leo-Beo which is obviously longer!

Hope your DH goes for it. I love the name (obv) but also receive lots of compliments on it.

Yonionekanobe Fri 20-Sep-13 19:47:06

Definitely not. Leo is a lovely name.

kiwimummy11 Fri 20-Sep-13 19:06:22

Thanks everyone, that's really helpful. Hopefully enough to convince DH! I'm liking Leo more and more! x

ceeveebee Fri 20-Sep-13 14:39:40

My friend has a Leo and he is just called Leo by everyone

SkodaLabia Fri 20-Sep-13 14:38:03

Nope, never heard of it.

RapscallionCat Fri 20-Sep-13 14:34:09

My Leo never gets shortened to Lee, but I do sometimes call him Leo-Lou! smile He's 6 now so I expect he will ask me to stop that soon... Totally biased but it's a great name!

Saffyz Fri 20-Sep-13 14:02:10

Never heard of this, no.

Littlecherublegs Fri 20-Sep-13 11:44:05

Never would think of shortening Leo to Lee.
We're thinking of Leon for our DC if it's a boy and I would never think of that being shortened to Lee either.

Shosha1 Fri 20-Sep-13 11:32:57

Never heard it shortened to Lee ( although My DS is a Lee and gets Leo! )

bananamummy Fri 20-Sep-13 11:27:46

I suppose other kids might shorten Lee-o to Lee, but does it really matter that much? What would be 'wrong' with the nickname Lee? I quite like it.

jobwoes Fri 20-Sep-13 10:51:06

The Leo I know doesn't get shortened to Lee either. Men worry about some daft things when it comes to baby names!

MeteorShower Fri 20-Sep-13 10:15:12

IME, names get shortened where there is a handy consonant sound to stop at (if that makes sense). Names where the syllables are separated by a vowel sound don't seem to get shortened.

honeybunny14 Fri 20-Sep-13 10:14:23

My sons called leo no ones ever called him lee

MarianneBrandon Fri 20-Sep-13 10:06:55

My friend has a DS called Leo and I've never heard anyone call him Lee.

elcranko Fri 20-Sep-13 09:29:43

My friend is called Leo and I've never called him lee. Never heard anyone else call him lee either.

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 20-Sep-13 05:15:01

It wouldn't occur to me to shorten it to Leo.

kiwimummy11 Fri 20-Sep-13 03:41:36

That's what I thought too, but need some hard evidence from fellow Leos to convince DH! wink

Damash12 Fri 20-Sep-13 03:23:03

No I've never heard of it being shortened to Lee.

kiwimummy11 Fri 20-Sep-13 03:15:10

Hi there. We're considering naming DS Leo, but DH is concerned people will shorten it to Lee. Does anyone called / with family member called Leo know if this is likely to happen at all?


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