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Is Cameron shortened to Ronnie doable?

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FigRolls Thu 14-Nov-13 10:30:16

I know some people hate shortened names, but personally I prefer children to have a longer 'grown-up' name with an appropriate shortening for when they're younger. Elena to Ellie, Evelyn to Evie etc. I like both Cameron and Ronnie, but do you think they sound too dissimilar for it be used as a shortened version? I also like Flynn, but cannot think of a longer version. Opinions/preferences welcome please smile

Lancelottie Thu 14-Nov-13 10:33:10

Just don't go with Geronimo-shortened-to-Ronnie. That thread was a car crash.

Bowlersarm Thu 14-Nov-13 10:36:48

I think it is doable, it's a part of the name so isn't a stretch too far.

FigRolls Thu 14-Nov-13 10:37:04

Haha that's what my daughter shouts when she jumps into the swimming pool. Defintely not an option! Sad I missed that thread though.

FigRolls Thu 14-Nov-13 10:38:43

That's what I hoped Bowlersarm, but was checking as my friend had a baby called (for example, not actually name) Shannon Elizabeth and calls her Beth confused which was a stretch too far in my opinion

Meringue33 Thu 14-Nov-13 10:40:15

I know a Veronica nn Ronnie. As she is often to be found driving trucks, it does suit her.

Lancelottie Thu 14-Nov-13 10:41:37

Other long options (and I think all of them were suggested to Geronimo's mummy):
Aaron, pronounced as air-on rather than Arran
Auberon/Oberon (don't!)

FigRolls Thu 14-Nov-13 10:53:04

Hmm only one I vaguely like is Rowan but it's too different to Ronnie IMO, and Rowan is common here.

FigRolls Thu 14-Nov-13 10:53:29

Any opinions on Flynn? Is Cameron/Ronnie better?

BlueChampagne Thu 14-Nov-13 12:40:36

I presume Ronald is out of the frame?

looki Thu 14-Nov-13 15:26:40

I do not like the name Ronnie one bit but I do like Cameron. I don't think I've ever come across it as a first name anywhere other than Australia.

I'd choose Flynn over Ronnie any day.

tattiehowker Thu 14-Nov-13 17:33:04

Prefer the more usual Cammy as nickname for Cameron - if you want Ronnie why not go for Ronald?

looki Cameron is a classic, popular first name in Scotland - top 10 I think.

Bunbaker Thu 14-Nov-13 17:35:34

I would never associate Ronnie with Cameron in a million years. I really like the name Cameron, but don't use Cammy as it will make people think of cami knickers.

funnyossity Thu 14-Nov-13 17:43:17

I know Camerons known as Cammy, seems the norm among Scottish friends.

How about Roderick known as Roddy?

mathanxiety Fri 15-Nov-13 04:32:16

I agree that Ronnie is too far distant from Cameron to make it a viable nn. The emphasis in Cameron falls on the first syllable when spoken aloud. Ronald otoh is the obvious choice.

If you think Ronald is a bit olde fashioned, how about Raghnall (Irish, pronounced Ranall), Ranald, Reynold, Randal, Rheinallt (Welsh afaik)

I don't like Flynn. I think it's faddy and it only became popular when people started casting around for an alternative to the very popular Finn. It makes me think of 'skinflint'.

Bunbaker Fri 15-Nov-13 06:26:14

What is this MN obsession with finding a nickname then trying to find a long name to match? Why not just find a proper name that you like?

Lubiloo Fri 15-Nov-13 06:42:18

Cameron is nice but Cammy or Ronnie are both awful, as is Ronald.

Do you really need to shorten such a lovely name as Cameron,

ilovepowerhoop Fri 15-Nov-13 06:47:18

the Cameron I know gets shortened to Camo. I also think its strange to want a nickname as well as a long name.

nooka Fri 15-Nov-13 06:56:09

I know several Camerons all of whom are known as Cam. Not sure that's a particularly great name to be honest. I don't think it goes to Ronnie very naturally because the 'r' is hardly pronounced, and the 'on' is more of an 'un' sound.

I like longer names with option too smile

FigRolls Fri 15-Nov-13 07:30:47

Nooka - I agree about the end pronunciation. I do quite like Cameron and Cam as shortening but it doesn't really go with my other children's names as Ronnie does.

Spaghettinetti Fri 15-Nov-13 08:45:15

I think shortening Cameron to Ronnie is fine. As a teacher, I've met a variety of kids with a variety of weird and wonderful names and nicknames that don't necessarily correspond exactly (Aneirin- Nye, Calliope- Poppy), or where the nickname is formed by the end of the name (Henrietta-Etta) There is a 'Ron' in Cameron, so why not? Go with your gut instinct on this.

CarryOnDancing Fri 15-Nov-13 09:48:20

I can't see a single issue with shortening Cameron to Ronnie. I like both names and just as you do, I like a long and short name. There's no bullying potential with either so it's just personal preference.

If I posted DD's name and nn people would think we were potty as they in no way relate. I can't see why anyone would care though. You get to chose the names so there aren't any rules to say how many names you can pick or when to use them.

I don't like Flynn though. It has a completely different feel to me-more blonde hair surfer.

SS3J Fri 15-Nov-13 10:58:55

I think it's fine, but if you want another option, what about Ronan?

squoosh Fri 15-Nov-13 11:20:41

Flynn is a surname.

squoosh Fri 15-Nov-13 11:22:36

Cameron's pretty common is Scotland amongst kids and adults, they're nearly always nicknamed Cammy.

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