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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

GrandstandingBlueTit Fri 15-Nov-13 18:42:10

And unless the two sibling names in question are, say, Wayne and Montgomery, then the names matching really shouldn't be that big a deal.

They're going to be a sib-set for a much shorter time than they will be adults, living apart.

GrandstandingBlueTit Fri 15-Nov-13 18:37:54

You can shorten and or abbreviate a name however you like; there are no rules.

However, I'm surprised you think Shannon Elizabeth shortened to Beth is a 'stretch to far' and yet think Cameron/Ronnie is OK. There're both as arbitrary as each other...!

Bottom line - do what you want. Beth's Mum probably thinks your shortening is odd, but it doesn't actually matter what other people think, does it? smile

notadoctor Fri 15-Nov-13 16:12:05

I really like both Cameron and Ronnie and he'll have the chance to change his own nickname when he's older. Go for it!

Rosencrantz Fri 15-Nov-13 12:27:51

I think you'd be daft to.

Cameron is a gorgeous name, and Ronnie is dreadful.

Go for Cameron or Ronald, and embrace Cam and Ron.

flipchart Fri 15-Nov-13 11:23:37

But Ronnie as a name isn't shorter than Cameron. It's not like you are going from Theodore to Ted is is?

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

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

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

Flynn is a surname.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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,

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?

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'.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

I presume Ronald is out of the frame?

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

Any opinions on Flynn? Is Cameron/Ronnie better?

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.

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!)

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.

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