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Nicknames for Magnus?

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Sleepthief Sun 29-Dec-13 17:15:00

Liking the name Magnus, and idly wondering what nicknames come from it...

YonilyDevotedToYou Sun 29-Dec-13 17:17:18

Max, I suppose? Mags? You could get away with Manny or Magnie?

BearsInMotion Sun 29-Dec-13 17:17:24

Mags was the usual for my school friend!

OatcakeCravings Sun 29-Dec-13 17:18:18

Magnie is the usual NN for Magnus where I'm from.

HyvaPaiva Sun 29-Dec-13 17:24:01

Depends how you're pronouncing it. I'm Scottish, here it's Mag-nis. But I know a Norwegian Mah-Nus and a Danish Mau-nus. 'Mags' is the nickname where I come from and it's 'Mau' for the other guys I've mentioned.

DitsyDonkey Sun 29-Dec-13 17:30:02


everlong Sun 29-Dec-13 18:54:59

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Sleepthief Sun 29-Dec-13 19:09:33

Thanks. I guess it's not compulsory that it gets shortened. It's one of the few names DH and I can agree on for DS4 (due in about a week shock)

MummyUmizoomi Sun 29-Dec-13 19:12:30

My Magnus (age 3 ) has never had a nickname as of yet, except at school where the kids think he's called

MonkeysTypewriter Sun 29-Dec-13 19:16:37

Gorgeous name. You don't need to shorten it. At school he could be called anything, most of my friends with nicknames are unrelated to their actual name or relate to surnames.

Northumberlandlass Sun 29-Dec-13 19:19:54

I know a Magnus & he gets 'Mag'

Sleepthief Sun 29-Dec-13 19:47:29

grin at Magnet

MyMILisfromHELL Sun 29-Dec-13 19:50:57

Maggie, Mags, Mag, just Magnus

willowstar Sun 29-Dec-13 19:58:12

My beautiful Magnus occasionally gets shortened to Mags. My husband calls him Magna a lot. I pretty much always call him Magnus. He is only just about 2 though, not sure what will happen when he is older

I love his name. It is simple yet unusual where we live and is a nod to my Scottish heritage while also being a cool Scandinavia name too. Love it and the older he gets the more I like it.

Sleepthief Mon 30-Dec-13 11:57:48

Thanks all. I think after months of disagreement and Mexican stand-off we may have a winner <waves a sad farewell to Ruari, boots Eric out the door unceremoniously> grin

Which is a good thing as I'm fairly certain I'm in early labour shock. Although if DS3 is anything to go by, this could last for days hmm

C'mon baby Magnus!

everlong Mon 30-Dec-13 14:39:18

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HoneyandRum Tue 31-Dec-13 14:55:38

Magnus is fantastic. We are in Germany and my dd has a classmate age 10 called Magnus - pronounced Mag-noos, he's an awesome kid.

Sweetishdelight Tue 31-Dec-13 16:03:11

My Magnus has always been Mags in the family but his friends have always called him Maggie

Sleepthief Tue 31-Dec-13 18:51:26

Loving the overwhelmingly positive responses grin

everlong Tue 31-Dec-13 19:59:17

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snowtunesgirl Tue 31-Dec-13 20:02:21

Gussie! One of the best characters in the Jeeves and Wooster books.

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Tue 31-Dec-13 20:07:39

My dh says "ultra" as its a transformer apparently. grin
I would go for gus or just wait and see, my ds's nickname is nothing like his name and he has had a few different ones and he's only 6 months.

DigOfTheChristmasTreeStump Wed 01-Jan-14 23:01:59

Magnus is a magnificent name. Good luck with the labour.

CarryOnDancing Thu 02-Jan-14 11:50:56

Has he arrived yet? I hope all is going well!!

DH suggested Magnus yesterday, out of interest is it seen as Scottish?

AgathaPinchBottom Thu 02-Jan-14 12:35:18

Magpie?! Congratulations

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