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clobobo Sun 24-Aug-14 17:11:46

Thoughts on the name Micky? (After my Grandad) not pg but keen to hear thoughts on this name?

MrsDavidBowie Sun 24-Aug-14 17:15:39

I like Michael but hate Micky. Or Mick.

Cornflakesnmilk Sun 24-Aug-14 17:18:16

Fine when the dc is young and a ''child' but once older surely it'll just become Mick which is quite different IMO.

Was your dear GD actually called Micky or was he Mick/Michael and you're wanting to remember him by using a similar name?

clobobo Sun 24-Aug-14 17:28:51

Thank you for the replies ladies

I am a very lucky girl DGD is still here with us alive and kicking, he was born Micheal but has always been Mick, never Michael never Micky, always Mick. ISWYM about it getting shortened. Mick suits my grandad but not a fan of the name and would hate people shorting it. Would Michael be better with Micky as a nickname? Or could anyone suggest any variations? My grandad has done so much for me and would love to pay a tribute to him

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Sun 24-Aug-14 17:35:51

Michael is a lovely name and a classic. I'd go for that and if you want to give him a nickname see what you like after you have your hypothetical son!

The Godfather is my favourite film and for that reason I always hear the name Michael in my head spoken with a New York accent. I think Michael Corleone is referred to in the family as Mikey.

Cornflakesnmilk Sun 24-Aug-14 17:41:49

Apologies - I assumed he'd passed on but I'm glad to read he's v much with you.

clobobo Sun 24-Aug-14 17:45:17

Allmimsy, thanks for referencing Mikey, never thought of that!

Cornflakes no need need to apologise! I would have assumed also! I am a very lucky lady to still have him here x x x x

birdofthenorth Sun 24-Aug-14 17:50:24

I love Mick and Mickey, I much prefer them to Mike and Mikey, and they are much less used these days. You may get the odd Mickey Mouse comment with Mickey but people would soon tire of that! I also like Mitch, bit that it's hugely relevant to you.

Montsti Sun 24-Aug-14 18:50:07

I don't like Mick/Mickey, but I do like Michael nn.Mikey.

In Ireland, we often call penis a micky..sorry that's all I see wen I see the name!

MirandaGoshawk Sun 24-Aug-14 19:19:15

I love Mick and Mickey (with an 'e'). Always have, always assumed I was alone smile

JimmyCorkhill Sun 24-Aug-14 19:26:46

Oh Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind hey Mickey <clap clap clap> Hey Mickey ,clap clap clap>

hollyisalovelyname Sun 24-Aug-14 19:29:47

Hope you're not living in Ireland grin

TenThousandSpoons Sun 24-Aug-14 19:33:14

I was also going to say Micky is slang for penis in Ireland - so I gleaned from Marian Keyes novels.

Love Michael though.

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florascotia Sun 24-Aug-14 19:41:28

Afraid I don't like Mike, Mikey, Mick, Micky, though I don't mind Michael. It's not my particular taste, but a name with a long and splendid history.

For short, what about Mikko or Mischa?

Sophronia Sun 24-Aug-14 19:44:03

I definitely prefer it as a nickname for Michael, then you/he would have options, Micky, Mikey, Mick etc.

MerryMarigold Sun 24-Aug-14 19:46:58

How about Michaelangelo? Ds2 has one in his class! I always want to shorten it to Micky, but no-one does. It is the full shebang. Always.

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 24-Aug-14 19:47:03

Michael and Mikey are great. Mick is pretty bad, Mickey is really awful. If you must, at least give him Michael as a name, and give the poor sod a choice.

florascotia Sun 24-Aug-14 19:52:35

Gosh, OP, I really did not mean to sound rude about your grandad. I was just talking about what the various nicknames for Michael meant to me. They'll probably have other much more powerful and positive associations for you, for family reasons. Though (as always) it's nice to give a child the full name on a BC, so they have more flexibility to choose later.

aubreye Sun 24-Aug-14 20:55:48

One of my DBrothers is called Michael. My family call him Mickey or Mikey. My father used to call him Mick rarely and his friends called him Mike. The thing is with Michael, you and people around you can shorten it however you want.

NickNackNooToYou Sun 24-Aug-14 21:10:33

First thing that springs to mind...
Hey Micky
You're so fine
You're so fine, you blow my mind
Hey Micky

Possibly showing my age grin

Lifesalemon Sun 24-Aug-14 22:00:57

I don't like Micky, reminds me of the annoying 80s tv programme about a robot. (Showing my age now)

FoodieMum3 Mon 25-Aug-14 10:38:58

Michael is such a beautiful name, it's a crime to shorten it IMO.

Scarletohello Mon 25-Aug-14 10:45:27

We used to have a cat called Micky!

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