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Barnaby, Otis or Hugh?

(35 Posts)
Dilly77 Thu 21-May-15 19:08:50

Surname is REALLY common, what name do you prefer and can I get away with these shortened versions.

Barnaby (Ned) can I really stretch it that far.

Otis Love Oz as a nn (can't have Oscar)

Hugh nn Huey

Thoughts please x

Barnaby is a brilliant name, but I don't understand the Ned thing at all.

Hate Otis, sorry.

Hugh not doing much at all for me, sorry.

PunkAssMoFo Thu 21-May-15 19:14:55

Barnaby- but not Ned, or Hugh.
Otis seems like an animals name to me.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 21-May-15 19:15:39

Barnaby fine, but Ned? No, that needs Edmund/Edward.

Otis looks odd written but is great when spoken (I've just discovered grin)

Hugh....not keen


adarkwhisperinthewoodwasheard Thu 21-May-15 19:16:32

Really don't agree with pps Barnaby. Too much like a cartoon bear. Either of the others is pretty cool though

queentroutoftrouts Thu 21-May-15 19:17:18

Otis is my fave, don't like the nickname though. I think Otis is short enough not to shorten it.

Dilly77 Thu 21-May-15 19:17:23

Thats what my DH said too...for some reason not keen on barney so was thinking of how it could be shortenedgrin

PattyPenguin Thu 21-May-15 19:55:20

Otis is a make of lift to me. Sorry.

lastqueenofscotland Thu 21-May-15 20:37:25

I like otis and Hugh

really really dislike barnaby

HarryLimeFoxtrot Thu 21-May-15 20:38:46

I like Hugh best.

Sophronia Thu 21-May-15 20:57:52

I like Otis and Hugh, not keen on Barnaby.

PenguinsAreAce Thu 21-May-15 21:01:34

Barnaby bear
Otis elevator

Hugh is ok. Huey is not!

PenguinsAreAce Thu 21-May-15 21:02:16

Otis aardvark

Sausages123 Thu 21-May-15 21:05:00

Bloody love Otis except my H said I couldn't have it as it made it sound as though my eldest had just got a new pet

Nervo Thu 21-May-15 21:07:43

Otis is a great name and if your surname is what I'm thinking then it goes great with it.

Hugh, I like.

Barnaby I don't. Seems too .... I don't know but I'm not keen.

dreamingofsun Thu 21-May-15 21:33:06

like hugh, but not huey - isn't that being sick

FatWalda Fri 22-May-15 01:56:02

Hugh I like.
Barnaby is twee.
Otis sounds like an ear infection.

Muddymits Fri 22-May-15 01:58:47

I love barnaby though hugh is good too, Otis not so much

TandemFlux Fri 22-May-15 02:38:33

Adore Barnaby with ned

aoife24 Fri 22-May-15 02:40:58

Hugh is my favourite.

Allalonenow Fri 22-May-15 05:00:13

Hugh is fab.
Barnaby OK, though don't think Ned would work as a nn.
Otis, not keen at all.

Dilly77 Fri 22-May-15 06:49:10

Thanks everyone, looks like no clear runner though... We already have a Jasper which I LOVE, just can't seem to find that same feeling with any boys names...lets hope it's a girl. Will know in 6 weeks ;)

morechildrenplease Fri 22-May-15 06:56:41

I like Otis but possibly a bit out there. Really like the Huw spelling rather than Hugh. Hugo is nice too.
Barnaby is ok.

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 22-May-15 07:07:22

Like Otis best.

swimmerforlife Fri 22-May-15 07:09:07

Not keen on any but Otis at a push.

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