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Would Harrison be shortened to Harry?

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wowiesis111 Wed 17-Jun-15 21:15:45

We love Harrison but not Harry. Partner thinks he will be called Harry by friends etc

Any experience ? Views?

Only1scoop Wed 17-Jun-15 21:16:59

Yes know two

One is 'H'
Other is Harry

UniS Wed 17-Jun-15 21:17:54

Yep, the instant he starts school he will be called harry. Or hari , or ari, or maybe just H.

Earthbound Wed 17-Jun-15 21:18:18

The Harrison I know is always called Harrison. There is always the possibility that it will be shortened later by friends etc though. I personally wouldn't choose a name if you hate the obvious nickname.

Lottiedaydreambeliever2014 Wed 17-Jun-15 21:28:29

I know two, both at school, both still called Harrison.

Hamsolo Wed 17-Jun-15 22:22:37

It'd be Hal round here I think

AssembleTheMinions Wed 17-Jun-15 22:27:27

I only know of one Harrison and he is known as Harrison. He's 15 now and has avoided nicknames.

noblegiraffe Wed 17-Jun-15 22:28:38

I know 3. Two are happy to be Harry/Harri, the other isn't, so people call him Harrison.

halfwayupthehill Wed 17-Jun-15 22:29:19

I know one

PerfectlyPosed Wed 17-Jun-15 22:33:00

I know a Harrison and his name isn't shortened apart from by the younger kids that can only say Harry. His mum was quite adamant that Harrison was his name and not to be shortened.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 18-Jun-15 00:37:21

Well not when he's little ad you can insist that he must be called Harrison, but it's if you get fed up of the sound of your own voice saying. It's Harrison, not Harry.
Also fast farward 20 years in the future or even when he starts school. What are going to do if he says I want to be known as Harry or H. You can't stop him. It'll be his name not yours, and everyone is entitled to a name and a preferred name. It says so in the ECHR

Florrieboo Thu 18-Jun-15 02:56:24

Yes, there are 2 in my boys class and both are called Harrison religiously by their mum's but, Harry by all their friends.

FastWindow Thu 18-Jun-15 03:20:13

How about Williamson? Just as clunky.

Unless you are deliberately aiming for a 'name sounds like a surname like at public school' I wouldn't smile

00100001 Thu 18-Jun-15 12:24:17

I know a Crispin whose parents get mightily pissed when he gets called Chris.

What did they expect?

HemlockStarglimmer Thu 18-Jun-15 12:52:10

My name was never shortened when I was a child. Family knew not to and other people soon stopped because I didn't respond. Not being rude but not knowing they were talking to me as they weren't using my name.

The Harrison I know was shortened to Harri but now he is nearly four he insists on the full name.

Of course being the contrary person I am, I have gone by a shortened version of my name since my twenties.

mrspremise Thu 18-Jun-15 20:56:41

I know a Harrison (teenage).Everyone (even teachers!) calls him 'Ford', and have done since he was tiny. I INC, his uncle started it and it just stuck grin

cqssjoyful Sat 20-Jun-15 21:47:00

I'm in the same boat as you. Like the name Harrison bit so keen on Harry. I was thinking it'd be cute to call him Sonny or just son, when he's little but I can't help thinking of Sonny & Cher.

cqssjoyful Sat 20-Jun-15 21:47:24

'but not so keen on'

2boys2girls Sat 20-Jun-15 21:49:55

Know a few Harrison's and all go by their full name

CrispyFern Sat 20-Jun-15 21:55:06

I know two Harrisons and they are both Harrison.
Funny, I never thought of them being potential Harrys.

manicinsomniac Sun 21-Jun-15 00:02:04

I know two. One is Harri and the other Harrison. I don't think the shortening is inevitable at all. Harrison is only 3 syllables!

Queenofknickers Sun 21-Jun-15 00:19:56

I know a teenage Harrison and his name is never shortened.

Madbengalmum Sun 21-Jun-15 16:24:05

Harry is a classic name, i think Harrison is a bit chavvy, sorry

EmmaWoodlouse Mon 22-Jun-15 20:38:23

You (and he) are entitled to insist that you don't want his name shortened. Personally I would only do this if the child agreed - it's his name after all.

I have definitely met at least one little boy who was always known as Harrison.

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