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LumpyCustard69 Sun 09-Aug-15 13:56:03

Shortlist of boy's names;

Igor ( Iggy)
Oscar ( Ozzie)
Adam ( AJ)
William ( Will, or Liam or just William!)
Isaac (Zac)

Help!! being induced Friday and still have no idea sad

LumpyCustard69 Sun 09-Aug-15 13:57:22

Joel and Leon are on the extended list too.........

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sun 09-Aug-15 13:59:21

Not Ivor unless you're Russian.

And I don't think one can ever dictate to others what a child's nickname will be.

MsCake Sun 09-Aug-15 14:01:15

Would you pronounce it eye-gore or the Russian way Ee-gur?

LumpyCustard69 Sun 09-Aug-15 14:10:42

Like Igor (ee-gor) from Talespin smile

Parents can't nickname their child??? confused

The nicknames I have included are the ones I wold use, depending on what suited him best.............

Do I have to be of a certain nationality to be entitled to use names that originate from it? To be honest I don't really like Ivor anyways.

I'm confused..............

Yika Sun 09-Aug-15 14:12:37

All your list is nice but Igor is the best. Unusual but not complicated.

WickedWax Sun 09-Aug-15 14:14:56

I like Igor, DS has two in his class (both from Poland).

Redglitter Sun 09-Aug-15 14:22:29

Anything except Igor

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sun 09-Aug-15 14:22:37

Maybe it's because I'm older but Igor for me is always a name from Frankenstein films.

Re nicknames - I think what the PP meant was you can decide what nicknames you'd like your son to have, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he and his friends and the rest of the world will use those - they might go for something completely different.

PatriciaHolm Sun 09-Aug-15 14:25:08

Igor is a hunchbacked lab assistant, specialising in slightly gormless expressions and a gothic demeanour. I couldn't give it to a child!

marinacortina Sun 09-Aug-15 14:31:10

Adam is the best.
Leon in second place.

I like Anton, which is a bit like a combination of the two. Also has the Russian vibe like Igor.

Yika Sun 09-Aug-15 14:36:44

What about Ivo?

VixxFace Sun 09-Aug-15 15:23:28


marinacortina Sun 09-Aug-15 15:30:47

No, that's Ivan you're thinking of.

reuset Sun 09-Aug-15 16:24:41

I had to look up Talespin! Too many cartoon references on here at the mo' grin

No, I don't think you always have to be of a nationality of country of origin to use it, and there's not English <insert own country of origin choice> alternative version. I think I just prefer your other names more.
Adam is best I think.

Figster Sun 09-Aug-15 16:26:16


Seriously hope you are joking!!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Aug-15 16:27:17

Igor is dreadful, unless he's going to help mad scientists etc.

Adam and Oscar are both lovely. William and Isaac both nice.

FuckingFucketyFuckFace Sun 09-Aug-15 16:27:21

Igor was a massive vulture butler on the 80s cult cartoon 'Count Duckula' - that was the first thing that came to my mind...

reuset Sun 09-Aug-15 16:29:22

Igor is a hunchbacked lab assistant, specialising in slightly gormless expressions and a gothic demeanour.

This is true grin

sweetpeame Sun 09-Aug-15 16:53:04

Isaac and Oscar are the best from your list. I don't like any of your suggested nn though. Would go with Isaac as there are a lot of Oscars around at the moment. I actually love Oscar but didn't even consider it for my DS born this year as it has become very popular. Isaac is a lovely name in its own right, not sure why you'd consider nn Zac which is horrible IMO.

SuburbanRhonda Sun 09-Aug-15 16:55:41

How is AJ a nickname for Adam? confused

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Aug-15 17:00:57

Agree that AJ is Not Good.

CrystalMcPistol Sun 09-Aug-15 18:46:24

Igor always terrified me.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 09-Aug-15 18:50:15

Igor sounds like a caveman.

The others are fine.


MrsGentlyBenevolent Sun 09-Aug-15 19:20:08

Igor sounds like 'something from Frankenstein', but Adam is OK? grin (don't like either of those names though, sorry). My pick is Isaac, I personally live it, but can't use it myself (surname issue).

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