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Nickname - can Freya be shortened or is it impossible?

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allthenicknameshavebeentaken Sun 30-Aug-15 18:23:05

I like the idea of a name that can't be made into a nickname. I think Freya is pretty and fits the bill - what do you think? smile

RachelZoe Sun 30-Aug-15 18:28:08

Sorry, my twins have a friend called Freya, everyone calls her Frey or Yaya (pronounced Yaayaa).

Naicecuppatea Sun 30-Aug-15 18:32:12

We call our little Freya Frey, as do her friends.

PurpleSkyatthewateringhole Sun 30-Aug-15 18:33:36

Any name can be shortened. School friends find a way, even if it's just using an initial instead.

bloodyteenagers Sun 30-Aug-15 18:35:22

I know a Freya who is called Ray

jinglymum Sun 30-Aug-15 18:35:58

I know a Freya that gets called Fee.

Sirzy Sun 30-Aug-15 18:36:18

I picked Harry for the same reason. When he was a few weeks old my uncle called him "H"

People will always find a way to shorten/change a name!

RachelZoe Sun 30-Aug-15 18:47:32


I also have a Harry, he is now "Haz", there is truly no name that can't be shortened.

Puffinsharon Sun 30-Aug-15 18:51:00

DD's friend gets called 'Freeze' from Freya. She thinks it's great because of Frozen, it's certainly better than her brother Bjorn, who gets called BJ by all his little 8yr old pals.

allthenicknameshavebeentaken Sun 30-Aug-15 19:12:09

Actually amazed!! grin

Although I quite like Ray... Or should it be Rey?!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 30-Aug-15 19:19:00

There are very few names that can't be shortened. Sorry but Freya isn't one of them
Variation Frey

Clawdy Sun 30-Aug-15 21:45:31

Anne can't be shortened!

BeetlebumShesAGun Sun 30-Aug-15 21:46:56

I knew a Freya who's nickname was Fred!

GuessWhoIamToday Sun 30-Aug-15 21:57:09

My mum and dad wanted names for DSis and I which could not be shortened. They called my sister Paula - and pretty much that worked. Occasionally called "P" but for 40-odd years she has just been Paula.

Me though, they called Joanne. I have been Jo my entire life. How the fuck they thought they had a name that could not be shortened I am not sure grin

currytoohot Sun 30-Aug-15 22:30:29

A friend named her baby Dawn a few years ago thinking it couldn't be shortened. Dawn gets called D by her husband much to my friends annoyance!

quangotango Sun 30-Aug-15 22:33:11

there are no names that can't or won't be shortened and if you try and be clever and pick a single syllable name it will get lengthened or turned into a letter.

Thatrabbittrickedme Sun 30-Aug-15 22:37:36

Yep, I have a one syllable name and many people call me 'G'. Shortening is like water running downhill. It will happen, you can't stop it.

grin at BJ!!!

Squooshed Sun 30-Aug-15 22:38:14

Names that can't be shortened tend to be lengthened!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 30-Aug-15 23:24:22

The only ones I can think of are...



quangotango Mon 31-Aug-15 10:49:26

boys my son knows with some of those names:

Jay - JJ
Luke - Lukie (or pookie)
John(athan) - Jon-boy
George - G

they will nickname any name!

Stillyummy Mon 31-Aug-15 11:48:43

Just because a name can't be shortened, doesn't mean you escape the nick name. I am over 30 and still known as cat by many of my friends. It is nothing to do with my name.

Jw35 Mon 31-Aug-15 11:50:36

I've got an Eve, she gets called Evie! You can't win grin

Lunastarfish Mon 31-Aug-15 11:50:36

What about Faye instead?

noiwontstoptalking Mon 31-Aug-15 11:55:44

My parents have us names they thought couldn't be shortened. It took about 30 seconds after we started school.

Names that can't be shortened eg 'Anne' as mentioned by a pp will be lengthened (Annie or Anya or Anna Banana).

You can only control what you call your child. You can't control what others will call them or what they'll choose to call themselves.

SixtyFootDoll Mon 31-Aug-15 12:06:10

My nieces friends call her Frezzle

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