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What else can Freddie be short for?

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Issie339 Mon 29-Feb-16 20:12:09

We've got less than 3 weeks now until DS arrives and still no name! I'm starting to panic a little.

I've always really loved Freddie but had written it off up to now. I don't like nicknames as full names (just a personal preference) so would want a long name for the birth certificate. Frederick and Alfred are unfortunately out due to very close family kids with those names and I don't like Wilfred. Is there anything else Freddie could be short for, even at a push??

Thank you!

OhShutUpThomas Mon 29-Feb-16 20:13:58






LimpidPools Mon 29-Feb-16 20:14:25


coffeeinaredmug Mon 29-Feb-16 20:16:01

Manfred? Not much better i fear.

johendy Mon 29-Feb-16 20:20:13

Wilfred? Then you've got Wil or Wilfie or Wilf as nickname options too.

JellyMouldJnr Mon 29-Feb-16 20:26:04

Ooh I like Fredwardo.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Mon 29-Feb-16 20:28:08

I like Wilfred. And Fredwardo grin

OhShutUpThomas Mon 29-Feb-16 20:29:07

Oooh Wilfred!! I actually really like that!

Fangs4themammaries Mon 29-Feb-16 20:33:37

Ferdinand, Francis

Paintedhandprints Mon 29-Feb-16 20:34:12

Why not just Fred?

Issie339 Mon 29-Feb-16 20:38:03

Fredwardo and Freddington are obvious winners so far grin not sure if OH will go for them though.

I don't like Wilfred unfortunately, I think it sounds a bit feminine.

Hmm, not sure on Manfred. Maybe Francis...although I think OH will say it's a girl's name. I'll have to ponder Francis...

bearleftmonkeyright Mon 29-Feb-16 20:41:05

Fredbare? <gets coat>

Issie339 Mon 29-Feb-16 20:41:50

painted I really want a longer 'proper' name for the birth certificate for when he's a grown up, though I like both Fred and Freddie as nicknames

Starman16 Mon 29-Feb-16 20:44:53

Francis is much more commonly shortened to Frank or Frankie surely? Never known it shortened to Fred...

Ummm....Siegfried? As in Siegfried Sassoon.

Fangs4themammaries Mon 29-Feb-16 20:47:30

The girl's name is Frances.

minipie Mon 29-Feb-16 20:48:21

Fred is not short for Francis. Frank is short for Francis. Sorry!

Apparently Delfred is a name... but I wouldn't.

What about just Fred on bc with Freddie as nn?

BettyOctopus Mon 29-Feb-16 20:48:35


ShreddieMonster Mon 29-Feb-16 20:50:29

I don't have a Freddie but I gave my two 'long names' for the same reason but we only ever use their short names. I really wish we had just gone for the short names . It gives me the rage when people use their long names as I don't think of it as being them iykwim

jinxdragon Mon 29-Feb-16 20:53:52


Issie339 Mon 29-Feb-16 20:58:29

Hmm so the short list is Fredwardo, Freddington and Fredbare...back to the drawing board I think. It's looking as though Freddie isn't going to work out.

I do like Siegfried and Frederico etc but both OH and I are just boring old British and I feel it would be a bit weird to choose a very foreign sounding name even though they're lovely.

Fangs4themammaries Mon 29-Feb-16 21:01:41

Fred can be short for Francis if you want it to be. After all, nicknames don't have to be related to the full name.

Drinkstoomuchcoffee Mon 29-Feb-16 21:13:36

Alfred - gives you option of Alfie as well.

lapsedorienteerer Mon 29-Feb-16 21:22:17

Please give some thought to how easy it will be for your DS to learn to spell and write his name. Fred (but known as Freddie) will be so, so much easier than Fredwardo, Freddington or Fredbaregrin. As the mother of a plain and simple 'John' I can highly reccommend simplicity........

PenguinsAreAce Mon 29-Feb-16 21:23:29


Frederika (girl)

NickNacks Mon 29-Feb-16 21:23:44


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