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BoysNames1 Sat 02-Apr-16 18:24:01

I'm not a fan of just John, I'm also not keen on Jonathan.

What do you think of Johnny. I know 2, where Johnny is their full name!


CheeseAndOnionWalkers Sat 02-Apr-16 18:42:08

I was going to say no because of Boden but they spell it -ie rather than -y. Maybe still a no if your surname starts with B and you live in a place with lots of Boden mums?

I think it sounds great and quite an underused name considering the popularity of names ending in a -y sort of sound like Harry, Ollie, Archie, Bertie.

MamaLazarou Sat 02-Apr-16 18:59:39

I am not aware of any connection with Boden but Johnny is slang for lots of unpleasant things, which would put me off.

AuntieStella Sat 02-Apr-16 19:07:08

I doubt it'll be much used for as long as people know what a rubber johnny is. Sorry.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 02-Apr-16 21:30:57

Makes me think of condoms, sorry.

justdontevenfuckingstart Sat 02-Apr-16 21:31:59

Condoms again.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 02-Apr-16 21:33:13

Are condoms still called Johnnys? Thought that was really old fashioned.

Op, I like Johnny but it's too nicknamey for me, I like it as nn for jonathan.

squoosh Sat 02-Apr-16 21:51:00

Johnny Cash
Johnny Depp
Johnny Flynn
Johnny Ramone
Johnny Thunders
And not forgetting Johnny Ball!

All cool (although J Depp is admittedly a bit less cool these days)

Great name.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 02-Apr-16 21:57:29

Jonny Wilkinson!

badg3r Sat 02-Apr-16 22:01:36

As a grown up he will spend a lot of time telly people it's not John or Jonathan. I think it's a bit mean because of the rubber Jonny association. I am only known by my nickname but have a grown up name on my official documents (think Lizzie and Elizabeth) and I much prefer it to bring just "Lizzie".

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 02-Apr-16 22:03:07

I know loads of guys called Johnny and I've never heard any of them being teased with the condom association!

It's just a standard name in my world.

Chchchchangeabout Sat 02-Apr-16 22:07:08

I would.find it a bit odd as a name rather than a shortened version of a name but it's fine

Chchchchangeabout Sat 02-Apr-16 22:08:12

I also know a Jonny (shortened from a longer name) and condoms aren't an association that's ever come up.

GingerLeaves Mon 04-Apr-16 17:44:24

I like it

MNetter15 Mon 04-Apr-16 17:47:12

I think it's dreadful. 'John' isn't exactly exciting, but it's a name. Johnny is not.

squoosh Mon 04-Apr-16 17:49:12

Of course it's a blimmin' name confused

GingerLeaves Mon 04-Apr-16 17:52:31

^Johnny isn't a name

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 05-Apr-16 07:52:19

I much prefer John or Jonathan. Johnnie sounds so nicknamey.

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