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What is the boy's name "Hal" short for?

(27 Posts)
Imps9 Tue 05-Jul-16 20:22:03

Or is it not short for anything and a name in its own right?

Many thank!

Imps9 Tue 05-Jul-16 20:22:16


AnnaMarlowe Tue 05-Jul-16 20:22:51


buckingfrolicks Tue 05-Jul-16 20:22:58


But it's a name in its own right now too

RoosterCogburn Tue 05-Jul-16 20:23:01

Henry or Harold/Harry

Daisydukes79 Tue 05-Jul-16 20:23:05

Harold I think

Imps9 Tue 05-Jul-16 20:24:34

Lovely, thanks all smile

OlennasWimple Tue 05-Jul-16 20:25:32

Harry, which is a NN for Henry

poocatcherchampion Tue 05-Jul-16 20:39:27

Halitosis smile

OhThatThingAgain Tue 05-Jul-16 20:42:46

Henry, as in Shakespeare, Henry IV, 1 & 2. Prince Hal was a referred to several times by Falstaff.

Or HAL, the evil computer in 2001 ASO. Middle name should be Dave grin

VoldysGoneMouldy Tue 05-Jul-16 21:02:52

Henry, traditionally. Imagine it's used for endless things now.

Sophronia Tue 05-Jul-16 21:03:16

Henry, traditionally. It could also be short for Hallam.

Imps9 Tue 05-Jul-16 21:42:46

I wondered if it might be Harold, wouldn't have guessed Henry. I quite like Hal but not as a name in its own right.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 05-Jul-16 21:44:52


PerryHatter Tue 05-Jul-16 21:45:58

Halexander. Halbert.

GeorgeTheThird Tue 05-Jul-16 21:48:12

Henry. Harry. Hal.

Nospringflower Tue 05-Jul-16 21:48:43

We have a Hal and it's his own name, named after someone with Hal as a middle name.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 06-Jul-16 19:47:22


Purplerunner Wed 06-Jul-16 19:49:54

The Hal I know of is short for Haldon.

EmmaWoodlouse Wed 06-Jul-16 20:02:19

Traditionally Henry but I think sometimes Harold in America.

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 07-Jul-16 06:54:06


BertrandRussell Thu 07-Jul-16 06:55:25


P1nkP0ppy Thu 07-Jul-16 07:01:32

Henry - Henry VIII was aka 'Good King Hal'

RedLarvaYellowLarva Sat 09-Jul-16 23:07:10


MumOnACornishFarm Sat 09-Jul-16 23:13:05

I know a Hallam who is called Hal for short. I had never come across it before him.

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