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All possible nicknames for Gabriel

(18 Posts)
neonrainbow Sun 25-Dec-16 08:29:41

I love the name Gabriel. I hate Gabe though. What else can Gabriel be shortened to?

Mamagin Sun 25-Dec-16 08:37:57

Gabby? Gabs? There really isn't a nice short version that I can think of.

Lunar1 Sun 25-Dec-16 08:39:09

My friends ds gets shortened to gabes, which is lovely.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 25-Dec-16 08:39:56

Angel. All things Bible related.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 25-Dec-16 08:42:30


witwootoodleoo Sun 25-Dec-16 08:43:29

The Gabriel I know (pronounced the French way not the angel way) is known by family as Gabgab. Probably not very helpful I appreciate

ElspethFlashman Sun 25-Dec-16 08:44:07

In Ireland it's traditionally shortened to Gay or Gaybo.

Though modern families would probably encourage Gabe, lol.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Sun 25-Dec-16 08:55:01

I know two Gabriels. The 70something yo has always been Gabby AFAIK, whereas the teenager is often called Gav/Gavvie by his family, or Gabe by his friends.

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Dec-16 08:59:53


I love Gabe though!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 25-Dec-16 09:00:59

If you don't like Gabe. Avoid Gabriel.
As he might want to use Gabe himself, and you won't be able to stop him. It'd be his name.

PittstopPenelope Sun 25-Dec-16 09:35:38

I love the name Gabriel. I know one who shortens to Gabs. It's a great nickname

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 25-Dec-16 09:37:13


reader77 Sun 25-Dec-16 09:38:23

Rel? I've heard of someone called Ariel shortening their name to Rel, I think it's nice.

Sophronia Sun 25-Dec-16 10:02:06


NavyandWhite Sun 25-Dec-16 12:56:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

1horatio Sun 25-Dec-16 12:56:33

Gay (maybe not!)
And so many other nicknames already suggested above.

However, it's quite likely that his colleagues and friends would call him Gabe. And if he doesn't object to this there's nothing you can do to change it.

ScarletSienna Mon 26-Dec-16 06:30:23

I think it'd be hard to avoid Gabe (which I love!). However, the Gabriel's I know are just Gabriel mostly. Great name!

neonrainbow Mon 26-Dec-16 15:17:05

Thanks all, just wanted to make sure i hadnt missed any easily enforceable nicknames.

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