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Richie - thoughts?

(23 Posts)
Stephens17 Wed 11-Jan-17 03:31:56

I can't tell if it's pregnancy hormones, or if it's a nice name! Thanks smile

Pluto30 Wed 11-Jan-17 03:45:36

It's fine as a nickname for Richard. smile

But I don't like it on its own.

Izzyathome Wed 11-Jan-17 04:03:18

Incomplete on its own and I can't say I'm that keen on Richard. Feels dated. It may just be too reminiscent of my father in law smile

Aquamarine1029 Wed 11-Jan-17 04:12:13

No way for a given name. It sounds pompous and silly.

whirliebird Wed 11-Jan-17 07:16:23

I know a lovely little boy called Richie. I like it! X

Ladymoods Wed 11-Jan-17 07:19:29

Makes me think of Rik Mayall's character in Bottom.

nooka Wed 11-Jan-17 07:46:14

I had a mate known as Ritchie Rich, but he was actually Richard and only called Ritchie to irritate him really grin. Richie is fine for a little boy, but needs to be Richard IMO. I actually really like Richard (I know a few Ricks too now, seems to be the shortening of choice for most adult Richards).

NavyandWhite Wed 11-Jan-17 08:45:09

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MiniMaxi Wed 11-Jan-17 08:58:07

Richard is due a comeback! Wouldn't personally go for Richie on bc

Staranise123 Wed 11-Jan-17 09:39:16

Richard is lovely.

But Richy said isn't imo. I'd let nicknames evolve naturally

Rinmybell Wed 11-Jan-17 10:48:54

Err, no. Also people suggesting Richard for a tiny gorgeous baby is offensive!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 11-Jan-17 10:50:58

My nephew is Richard nn Richie. Its a nice name.

RaingodsWithZippos Wed 11-Jan-17 10:54:19

DH is a Richard, nn Rich. He isn't keen on Richie as a nn as it sounds overly twee. He is never Rick either, or Dick (only his mother was allowed to call him that). I quite like the name Richard, it's substantial and passes the binman or banker test.

Dolwar Wed 11-Jan-17 11:58:52

Awful. Just don't.

Dolwar Wed 11-Jan-17 12:00:46

Richard is fine btw.

I'm not sure why people get so hung up on nicknames. In my experience kids choose their own and get called what THEY want to be called. My parents called my sister Judith and never shortened it as they hated Judy/Jude....which is what she goes by and is called by all of her friends by choice.

Pallisers Wed 11-Jan-17 12:12:44

I'd think Richie Rich. Which is also what I think whenever I see a photo of Donald Trump Jr or Eric Trump.

DramaAlpaca Wed 11-Jan-17 12:28:41

Fine as a nickname for Richard.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 11-Jan-17 12:57:27

Nick name for Richard.

Stephens17 Wed 11-Jan-17 13:02:19

Yes, BC name would be Richard.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 11-Jan-17 13:59:48

Richard is a lovely name Stephens, with Richie as a nick name, definitely use it. 😄

EmmaWoodlouse Fri 13-Jan-17 20:55:40

I love Richard and prefer Rich or Richie as a short from rather than Dick or Rick. (Not just because of the "dick" connotations of Dick, the versions with "ch" just sound softer and nicer to me.) So I say go for it.

GingerLDN Sat 14-Jan-17 01:48:41

I dislike Richard but Richie is nice

CakesRUs Sat 14-Jan-17 01:59:11

Not keen myself. Shane Ritchie popped into my head. Richard is nicer.

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