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What could Iggy be short for?

(46 Posts)
WellieWanger Sun 19-Feb-17 10:19:28

LB due. Second child. Struggling with boys name. First child has an unusual name. I love Iggy but am wondering what it could be short for;aside from Ignatius (which I don't hate but DH does). Cheers!

SarcasmMode Sun 19-Feb-17 10:32:17

I've heard someone called Eugene being NN'd Iggy.

PhilMitchellsBeard Sun 19-Feb-17 10:33:39


KoalaDownUnder Sun 19-Feb-17 10:33:50


WellieWanger Sun 19-Feb-17 10:35:34

Thanks. Yeah I like Ignatius but like I say, DH doesn't.
Igor I'm not too keen on but thanks.
Eugene is quite cute

Elllicam Sun 19-Feb-17 10:36:43


AllTheLight Sun 19-Feb-17 10:37:12

I used to know an Iggy many years ago. I seem to remember that it was short for Piers!!

WellieWanger Sun 19-Feb-17 10:46:13

Inigo was greeted with a puzzled look from DH. 😁 Excellent! Can see the link to Piers hmm
Finding this very tricky. Seems I don't like boys names much.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 19-Feb-17 10:47:07

Okay, it's a massive stretch, but - Finnigan?

Anatidae Sun 19-Feb-17 10:47:29

Isaac is the one I know.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 19-Feb-17 10:47:50

Then you could have Finn or Iggy.

HappyAxolotl Sun 19-Feb-17 10:48:20

Iggy Pop's mum calls him James!

Whatslovegottodo Sun 19-Feb-17 10:48:22


Whatslovegottodo Sun 19-Feb-17 10:48:52

Oo cross posts koala. Must be a legit idea!

daisypond Sun 19-Feb-17 10:49:27

Initials - I.G, so Isaac George, etc... ?

KoalaDownUnder Sun 19-Feb-17 10:49:37


CatOnAWarmTinRoof Sun 19-Feb-17 10:50:31

Why bother with a full name?
Just put Iggy on the birth certificate
and your son will change it when he's old enough

WellieWanger Sun 19-Feb-17 10:52:23

I didn't even think of Iggy Pop-duh haha!
I like Isaac but I feel it doesn't fit with our DDs name. She is Luna. Same with Finnigan but DH is Irish so could be a possibility

AllTheLight Sun 19-Feb-17 10:57:34

Ooh I like the idea of I.G. initials!

Idris or Ivan for the I?

WellieWanger Sun 19-Feb-17 10:57:39

Haha that's why Catonawarmtinroof.
If he doesn't like it, we don't want him to feel lumbered with it. He will also probably have a more conventional middle name so he could use that if he wanted. It's what we did with DD.
That said, I hated my name as a kid. But love it now.
Diggory is quite cute.....isn't there a Diggory Dog in some show?
I feel as though I will never come up with a name for this kid. But surely I can't just keep calling him 'baby' until he is an adult ha?!
The other name I liked that DH doesnt mind was Caleb. Obviously not to then be called Iggy.

WellieWanger Sun 19-Feb-17 10:58:35

Idris was on my list. DH poo pooed it. Noticing a theme? Perhaps I should just not ask DHs opinion?

PetalMettle Sun 19-Feb-17 11:01:16

Itzik? Isambard? 😜

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 19-Feb-17 11:03:43

How about DIGBY.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 19-Feb-17 11:05:54

Ooh, I just came back to say Digby. I love it!!

SleepFreeZone Sun 19-Feb-17 11:07:12

How about Dougie as a stand alone name? It has the slightly cheeky Iggy sound to it but you wouldn't need to find a full version name for it.

It was on our list but we went with Toby (Tobias) in the end.

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