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Opinions on Leonard?

(97 Posts)
gardenpeasftw Mon 27-Mar-17 19:35:20

With Lenny as NN? Thanks x

Mrsknackered Mon 27-Mar-17 19:44:41

I think it's nice. Lenny is a great NN, bored of Leo's now! (Even though was on my list for DS1)

Yika Mon 27-Mar-17 19:45:42

I love it.

Oly5 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:46:01

Leonard is awful! Just call him Lenny, which is much nicer and there's no need for the awful old man name.

smilingsarahb Mon 27-Mar-17 19:46:29

Love it

Oly5 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:46:32

Sorry to be blunt but you did ask for opinions

gardenpeasftw Mon 27-Mar-17 19:47:00

Oly5 wtf? Our little babies do actually grow old... Not sure if you're aware...

Kazzawazza69 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:48:09

My son's (second) middle name is Leonard after my husband's grandad. I would never have used it as a first name though, it's far too old fashioned for my liking. I don't really like Lenny either.

OCSockOrphanage Mon 27-Mar-17 20:15:28

My grandad was Len (no, it wasn't his name (Edwin)) but told he looked like a famous comedian of his day so he became Len to one and all for the rest of his life, even to Grandma. The other was an ancient farmer. That said, I'm ancient too, now, so it may be goes around, comes around.

ILoveMonkeys Mon 27-Mar-17 20:18:46

Big Bang Theory is all that comes to mind . I have a slight crush on Leonard

crapfatbanana Mon 27-Mar-17 20:22:25

Lovely. I like Leonard, Leonardo, Lenny, Len, Leo, Leon...

grufallosfriend Mon 27-Mar-17 20:24:54

I like Leonard! Not so keen on Lenny though... I prefer Leo.

Rockaby Mon 27-Mar-17 20:25:56

I know a lovely little Leonard nn Lenny which has coloured my view of the name for the better! Before that, I always thought of Lynnard Skynnard when I heard it.

gardenpeasftw Mon 27-Mar-17 20:26:45

But I wouldn't use Leo as it isn't naturally made with the name. I know you could but Len or Lenny makes more sense.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 27-Mar-17 20:26:48

Leonard from the big bang doesn't like his name, he says it's got Nerd in it

WormwoodScrubbed Mon 27-Mar-17 20:28:10

My eldest son is Lennon which is a bit similar I guess

passingthrough1 Mon 27-Mar-17 20:28:44

I think of Leonard Cohen (who was wonderful).
I like it and no I would not just use Lenny but I hate hate hate nicknames on BCs.

DoorKnee Mon 27-Mar-17 20:29:54

Lenny Kravitz is what springs to mind for me - full named Leonard. You can't get much cooler than him!

Chinnygirl Mon 27-Mar-17 20:32:09

Nice name.

grufallosfriend Mon 27-Mar-17 20:42:05

Will you pronounce it Lenard or Leo-nard?

grufallosfriend Mon 27-Mar-17 20:42:21

Like Leonardo without the o?

OliviaStabler Mon 27-Mar-17 20:43:50

I think Nimoy. I like it.

gardenpeasftw Mon 27-Mar-17 20:48:14

I have never heard anyone pronounce it Leo-nard?

TalkingofMichaelAngel0 Mon 27-Mar-17 20:50:29

I like it. I knew three lennys atm! One a girl and two boys.

grufallosfriend Mon 27-Mar-17 21:00:28

I know a Leonard who pronounces his name Leo-nard.

Isn't there a name called Lennard that is pronounced Len-ard?

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