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(27 Posts)
engelburtina Thu 13-Apr-17 08:53:34

Not Jonathan just Johnny. My sister says it reminds her of a condom?! Is this still the case these days do you think? It's the only name I like, I have gone through every name in the world (twice). I don't want his auntie to be thinking condom every time I say his name though...

starzzzz Thu 13-Apr-17 08:54:35

It's not to my taste, sorry, I like Jonathan and Jon though.

Jooni Thu 13-Apr-17 09:26:38

It's ok, a bit informal but fine. I know a Jonty and a Jono (their full names) if either of those appeal?

ChippieFishieHorshie Thu 13-Apr-17 10:24:48

I like Jonathan.

John nn Johnny or Jonathan nn Johnny is imo better. Johnny is too informal for the bc (im personal o).

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 13-Apr-17 11:03:48

❤️ Jonathan/Jon/John
If you do name him only Johnny, if will undoubtedly be shortened to John !

TronaldDump Thu 13-Apr-17 11:22:03

We have a Jonathan nn Johnny. He's been Johnny to everyone since birth (he's 4 now) and only gets Jonathan when he's naughty! I like that it gives him options for other nicknames as he gets older if he chooses it too. We did think about the condom think but it's such a ubiquitous name in the UK and US I don't think it matters. Do people hear 'Jonny Wilkinson' and immediately think 'condom'? I doubt it!

Shockers Thu 13-Apr-17 11:27:42

We have a 17 yr old Johnny- it suits him! He is Johnny on his birth certificate.

Nobody apart from a sleazy children's entertainer at a party when he was around four, has ever made a connection with condoms.

Shockers Thu 13-Apr-17 11:29:03

Nobody has ever shortened his name to John, Sugarpie.

SuperBeagle Thu 13-Apr-17 11:33:17

I love Johnny.

I'd use Johnny, not Jonathan or anything else. I don't mind John, but prefer Johnny. Never new about the condom thing before Mumsnet.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 13-Apr-17 12:00:16

Maybe it's just in my family then, SHOCKERS. Seems the older they get, the shorter their name !
I would never think condom, when I hear the name Johnny.

happydays2017 Thu 13-Apr-17 12:04:15

What about Jonty which is the shortened version of Jonathan

GinasGirl Thu 13-Apr-17 12:14:14

I have an uncle and a brother called Johnny, I love it! Haven't heard the 'rubber johnny' thing since the 80s so I think you're safe there.

BertrandRussell Thu 13-Apr-17 12:16:52

Johnsthan and give him the choice. He may not want a diminutive when he's an adult.

mum2be2boys Thu 13-Apr-17 12:25:28

I've heard Johnny used as a name for condoms, but when I'm with/hear of a person called Johnny it doesn't occur to me to make the link.

Personally I prefer longer names on the birth certificate so there is the option of using it or a different nickname later, but that's a personal choice.

If you love Johnny, go for it!

engelburtina Thu 13-Apr-17 12:29:47

Thanks everyone. When I was at school we had a health education video with a singing condom in it called Johnny Condom confused so Dsis says don't you remember the song he sang? lol and I did hear the term used on the radio literally two days ago so know it's still used by some people but glad you don't all have the same reaction!

He would definitely be Johnny not Jonathan though.

Sophronia Thu 13-Apr-17 16:16:20

I love it but I'd put John on the birth certificate.

CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 13-Apr-17 18:24:55

We have a 3 year old Jonny who is just Jonny. We gets loads of complements on it and I still love it

Mrsknackered Thu 13-Apr-17 18:57:42

Yeah I thought condom at first but then when someone said Johnny Wilkinson, now I'm thinking that (good connotation)

itssquidstella Thu 13-Apr-17 19:01:57

I love John nn Johnny.

Johnny can't be a nickname for Jonathan - no 'h'! Jonty or Jonny are nicknames for Jonathan.

EllaHen Thu 13-Apr-17 19:07:09

DD would probably have been Johnny. I absolutely love it. Goes really well with my surname.

By the time ds came along, I was talked into another name. Shame, ds would've suited Johnny.

Go for it.

AbernathysFringe Fri 14-Apr-17 01:35:50

It's okay. I imagine him wearing a leather jacket and shades for some reason.
Sonny? Same image in my mind but bit more unusual (and Al Pacino's real name).

JuniePW Fri 14-Apr-17 09:12:23

I really like it smile

SuperUnicorn Fri 14-Apr-17 16:56:26

I have a friend called Jonny, he is that on the birth certificate too. He has the occasional joke about his parents naming him that as the condom broke but it doesn't bother him, what annoys him more is at weddings people always put him on the table plans as Jonathan/some other longer version etc. He is mid 30s and I can't imagine him with a longer version of the name at all.

babyinarms Fri 14-Apr-17 16:58:03

I like it ! Reminds me of dirty dance. ... swoon !

EverythingEverywhere1234 Fri 14-Apr-17 17:00:21

Johnny is a condom to my mind and I wouldn't put johnny on the birth certificate,I'd put john but if you love it go for it, it's not a bad name

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