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Having a major wobble, please be kind....

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barleyteddy Sat 27-May-17 14:02:33

Hi so I have a new son (2 weeks old) who is just perfect, we have named him Nicholas Adam. I have 2 older stepsons called Daniel and Matthew, DH and I have a son called Alexander and now baby Nicholas. I loved the name all of my pregnancy until I was up with insomnia and read about teasing potential of the name on mumsnet... . I posted about this before and in the end felt loved the name enough to ignore. But lately in the height of hormonal baby blues I'm doubting the choice again. He's just perfect and I want an equally perfect name! We have told everyone his name already..... I suppose I'm looking for a bit of hand holding, positive opinions on our choice of name and reassurance that a lot of how I'm feeling is due to crazy hormones rather than rational thought! Be kind please....!!

Creatureofthenight Sat 27-May-17 14:07:20

I think it's a very nice name! I didn't see your other thread and cannot think how Nicholas would lead to teasing.

user1470900779 Sat 27-May-17 14:08:23

I hope it's helpful to you if I say that I can't see any teasing potential with those names / that combination. Two sensible names that people should be able to pronounce - and spell - with no problems. I like it!

And congratulations! x

Chewbecca Sat 27-May-17 14:08:32

I can't think how it would lead to teasing either & think it is a lovely name.

CrispyBathTowel Sat 27-May-17 14:12:56

I might be missing something obvious but I'm really not seeing any teasing potential with the name Nicholas Adam.

PhuntSox Sat 27-May-17 14:13:12

Its a great name. Don't change it!

My son has a name that could very easily switch to a name for teasing yet he has never been teased. My name is as simple and straightforward as you can get, think Jane or Ann, yet I was teased all through school with convoluted made up names tenuously linked to my name.

HVB79 Sat 27-May-17 14:16:05

Congrats on your new arrival! Great name and goes really well with the others. Lots of nice nickname potential too if you decide you don't want to use the full name day to day in the future. I think it is totally normal to have a wobble around this stage as you're still not used to introducing him.

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Sat 27-May-17 14:16:47

I don't think it's the name actually - I think you are just worried about your new perfect gorgeous boy being picked on!! Totally normal to feel so protective op!! But his name is as perfect as he is so try not to worry!!

harderandharder2breathe Sat 27-May-17 14:21:38

It's a lovely name, all four names go well together, strong and traditional but not overly popular at the moment

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 27-May-17 14:23:32

It's a beautiful name. Teasing?

29Palms Sat 27-May-17 15:14:22

Nicholas is quite a common name in my generation, and in my experience it's very rare for it not to be shortened to Nick or Nicky. None of the Nicholases I have known have been subjected to excessive teasing over their name. So if it's the possible "knickers" jokes that concern you, I wouldn't worry. They are usually limited to

Knock knock
Who's there?
Nicholas
Nicholas who?
Nicholas Girlsshouldn'tclimbtrees grin

And it doesn't really matter. Kids will always find something to make fun of if they want to, if it's not a name it'll be something else.

SleepFreeZone Sat 27-May-17 15:17:10

I liked Nicholas but couldn't get Knickerless out of my head which I assume is what you're referring to. Once he gets to school I'm sure he'll be called Nick or Nicky anyway so I wouldn't worry about it. It's a solid name 👍

Loyly Sat 27-May-17 15:22:06

I like it.

user1472334322 Sat 27-May-17 15:34:23

I love it op! My dbro's name is nicholas and I've always liked it. He's never been teased about his name and its only ever been shortened to nicky or nick. Congrats on your gorgeous little boy!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 27-May-17 15:43:24

Sounds very nice, and congratulations to you!

Some folk find fault with any and every name going, you may feel sensitive at present but it'll get easier shrugging off any adverse comments should they arise.

Iwant2move Sat 27-May-17 15:50:01

I have a Nicholas. He has always been known as Nick from starting school. He hasn't been teased about his name. He is 22 now.

Violetcharlotte Sat 27-May-17 15:52:52

I think it's a nice name and Nick or Nicky are also nice.

barleyteddy Sat 27-May-17 15:54:12

Thanks everyone, I feel much better, think I am just being ultra protective of him and I know I'm definitely feeling really hormonal just now...want the fog to clear! I do love the name, think it's an underused classic. I was just obsessing about the potential teasing as above, in my moments of clarity I can see it's daft and kids will find something to tease other kids about if they really want to. When I'm feeling the hormonal crash I just can't see past it...irrational I know. So thanks everyone for your kind words, he is wonderful x

SelfObsessionHoney Sat 27-May-17 15:56:52

I think it's a lovely name, strong and classic.

EllaHen Sat 27-May-17 15:57:50

Great name. 😀

flumpybear Sat 27-May-17 16:34:40

It's a lovely name!! Kids will make nasty or rude nicknames whatever they are so don't worry it's just kids
Congratulations!!

BitOutOfPractice Sat 27-May-17 16:45:24

I have a DSS called that and his mates shorten it to Nick, in the family it's Nico (Nick-o). I think it's nice. Traditional yet funky. Try not to worry

And congrats on your new baby flowers

MrsHathaway Sat 27-May-17 16:49:00

I think it's fabulous. Was in contention for my son until we decided it wasn't right with our surname (DS1 is Adam though!).

Great international name for a child with an exciting future!

IndianaMoleWoman Sat 27-May-17 16:54:30

It's a great name, the only thing I can think of is that it sounds like Nicola Adams, the boxer. She's lovely! You don't really use middle names on a day to day basis and I doubt his peers will have heard of her.

Congratulations on your newborn!

DramaAlpaca Sat 27-May-17 18:32:03

Nicholas is a lovely name, as you say OP it's an underused classic. I think it's a great choice & goes really well with your other boys' names.

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