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Fred on the BC?

(14 Posts)
25122057h Fri 23-Jun-17 19:37:48

Is it okay? We absolutely hate Frederick but think Freddy/Freddie is a bit too twee?

bluemumsbluedog Fri 23-Jun-17 20:20:53

How about Alfred on bc?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 23-Jun-17 20:21:42

Can't see why not.

Jooni Fri 23-Jun-17 21:12:23

I know a couple of just Freds. It's fine.

Nonameyet1 Fri 23-Jun-17 21:40:54

Just Fred is great.

Sophronia Fri 23-Jun-17 22:23:46

Wilfred or Alfred nn Fred?

Enidblyton1 Fri 23-Jun-17 22:29:40

Don't see why not.

If you think Freddy is a bit twee, will you mind if people call him that? Very short names often get lengthened so Fred may well become Freddy.

grufallosfriend Sat 24-Jun-17 07:31:11

I wouldn't choose Fred if I hated Frederick confused

SuperBeagle Sat 24-Jun-17 10:59:09

Wilfred or Alfred...

But people will assume he's Frederick regardless.

Decaffstilltastesweird Sat 24-Jun-17 12:28:42

I know a Fred who is just Fred. I don't like him very much, but that isn't because of his name <not helpful>.

I'm not mad about it as a name tbh, but there's nothing wrong with it per se. I do love Wilfred, which could be shortened to Fred / Freddie / Wilf / Wilfie.

daisypond Sat 24-Jun-17 17:50:42

I wouldn't. I'd put whatever longer form you prefer on the BC. My name is a shorter form (very dated now but popular at the time) of a longer name, and I've always hated that I "can't" lengthen it, whereas if I'd been given the longer name I could have chosen to shorten it. My parents thought the short name was nicer, but the longer name would have stood the test of time much better.

LittleWitch Sat 24-Jun-17 17:58:55

I have a Frederick. He gets the full name from my DM, who loves it, Freddie from DH, Fred fom everyone else. He also has a nickname which is generally used by the family interchangeably with his actual name. To me, Fred is not a diminutive for Wilfred (that'd be Wilf) or Alfred (that'd be Alf or Alfie). I think people will assume your Fred is a Frederick.

Laubloom31 Sun 25-Jun-17 13:16:51

I have a Freddy known as Freddy xx

Unadon Sun 25-Jun-17 13:24:37

I personally wouldn't, but if you really, really like Fred, and really, really hate Frederick/Wilfred/Alfred, then sure.

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