What do you think of the name Fred?

(55 Posts)
VerityH Wed 22-Apr-20 14:30:56

Not Freddie or Frederick, just Fred?

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Windyatthebeach Wed 22-Apr-20 14:36:41

My dgs is Freddie and sometimes gets Fred. Makes him seem like a little old man tbh!!
Prefer Freddie. Bit less harsh for a dc!!

BoxOfShapes Wed 22-Apr-20 14:39:36

I think it's nice. Not too popular either, though I've known a few younger ones.

May get called Freddie by friends at school/some relatives - would that bother you?

(I would put Frederick on the Birth Certificate but that's just me not liking abbreviations as full names)

georgialondon Wed 22-Apr-20 14:43:16

Honestly. It just makes me think of Fred West. That's it, it's ruined the name for me.

DramaAlpaca Wed 22-Apr-20 14:44:10

I don't like it, I don't like the look or sound, but then I don't like Freddie or Frederick either. One point in its favour is that at least it's not cutesy.

SallyWD Wed 22-Apr-20 14:44:26

I always prefer a full name on the birth certificate even if it's hardly ever used. Imagine if your son became Prime Minister or a top judge or something and was just called Fred. Frederick is nice but I prefer Alfred for Fred.

87Callista Wed 22-Apr-20 14:44:37

Drop dead gorgeous.

Oj, but I do like it. He can be Freddie as a LO and Fred when he hits late teens?

Thisismytimetoshine Wed 22-Apr-20 14:44:58

It's very flat cap and whippet, I think.

Spanneroo Wed 22-Apr-20 14:45:06

Our littlest is Wilfred. We have shortened it to Wilf at the moment but I will be just as happy with Fred if he chooses when he's older. It's a good solid name.

BikeRunSki Wed 22-Apr-20 14:46:04

The only Freds I know are Wilfreds

TerribleCustomerCervix Wed 22-Apr-20 14:46:14

Love it, much more than Freddie.

nitgel Wed 22-Apr-20 14:47:13

nice, not heard of one (apart from fil who was a Frederick)

ErrolTheDragon Wed 22-Apr-20 14:47:33

Good choice for a Bassett hound.

MillicentMartha Wed 22-Apr-20 14:48:11

I wouldn’t worry about short names not being ‘official’ enough. Tony Blair didn’t have any problem.

I prefer Fred with Freddie as a nickname actually, over Frederick.

Whatsyourflava Wed 22-Apr-20 14:51:14

Really like Fred!

Whatsyourflava Wed 22-Apr-20 14:51:27

You might also like Sid or Syd

irisheyesaresmiling7 Wed 22-Apr-20 14:53:13

I absolutely love it!

It's one of my boy's nicknames even though his real name is nothing remotely related to it blush and his real name is actually shorter than Fred.
I would definitely use it and put Fred on the BC but then all my five boys have the shorter versions of their names on their BC.

shivermetimbers77 Wed 22-Apr-20 14:53:31

Love it!

Cosyblanky Wed 22-Apr-20 14:54:51

Just why would you think naming your child Fred was a good idea?

MillicentMartha Wed 22-Apr-20 15:01:52

@Cosyblanky why ever not?

MiniTheMinx Wed 22-Apr-20 15:03:40

love it
DS2 has Frederick as his middle name. If it had been his first name I'd have called him Fred.

Happyralphymummy Wed 22-Apr-20 15:09:40

I'd think it was short for something else and, suspect that you would be repeatedly asked what his full name is. I also now have "I'm too sexy for my shirt" stuck in my head.

Fantasiaa Wed 22-Apr-20 15:34:18

I don’t like it. Nothing offensive about it but I prefer Frederick or freddie or Wilfred more

Cosyblanky Wed 22-Apr-20 15:42:27

Because Milicent it has no meaning. I happen to think the meaning of a name is extremely important

CountFosco Wed 22-Apr-20 15:46:42

I wouldn’t worry about short names not being ‘official’ enough. Tony Blair didn’t have any problem.

That would be because his name is Anthony Charles Lynton Blair.

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