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ShutUpBing Wed 18-Nov-20 18:00:24

Does it always get shortened? What to- Robbie or Rob? Or something else?

Love Robin and would want people to use the full name but I know that doesn't always happen, and not sure I like those nicknames!

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CleverQuacks Wed 18-Nov-20 18:04:07

My Robin is 5 and so far has only ever been called Robin

Hoppinggreen Wed 18-Nov-20 18:07:04

A close family member is called Robin, I doubt most people even know that’s his name as he always uses Rob. Only my Mum calls him Robin

Nell96 Wed 18-Nov-20 18:09:09

I went to school with a boy called Robin - it was rarely shortened.

Have you thought about Rowan? Lovely name, has a similar feel, and less likely to be shortened.

WooYa Wed 18-Nov-20 18:10:24

Mine is called Robin or Bobbin grin

soundsystem Wed 18-Nov-20 18:11:21

The Robin I know is in his 30s and I've never heard it shortened.

Oneandabean Wed 18-Nov-20 18:47:34

My cousin is robin and usually gets rob.

PabloHoneyBee Wed 18-Nov-20 19:15:50

I love Robin! I love Rowan too. There was a Rowan at my dd's nursery who used to get Row-Row. But he was a cute, squishy toddler, so think that was why. Don't imagine it will get shortened to Row-Row when he's 26!

I know an adult Robin who is always Robin. I know a few Robs who may be Robin or Robert! I've never asked.

Smile19 Wed 18-Nov-20 19:48:53

We call our Robin Robby or Robin, however, he only lets direct family call him Robby and everyone else calls him Robin. He soon corrects them if they try and shorten it. He's 5.

Whatsyourflava Wed 18-Nov-20 20:18:07

I think you could try and insist people use full name Robin. I guess as school progresses it would become harder to enforce but I think it would be easy enough at nursery and things.
Rowan is ok but very trendy these days, not as classic as Robin. The Rowans I know (and theres quite a few girls and boys) often get it shortened to Row anyway and that's worse than Rob.

emilybrontescorsett Wed 18-Nov-20 22:26:52

The Robins I know get called Rob.

Lessofallthisunpleasantness Wed 18-Nov-20 22:29:38

I assumed you would be looking for sibling names and just wandered along to see how many had suggested Batman so far.

Lessofallthisunpleasantness Wed 18-Nov-20 22:30:33

There is a Robin in our street and every one calls him Bobbin, which I think is cute. He is a pensioner, but it is still cute!

PoodleMoth Fri 20-Nov-20 20:42:08

The one I know never gets shortened. Such a lovely name!

Scarby9 Fri 20-Nov-20 20:43:32

The Robyn (female) I know is never shortened.

chilledteacher Fri 20-Nov-20 20:48:12

Mine (2) is Robin, Bobbin, Bobster (10 year old big brother).

Foxinthechickencoop Fri 20-Nov-20 20:55:57

I had Robin as a contender for if I had a boy. But I admit I was worried about it being shortened to Rob or Robbie which I personally don’t like.

I do know an adult Robin though. And he is only ever refers to as Robin and never heard anyone shorten it. He’s fab too and makes me like the name more.

I also know a Thomas who is never ever known as Tom or Tommy so it can be done with some effort 😕

ArsenicNLace Fri 20-Nov-20 20:59:18

I have a 16 year old one and a 56 year year old one. Neither have ever been shortened to Rob.

There was one teacher who kept calling my son Robbie when he was in kindergarten but she was Scottish and seemed to think that was his actual name.

june2007 Fri 20-Nov-20 21:02:23

Occasionally by brother is Rob.

tobee Fri 20-Nov-20 21:41:41

I think shortenings depend on different people and different stages of life. So everyone might call a child Robin at school, Robbie at home, Rob by co workers as an adult for an example.

tobee Fri 20-Nov-20 21:44:03

For another example my first name was always shortened at school and now almost never is. My dh is professionally known by the common diminutive of his first name whereas his family and I call him by the full name and diminutive interchangeably.

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Sun 22-Nov-20 00:30:56

Mine is called Robin or Bobbin

Is that welcomed or does it really wind the Robin up? grin

89redballoons Mon 23-Nov-20 01:57:22

I'm friends with a Robin, now in his mid 30s, who I've known since school. I've never known it to be shortened. If anything, calling him by his full name helps distinguish him from all the Robs I know.

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