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What nicknames would you use/have you heard for Magnus?

(34 Posts)
MagnusMama Sun 12-Oct-08 20:28:48


lolianja Sun 12-Oct-08 20:30:21

Went to school with a Magnus. Lovely guy, very strong, muscular and good-looking but also very kind. Name's not my cuppa but I've always felt it suited him down to the ground. He was always Mag to us.

TrippingTheLightFanjTastic Sun 12-Oct-08 20:35:39

Maggie comes to the tip of my tongue. Would think I shouldn't use it as usually a girls name, but that's what I think of.


twinsetandpalls Sun 12-Oct-08 20:36:55

I teach a Magnus and have never heard him called anythung but Magnus.

dinny Sun 12-Oct-08 20:38:13

Mags - as in bloke from A-ha

umberella Sun 12-Oct-08 20:40:40


i love this name

dinny Sun 12-Oct-08 20:42:34

it's nice - always imagine a Mags with long hair (like bloke from A-ha I suppose!)

DeJaVous Sun 12-Oct-08 20:43:45

None TBH. My first love was a Magnus, he never got called anything else...

LynetteScavo Sun 12-Oct-08 20:43:54

Magnus - a great name that should never be shortend!

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 14-Oct-08 12:38:05

I wouldn't shorten it. It's nice just as it is. Very strong and manly. IMHO.

Megglevache Tue 14-Oct-08 12:38:50

Mags and Magoo (from parents)

hambo Tue 14-Oct-08 12:40:09

I love this name - maybe he would be called 'Mags' by his pals...

(I have it on my boys names list)

changer22 Tue 14-Oct-08 16:28:18

The Magnus I knew - also lovely and good looking - was called Mag by everyone. We also called him Maggie but he didn't really like it!

I love the name but it doesn't work with the rest of my brood.

FimboGotAxed Tue 14-Oct-08 16:29:57

One of my old bosses was a Magnus. He was up himself, but name never shortened.

pluto Tue 21-Oct-08 21:16:23

My brother is Magnus. He has a much more interesting name than me envy His school mates used to call him Maggie for a bit during the Thatcher years but generally he's Magnus to everyone now.

Mandelbrot Tue 21-Oct-08 21:17:37


Liffey Tue 21-Oct-08 21:22:43


BodenGroupie Tue 21-Oct-08 21:23:32

DD knows two, both teenagers, both known as Maggie.

cthea Tue 21-Oct-08 21:25:28

The one I knew was nn Moona. He was/is lovely.

Finona Tue 21-Oct-08 22:47:46

This is a family name for me (Orcadian connections) and DD would have been Magnus if she'd been DS2! I have relatives variously known as Magnus, Magnie and Mansie to distinguish them all from each other.

nickeldime Fri 31-Oct-08 15:07:12

Mack? Saw it here, it's a variant of Magnus:

MrsKayMartin Mon 17-Sep-18 04:25:20

Maybe, but he has to have something for babies to call him, especially if he's gonna have siblings..

PennyGH Mon 17-Sep-18 06:22:37

My friend has a Magnus. He gets called Maggie or Magpie by almost everyone. I imagine this evolving into Mags during the teenage years and beyond. Lovely name.

PassportBridgetPants Mon 17-Sep-18 08:33:23

I'd use Gus.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 17-Sep-18 08:43:56


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