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Nicholas- thoughts?

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sockmonster Thu 02-Jul-09 19:41:45

So I think Nicholas is the current one that DH doesn't despise, but I'm not 100% sold on any name at the moment---- what are your thoughts on Nicholas? I think what's putting me off is the horror of him being named 'nicky' at any point in his life...?


giddykipper Thu 02-Jul-09 19:42:45

I like it, might have used it if it weren't a family name. I don't think he would be Nicky, he will be Nick though.

DrNortherner Thu 02-Jul-09 19:45:32

My ds's middle name is Nicolas - we spelt it the french way as FIL is French and this is how BIL's name is spelt.

Everyone calls BIL NIc, never Nicky.

Posey Thu 02-Jul-09 19:49:27

I like it. Dd has 3 Nicholas's in her year (they are 12). One is always Nicholas, one is Nick, one is Nico, none is Nicky.

SoWhat Thu 02-Jul-09 19:51:05

I like it. My brother is Nicholas, he did go through a stage of being Nicky but now prefers Nick as he is 19.

sockmonster Thu 02-Jul-09 19:57:01

OK I think it is the front-runner- which spelling do you prefer? I prefer Nicolas as I speak spanish/italian but DH says NO if he has to be 'knickerless' it has to be with an 'h'


annie896 Thu 02-Jul-09 19:57:07

I really like it but couldn't use it as had already been used by a close relative.

He would probably be called Nick by his friends which is fine.

Its a lovely classic name.

Lilymaid Thu 02-Jul-09 19:57:43

Fab name - and they don't get called Nicky unless you decide that is what their nickname (ho ho) should be. It's DS1's name and he is a Nick, could have been a Nico but never a Nicky.

sockmonster Thu 02-Jul-09 20:01:40

Nick is OK with me, I only know big grown-up Nicks and they're all thoroughly nice chaps! Nicky, however, not OK....

weegiemum Thu 02-Jul-09 20:05:02

Funny, all the Nicks I know are pretty clean cut thoroughly nice chaps as well!

I like it.

jellybeans Thu 02-Jul-09 20:05:46

I like it but do think 'knickerless'. Will prob get Nick though.

LouLovesAeroplaneJelly Thu 02-Jul-09 20:05:59

My brother is Nick. From an early age he said that his name was Nick not Nicky. The worst he was called (by us) was Tin Bum.

JeMenFous Thu 02-Jul-09 20:09:35

Ha Ha Lou. My bro was called copper bum grin

He was called Nicky as a child but I think that that was parental choice, he is def a Nick now, only called Nicky by me grin

AnathemaDevice Thu 02-Jul-09 20:53:12

Greatest boys name you could choose grin
Yep, I've got one- He's known as Nicky at the moment, (he was named after Nicky Wire from the Manic Street Preachers), but I'm sure that will change as he gets older, he's only 13 weeks at the moment.
By the way, yes, I'm well aware that it's a bit sad to name your child after an ageing rock star, particularly one who wears a skirt regularly...

Babbity Thu 02-Jul-09 21:17:44

I love Nicholas, I even like Nicky (a la Mog)

ByTheSea Thu 02-Jul-09 21:24:30

I like it. It's a good solid name.

ilovesprouts Thu 02-Jul-09 21:33:29

ds1 is called nicholas ,he gets called nick ,hes never been called nicky/nickerless,hes now 19 smile

cockles Thu 02-Jul-09 21:35:31

Love it, my only reservation is, if you don't like Nicky it's hard to have a two syllable abbreviation for the toddler years. It somehow sounds wrong to be saying 'Nick' to a tiddler. still you can always call him tiddles or poppet or honeybun...

serenity Thu 02-Jul-09 21:37:25

DS1 is also a Nicholas, although more usually Nick (named after Nick Cave) He's 11 so in the middle of Sprouts and Anathema's, but I think that shows it's a bit of a classic really smile

MaybeAfterBreakfast Thu 02-Jul-09 21:37:26

Love it.

serenity Thu 02-Jul-09 21:42:17

He was Nick as a baby, we've never called him Nicky (maybe ratfink a few times...) At push he's been Nikos/Nikola (Cypriot background)

jeanjeannie Thu 02-Jul-09 21:49:59

Good name - not over-used either.

piscesmoon Thu 02-Jul-09 22:06:23

I love it-unfortunately DH didn't or I would have used it.

snala Thu 02-Jul-09 22:21:07

Fab name. Our ds middle name. Named after my dad, my grandmother calls my dad nicky.Everyone else calls him nick.(he is 52 lol)

sockmonster Fri 03-Jul-09 19:35:59

So generally v positive? phew! smile ok thanks all who have posted, I think it isn't that over-used which is what I like about it but it isn't silly either.

Thank you!!

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