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Formal names that give the nickname Alfie?

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PuppyLoves Mon 03-Aug-09 17:42:34

Is alfred our only option?

hulabula Mon 03-Aug-09 17:47:22

Alfred is the most obvious one imo, yes.

belgo Mon 03-Aug-09 17:49:28

What about just Alf?

Cies Mon 03-Aug-09 17:49:33


belgo Mon 03-Aug-09 17:50:01

Alfonse is good or Alfonso

hulabula Mon 03-Aug-09 17:52:14

Alfredo if you want a Spanish ring to it grin.

mrswoolf Mon 03-Aug-09 18:25:02

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jellybeans Mon 03-Aug-09 20:36:38

Just Alf or Alfie is fine. Alfred abit too old man.

petitmaman Mon 03-Aug-09 20:48:58

Not an obvious one but i have a friend who is alistair and all his friens call him alfie

BonsoirAnna Mon 03-Aug-09 20:53:51

Aelfric Ailfrid Alfeo Alfredas Alfric Alfrick Alfrid Alfried Alfris Alfryd Alured Auveray Avere Avery Elfric Elfrick Elfrid Alfred

BitOfFun Mon 03-Aug-09 21:23:06

Albus, as in Dumbledore? I suppose that gives Albie though, but that's just as cute.

FranSanDisco Mon 03-Aug-09 21:25:18

My Great Uncle is called Arthur but everyone calls hims Alf or Alfie.

MamaLazarou Tue 04-Aug-09 15:13:34

What's wrong with just Alfie?

corblimeymadam Tue 04-Aug-09 15:15:56

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Cadelaide Tue 04-Aug-09 15:17:22


PuppyLoves Tue 04-Aug-09 15:45:23

Really like Arthur. I wonder if we could get away with that. Would people think it strange his nickname was Alfie?

screamingabdab Tue 04-Aug-09 15:57:24


Cadelaide Tue 04-Aug-09 21:32:44

My friend's boy is just Alfie. If that's what you love couldn't you have just that? Does it have to be a shortening of something?

sobloodystupid Tue 04-Aug-09 21:34:57


CaptainDJ Tue 04-Aug-09 21:46:12

OP, I think it's good that you are going to have a formal name. My husband is in recruitment and says it comes across as a bit cheesy/ unprofessional when people only have their dimuniuitive names (Charlie, Freddie, etc) Some people choose names which are cute until their kids grow up and then just seem a bit mad!

PuppyLoves Tue 04-Aug-09 22:01:04

CaptainDJ that is very much my thinking. I believe that assumptions are made based on names, job applications being an example. Best to arm him with a formal name IMO

mopsyflopsy Tue 04-Aug-09 22:08:35

Agree that dimuniuitive names are cute for toddlers but not so for grown up men (and women!).

I think Alfred would be most likely/easily shortened to Alf or Alfie.

Arthur would be shortened to Art (if at all, as it rolls off the tongue easily enough imo).

notsoteenagemum Tue 04-Aug-09 22:20:09

I would disagree there are lots of adults today with names that were once only diminutives, Kate or Chris for example but they have become names in their own right and you wouldn't bat an eyelid. Having a diminutive name didn't stop Tony Blair being Prime Minister.
If Alfie is the name you want then why call him anything else? I have an Alfie and DD has a shortened name they have formal middle names though Robert George and Hanna Mary.

hughsieoxf Wed 05-Aug-09 13:03:42

Tony Blair's name is Anthony Anthony Charles Lynton. I think it is important to have a formal name for formal purposes. Personally I would take an Edward more seriously than an Eddie, or an Ed. If you hate a name, there's not much point giving tour child it just to get a cute nick name, but if you like the formal one, I'm sure the child will appreciate more options in later life.

FioFioFio Wed 05-Aug-09 13:07:59

I called my daughter a shortened version of a name but tbh I think it is a name in its own right

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