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Is Ned an OK abbreviation of Benedict?

(24 Posts)
BottySpottom Fri 07-Aug-09 14:20:51

Or not?

OrangeFish Fri 07-Aug-09 14:21:23

Do you like it? If so, it is

Meglet Fri 07-Aug-09 14:25:42

I think it's fine. Both names are cool.

pranma Fri 07-Aug-09 14:27:01

I love Benedict.Ben is usual abbreviation-Ned is from Edward as a rule but the 'ned'in the middle of BeNEDict make it perfectly acceptable imho.

hellymelly Fri 07-Aug-09 14:27:09

I would say so, very nice choice as both names are lovely.

hambler Fri 07-Aug-09 14:27:36


Lizzylou Fri 07-Aug-09 14:28:25

We have a Benedict, wish I'd have thought of NED.


He's a Ben/Benny.

Love both names (obv)

BottySpottom Fri 07-Aug-09 14:58:26

Do you think Ned is OK for a grown up though? It sounds a bit babyish, but I guess that by then a lot of men will be called names that sound a bit babyish to us - like Noah, Alfie, Stanley etc

Lizzylou Fri 07-Aug-09 14:59:34

I think it is a "manly" name, not babyish at all.

Still gutted I never thought of it, though grin

mrswoolf Fri 07-Aug-09 15:08:35

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BottySpottom Fri 07-Aug-09 15:15:23

Lizzylou - you could still use it couldn't you? start introducing it as a nick name and let it slowly take over. Or just keep it as a nickname that you call him.

Oh yes, I'd forgotten it means 'chav' or somesuch in Scotland. He could always be Ben if he wanted to live there I guess.

Lizzylou Fri 07-Aug-09 15:16:01

He's 3, but I will have a go.

Lizzylou Fri 07-Aug-09 15:17:26

Just asked him if we could try calling him Ned, his repsonse?

"No, I want to be called toady"

Have no idea why (he doesn't watch neighbours at all btw!).

WednesdaysChild Fri 07-Aug-09 15:18:37

Beware: Benedict in many european countries is a female name. I know a poor professional fella who is ridiculed across europe as he travels on business. grin

FlappyTheBat Fri 07-Aug-09 15:18:52

mrswoolf, yes it doesgrin

N = non
E = educated
D = delinquent

BottySpottom Fri 07-Aug-09 15:26:07

Toady - now there's a nice name grin.

OK, so as long as he stays home with his mum and doesn't have aspirations to travel in Europe or Scotland, he'd be OK. He'd be my last baby, so suits me!

fleximum Fri 07-Aug-09 15:54:58

the Benedict I know gets very upset if anyone shortens his name at all (and he's in his 30s)! Might try Ned out on him to see how much it winds him up.

Thunderduck Fri 07-Aug-09 16:09:06

I think Ned is an awful name. I'd use his full name. No need for a nickname.

And here it'd be the equivalent of calling your child 'chav' or 'thug'.

mopsyflopsy Fri 07-Aug-09 18:10:19

I really don't like Ned either.

Ben is ok, but so dull/common.

Benedict is a lovely name, though smile.

londonlottie Fri 07-Aug-09 19:22:23

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troutpout Fri 07-Aug-09 19:36:51

Ooh that's the 3rd Ned i've heard of recently...must be getting popular.
Rightly's a very nice name smile
Like Benedict too

JRocks Fri 07-Aug-09 19:45:08

My nephew is a Ned. People were very hmm when it was announced but it seems to be a grower. That said, it's not short for anything in his case, and I do wonder how well it will work when he's older.

mummygobrumbrum Fri 07-Aug-09 21:15:35

Some of those pesky Scottish folk cross the border now and then don't forget wink

mopsyflopsy Fri 07-Aug-09 22:07:55

Ned is also quite similar to Nerd.....

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