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What do you think of the name Fred?
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VerityH · 22/04/2020 14:30

Not Freddie or Frederick, just Fred?

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Windyatthebeach · 22/04/2020 14:36

My dgs is Freddie and sometimes gets Fred. Makes him seem like a little old man tbh!!
Prefer Freddie. Bit less harsh for a dc!!

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BoxOfShapes · 22/04/2020 14:39

I think it's nice. Not too popular either, though I've known a few younger ones.

May get called Freddie by friends at school/some relatives - would that bother you?

(I would put Frederick on the Birth Certificate but that's just me not liking abbreviations as full names)

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georgialondon · 22/04/2020 14:43

Honestly. It just makes me think of Fred West. That's it, it's ruined the name for me.

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DramaAlpaca · 22/04/2020 14:44

I don't like it, I don't like the look or sound, but then I don't like Freddie or Frederick either. One point in its favour is that at least it's not cutesy.

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SallyWD · 22/04/2020 14:44

I always prefer a full name on the birth certificate even if it's hardly ever used. Imagine if your son became Prime Minister or a top judge or something and was just called Fred. Frederick is nice but I prefer Alfred for Fred.

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87Callista · 22/04/2020 14:44

Drop dead gorgeous.

Oj, but I do like it. He can be Freddie as a LO and Fred when he hits late teens?

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Thisismytimetoshine · 22/04/2020 14:44

It's very flat cap and whippet, I think.

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Spanneroo · 22/04/2020 14:45

Our littlest is Wilfred. We have shortened it to Wilf at the moment but I will be just as happy with Fred if he chooses when he's older. It's a good solid name.

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BikeRunSki · 22/04/2020 14:46

The only Freds I know are Wilfreds

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TerribleCustomerCervix · 22/04/2020 14:46

Love it, much more than Freddie.

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nitgel · 22/04/2020 14:47

nice, not heard of one (apart from fil who was a Frederick)

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ErrolTheDragon · 22/04/2020 14:47

Good choice for a Bassett hound.

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MillicentMartha · 22/04/2020 14:48

I wouldn’t worry about short names not being ‘official’ enough. Tony Blair didn’t have any problem.

I prefer Fred with Freddie as a nickname actually, over Frederick.

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Whatsyourflava · 22/04/2020 14:51

Really like Fred!

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Whatsyourflava · 22/04/2020 14:51

You might also like Sid or Syd

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irisheyesaresmiling7 · 22/04/2020 14:53

I absolutely love it!

It's one of my boy's nicknames even though his real name is nothing remotely related to it Blush and his real name is actually shorter than Fred.
I would definitely use it and put Fred on the BC but then all my five boys have the shorter versions of their names on their BC.

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shivermetimbers77 · 22/04/2020 14:53

Love it!

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Cosyblanky · 22/04/2020 14:54

Just why would you think naming your child Fred was a good idea?

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MillicentMartha · 22/04/2020 15:01

@Cosyblanky why ever not?

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MiniTheMinx · 22/04/2020 15:03

love it
DS2 has Frederick as his middle name. If it had been his first name I'd have called him Fred.

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Happyralphymummy · 22/04/2020 15:09

I'd think it was short for something else and, suspect that you would be repeatedly asked what his full name is. I also now have "I'm too sexy for my shirt" stuck in my head.

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Fantasiaa · 22/04/2020 15:34

I don’t like it. Nothing offensive about it but I prefer Frederick or freddie or Wilfred more

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Cosyblanky · 22/04/2020 15:42

Because Milicent it has no meaning. I happen to think the meaning of a name is extremely important

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CountFosco · 22/04/2020 15:46

I wouldn’t worry about short names not being ‘official’ enough. Tony Blair didn’t have any problem.

That would be because his name is Anthony Charles Lynton Blair.

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totallyyesno · 22/04/2020 15:47

@Cosyblanky - of course it does - it has the same meaning as Frederick!

I call my son Fred but he does have a full name too. In fact, I love the name Fred but I'm the only one that uses it.

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