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ShutUpBing · 18/11/2020 18:00

Does it always get shortened? What to- Robbie or Rob? Or something else?

Love Robin and would want people to use the full name but I know that doesn't always happen, and not sure I like those nicknames!

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CleverQuacks · 18/11/2020 18:04

My Robin is 5 and so far has only ever been called Robin

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Hoppinggreen · 18/11/2020 18:07

A close family member is called Robin, I doubt most people even know that’s his name as he always uses Rob. Only my Mum calls him Robin

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Nell96 · 18/11/2020 18:09

I went to school with a boy called Robin - it was rarely shortened.

Have you thought about Rowan? Lovely name, has a similar feel, and less likely to be shortened.

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WooYa · 18/11/2020 18:10

Mine is called Robin or Bobbin Grin

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soundsystem · 18/11/2020 18:11

The Robin I know is in his 30s and I've never heard it shortened.

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Oneandabean · 18/11/2020 18:47

My cousin is robin and usually gets rob.

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PabloHoneyBee · 18/11/2020 19:15

I love Robin! I love Rowan too. There was a Rowan at my dd's nursery who used to get Row-Row. But he was a cute, squishy toddler, so think that was why. Don't imagine it will get shortened to Row-Row when he's 26!

I know an adult Robin who is always Robin. I know a few Robs who may be Robin or Robert! I've never asked.

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Smile19 · 18/11/2020 19:48

We call our Robin Robby or Robin, however, he only lets direct family call him Robby and everyone else calls him Robin. He soon corrects them if they try and shorten it. He's 5.

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Whatsyourflava · 18/11/2020 20:18

I think you could try and insist people use full name Robin. I guess as school progresses it would become harder to enforce but I think it would be easy enough at nursery and things.
Rowan is ok but very trendy these days, not as classic as Robin. The Rowans I know (and theres quite a few girls and boys) often get it shortened to Row anyway and that's worse than Rob.

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emilybrontescorsett · 18/11/2020 22:26

The Robins I know get called Rob.

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Lessofallthisunpleasantness · 18/11/2020 22:29

I assumed you would be looking for sibling names and just wandered along to see how many had suggested Batman so far.

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Lessofallthisunpleasantness · 18/11/2020 22:30

There is a Robin in our street and every one calls him Bobbin, which I think is cute. He is a pensioner, but it is still cute!

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PoodleMoth · 20/11/2020 20:42

The one I know never gets shortened. Such a lovely name!

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Scarby9 · 20/11/2020 20:43

The Robyn (female) I know is never shortened.

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chilledteacher · 20/11/2020 20:48

Mine (2) is Robin, Bobbin, Bobster (10 year old big brother).

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Foxinthechickencoop · 20/11/2020 20:55

I had Robin as a contender for if I had a boy. But I admit I was worried about it being shortened to Rob or Robbie which I personally don’t like.

I do know an adult Robin though. And he is only ever refers to as Robin and never heard anyone shorten it. He’s fab too and makes me like the name more.

I also know a Thomas who is never ever known as Tom or Tommy so it can be done with some effort 😕

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ArsenicNLace · 20/11/2020 20:59

I have a 16 year old one and a 56 year year old one. Neither have ever been shortened to Rob.

There was one teacher who kept calling my son Robbie when he was in kindergarten but she was Scottish and seemed to think that was his actual name.

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june2007 · 20/11/2020 21:02

Occasionally by brother is Rob.

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tobee · 20/11/2020 21:41

I think shortenings depend on different people and different stages of life. So everyone might call a child Robin at school, Robbie at home, Rob by co workers as an adult for an example.

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tobee · 20/11/2020 21:44

For another example my first name was always shortened at school and now almost never is. My dh is professionally known by the common diminutive of his first name whereas his family and I call him by the full name and diminutive interchangeably.

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WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll · 22/11/2020 00:30

Mine is called Robin or Bobbin

Is that welcomed or does it really wind the Robin up? Grin

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89redballoons · 23/11/2020 01:57

I'm friends with a Robin, now in his mid 30s, who I've known since school. I've never known it to be shortened. If anything, calling him by his full name helps distinguish him from all the Robs I know.

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