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What do you think of the name Freddie?

38 replies

ready2pop · 25/02/2008 19:48

After months of deliberation, DH and I have decided to call our baby Frederick but will shorten it to Freddie day to day. His middle name has to be Alexander as it is a family thing.

Anyway, I've made the mistake of telling a few people and am really surprised at the number of them who absolutely hate it (and are so keen to tell me so ). I didn't think it was that controversial to be honest. Just looking for some reassurance that it isn't awful I suppose.

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pedilia · 25/02/2008 19:49

I am not keen on the name but it has made a bit of a comeback, be prepared for it to be shortened to Fred though


Astrophe · 25/02/2008 19:50

I really like it Don't tell any more people in RL though.


llareggub · 25/02/2008 19:51

I think it is a great name. But then it is my son's middle name so I might be biased.


nkf · 25/02/2008 19:51

I like it. I think the Frederick/Freddie conbination manages to be both grand and friendly.


nickytwotimes · 25/02/2008 19:52

It's a nice name and it's a good idea to have the full version on his birth cert, for the future. btw, what will his initials be? I ask, because a vowel in the middle can be problematic...


CrushWithEyeliner · 25/02/2008 19:53

Freddies' have to be cheeky iyswim - very few stern Freddies'


Desiderata · 25/02/2008 19:53

I love it. It reminds me of (Andrew) Freddie Flintoff, one of my favourite cricketers.

It's very rude to tell someone you don't like their choice of name ... and I've never found it to be controversial any way. There are quite a few round my way

Go for it! It's brill.


LittleMissBliss · 25/02/2008 19:53

I think that its a lovely name.


deaconblue · 25/02/2008 19:53

fab, I like the Fred shortened version too.


bodiddly · 25/02/2008 19:54

My friend has just called her ds Freddie .. born 2 weeks ago now!


WowOoo · 25/02/2008 19:54

It's my boy's name, love it.


funnyhaha · 25/02/2008 19:56

By little brother is Frederik (no c - german spelling) - shortened to Riki. Love it


brimfull · 25/02/2008 19:58

just don't call him Freddsie


Hulababy · 25/02/2008 20:34

I like Freddie, but would expect it to get shortened to Fred as the child got older.


perpetualworrier · 25/02/2008 20:45

Freddie is cute on a little boy, but on a man?

I like the idea of giving him the full version, then he can choose which he wants to go by as he gets older.


evie99 · 25/02/2008 20:53

It's becoming increasingly popular and is quite a posh name I think (based on people I know who have chosen it, Freddie Windsor etc). As you've made your mind up, it might be better to wait until the birth until you announce it as hopefully people won't be quite so rude then.


sagacious · 25/02/2008 20:54

My DD would have been a Freddie, I think its lovely


nkf · 25/02/2008 20:55

I think it works on a man too. It makes me think of that rather rakish character in The Talented Mr Ripley. In fact, I think it's a 1005 excellent name. Not quite enough to make me want to get pregant again but close.


TheDuchessOfNorksBride · 25/02/2008 21:02

A most excellent choice.


franke · 25/02/2008 21:03

I love it. It's pure class


constancereader · 25/02/2008 21:04

An excellent name.


suwoo · 25/02/2008 21:27

Was very high up on my list for DS, but the honour went to the new kitten instead . I love it!


DarthVader · 25/02/2008 21:28



hermykne · 25/02/2008 21:34

1.MY CAT who was frederick chopin!
2.freddie mercury
3.freddie star
not one for me - sorry


Pollyanna · 25/02/2008 21:36

this is our current fave for dc5 - I prefer Fred to Freddie, but dh is insisting on Freddie.

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