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#1 ninaswalk

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Do you like the name Ike?  Too nicknamey- if so what could it be short for? Do you know any?

#2 BadgerBasher

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

It was well  up on the list when I was upduffed with Beanie.

#3 la di dah

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

I love it. It's on my own list, well it is as a nickname. I've known a few, but not in Australia.

It's traditionally/commonly short for Isaac. Isaacs where I'm from tend to be called either Ike or Izzy - I prefer Ike.

#4 noi'mnot

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

I think it's lovely, especially as a nickname for Isaac.

The only negative is that it makes me think of Ike Turner.

#5 FlamingoG

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Please don't hate me for thinking of Ike Turner, who wasn't very nice by all accounts.

#6 ~mimo~

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

I thought of the baby from South Park

#7 TheGreenSheep

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

I see Ike i think Tina.

Sorry it's NMS due to the Turners.

#8 eachschoolholidays

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

Definitely not on any list I had

#9 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

Love it. Wanted it for DS, but DH said no. Boo hoo.

#10 Justaduck

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE (~mimo~ @ 19/11/2012, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought of the baby from South Park

Me too

Sorry OP name is nms

#11 aerin

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

My grandfather's name was Ivan but he was called Ike.

#12 la di dah

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

I can't say I associate Ike/Isaac with any one person. Too many associations, and too many different people I've known, rather like Kate or Johnny or other common, classic (nick)names.

#13 lynneyours

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (TheGreenSheep @ 19/11/2012, 10:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I see Ike i think Tina.

Sorry it's NMS due to the Turners.

See, I saw the heading and started singing:

"My grandma and your grandma, sitting by the fire...."   biggrin.gif   showing my age... wink.gif

ETA - NMS as too abrupt and too short for me.

Edited by lynnemine, 19 November 2012 - 08:03 PM.

#14 Missy Shelby

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE (FlamingoG @ 19/11/2012, 08:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Please don't hate me for thinking of Ike Turner, who wasn't very nice by all accounts.

Yep I instantly thought of him as well!! huh.gif

Sorry OP, Ike is nms.

#15 *molly*

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

I like it as a NN for Isaac, but not as a name on its own. Ike doesn't have any associations for me.

#16 A Tiny Hedgehog

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Reminds me of Ike Eisenhower, who was literally one of the greatest Presidents of the United States ever.

#17 ninaswalk

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

Yeah I thought of Ike Turner but don't think that association will last too much longer.  Tina is long gone IYKWIM and am pretty sure most of the next generation will have no idea who Ike Turner was.
Don't know Ike from South Park so no worries there for me.
When I googled it lots about Ike Einsenhower came up - and the "I like Ike" slogan - though I'd never really associated it with him before.

It's the only name DH and I both love.  We like Isaak too so might make that the "official" name and use Ike as the NN.  I think I prefer the 'k' in Isaak if we're using Ike as the NN.

Edited by myfairlady, 19 November 2012 - 08:23 PM.

#18 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

I dislike Ike.

#19 Bunsen the feral

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

I know one Ike - he's 6, and just Ike not a nickname. I like it.

#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

it's not too bad - but is used as a nn for Isaac or Dwight

perhaps a stretch to Mike, Micah, Ryker

#21 B.feral3

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

A few people call my son Ike. His name is Isaac.  original.gif

#22 la di dah

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 19/11/2012, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it's not too bad - but is used as a nn for Isaac or Dwight

I think Eisenhower got it not for Dwight itself but because Eisey sounds a bit like Izzy but yeah. And maybe he didn't want to use Dwight all the time for some reason. wink.gif

#23 FlamingoG

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

QUOTE (lynnemine @ 19/11/2012, 09:02 PM)
See, I saw the heading and started singing:

"My grandma and your grandma, sitting by the fire...."   biggrin.gif   showing my age... wink.gif

ETA - NMS as too abrupt and too short for me.

This is now in my head, and presumably will be for the rest of my life. Brilliant cry1.gif

#24 Gudrun

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

I don't mind Ike.

#25 FaithHopeLove

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

I think Ike is cute asca nn for Isaac.

i also have that song stuck in my head now.

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