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#1 PatG

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Any suggestions for some slightly uncommon (but not too weird!) boy's names that can be shortened?  So not William/Will or Lachlan/Locky.  More like Ashton/Ash (too bad about Ashton K).

#2 eboyd

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

Darcy (Darce)
Callum (Cal)
thats all I can think of with my sleep deprived brain sorry

#3 aerin

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:20 PM


#4 whale-woman

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

Alistair - al
Cameron- Cam
Percy- Perce
David - Dave
Gabriel - Gabe

#5 My4Sunshines

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

Dashiel - Dash wub.gif
Jonah - not sure how you'd shorten it though

#6 Cuddlesnkisses

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

Graeson, Cullen, Parker, ryder

#7 emlis22

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Angus NN Gus
Leopold NN Leo
Sebastian NN Seb
Andrew NN Drew or Andy
Julian NN Jules

#8 cherrybub

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

Asher - Ash

#9 WithSprinkles

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:37 PM


#10 kuhla

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

I'll be watching this thread closely.  I am looking for slightly different names too but don't have much inspiration for you sorry.

I do like Elijah but it's a little common for me.  

Emmett is on our list too but I'm not in love with it.

Braxton, Tatum and Talon are on there too.

#11 José

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

Jonah to Joe
Kynan to ky
Jasper to jazz
Calvin to cal

#12 FiveAus

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:18 PM


#13 monkeys mum

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

I have a Hartley we call him Mr h but he has been called harts, and I can see lee in his future.

Other names in our family that are a bit different but not out there:

Calvin - calv or  cow lol
Tyran - ty
Kaelan - kae
Ashden - ashie or ash

I like uncommon but not out there names too.

Some I like

I'll have to find my list lol as there were more

#14 la di dah

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

Just my favourite names/nicknames, only listing the nicks I like best, most have more:

Henry - Hank or Hal
Ezekiel - Zeke
Isaac - Ike
Michael - Mike, Mick (Michael's not rare but its not popular on babies)
Josiah - Joe
Malachi - Cai or Mal
Reuben - Ben
Dominic - Nick
Edmund - Ned

#15 _Alana_

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

My sons are

Rylan - Ry
Casey - Case

Good luck

#16 Gudrun

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

Trying to put hitherto unmentioned ones:

Dominic (but for 'Dom')
Cormac (Mac)
Dermot (Dermie)
Fergus (Gus)
Sullivan (Sully)

#17 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

I will be watching this thread, I can't find one boys name im loving but I am after names that aren't too common. I like Zachary (DH isn't sold on it though).

#18 archersmumma

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

My DS is named Archer and often gets Archie or Arch I love it!

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:50 PM


#20 eM_Mille

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

Frederick (Fred)


Theodore (Ted)


#21 la di dah

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE (mummy.to.one @ 10/12/2012, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will be watching this thread, I can't find one boys name im loving but I am after names that aren't too common. I like Zachary (DH isn't sold on it though).

I like Zachary, Zacharias, Zebulon... Z's are my jam. DH disagrees. rant.gif

More I thought of after I posted before:
Samson/Samuel NN Sam
Arthur - Archie
Alasdair/Alastair - Al or Ace
Finnegan/Finnian - Finn
Tobin/Tobias/Tobiah - Toby

#22 Relish*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

We have a Rafael and call him Raf/Rafi.

#23 Chyloe

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

Nicholas - Nic / Nick
Dominick - Nic or Dom
Asher - Ash
Ashton - Ash
Frederick - Fred
Cameron - Cam
Travis - Trav
Rafael - Rafe
Sebastian - Seb
Jonathan - Jonno or Jonny
Christopher - Chris
Thomas - Tom, Tommy
Daniel - Dan
Matthew - Matt

#24 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

I have a Leopold who gets Leo
DF is Gareth and he gets Gaz
Brothers are Callan and Patrick and they get Cal and Pat

Boys names I like with nicknames include;
Nathaniel nn Nate
Archer nn Archie/Arch
Arthur nn Artie
Charles nn Charlie
Dashiel nn Dash
Frederick nn Freddie
Rafferty nn Raffy/Raf
Dylan nn Dyl
August nn Augie

#25 leisamd

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

Ezekiel, zeke
Lazarus, larry
Dominic, dom/nic
Frederick, fred/rick

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