Jump to content

Are nicknames real names?
I like Eddie, but not Edward


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 happyapple

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

So all the names I like for boys seem to be nicknames!
DS2 Dash is not short for anything and I have a nephew named Jimmy-not-short-for-anything
I guess it's not unheard of these days anyway!

This is my boys list
Alfie
Artie
Archie
Eddie
Ted

Any to add?

I think if it's a girl we will call her Daisy, but I am interested in something equally as pretty and underused as this?

Thanks for your help!

#2 Little.One

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

You know I'm in two minds about nicknamey names. On one hand I feel why not give a longer version of the name for future use, and on the other hand I think if you are only ever going to use the nickname why complicate matters and just use that name instead?

So each to their own I think! I'd rather use a nicknamey name then some of the other awful names out there related to fruit or food IMO laughing2.gif

If you prefer the nickname I'd just go with what you prefer. original.gif

ETA: my girls name of choice in a nicknamey style is Ellie but I dislike all the longer name variants.

Edited by Little.One, 19 January 2013 - 03:54 PM.


#3 Gudrun

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Of course one person's nickname can be another person's 'real' name.   And in time diminutives often lose nickname status.

Daisy can be a nickname too.  

I like these 'nickname' names for boys:


Ned
Zeke
Clem
Manny
Perry
Yul
Toby
Pip
Kit
Lenny
Barney
Moss
Leo
Ry
Max
Uri
Jack
Harry
Gil
Wil
Tim
Kes
Drew
Pax





#4 Chaos in stereo

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

.

Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:06 PM.


#5 Corella

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

Katy

#6 Magnus

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

I like nickname names. But I teach, and I find it frustrating when you call out a long name and the student grimaces and announces crankily, 'It's not Elizabeth, it's Libby' (or middle name, or something unrelated).

I do try to make a note of it on the roll, but it's still confusing because there's often at least five people per class with nicknames or preferred names, so I have scrawl all over the margins.

I think that if your nickname choice is a bit over the top or very juvenile sounding, like FiFi or Sammy, then I think it's better to give a full name. I like your choices, though, and I think they're wearable names for adults.

In terms of flower names, I just saw the name Aster, and I like it.

#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

I consider all of those to be nicknames only and would never consider any of them as a full name but to be honest, I think a nickname as a full name is going to go much better with Dash than a full name with a nickname would.

Archie would have to be my pick from those.

Some other names/nicknames that you might like...
Dash and Levi
Dash and Eli
Dash and Toby
Dash and Nate
Dash and Theo
Dash and Jake
Dash and Quinn
Dash and Blair
Dash and Finn
Dash and Vinnie
Dash and Byron
Dash and Andy
Dash and Max
Dash and Benji
Dash and Saxon/Sax
Dash and Paddy

Dash and Maisie
Dash and Mila
Dash and Luna
Dash and Cleo
Dash and Iris
Dash and Ivy
Dash and Milla
Dash and Annie
Dash and Sadie
Dash and Ada
Dash and Ana
Dash and Tess/Tessa
Dash and Summer
Dash and Elsa
Dash and Isla

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 19 January 2013 - 04:30 PM.


#8 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

.

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 19 January 2013 - 04:26 PM.


#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

they can be depends on the name

these have as in them like the other 2
case
cash
chase
jase
casey
cassie

others

maisy
maggie
meg
bella
callie
millie
molly
abby
abe
ace
drew
jay
Josie
leo
theo
libby
max
nico
rocco
rose
sam
tess
zack
zeke

#10 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

Don't forget that you are not just naming a baby but also a child, teenager and adult. Names like Vinnie, Pip or Kit just don't cover all of these for me. I would always lean towards giving a baby a name with a couple of options so they can choose how they would like to be known as they get older.

#11 la di dah

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

I'm split.

I like short names. Levi, Zane, Eli, Ari  / Clare, Jane, Ada, Ivy. But I don't generally like nicknames as full names.

However, I freely admit this is personal taste and to many people the difference between Ari and Archie is non-existant.

My favourites of what I think of nickname names, including at least a few I'd consider using alone:

Ned
Moss
Hank
Dan
Liam

and

Rue
Rae
Elle
Molly
Mae

#12 BetteBoop

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

I don't see why not.

I've known many people who were known to the world only by their nicknames. I could rattle off a dozen famous people for that matter.

Whether on forms they have a longer, more 'formal' name is pretty irrelevant. Actually, my DD's nickname, which is a mash of first and middle names has become her actual name. We now use it on school forms.

I reckon use the name you like.

#13 Feraldasherie

Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:51 PM




It's not even a new thing, my grandmother was born in 1895 and was christened Katie Louise. But she was always known as Kit, so, a nickname of a nickname.

Call your baby the name you want to call them, but be prepared for it to change as well.



---

#14 tres-chic

Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

That's funny, DS2's MN is Edward (even though I love it sooooooooooo much) because I just couldn't stand Eddie. (Still have some regrets there!).

I think each to their own really and that it's more important to find a name you both love and which suits your family than getting bogged down in convention.



#15 MrsLexiK

Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

There are short names which I like and there a NM's which I like.  The name we will use normally if this is a girl witll be a NM, however having been given the full name as a child I like having a "back up more professional" sounding name when I give my name over the phone etc.  There are some names which are just too nick namy and don't use the "when the person is 80" thought, use the thought "when the person is between 25 - 45 and working and having to answer phones will the person be sniggering on the otherend.  Or when they enroll their own child at school will it raise eyebrows when the parents name is very nicknamey?"

#16 The 7 Dwarfs

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

I prefer to use the longer version of names, I have an Edward who is always called Ned / Neddy. I just think it gives more options and there are more benefits than negatives. He can go by Ned, Ed, Eddie, Ted or Edward without it being any issue. If he was just Ned, then he could really only go by Ned. I felt it was a name that would suit him from a baby up until he was an adult. No one has found it confusing as it is a common nick name for that name, I think if you tried to get something like Ned out of Benedict, a name where Ben would be the obvious nick name, then it's probably be better just to go with Ned IYKWIM.

One of my daughters is Victoria and we used to call her Tori, but she disliked it, and I really disliked Vicky, so she is pretty much always called Victoria now, with the odd 'Tor Tor', which was really only created for her younger siblings when they were learning to talk.

I'm not sure a name like Edward would 'fit' though for you OP with your other boys names, but something like Edison (nn Eddie), Theodore (nn Ted) might IMO.

#17 CallMeFeral

Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

I dislike nicknames-as-names.
Sure, some have become mainstream, especially the ones where the nickname bore no resemblance to the original name anyway, but anything ending with 'ie' sort of thing should just stay a nickname.

#18 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

OP clearly you have similar taste in names to me - I have a Daisy and an Alfie! I'm in two minds as to whether Teddy can be a stand alone name or whether we should go for Theodore and just call him Teddy. I think Eddie is perfectly acceptable original.gif

#19 emwill

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

I also have an Edward, but he is always called "Teddy" always has been since he was born. My older kids nicknamed him "Bear" so he gets called that too and if you ask him what his name is he says "Bear"! I like that as he grows he has the option to be called Ted or Edward (I'm not keen on Ed or Eddie) but he can choose what fits him as he grows. On his enrollment forms for pre-school when asked his preferred name, the name he goes by, we put Teddy because he has never been called Edward -he wanted Bear of course!!

Edited by emwill, 23 January 2013 - 07:14 PM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Ambulance service under fire: baby seats to go, response times 'worse than ever'

The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Is e-reading to your toddler story time or just screen time?

When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?

Community mourns inspiring young dad

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler

Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.

Nicole Kidman: 'I hope every month that I'm pregnant'

Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

How cancer has made me a better, happier person

I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Warnings over child pain relief doses

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has warned parents and carers over a "confusing" pain relief dosage system.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.