Are nicknames real names?
I like Eddie, but not Edward
, Jan 19 2013 03:38 PM
18 replies to this topic
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
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!
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
If you prefer the nickname I'd just go with what you prefer.
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.
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:
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:05 PM
Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:06 PM.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:05 PM
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.
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.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:26 PM
Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 19 January 2013 - 04:26 PM.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:29 PM
they can be depends on the name
these have as in them like the other 2
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.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:12 PM
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:
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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
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
A little fun never goes astray when celebrating special occasions and Father's Day is no different. We've rounded up some funny Father's day cards for your husbands, fathers and other important men in your lives.
The possibility of using electronic bracelets for mothers and their newborn babies is being investigated by Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital.
As a parent there are so many milestones to look forward to. That first smile, first word - and, of course, that first step.
Tomorrow my friend Julia launches her first book. And while we're all overjoyed, the success is tinged with sadness. You see, Julia has stage 4 bowel cancer.
Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.
The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.
When Chicago mum Ivette Ivens saw a French bulldog puppy who had the same birthdate as her son Dilan, she "just knew it?s meant to be" and took him home. Five months later, puppy Farley and Dilan are the best of friends - as Ivens says, "I?m pretty sure Dilan thinks they?re both the same species, as they walk at the same level and are both going through the stage of chewing on everything.?
Here are 10 tips to help make breastfeeding successful and stress free for both you and your baby as quickly as possible.
This mum had a big clean up job on her hands.
Pandas are the only ones who benefit from under-eye shadows. If you're not fluffy and cute, you'll just look tired.
A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was deemed "too young" to need it.
A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.
As the radiographer moved the wand over her abdomen, Shelley King got the surprise of her life.
Louise Fulton Keats shares her recipes for babies and toddlers, including corn and sweet pikelets, pumpkin and pea risotto, and cheesy bunny biscuits.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the death of two-year-old Nikki Francis-Coslovich in Mildura.
Pregnant women will no longer be barred from adoption waiting lists in NSW, after the Baird Government decided the practice was discriminatory.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, but we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.
Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.
A creative outlet for many, there are some savvy women complementing their blogs and businesses with riveting Instagrams feeds. We've chosen a few which have bucketloads of appeal; there are some big time players and some smaller local ones, and they each bring their special brand of magic to the Instagram experience.
The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.
Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.
Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.
They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.
Getting out of the house is a big priority in the early years of parenthood and you need to take a well-stocked kit with you. We've chosen 10 of the best nappy bags sure to appeal to dads in style and function.
To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.
Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.
For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.
Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.
Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.
I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?
Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.
Even if you aren't heading to the Northern hemisphere in the next six months, you can't help but love the amazing food-themed knits for babies and kids by cult kids brand Oeuf.
A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.
Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.
Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?
Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer: with an unusual photo shoot with their 'baby', a groodle (poodle/golden retriever cross) named Humphrey. The talented Elisha from Elisha Minnette Photography caught all the precious shots.
My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.
In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.
It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.
When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.
You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.
Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.
There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.
To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW
Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!