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#1 T&K

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

I have a 4 year old named Leo and hav always struggled with him not having a nn. We call him by his name, buddy or bubby(which he I growing out of). I really dislike Lee, do you have any suggestions?


#2 Rainbow Brite

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

Why do you need a nickname for Leo? Beautiful name on its own.

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

I don't see the need for a nn.  Leo is great,  buddy, mate etc is good too

#4 T&K

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

Thank you Madam Plum! I am due to have DS2 in May and every name I like is able to be shortened into a nn. I guess a nn Is quite endearing! What do you think?

#5 Eirlys

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:53 AM

In itself Leo is a shortened name. It doesn't need a nickname.

#6 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

Nicknames should just happen organically.

You can't 'make one'.

It'll happen.

My DP is calls Bob by his mother, his name is actually Simon, 'Bob' is short for 'shish-ka-bob'.... making sense? No? Well that is the essence of nicknamery!

My mother called me Squirtly G!  That (you can probably guess from my username) has nothing at all in common with my name.

Don't force it OP.



#7 T&K

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

Thanks everyone, I get that totally country Mel, i guess we've just been waiting for almost 5 years for a nn to 'happen'.

Edited by T&K, 13 February 2013 - 10:02 AM.


#8 Turn left

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

I thought Leo was a nn?  Short for Leonard, or Leonardo???  

I'd just stick with Leo.

#9 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE (T&K @ 13/02/2013, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks everyone, I get that totally country Mel, i guess we've just been waiting for almost 5 years for a nn to 'happen'.



See you made the error of giving him a totally awesome unshortenable name!  Rookie mistake!





#10 Gudrun

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

With a name as little as Leo the only way is longer IMO (unless you use his initials or MN).

So:

Leopold
Leopoldus
Leopoldo
Leonardo
Leonidas

etc

ETA In reality I would abandon the quest.  Lovely name. Just continue to use as is.  So funny when so many people angst over their kid's name being shortened when they don't want it to be.

Edited by Gudrun, 13 February 2013 - 10:16 AM.


#11 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

I agree with most pps that Leo doesn't need a nickname.  I have heard a Leo nn LeeLee, but only when very small. My nephew Leo is just Leo as far as I know.

#12 Alpha_Chook

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Leo is derived from the word Lion....you could have the nickname "Roar"?

My Dads name was Leo and he got called "Lee" or "Brown Spoon" (he was a bit of a sh*t stirrer)

#13 Who is me

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

DS's first name is Leo. I actually picked it because you couldn't shorten it! I do sometimes call him Leopold or Leo lion. DH calls him chozzie, which was the name he invented for him when I was pregnant - stands for Chinese Aussie.

#14 Who is me

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

Weird triple post...

Edited by Matthias' mum, 13 February 2013 - 10:18 AM.


#15 Who is me

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

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Edited by Matthias' mum, 13 February 2013 - 10:18 AM.


#16 somila

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

You could lengthen it for fun.  I do that sometimes with my childrens' names.

I knew a Henry once whose nickname was "Aitch". Love it. original.gif

#17 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

I found that nicknames tended to appear once mine started high school. DD was GG (horse related) and DS is Stretch as he has hyper-elastic skin.

#18 gizboo

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

Our Leo's nn is Butter, he was such a chubby baby that it just fell into place. Now a tall and slim 6yo, and its stuck  wink.gif

I agree nicknames kind of just happen, I never imagined that my 2yo would go by Zippy more then her real name lol

#19 calico

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

Leo is short enough, no need for a nn. It's a great name as is.


#20 somila

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

Nicknames don't have to be short - see PPs.

#21 T&K

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Thank you all for such lovely replies! I guess after 5 years of saying his name 5 million times a day I had forgotten how lovely it really is! biggrin.gif

#22 I'm Batman

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

Nick names should happen organically.

#23 lclb

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

We called our son Leo so that we could avoid the nn!

#24 Ice Queen

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE (I'm Batman @ 13/02/2013, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nick names should happen organically.


Agree.  My brother's name is Sam.  His nn at school was Roy.  Go figure.

#25 Kay1

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

Our Leo is just Leo. Or Chunky, or Sparky, or Lee-oh-lee-oh as he writes it LEOLEO. original.gif Or when he's in trouble its LEEEE....OH!!! Tounge1.gif

I used to call him Ellio ("L-E-O" geddit?) when he was a baby.








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