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Nicknames for Harrison
Trying to avoid the dog and the baby having the same name!

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#1 Tamzin1984

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:07 AM

We have a dilemma...

My husband and I have disagreed a lot on names for our baby! I'm only 19wks at the moment so there's plenty of time, but we've finally found something we both like.. Harrison!
The problem? The dog's name is Harry..

Anybody have any other suggestions for nicknames for Harrison??

#2 Jaffacakes

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:17 AM

Harris is about all I could come up with

(Sonny at a stretch)

Could you change the dogs name (Larry, Sammy, something similar sounding)

#3 mini mac

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:08 AM

H. Hazza. Rizo. Sonny. Honestly it will most likely be Harry unless its a NN not pertaining to the actual name, which usually takes time (and a personality and relationship) to evolve..

Maybe you could make a NN using your surname, and/or MN initials??

Or change the dogs name and probably confuse it.

Or just find another name you both like. That won't be too hard...Right??  wink.gif

I feel for you, I really do. Names are so freaking hard to agree on!

#4 IamAuntyA

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:02 AM

I think you should take the 20 weeks you have left an find another name you like. sorry but its the same name... your dog and son would have the same name

and no matter what his nickname is from you or if you don't give him one people will shorten it to Harry.

#5 MrsLexiK

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:19 AM

Harro? Very Aussie ocker though. What anout Harris? I love Harrison myself however an ex best mate used Harry and it is too close for me. We have 3 names we like right now, 2 end in the same sound our last name stars in. Another is basically my dads NN with son added and we would be facing the adding an o sound to the NN or a s sound.

We changed our dogs name because it was the NN I wanted to use for a future girl. He hasn't been confused (and he aunt the smartest tool in the doggy shed) though we changed when he came to us so maybe that is why.

#6 MissingInAction

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:32 AM

Sorry mate, time to pick another name.

#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

Just choose another name.

And don't change the dog's name, I'm sick of people who say that in threads like this.

#8 B.feral3

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE (imatrying @ 17/02/2013, 03:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think you should take the 20 weeks you have left an find another name you like. sorry but its the same name... your dog and son would have the same name

and no matter what his nickname is from you or if you don't give him one people will shorten it to Harry.

I agree.

I also find that you can't force nicknames... they just come out. He will get Harry for sure!!

#9 harryboy

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

My Harrison gets Harry, Harro, Haz, Hazzy Baz (this one only from me!).

He goes through stages where he his not happy to be called certain NN's.

#10 Mamaof8

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

He will get Harry as nn from people but thtq won't affect your dog because most people won't meet your pet original.gif
Have a nickname that you and your family use for eg we have Briannah but I dislike Bree so she gets Ninny from us but I know at school her friends call her Bree.And we have Penelope and I dislike Penny and we have a son Ben who gets Benny, so her nickname is Lolli, my MIL and SIL are the only ones who call her Penny.

#11 Isolabella

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

Harry, Harri-San (inspired by Japanese outfit), Haz, Hazza, Harry Barry, Barry, Baz,, bazza. This is what we call the one we know.

Hal is a legit nickname for Harry which I like.

#12 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE (MissingInAction @ 17/02/2013, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry mate, time to pick another name.


Harrison is a nice name, but it is by no means the ONLY cool boys' name out there. There's an entire universe of great names.

Keep looking!

Good luck!

PS: Please don't change the dog's name. Totally unfair to Harry.

#13 mummytob

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

We have a Harrison and he gets H from mum and dad, But his name is Harrison and he has NEVER been shortened to anything else. If you stipulate to people that is his name and that it is not to be shortened people tend to listen.
BUT Harrison is too close to the dogs name. I would pick a new name for the baby.

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