Nicknames for Boys

Suddenly, nicknames are cool again. Not the cutesy Jerrys and Larrys, Randys and Andys of the '60s and '70s, but rather older, funkier diminutives with a Victorian pedigree. Among the nickname names that you can consider putting directly on the birth certificate are the following.

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  • Lex

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    Trendy short form of Alexander; like all the names that rhyme with sex, it has a seductive edge. Read More 

  • Louie

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    Celebrated in song--the rock 'n' roll classic "Louie, Louie,"-- this is a gregarious, friendly spelling of Louis not often used as a full first name.Read More 

  • Mac

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    In Ireland and Scotland, Mac and Mc mean "son of"; here, Mac is a generic fella, or a short form cooler than either Matt or Max. Mac can be a nickname of any longer Mac or Mc starting name such as... Read More 

  • Mick

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    Most often associated with Rolling Stone Jagger, Mick is also used as a generic, and derogatory, term for an Irishman. Read More 

  • Misha

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    Brought into the American consciousness as the nickname of ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov, it more recently took on a unisex air via TV and screen actress Mischa Barton. Could become the next... Read More 

  • Moe

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    If Gus and Max have made it, why not Moe? Can it be the lingering Three Stooges effect? We think that Moe, like Joe, is one of the friendliest and most open of regular guy nickname names and... Read More 

  • Nat

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    Just the kind of old-fashioned nickname coming back into style. Read More 

  • Nate

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    Very much in style, especially after its starring role in Six Feet UnderRead More 

  • Ned

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    Ned is a gently old-fashioned Nancy Drew-Bobbsey Twins-era short form for Edward that sounds cooler than Ed and is enjoying a small style renaissance.

    Usage of Ned in literature goes... Read More 

  • Nico

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    Nico is one of the great nickname names, full of charm, energy and sex appeal -- a neo Nick. It's been in the Top 500 for three years now, and looks poised to go even higher.

    Nico is... Read More 

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