For some reason I really dig Huck. Though I'm not sure it's a name that can stand on its own. That said, I don't really like Huckleberry as a longer version.
1 –*What kind of kid do you think of when you hear the name?
2 – What longer alternatives can you think of that would work w/ Huck as a nn?
3 –*Are there any other names similar in style that you could suggest?
Thanks so much!
haha, I think of Huck from Scandal, and, of course, Huckleberry Finn. :) I think of an adventurous little boy with convictions, maybe a little bit of a loner. Sort of a combination of the two Hucks, haha.
Henry's my favorite in general, but for the nn Huck, I like Huxley best.
Huck would definitely be Southern. He'd be the kind of boy to spend all day playing in the woods with his dog and toy shotgun. I can't think of any intuitive long forms other than Huckleberry; honestly I think you could use Huck as a nickname the same way you'd use Buddy or Buster.
What about Henry nn Huck?
I think it could totally stand on its own, though I would worry about its teasing potential. I do like it though. It reminds me of the names:
I don't really have anything productive to say except that I met a baby Huckleberry, nn Huck, about two years ago. I was incredibly skeptical (and excited!) at first, but I was totally won over by the end of our meeting. Huck seemed so natural on that infant. That said, I can't say I would give it as a stand alone first and one would definitely need some gall to pull of Huckleberry! I do like the suggestion of Henry.
Thanks for the responses! It had never crossed my mind to use Henry w/ nn Huck, but I kinda like that idea. Would it get confusing w/ teachers, etc? It'd be nice to avoid having to correct people. Huxley is also interesting, though I've seen a few people here with it on their girls' lists. Is it too unisex?
I love Huck as a nn for Henry. I'm sure teachers would be elated to have a kid with an interesting nn.
We have a Charlie, nn Huck.
Huxley was my choice but my husband didn't like it. We also considered Finnegan and Griffin (Huck Finn)
Our son Henry has the occasional nickname of Huck. Henry's the only name I care for with the nickname Huck.
I know that alot of people on nameberry aren't fans of naming a cihld a nickname, but I'm all for it. I LOVE Huck. I imagine someone who is adventurous, enthusiastic, and down to earth.