Hello all, I haven't posted before but desperately need your help. We are committed to naming our child Garfunkel- it's a family name- but we need some cute nicknames that could work as everyday names that aren't quite as bulky as Garfunkel... All we have come up with is Gary, Garth, etc and I'm not wild about those... Please help! Thank you in advance.
I won't comment on the name choice seeing as you're committed to it :) My go to as a nickname would be Garth, but other suggestions could be:
Also, depending on what middle name you go with you might be able to come up with something there, like initials or something?
Ditto... and I like Garth and Art... esp. Art, as Art Garfunkel is the famous bearer of this name. I'd steer clear of Funk and Funky.
Originally Posted by anniemarie
Gull could work...this would be my fave! I don't really get the Art or Artie from Garfunkel as there's no 't'! Maybe Arkie? Kel or Kelly could also work! Funky is cute for fun :) I prefer just Gar to Gary or Garth!
Also if you've decided on a middle there might be a whole host of other options?
Garfunkel is an unusual choice. Not that that's a bad thing.
I don't have any new suggestions. I would use the nickname Garth, Art, Kel or Kelly.
Kel is my favorite of those.
I think Garth is cute! I agree, a middle name could open up a host of possibilities. You could also always call your child by whatever middle name you choose, I know lots of people who have family FNs who do that.
Do you really want your child to have to go through life with Funk in his name? I am not meaning to be harsh, but this one seems waaaaaaay over the top. How about Garfunkel in the middle?
I'd use Garfunkel as a middle name if anything, family name or not. I teach second grade and we have a Garfield on our grade level. He's constantly ridiculed and that name is much better than Garfunkel. Yikes.