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  1. #1
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    New ways to Pete?

    Hi all. I've been contemplating the nickname Pete today. I love the name Peter, but it wouldn't work well with our last name due to a combination of A) the slang usage of the name and B) some of unfortunate mispronunciations of our surname that I've encountered over the years.

    Pete would honor my father in a roundabout way as it's the name that his mom, brothers, and sisters all call him. It's completely unrelated to his given name, Richard - it's just what his older sister called him in utero, and it stuck.

    So, please wrack your brains with me to see if we can come up with anything exciting! Thanks!
    Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
    ... and a Badger in Training

  2. #3
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    I guess you could use some international versions of Peter/Pete.

    Petrus - Latin
    Pierre - French
    Pedro - Spanish
    Piero/Pietro - Italian
    Peadar - Irish
    Piet/Pieter - Dutch (too close to Peter?)
    Petros - Greek
    Peder - Danish
    Per - Swedish
    Piers/Pierce - Irish
    Pearson/Pierson - surnames

    Or choose a name that begins with PE or has PE in it: Petroc, Peregrine/Perry, Percival/Percy, Pembroke, Peverell, Peyton, Tippett, Jasper, Cooper, Makepeace, Spencer, Rupert, Prosper etc...


    Or why not do what your father's family did. He was called a name totally unrelated to his real name of Richard. That would leave you with lots more options.
    Last edited by mischa; December 4th, 2012 at 02:14 PM.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
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    Peeta... "Pete-ah" It's from the Hunger Games, but I love it.
    Wanting to be pregnant.

  4. #7
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    Petrica
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  5. #9
    I like Pierce and I think you could get Pete from that!

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