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  1. #6
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    I love it and Fredric is on my short list with Fritz as a nn.
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  2. #8
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    I was just looking at Fritz yesterday too. =] I like it. Initially it makes me think of a squirrel or cat, but then I think of a cute young man. If people saw it on a boy I think they'd get used to it and some of the associations would disappear.

  3. #10
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    I think the nn Fritz is definitely ready for a come back, even in the states!! I'm not sure whether it's ready to come back as a stand alone name though... I like Fritz (prefer Frits-see note) a lot! (NB: I'm American, but my father was from NL and I have many Frits's in my not too distant family tree).
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  4. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollo View Post
    I think it is a fun name as a nickname for Friedrich but why not consider Franz? It would fit right in with the 'z and x' factor popularity right now.

    rollo
    Ooh, Franz is kind of cool!

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by alzora View Post
    (Note: I have no idea where you live, so this is written from an American standpoint, and is how I feel Fritz would be viewed in the U.S.) It feels very European to me. If I saw Fritz on a class roster, I would assume that he was not born in the United States, and I wouldn't be surprised if he had a thick German accent. I would assume that Fritz is an immigrant. If he or his family had a strong connection to Germany, I'd say it could work, but otherwise I would find it odd on an all-American boy.
    Yup, I'm from the US. I do have some German heritage (along with English and Irish), but my family on both sides has been in America for many, many generations. Thanks for your input!

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