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  • Nate

    14 24.56%
  • Nash

    9 15.79%
  • Iggy

    28 49.12%
  • Izzy

    6 10.53%
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  1. #1
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    Best nickname for Ignatius?

    My husband and I are thinking of naming our baby Ignatius. I feel like if we go with it, he will almost certainly have a nickname. I'm of the opinion that a nickname usually flows from the personality of the person more than from a conscious choice (I know people named James who only go by James because it fits them best, and others who definitely seem more like a Jimmy than a Jim, etc). But if we could choose, which nickname do you think is best?

    Nate - I definitely like Nate for being the most "normal," but then, if I really wanted to call him Nate so he'd have a "normal" name, why wouldn't I just name him Nathan?

    Nash - I think it's interesting, and unusual without being too weird, but for some reason I have a hard time imagining myself actually using it.

    Iggy - I am most undecided about Iggy. Some people hate it, others think it's adorable. Personally, I think it sounds more like a pet than a person. But it seems to be the most natural nickname for Ignatius.

    Izzy - I really like Izzy. In fact, I've seriously considered naming him Isaiah just to get to Izzy. But people on this board have said they think of it only as a girl's nickname. I've always thought of it more as a boy's name than a girl's, but maybe that's just because I don't know any girl Izzys in my area. All the Isabellas I know go by Bella.

    Other.....? Does anyone have any other nickname ideas I might have missed?

  2. #3
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    I adore the nn Iggy. It has a very rocker feel to it thanks to Iggy Pop. Definitely more masculine than Izzy.
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    Nash is my favorite and I like Nate also.
    Iggy is my least favorite--it sounds like a muppet.
    Izzy feels rather feminine (probably because of Lizzie)
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    I like them all except for Izzy. Iggy is my favorite.
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  5. #9
    In order I like Nate, Izzy, Nash and Iggy.

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