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Thread: The Name Johnny
June 8th, 2013 06:19 PM #6Silas ~ Gideon ~ Lincoln ~ Ezekiel ~ Malachi ~ Samuel ~ Ezra ~ Charlie ~ Gabriel ~ Elliott
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June 8th, 2013 10:06 PM #8
Meh. I wish I could like it, because it seems like you all do quite a bit and it'd be cute to say Sophie named her little brother. But Johnny is my brother's name, and I quite honestly can barely stand it. I really only call him Johnny when talking about him to anyone outside of my family--I call him Buddy 90% of the time (not because I couldn't bear to call him by his real name, which is ridiculous. It's his name, he seems to like it, I have no problem with that. But he's my little (okay, kind of big, haha) buddy! I can't imagine not calling him Buddy, haha.) That being said, my brother comes from a long line of Johns nn Johnny. It's so terribly overdone in my family, and I've always preferred Jack. I do think John is a great idea, though--you could use both Jack and Johnny if you liked.
ETA: I definitely wouldn't use just Johnny, though--my brother is pretty consistently known as Johnny by just about everyone, and he's 23 and in the Air Force. But I think he still likes having the more formal John to fall back on--he's always been referred to as John by most of his teachers, and employers (although he only gets our surname in the military now).
June 8th, 2013 11:26 PM #10Senior Member
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June 9th, 2013 01:39 AM #12
I like August on your list, but not with a nature mn. John or Jonathan great, especially to pair with a really unique mn. I'm not a fan of just Johnny... but I don't like nn as formal names. Everyone will assume his name is John (or Jonathan), and I'd find Johnny a bit too informal for resumes and such... just me. Assuming your surname neither begins or ends with an N, I really like John or Jonathan.Emiliana Pari Debuts July 2014Soren Pasha, Caspian Bardia, Raphael
June 9th, 2013 01:46 AM #14Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot