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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013

    Alternative to nickname for Christopher

    Hi there, Berries! It is tradition in both my family and DH's family to name the firstborn son after their father, so I was not surprised when we found out we were expecting a boy and my DH said he wanted a Junior. The only problem is I have two Uncle's, each with sons who have sons named Christopher as well as two cousin Christa's and an aunt Christine. My husband was also named after his Uncle, Christopher. So it is a very common name on both sides - all Christopher's being called Chris. My family has gone as far as having a Big Chris, Lil' Chris and Baby Chris. While I don't have a problem with the name, nor do I want to deny my husband a junior, I just don't want my son to be another Chris in the family. I've read that Kit can be used as a nickname and I'm not crazy about it, I also don't think I could sell our families on it. So, I've been wondering if Cruise/Cruz could be an acceptable alternative - or if it's too far of a stretch? Please help, all suggestions are welcome!!

    PS: DH and I once had a neighbor with a son called CJ that really ruined that option for us.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I knew a Christopher who went by Topher. I've also known many Juniors who went by their middle name instead.
    Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley

    If we have another...
    Seamus Arthur/Albert or Brigid Ellen/Helen

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    New England, USA
    I also thought of Topher. If not, how about calling him Christopher? I have a nephew that is 20 years old now, and still goes by Christopher. (A very handsome name, by the way.)
    Anna Caroline, Jane Cordelia, Mary Eleanor
    James Frederick, Luke Alexander, Patrick Elliot

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    I honestly never considered the charm of Christopher because of al the Chris'. Thanks for the Topher suggestion, I'll ask my husband!

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Christophe (Christoff), Christo (pronounced Chris-tow) Topher, Kit, Kip
    Last edited by mfberry; September 12th, 2013 at 07:54 PM.
    Vincent, Henrik, Thomas, William, Jaques, Alfred 'Alfie', Isaiah, Sylvan

    Vincentia, Henrietta, Thomasin, Colette, Damaris, Sheila, Aria, Elodie

    Percy James, Avalon Prosper (Aavie)

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