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Thread: Am I being silly?
July 7th, 2014 09:13 AM #1Junior Member
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Am I being silly?
I'm 4 weeks away from having our first little boy and we are still struggling to find a name for this little man. I absolutely love Nathaniel and my husband loves Christian and we had all but agreed to go wih Christian Nathaniel but I really, really don't like Chris and I'm worried that his name will be shortened to something I can't stand.
I have 3 girls who are Cicely, Adelaide and Emmeline and feel that our son needs a name that will go with their names and sound like we've spent as much time deciding what to call him as his sisters and the thought of Cicely, Adelaide, Emmeline and Chris just doesn't work for me.
Am I being ridiculous? I've tried to get Hubby to agree to Nathaniel but he doesn't like Nate so were kind of at a stalemate....
July 7th, 2014 09:43 AM #3Senior Member
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I think that the name Christian goes well with your little girls, but I see the issue with the common nm of Chris. You could look at alternate nicknames for Christian (Ian, Kit, Tian); or make a point to call him Christian and not shortening it. I do like Nathaniel, could you look at nicknames other than Nate? Than, Thaniel, Nat, Neil??
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July 7th, 2014 09:47 AM #5Jessica. 23. Just a curious Britberry.
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July 7th, 2014 09:48 AM #7
Hi! All of your kids have darling names. I really adore Christian and Nathaniel together, too. They flow quite nicely, in either direction... Christian Nathaniel, Nathaniel Christian. I do think Nathaniel is more likely to get shortened than Christian... Christian is often a stand-alone name without a nickname.
Have you considered Christopher nn Topher?
Or using Ian as the nickname for Christian? I think Ian is a bit more "old world" (to fit with your girls' names) than the very American Chris.
Does that help?
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July 7th, 2014 09:54 AM #9Junior Member
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I don't think you are being silly. Nicknames happen and you can't always control them. So I am of the opinion to never name a child something with a nickname you hate....because that will probably be the one that sticks. But that is easier said than done.