(Closed) Chris or Christopher

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Monograms for what? if it’s something like a save the date, I’d say use Chris, but if it’s for the invitation, I’d use Christopher. I had a similar dilemma with our invitations. My Fiance HATES being called Jonathan, but since it’s a formal invite, I used it anyway. Yet, when we say our vows, I’d prefer to use Jon since that’s his name.

Post # 4
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

I would use Christopher. It is my personal preference.

Post # 5
46219 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You are right. A monogram is only initials. If you are using something that involves your first names, it depends on the formality of the wedding and/ or what you are putting the names on that would determine your choice.

Post # 6
2543 posts
Sugar bee

My FI’s name is also Christopher. He normally hates going by that but we used it instead of Chris on the invitations due to the formality of the wedding. In our vows I will be saying Christopher as well, most likely. However, we used “Chris” on our wedding website and I will be using it in our speech.

If you’re doing a monogram, I would stick to initals. If you want to use your first names though, I think it’s probably better to put Christopher.

Post # 7
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie:  I agree – my fiance’s name is Sandino but he goes by Dino, NEVER his full name, so for our official invitations I will use the full thing but for save the dates and more casual stuff it’ll be the shorter one.  Still have to figure out what we want to use for vows. 

At the end of the day, it’s personal preference.  If its really his name, ie EVERYONE calls him that, as in our case, I would probably use Chris not Christopher for nearly everything. 

Post # 8
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

FI’s brother is Christopher! And mine Fiance is Nathaniel.  They go by Chris and Nathan for everything.  I am using short form for our Save-The-Date Cards but his full name for everything else.

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