It's a boy and he's going to be a 3rd! Nickname ideas??

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I like “Tripp” 🙂 one of our good friends is a third and goes by Tripp.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I knew someone in highschool who when by Trip.  I never thought anything of it (and he wasn’t teased), so I would go with that!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

So the granddad is “Jeff”, your husband is “Jeffrey”, and you’re trying to figure out a nickname for your son?

I think calling him J or Allen would be good. I also don’t see a problem with calling him “Jeff” even if granddad goes by Jeff.

I had a classmate who was “a third” and he went by “K. Sean” (with the K representing the shared name and Sean being his middle name).

Trip is a cute nickname, but it might be better suited for an intimate family-only nickname rather than one his teachers would call him, for example.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

What about just “Jay.”  My younger brother is the Thomas IV, he and my grandfather are both called Tommy.  My dad always went by his initials, but I’m not sure J.A. sounds good – so maybe Jay instead? 🙂  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

If we have a son, he will be the third & we plan to call him Trey.  Another option I originally wanted [but my husband was having none of it haha] was Trace.  I had never thought of Tripp before the PP & that’s a cute one too!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

I’ve know a couple of guys who go by Trey because they are a 3rd.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My FI is a “III” and they’ve called him Trey since he was a baby. EVERYBODY calls him Trey, the only time he or anybody uses his legal name is on legal paperwork. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I have a friend who is a 3rd and everyone calls him Trey.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My DH is also a Jr. and he once brought up naming our future son a third.  DH goes by DJ (for David Jr.) and his dad goes by a totally different nickname unrelated to his name, so I thought we could call our son David.  Then DH says “We can call him D3, like Mighty Ducks!”…aaaanddd that just squashed the whole naming our future son after him. lol 

Anyway, I know popular nicknames for a III are Trey, Tre, Trace, Tres, Tripp/Trip, Skip.  I actually like Trace, but in your case I would go with “J” or Allen.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

ChristineMarie5711:  I am in the EXACT same situation, but mine only share first names. His father is III, they changed my FI’s middle name, but my FI wants our son to be a JR. so our son would be the 5th with that first name, but technically only a jr with that middle name, if that makes sense.

I want too change his middle name- but my FI is throwing a fit. I don’t see the issue, his middle name isn’t a family name and it’s obviously not a running name. He finally agreed to change it, and now he insisting on calling him by his first name. I love my FI but I would never choose his name for our child, it’s very “generic”. So there will be 3 Williams (that’s not his name just an example) all in the same room at once. I told him I was going to call him by his middle name, and he said that was fine, but i’d be the only one. He and “everyone else” would call him by his first name (according to my FI). Talk about confusing for the kid!

If I were in your shoes, I would either call him by his middle name or take the Trip idea and run with it. It’s an adorable name and if my kid was the 3rd and my FI liked the idea, I would do it in a heartbeat!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

ChristineMarie5711:  So your husband is okay with calling him a different name that isn’t Jeffery? Can you give him a different middle name? I know plenty of guys who go by their middle names. Other than that, what about Al if you are set on Allen as the middle name. I personally find it odd when parents name their child one thing, in this case Jeffery Allen, but then call him Trip. I understand why you are doing so. I am honoring my Nana, mother, and grandmother with my first daughter…but only through the middle name. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I know of a third boy as well and everyone calls him Trey. 

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