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

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If we have a son, he will also be a “the third.” I like the idea of using the middle name to avoid confusion, but Fiance has no problem with the potential confusion from grandpa, dad, and kid all having the same name. It is an easy and solid name, though, so I guess we’ll see. The Trip name made me lol! I’m sure it will all shake out ok!

Post # 17
180 posts
Blushing bee

My son is a IIII. He also has an uncle with the same first name and a cousin with the same first name. Great Gpa went by one nickname, Gpa goes by a nickname for his middle name, Dad goes by a totally random nickname he’s had since he was a kid and my son goes by a shortened version of his first name his cousin goes by his second middle name and his uncle goes by his full middle name. It’s rather confusing at times and it only adds to it that my son also happens to share a name with my grandfather as well. So two of his great grandfathers have the same first name. It doesn’t get confusing since they are all going by different names and he really doesn’t interact with his father’s family that often. 


I’m lucky that he has a name that has a ton of different shortened versions and nicknames that can be used. I don’t think it would be as easy if his name was Samuel or something like that. 

Post # 18
1983 posts
Buzzing bee

My brother is a third and he goes by Trey.

Post # 19
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i was going to suggest J or JJ, but i think trip or allen would be good too.

my husband is a “junior” also and he wanted our future son to be a 3rd and i do not want! my father in law goes by the whole name- jonathan, for example. my husband goes by every single nickname possible for that name- john, johnny, jo, jj….

we’re pretty much out of nicknames and i finally convinced my husband that it was going to be too confusing, so we’ve decided to use it as a middle name.

Post # 20
1534 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

ChristineMarie5711:  Definitely Trip (Triple) or Trey (kind of like spanish 3-tres)<br /><br />

I know a boy who is a fourth, and they call him Dru (quaDRUple) 🙂  How awesome!

Post # 21
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My husband is a third and he’s been called Trey (like other posters have suggested) his whole life.

Post # 22
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My brother is a III but called a Jr. like your son will be.  He is always T.J. in our family, but outside of that he goes by his first name (Thomas/Tom).  My mom hated the nickname Tommy so I think that’s why they went in that direction, haha.  I think J.J. or Jay would be cute!

Post # 23
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Father-In-Law is the third John, and he was always called Johnny when he was little.  Well now he’s in his 50’s and his family still calls him Johnny and he HATES it with a passion!  No matter how many times he has asked to be called John, he can’t shake the nickname. 

I guess my story probably doesn’t help too much, but I thought it was funny.  I guess just be careful not to call him something too childish. 

Post # 24
11527 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

We have a line of Skips and Kips in our family, and it was common in the circles I grew up in for kids ( make and female) to have a nickname totally unrelated to their given name. 

Post # 25
9290 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


ChristineMarie5711:  i have 2 other friends with the same name as me.  to tell us apart one one of the girl’s husbands calls me Trey (as in the third). My name is Jill, so it has no bearing on my name.

  I’ve heard other thirds be Trey as well.

Also, if your husband always goes by Jeff, then your son can be Jeffery. 

Or Ray for a knickname like people are now going by Liam for William.


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