Post # 16
No way! Nonny is my nickname too! Its what my sister always called me so its now what my nephew and neice use for me. Bonus that its super easy for kids to pronounce since its close to Mommy.
Post # 17
Well exactly. I don’t understand all the effort that seems to go into ‘nicknames’ by which people usually just mean a shortened version . Why not just choose the name you want to hear your child called by. Nicknames and shorter versions come naturally , often via the younger siblings, usually cute, version coming from inability to say it properly .
Post # 18
I think it gives kids options over time. A name that might seem cute as a kid might not be preferred by the kid as they grow into adulthood. If you have both versions as optoins, it gives them a choice. For example, a kid named Katie will probably never go by Katherine, but a kid named Katherine can use the full version or various shorter versions (Katie, Kat, etc.). While nicknames don’t have to relate directly to a person’s real name, they often do, so names that come with easy shortened versions are more adaptable.
I go by a shortened version of my name, but I like have the option of using my full name in certain situations.
Post # 19
Well my baby’s nickname is currently Chumbawamba, so I’d say you can call them anything you want hahaha.
I personally like Brady more than Braden.
Post # 20
MY SISTERS ALL CALLED ME THAT TOO but likely because my mom called me it a lot XD
Post # 21
Same – my son’s nickname has absolutely nothing to do with his name and more to do with a particular sound that made him giggle and smile as a baby. Nicknames have a funny way of happening organically.
Post # 22
My ‘nickname’ is longer than my actual name because it is just my one-syllable name with ‘ie’ on the end.
I think the most obvious nicknames for Braden are Brad or Brady, but like PPs have said, you have very little control over some nicknames!!
Post # 23
I feel this way about naming kids and from birth calling them by their middle name. Like if you were going to legally name him Christopher James and exclusively call him James..why didn’t you just use that as his first name so he doesn’t have to fill out school, medical and legal documents for the rest of his life correctly and then tell people he doesn’t go by his first name. School, Dr appointments, job interviews. Just seems like a lot of work.
I like Brady as a name I wouldn’t think it would be a nn for Braden. nn I would think of would be B, B-den, Bray.
Post # 24
You miss my point, of course don’t only give a child a diminutive name like Katie or Bobby or whatever, I just meant not to spend time and effort on shortened version from the outset , but to let it happen, which it might not even do.
Post # 25
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I also have dozens of nicknames for my son but specfically the ones related to his name aren’t necessarily shorter. His name is Felix but I call him FeFe or Filly sometimes. I’ve also heard of Lex as a nickname.
So based on that I feel like I’d probably use Bray, Brady or even Denny (or Den-Den, similar to Bray-Bray).
Post # 26
Why does it need a nickname? What’s wrong with Braden?