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    Is Ed an acceptable first name?

    We debated this when we considered baby names. My inclination was to rely on evidently meaningless formality and say that you ought not to give your kid a name that is actually a nickname. So, name him Edward but call him Ed. Or name him Richard but have everyone call him Dick. Mrs Cruiser, who is notoriously tolerant, took a more liberal tack saying that you can pretty much name them whatever you want and they'll be fine.

    So, did any of you name your kid a nickname like Bob or Mike or Ed?
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    I think this is trending. I know a kid who's just Will on his birth cert, not William.
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    My sisters in law were named Patty & Peggy: straight up, not short for anything

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    Name him Sue

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    Back when those sparkly vampire movies were all the rage there was a massive boom in babies named Edward, I'm positive someone snuck an Ed or two through.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    My take was to set your kid up for the job you want then to have. How does Supreme Court Justice Ed Crusier sound vs. Supreme Court Justice Edward Crusier?

    And kids should figure out their own nicknames.

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    Action Hero, Ed Cruiser.

    Yeah that works.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Tom Cruiser perhaps?
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    I have a friend whose given name is "Danny" not "Daniel." Always thought that was weird but who am I to say?

    A 150 years ago I had a relative named "Pleasant." Used to be a common man's name in the south. Things change. Names are fluid.
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    Maybe name him Erectile Disfunction and just call him Ed for short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSapp View Post
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    And kids should figure out their own nicknames.

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    I was with you until this.

    One CANNOT give themselves a nickname. Other people bestow a nickname upon you.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    Naming our kid Jerry if its a boy, Gerri if its a girl. That way i can always make fun of the stupid shit that Jerry/Gerri does as a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by californiagrown View Post
    Naming our kid Jerry if its a boy, Gerri if its a girl. That way i can always make fun of the stupid shit that Jerry/Gerri does as a child.
    Gerri is a nick name for Geraldine. So is Jerri and Gigi.

    Had an aunt Jerri a best friend named Gigi and her mother was Gerri. All Geraldines.
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    Great name if you are having a horse. Please tell me your first name is Wilbur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    I was with you until this.

    One CANNOT give themselves a nickname. Other people bestow a nickname upon you.
    This.

    At my prior office there was this 5' 5" pile of shit, steroid popping, jock sniffing, raging asshole who referred to himself as Badger, a nickname he gave himself because he fancied the way he played hockey. He would introduce himself as Badger to everyone and insist that younger, less tenured associates refer to him as the same.

    I would shame anyone who called him that. That's not how this works.

    That's not how any of this works.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Well if your name was Erectiile Disfunction Jones I think you'd be justified in calling yourself Ed Jones.

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    Is Ed an acceptable first name?

    We went the other way when considering names for our spawn. We developed a list of possibilities that had no diminutive. The idea was similar insofar as you name the kid what you intend to call the kid.
    (We still end up calling him all sorts of things, but there’s clarity on his name for others)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSapp View Post
    And kids should figure out their own nicknames.
    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    One CANNOT give themselves a nickname. Other people bestow a nickname upon you.
    KidS plural

    Not kid singular. I was meaning the playground will figure out what to call each other for nicknames. The individual kid has some sway in shortening a given name (Edward to Ed or Eddie), but only the collective wisdom of the playground can determine if the kid should be Fast Eddie or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    We went the other way when considering names for our spawn. We developed a list of possibilities that had no diminutive. The idea was similar insofar as you name the kid what you intend to call the kid.
    (We still end up calling him all sorts of things, but there’s clarity on his name for others)
    This is what my parents did: Warren (after an uncle), Shawn (b/c no thought goes into middle kid), and Erin (who knows?).

    Quote Originally Posted by DJSapp View Post
    KidS plural

    Not kid singular. I was meaning the playground will figure out what to call each other for nicknames. The individual kid has some sway in shortening a given name (Edward to Ed or Eddie), but only the collective wisdom of the playground can determine if the kid should be Fast Eddie or not.
    It appears we agree...cheers!
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    You can call me Al

    simple names are simple, you don't need to name yer kid after a tree or a piece of cheese
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    Special Ed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    you name the kid what you intend to call the kid.
    "You little shithead" seems like kinda a long name though

    This is why I don't have kids
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    "You little shithead" seems like kinda a long name though

    This is why I don't have kids
    Everyone knows that Shithead is a dog’s name.

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    I have a nephew who is a total liberodouche. His kids are named Ronin, Coco and Hudson. I would take Ed over any of those names. However, this is from a guy whose parents gave him a girl's name (Carmen). It's all good. It's not about the name, but rather the accomplishments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    I have a nephew who is a total liberodouche. His kids are named Ronin, Coco and Hudson.
    Are they labrador retriever mixes?
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