Acceptable Name Shortenings



Jonathan -> Jon :white_check_mark:
Barry -> Barrence :x:
Nigel -> Nige :white_check_mark:
Steven -> Ste :x:


How about Jonathan -> Nathan?


my sister insists that Nicholas -> Nich is more correct than Nicholas -> Nick. she is wrong.


Jonathaniel? Don’t make me laugh.


Jack > John
John > Jack


Nicholas -> Nich :x:
Nicholas -> Nick :white_check_mark:, natch


Where do we stand on Philip?

  • Phil
  • Pip

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As a Jonathan, I’m going to say :x:

Jonathan shortenings:
Jon :white_check_mark:
Jonny :white_check_mark:
Jonty :x:
Jona(h) :x:
Jon-Jon (what my grandma called me) :white_check_mark:

  • Pip
  • Phil
  • Either
  • Neither

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thanks, will show her this post next time i see her so she knows that she is officially wrong :+1:


All approved, but last one only on that technicality.



if i was a Philip i would definitely want to be called Phil and definitely not Pip. i do like referring to Philips as Pip though.


Some people automatically shorten my name to “Nik”.

I used to get very irked about it, but now I quite like it.


The only acceptable name shortenings are those than people choose themselves.


Christopher -> Topher :x:


the technicality being that it’s adorable. Thanks m9


In South Wales, whatever your name is you are going to be referred to by the first syllable, even if it doesn’t make sense. I’ve even seen within-syllable shortenings, like Mar for Mark, Ste (again) for Steven, etc. So somewhere between the first sound and the first syllable.

FYI I find this acceptable


Richard isn’t hard…

  • Rich
  • Richie
  • Rick
  • Rik
  • Ricky
  • Dick
  • Dickie

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