Can I use just Fitz?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] all! Here’s my dilemma: I love the name [name_m]Fitz[/name_m]. Not [name_m]Fitzpatrick[/name_m], [name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m], or [name_m]Fitzwilliam[/name_m]… just [name_m]Fitz[/name_m]. All of our other children’s names are one syllable and we tend to go for the short, sweet, yet can still stand on its own name. My trouble with [name_m]Fitz[/name_m] is that I’m not sure it’s a name you can put on the birth certificate. Although I happen to think it has a quirky appeal, is it just not complete enough? Would love to hear what the berries think about this one!

Usually I’m open to a lot of names, I can’t say I like [name_m]Fitz[/name_m]. It reminds me of seizures (which are colloquially known as ‘fits’).

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_m]Fritz[/name_m]?
I think either work.

I named my kitten [name_m]Fitz[/name_m], and only afterwards did I realize how many times each day the words fit and fits pop up in conversation. It’s more than you think. The amount of puns that can be made from it appear, so far, to be endless. I still believe it’s a great name, but I think it needs something longer to back it up. Maybe [name_m]Frederic[/name_m], [name_m]Lafayette[/name_m]/[name_u]Fayette[/name_u], [name_m]Fate[/name_m], [name_m]Forrest[/name_m], [name_u]Francis[/name_u], [name_m]Fintan[/name_m], or [name_m]Fulton[/name_m] would strike your fancy? If not in the fist name slot they could still work in the middle.

I think it’s just fine. However, the other commenters have some good points.

I think it’s adorable :slight_smile:

I was going to say I think it’s just fine, but I can see other commenters’ points about teasing potential there. I would really nice [name_m]Fitz[/name_m] as a nickname for another F name?

I just hear “fits.”

I honestly think that [name_m]Fitz[/name_m] can stand alone. My DH’s best friend’s last name is [name_m]Fitzroy[/name_m] and all his life he’s gone by [name_m]Fitz[/name_m] instead of his super common first name. It can be a name with quite a bit of puns, but I think it works really, really well. I like the suggestion of [name_m]Fritz[/name_m], which is quirkier and quite [name_m]German[/name_m], only drawback for me would be the similarity to [name_m]Josef[/name_m] Fritzl that crazy Austrian dad who locked his daughter up for decades beneath their own home and forced her into being literally his sex slave… But I mean, what are the odds that most people will know/remember this? I still prefer [name_m]Fitz[/name_m] though. Suggestion: [name_u]Finn[/name_u], Fray [name_m]Frank[/name_m], [name_m]Franz[/name_m] or [name_u]Flynn[/name_u].

I like it a lot, but it seems a little short to me.

I love [name_m]Fitz[/name_m]! But what about [name_m]Fitzroy[/name_m]? It’s not really like [name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m] or [name_m]Fitzpatrick[/name_m]. Or maybe [name_m]Kitt[/name_m]?

I wouldn’t use it as a given name on its own for this reason alone. It makes me think of seizures and tantrums first, then all of the other things that can go with it (fitness, clothing, etc).

It makes me think of tantrums, fits or Fizz as in bubbles. It also seems incomplete as a first name. I am not a fan. I actually think its a perfect name for a cat! If anything, use it as a nn.

Could [name_m]Fitz[/name_m] be used as a nickname for a “Ph” name like [name_m]Phillip[/name_m]/[name_m]Philip[/name_m]?
That’s still a pretty short sweet name but does give the little guy some options later in life. [name_m]Just[/name_m] a thought.

I think it’s great. It’s kind of like naming your son [name_m]Jr[/name_m]. without doing so directly. [name_m]Fitzwilliam[/name_m] would be son of [name_m]William[/name_m], little [name_m]William[/name_m] or [name_m]Will[/name_m] [name_m]Jr[/name_m]. What would you put in the middle spot?

I actually quite like it - although, I agree that there is some teasing potential there. It could work as a first name :slight_smile: The good thing about [name_m]Fitz[/name_m], though, is that it’s a reasonable nickname for almost any name that starts with an F, in my opinion - so there are a lot of ways of getting to it!