Is [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] a really popular name? Because I have known lots of people my age named [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] most of them do go by [name_u]Chris[/name_u] though. Is it a name your a fan of and if so why?

I’m related to a [name_m]Christopher[/name_m], so I’m biased towards it. I’ve never heard anyone who wore it go by it solely. The [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] in my family goes by [name_m]Chris[/name_m] outside the family. Inside the family, all the older relatives call him by his full name. Among his age-group in the family, he either goes by [name_m]Chris[/name_m] or a non-traditional NN (he goes by a non-traditional NN with me). I think I personally know only one other [name_m]Chris[/name_m] outside of my family.

[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] feels like a classic, so probably frequently used, but understated type of name because I do feel like I hear the name [name_m]Chris[/name_m] being bandied about frequently, spoken about people I don’t know. For me, therefore, it’s [name_m]Chris[/name_m] that feels like he’s everywhere; not [name_m]Christopher[/name_m], even though quite a few of those unknown [name_m]Chris[/name_m]’ are probably [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]s in disguise.

I can empathize with them, though, because I have a mouthful of a name, too; they’re lucky they have such an easily intuitive NN available in the first five letters of their name. I am not so lucky. XD

I love [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]. It’s so strong and handsome. I’m not a fan of [name_u]Chris[/name_u] though. I do wish more guys would go by [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] instead of [name_u]Chris[/name_u], but I can totally understand why they wouldn’t. Like the previous poster said: It’s a mouthful of a name.

I’m not a fan. It screams late 70’s early 80’s.

I can only think of one [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] I used to know. I think he went by [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]. I know a [name_m]Christian[/name_m] who sometimes goes by [name_u]Chris[/name_u]. And I know a boy whose name is just [name_u]Chris[/name_u].

My personal opinion of the name is that it is too tied to a certain time (its dated) that it’s hard for me to look past that when thinking about the name. I know a ton of guys named [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]/[name_u]Chris[/name_u]. I’m honestly just not a fan. There is nothing wrong with the name itself apart from being dated - and that may not even be a bad thing in your mind.

[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] is dropping in popularity. I really love the name, I think it’s timeless as a full name but I’m not a fan of [name_u]Chris[/name_u]. I think [name_u]Kit[/name_u] is a really cool nickname for it.

I’m not a fan. I know/have known soooo many people name [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]. And nearly all of them have the middle name [name_m]David[/name_m], including my brother in law. I also know a [name_m]Kristof[/name_m] and a [name_m]Kristopher[/name_m] as well.

I would personally pass on this one too. It’s probably not nearly as popular as when I was in school/growing up, but I’m unspeakably bored with it and it does sound dated/like the parents just pulled out a guy’s name that was the rage in their day just to fill out the birth certificate. Unless there’s a reason to use it - like honoring a relative - I much prefer [name_u]Kit[/name_u].

I think [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] is a nice, calm, solid names that needs to be used more. I don’t know any Christophers personally though I’ve heard of some.
However, I seriously dislike [name_u]Chris[/name_u]. It just sounds so dated and boring. I wish guys called [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] went by the full name.

I love the name [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]. The nickname [name_u]Chris[/name_u] is nice, but as some people have noted, it seems to be everywhere, whereas [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] is not heard as much. I would never be able to name a son [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] though because it’s too close to my own name. :frowning: