Favorite Nicknames For Longer, More Sophisticated Names?

[name]Hi[/name] everyone, I was wondering what your favorite nicknames were for longer, more sophisticated names? Only for boys, of course, as I have posted one for girls in the proper thread. Thanks, and some of my favorites are:

[name]Nicholas[/name] nickname [name]Nick[/name]
[name]Maxwell[/name] nickname [name]Max[/name]
[name]William[/name] nickname [name]Will[/name]
[name]Benjamin[/name] nickname [name]Ben[/name]
[name]Matthew[/name] nickname [name]Matt[/name]
[name]Andrew[/name] nickname [name]Drew[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name] nickname [name]Xander[/name]

I know these are pretty straight-forward, but I’m curious… what are your favorites, or which ones do you think work best? Also, if you could comment on my choices I would appreciate it a lot! Thanks :slight_smile:

[name]Nicholas[/name] - [name]Love[/name] [name]Nicholas[/name] NN [name]Nick[/name]!
[name]Maxwell[/name] - [name]Love[/name] [name]Maxwell[/name]!!! I don’t think it needs a NN
[name]William[/name] - [name]Love[/name] [name]William[/name] but I hate [name]Will[/name], I prefer [name]Liam[/name]
[name]Benjamin[/name] - I like it, I prefer [name]Benedict[/name] NN [name]Ben[/name] though
[name]Matthew[/name] -My brother is a [name]Matthew[/name] and he hates being called [name]Matt[/name] and has gotten by fine without a NN so I don’t really think it needs one either
[name]Andrew[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] I am really considering adding this to my list, especially for [name]Drew[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name] nickname [name]Xander[/name] - I like it!

I agree with [name]Liam[/name] instead of [name]Will[/name].

[name]Nicholas[/name] nickname [name]Nick[/name]-like this nn
[name]Maxwell[/name] nickname [name]Max[/name]-good nn
[name]William[/name] nickname [name]Will[/name]-okay
[name]Benjamin[/name] nickname [name]Ben[/name]-okay
[name]Matthew[/name] nickname [name]Matt[/name]-all the [name]Matt[/name]'s I’ve known have been less than desirable people
[name]Andrew[/name] nickname [name]Drew[/name]-better than [name]Andy[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name] nickname [name]Xander[/name]-prefer [name]Alex[/name], [name]Xander[/name] is a name unto itself

I much prefer the full name for the vast majority of names. I’ll never understand people being so set on nicknames. No name “needs” a nickname.

[name]Nicholas[/name] - I like [name]Cole[/name] (or even the more GPish [name]Claus[/name]!) over [name]Nick[/name] or [name]Nico[/name] as a nn.
[name]Maxwell[/name] - love [name]Maxwell[/name] nn [name]Max[/name]! I used to only like just [name]Max[/name], but [name]Maxwell[/name] has really grown on me lately.
[name]William[/name] - [name]Will[/name] is okay. I’m not really crazy about any nns for [name]William[/name], but I agree with the others that [name]Liam[/name] would probably be my choice. I do like the classy, princely [name]Will[/name], too, though.
[name]Benjamin[/name] - definitely nn [name]Ben[/name]! I have heard [name]Benjamin[/name] nn [name]Jamie[/name] recently… I do like [name]Jamie[/name] but with [name]Benjamin[/name] I just prefer [name]Ben[/name].
[name]Matthew[/name] - yep, [name]Matt[/name]/[name]Matty[/name] for me! If he had an “S” mn I think something like [name]Max[/name] could work as a nn.
[name]Andrew[/name] - can’t stand the name or its nns, so I can’t really answer this one. I prefer just [name]Andrew[/name] as it is, I think.
[name]Alexander[/name] - I’m torn on nns for [name]Alexander[/name]. I like [name]Lex[/name], [name]Zander[/name], [name]Zane[/name], and Skandar. Skandar and [name]Lex[/name] are probably my favorites.

Others I like:

[name]Sebastian[/name] nn [name]Seb[/name]/[name]Ash[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name] nn [name]Teddy[/name]? I’m not a huge fan of [name]Theodore[/name]'s nns even though I love the full name.
[name]Leopold[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name]/[name]Eli[/name]
[name]Everett[/name] nn Ev
[name]Beckett[/name] nn [name]Beck[/name]
[name]Jameson[/name] nn [name]Jamie[/name]
[name]Finnegan[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Octavian[/name] nn [name]Ian[/name]
[name]Patrick[/name] nn [name]Pax[/name]/[name]Paddy[/name]

Good luck!

[name]Nicholas[/name] nickname [name]Nick[/name] - I [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Nicholas[/name], and I like [name]Nick[/name] as a nn well enough. I’d probably use [name]Cole[/name] if I were to have a little boy with the name.
[name]Maxwell[/name] nickname [name]Max[/name] - I love the nn more than the name. (It reminds me too much of an annoying radio show around here). But [name]Max[/name] on its now? Gorgeous.
[name]William[/name] nickname [name]Will[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it.
[name]Benjamin[/name] nickname [name]Ben[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it. Also like [name]Benji[/name] as a nn.
[name]Matthew[/name] nickname [name]Matt[/name] - I prefer the name [name]Matthew[/name] without a nn.
[name]Andrew[/name] nickname [name]Drew[/name] - I like it.
[name]Alexander[/name] nickname [name]Xander[/name] - I like it. I might use the nn [name]Alec[/name] or [name]Xan[/name], but [name]Xander[/name] is cute and reminds me of BtVS.

[name]Nicholas[/name] nickname [name]Nick[/name] - Prefer [name]Nick[/name] as a nickname for [name]Dominic[/name].

[name]Maxwell[/name] nickname [name]Max[/name] - Like.

[name]William[/name] nickname [name]Will[/name] - I go back and forth between [name]Will[/name] and [name]Liam[/name]. [name]Both[/name] are nice though.

[name]Benjamin[/name] nickname [name]Ben[/name] - [name]Love[/name].

[name]Matthew[/name] nickname [name]Matt[/name] - Prefer [name]Mattathias[/name].

[name]Andrew[/name] nickname [name]Drew[/name] - This is an ex of mine, haha. But it’s a nice enough name.

[name]Alexander[/name] nickname [name]Xander[/name] - [name]Xander[/name]'s okay. I only like [name]Xander[/name] as a nickname, not ever as standalone. I’m rather fond of the Russian nickname for [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Alyosha[/name]. And [name]Lex[/name] is okay. I like [name]Alex[/name] fine but a lot of girls use it.

[name]Nicholas[/name] nickname [name]Nick[/name] – [name]Nick[/name] is nice but I prefer [name]Nico[/name]
[name]Maxwell[/name] nickname [name]Max[/name] – my choice too. I really like [name]Maxwell[/name] too
[name]William[/name] nickname [name]Will[/name] – I prefer [name]Liam[/name] and [name]Will[/name] is my second favorite. [name]Love[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]Benjamin[/name] nickname [name]Ben[/name] – [name]Ben[/name] is great! [name]Love[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name] so much!
[name]Matthew[/name] nickname [name]Matt[/name] – [name]Matt[/name] is the only one I know of, but don’t like [name]Matt[/name] too much
[name]Andrew[/name] nickname [name]Drew[/name] – my choice as well, but the least favorite name on here
[name]Alexander[/name] nickname [name]Xander[/name] – I love [name]Alexander[/name]! [name]Favorite[/name]! [name]Xander[/name] and [name]Lex[/name] are my 2 favorite nicknames

[name]Alexander[/name] nn [name]Alex[/name] or [name]Xander[/name]/Zender
[name]Andrew[/name] nn [name]Drew[/name]
[name]Nicholas[/name] nn [name]Nick[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] nn [name]Nate[/name] or [name]Neil[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] nn [name]Rio[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name] nn [name]Rio[/name]
[name]Matthew[/name] nn [name]Matt[/name]
[name]William[/name] nn [name]Liam[/name]

[name]Henry[/name] NN [name]Hank[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name] - this one DH and I fight over, I say NN [name]Ike[/name] and he says NN [name]Zac[/name]. That’s the [name]America[/name]/Australia thing.
[name]Zacharias[/name] NN [name]Zach[/name]
[name]Ezekiel[/name] NN [name]Zeke[/name]

[name]Lawrence[/name] nn [name]Laurie[/name] (sp?)

[name]One[/name] of my favs. DH of course hates it :slight_smile: