Nicknames for Hudson and Lachlan?

Three days until my due date and we still can’t choose a name! This seems to be a common thing in the boy’s names forum :wink:

We think we have narrowed it down to [name]Hudson[/name] and [name]Lachlan[/name]. I know [name]Hudson[/name] is considered super trendy and popular here on nameberry but really where I live, we’ve never heard it on another child. And I still am in love with [name]Lachlan[/name] but it is COMPLETELY unheard of here and no one knows how to pronounce it or spell it correctly. We have a last name that no one ever pronounces right either so I feel kind of guilty about saddling my kid with two names that he will have to teach people how to pronounce and spell for the rest of his life :confused:

Anyway, so my question is are there common nicknames for [name]Hudson[/name] and [name]Lachlan[/name]? I’ve never heard of one for either but I thought it might be one other thing to consider in our decision.


Of the two I personally like [name]Hudson[/name] best, i think it’s really handsome and charming, and I don’t really care if people think it’s trendy. Where nicknames are concerned I usually think it’s best just to let them develop on their own - if they do - especially for a name like [name]Hudson[/name] where nothing comes immediately to mind. Depending on how your pronouncing [name]Lachlan[/name], [name]Lockie[/name] could be a potential nickname? :slight_smile:

I think [name]Hudson[/name] is SUPER cute, but I know someone with a young son named [name]Hudson[/name] whom she calls Huddy and I’m like… :frowning: . I’d just call him [name]Hudson[/name]! Or, depending on what his middle name will be, call him by his initials for short.

I prefer [name]Hudson[/name], and call him Hud.

[name]Hudson[/name] -
Hud (There’s a [name]Paul[/name] [name]Newman[/name] film called Hud, where he plays a character with this name. I’ve never seen the film, so I can’t say what kind of character he is, but I think it at least gives it a bit of retro charm.)

[name]Lachlan[/name] -
Lach / [name]Lock[/name] / [name]Locke[/name] (The Lach spelling is more intuitive, but maybe the [name]Lock[/name] / [name]Locke[/name] spelling could help clear up pronunciation issues. Or maybe it would just complicate things even further.)

None of these are really “common”, I would suppose. [name]Just[/name] options. I think that most Hudsons and Lachlans probably go by their full names. I think that both are lovely options.

I have to say I really, really prefer [name]Lachlan[/name]. [name]Lachlan[/name] doesn’t really need a nickname imo. [name]Lock[/name]/[name]Locke[/name] or possible [name]Loki[/name] would be an adorable nickname if you absolutely need one.

We definitely don’t feel like we [i]need[i] a nn…both of my other boys go by their given names ([name]Jackson[/name] and [name]Parker[/name]). I was really just wondering if there were some common nicknames for these two that I wasn’t aware of. And alzora…I agree, don’t like “Huddy” at all!

I know an adult [name]Hudson[/name] and [name]Lachlan[/name]. [name]Hudson[/name] is called “suds”- no idea how that came about. And [name]Lachlan[/name] is almost always called [name]Lockie[/name] but I’m not sure how he spells it.

I suppose [name]Lachlan[/name] could be called [name]Len[/name] or [name]Lenny[/name]? Got nothing for [name]Hudson[/name]!

I am not a fan of nn. [name]Both[/name] of these names are just 2 syllables so they don’t need to be shortened. I think I prefer Lachlan.

I [name]LOVE[/name] both names.

I know most people like to have nicknames, but why do you need one for a short, two-syllable name? I don’t like any nicknames for [name]Hudson[/name] or [name]Lachlan[/name] and I would prefer to see them as the full name.