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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 10:04 AM   1
red_head
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People lengthening boys name


Itís ridiculous Iím already thinking about this, but Iím sure Iím having a boy - weíve had names picked out for both sexes for ages which we love - the boys name we like best is Ash, but whenever Iíve told anyone, theyíve gone - oh right so Ashley, or Ashton or something! I donít like them at all - I like Ash but not short for anything! Middle name has to be William as itís hubbys family tradition (Iím not overly keen as I like unusual *pixie* type names but it means a lot to my husband so itís growing on me).
So itís Ash William H.....
Do you think people will get that itís just Ash, or would you assume itís short for something?



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 10:25 AM   2
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Personally, I'd think it was short for something, but I'd call him what you want me to call him.



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 10:46 AM   3
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I'd assume it was short for something too. My Ollie often gets called Oliver which he isn't, but I really wish I had called him that now as I much prefer them having a more formal name on the birth certificate.
It doesn't matter though if that's what you prefer and it's a lovely name x



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 11:04 AM   4
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I would assume it's short for something, but if you introduced him as Ash then that is what I would call him.



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 11:05 AM   5
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Thank you all. It’s putting me off it slightly :/ I just can’t think of any longer versions of it that I like enough.
Loraloo I love your kids names - Eden is joint top place for our girls name at the moment.



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 11:10 AM   6
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Actually Asher is growing on me, but I would always call him Ash I think.



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 17:20 PM   7
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I would assume it was short for Ashley/Asher/Ashton but I wouldn't let that put you off! I always get asked if/what DS's name (Ted) is short for (Theodore), I tell them but then everyone calls him Ted anyway, no one tries to call him Theodore (not that he/I would mind if they did).



 
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