I need help with nicknames.
My husband really wants to name our baby Jonathan Elias Orellano. I also like Jonathan, but don't like the common nicknames that people shorten it to. I hate Jonny and Jon and don't like Nathan either. I'm not sure I would like using Elias for a first name. I've also checked out all the international versions of Jonathan and John and none of them seems just right. I would like to come up with a unique catchy nickname maybe from letters or parts of his name or names.
Thanks so much for any help or advice you can give!
I suggest Jay. I knew a lot of nice guys named Jay in high school, and Jay can be a nickname for anyone whose name starts with J.
You could also go with Jeo (pronounced gee-oh), his initials.
My mom knows a child who goes by "Thanny."
Or, call him Jonathan. This is one of the best times to live in for calling a child by his or her full name: Jameses and Elizabeths abound, free of Jim and Beth. But of course this doesn't keep him from choosing a nickname for himself later on.
Name update! Pamela writes:
Thanks so much for all your comments. We have finally decided to stick with the full name Jonathan. I was encouraged to hear that many parents are choosing to call their children by full names and not nicknames. I did like some of the suggestions though, Jonjee and Jonty are cute.