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    Default Due date Saturday: need baby name help!

    Hi everyone, we need help with our baby boy names. My husband is absolutely set on Harrison which I love, plus my maiden name is Harris so it has special meaning. Lynden will be his middle name after my dad (his gradnfather), do you think Harrison Lynden is too rhymy? The other worry I have is that I know that Harrison will be shortened to Harry, but Harry will then rhyme with our last name. Though on his birth certificate, roll at school etc it will say Harrison not Harry, so I'm not sure if it's too much of a problem?

    If all fails we are considering Chase - but hubby thinks it is too American.
    Any suggestions/thoughst would be hugely appreciated!
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    I think Harrison Lynden will be fine, Chase is a lovely name too however and is starting to stray away from been a true 'american' name. Once bub is born you both will know which to choose

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    My son is Harrison LOVE

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    Have you checked out nameberry.com.au? Absolutely LOVE this site!
    I find the meanings etc that you have for Harrison really nice. And I found that ppl will usually call him what you call him (so far anyway cause he might give himself a nickname later anyway lol). As I was absolutely dreading a stupid nickname I threatened everyone to not shorten ds2 name and it worked lol. Thats why I like names that cant be shortened though I found aussies are shortening experts even if it comes down to just one letter lol

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    Harrison is nice

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    Sorry if this is harsh, but if Harry rhymes with your surname you should maybe consider another name.

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    Thank you so much for your thoughts ladies. I don't know why I'm stressing so much about it, maybe it's taking my find off the impending labour! I think that you are right and that when he is born we will know. My friends have said that babies look like certain names and then it is easier to choose. I just didn't want him to have a name that sounds silly or rhymes too much but I think as his name will be Harrison not Harry it shoudn't matter too much.

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    What about naming him Harris? That name seems less likely to get shortened to Harry.

    Also if you are worried about Harrison Lynden being too rhymy, add another middle name to break them up a little, such as Harrison Robert Lynden or Harrison Zeke Lynden.

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    oooh Harris is nice!

    I immediately think to shorten Harrison to Harry.. But not harris.. I wouldnt use Harrison if Harry rhymes with your surname.. But that's just me!

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    My DS's name is Harris and it doesn't seem to get shortened at all. My brother called him Harry once but it just didn't suit....plus I jumped all over him for calling him that so he never has again. Also, Harris is quite uncommon, I have only come across one other Harris.


 

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