Laurence

(36 Posts)
Sanjifair Sun 12-May-13 05:48:07

I like it (DH less sure) but I am not sure what I would use as a nickname. Laurie is the obvious one but when said it would sound like 'Lori' e.g. short for Lorainne and people might think he was a girl when a baby.

Any other nicknames for Laurence?

Still18atheart Sun 12-May-13 14:17:34

I really like it because I love Laurie as a nn

Bumbez Sun 12-May-13 14:21:48

I have an uncle Lawrence, as a small toddler I could never pronounce his name and always called him Florence, this got shortened to Flo.

He is now in his seventies everyone calls him Flo except my Aunty.

Good name though.

MsJupiterJones Sun 12-May-13 17:57:29

DS is Lawrence. We don't shorten it but my brother calls him Law - this might not work with the u spelling as much but as the pronunciation is the same maybe it would?

Not a fan of Loz or Lol but I daresay that might happen at school (not for a while yet as he's 6mo).

I want to shorten it to Ren but DH thinks I'm crazy so I'm quite excited that two others on here know Rens.

A woman at airport security said, oh he's happy as Larry isn't he? which made me laugh. I said, yes, he really is!

Mellymog Sun 12-May-13 18:26:39

I knew a woman called Laurie (not a nn), now in her 30's. I think it's unisex.

shoobidoo Sun 12-May-13 18:39:43

In France Laurence is a girls name, the female version of Laurent.
Like Florence is to Florent.

I prefer Lawrence, nickname Lawrie.

Decoy Sun 12-May-13 18:44:50

I've only heard Laurie and Loz.

wigglesrock Sun 12-May-13 19:11:42

I know 3 Lawrences and none of them are shortened smile

itsnothingoriginal Mon 13-May-13 20:15:25

DS is Laurence but always known as Laurie smile

I've had loads of positive comments from people about his name and he loves it! It has local associations as we live close to where Laurie Lee was born. I also know quite a few little boys who are just called Laurie without having the full name Laurence/Lawrence.

dementedma Mon 13-May-13 21:18:19

Laurence - with a u - is a lovely name.don't shorten it to anything

squoosh Tue 14-May-13 00:54:56

Lar is the usual nickname for Laurence in Dublin. There are a fair few of them actually, muct be because of St Laurence O'Toole.

Lorcan is the Irish for Laurence.

1944girl Tue 14-May-13 01:01:37

I have a godson called Laurence.I have never seen him since he was a little boy.He must be 52 now.

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