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Is Gwen a nickname?

We have a predicament..hubby and I agree on the name Gwen (mn will be Mary) but I feel like it's a nickname and she should have a full name like Gweneth or Gwendolyn but DH doesn't like those names.  Help?

Also open to other options!

 

Baby girl #1 7/11/13

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Re: Is Gwen a nickname?

  • Yeah @meggyme I don't disagree!  I just wish dh would get on board with Gweneth but I'd settle for Gwen if I have to.

     

    Baby girl #1 7/11/13

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  • It’s not one that is too nicknamey like you I prefer a Longer given but I don’t think people would constantly assume it was a nick name


    Erinm278
  • Gwen could be a first name or a nickname, I personally dont like the longer options for it and would go with just Gwen if that's what you both like
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  • I personally like using a longer name that you can use the short version as a nickname, BUT I think Gwen could stand alone as a name without having to be a nickname for a longer form if you or YH are not sold on any of the longer options.
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  • My DH is in the same boat - name them what you want to call them.  He has a short name and likes it; says they'll have to write out that full long name the rest of their lives, and you never know what other nicknames you'll get, etc.  So, we'll probably be in that same camp :)
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  • I think Gwen is perfectly fine as a stand-alone name
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    I think it can stand alone. Most people are going to assume it is a nick name, but if you love it I don't think it really matters.
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  • It does seem like a nn for Gwendolyn or Gwyneth. 
  • I think Gwen is fine as a stand-alone name, and I do prefer it over the longer options.
  • I think Gwen can be a stand alone name.

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  • I think Gwen can be a stand alone name.

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  • mb0112mb0112
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    It can stand alone.  Names like Ellie feel too nicknamey to stand alone to me but Gwen sounds more mature.
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