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Do you think if someone named a boy Henry he would get called Harry or Hank?

we sort of like the name henry. We are debating between Leo, Graham or Henry for a boy, but my husband said that he thinks people might nick name him hank or harry because he knows of a guy in his 50's that they call hank but his real name is henry.

Do you think it'll be a problem or is the nick name Hank kind of dated?

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Asked by rockabell.2009 at 10:50 AM on Dec. 3, 2012 in Baby Names

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  • It's old-fashioned to nickname a Henry Harry or Hank. I don't think that would happen at all. I really like the name Henry.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:53 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • Are you writing a book or blog on baby names and using Cafe Mom as your research?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • Those are more common nicknames for Harold.

    I don't think it'd be a problem.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:58 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • I've never heard "Harry" but I've heard "Hank" used

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:59 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • No...I found out two days ago that I am pregnant again. I'm a bit obsessive compulsive when it comes to picking the right name with every pregnancy I have started my search early because it takes me months it seems to finally pick. This time I don't have as many names I like since I am tired of so many that were on the lists for my other three children I don't have any friends around so just bouncing ideas off of people :)

    Comment by rockabell.2009 (original poster) at 11:00 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • I had never heard Harry used either but on a couple name sites I seen nick names listed as Hank, Harry and Hal.

    Comment by rockabell.2009 (original poster) at 11:01 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • Henry...?

    I don't see why anyone would call him eiether of those two names

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:02 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • Harry for Harold...Hank for Henry. My cousin named her baby Henry a couple of years ago. He gets called Hank already. I can't say I'm really fond of the names Henry or Hank, but you have to pick a name you'll be happy with.

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:03 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • I really love Henry but I honestly can't stand the name Hank I think of Hank Williams every time and it just has an odd unappealing sound to me when i hear it lol

    Comment by rockabell.2009 (original poster) at 11:06 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • Hank, maybe but, not Harry, I think.

    I like Henry and Leo & Graham. Congrats.

    Answer by 3libras at 11:10 AM on Dec. 3, 2012

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