Name too childish?

I like the name Lenny. But I was worried that when the boy would grow up that the name wouldn't be very proffesional when going to job interviews/ signing cheques etc

 

Know any first names that would have Lenny as a nickname. 

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April 28, 2012 9:10 PM

Leon or Leonard are the natural choices, but really any name that starts with 'Le' could lead to Lenny, especially if the middle name starts with 'N'. Leo Nathan could become Lenny, as could Leander. Good luck!

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April 29, 2012 12:05 AM

Oh, I like Leander.  Lennon or Lennox could also work.  Another option would be to look at names that just contain the combination LEN-Allen and Glen come to mind.  Also Valentino, which might be a bit too much name you, but I'm sure there are others.  Some more trendy/surname type names such as Harlen or Rylen could also work.

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By ozy
April 29, 2012 10:26 PM

Lenny is very cute, and there are a ton of names that should work for a more official option.

I second Linneas and Valentino/Valens/Valentine (It would be a bold choice but those are awesome names). 

How about

Colin

Lorenzo

Linden

Arlen

I knew a man named Galen

There are also all of the trendy Jaylen, Baylen

Of course Leonard/Leonardo, maybe even Leon

Lots of options across a wide range of styles. Let us know what you decide!

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April 30, 2012 10:15 PM

Is this for your twin boy?  If so, I think Adele and Valen would make a great twinset, with Lenny as the nn.  I love the repetition of the vowels and they don't look matchy.

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May 1, 2012 7:15 PM

I really love the name Lenny! Also, and I think very positively of this association, it reminds me of the awesome detective on Law and Order- always hiliarious with the one liners! And he was an older man, so if anyone else had that association, they'd for sure think of it as an adult name as well as a child's name.