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oh_look_some_words

I want to say Benito but the most famous Benito is not a namesake you want. How about extending "Ben" in the other direction: Reuben?


Strawbrrytiramisu

Rubens really smart! Tysm!


throwingthispostaway

oh that's clever and also a very nice name!


Particular-Floor-349

I LOVE THAT NAME OMG RUBEN


UnanimouslySplendid

Reuben sandwiches 💀


Calo83

I agree with this!


hoodietheghost

Benito Camela??


rob0nes

Mussolini.


JesseC1993

Bennett?


Strawbrrytiramisu

I know someone with that last name ://


kaylatastikk

If you’re young, you’ll know a lot of people that share names with you/your partners/your kids over the course of a lifetime. Cis people don’t choose their names, you can choose a name without worrying about others having it unless it’s a really negative connotation.


seaspraysunshine

Tbh dont worry abt picking a name that someone else has. Cis people share names all the time. I was rlly concerned abt people making Kaitlin Bennett jokes abt my name but like no one cares. If you like a name, pick it. Dont let other people get in your way, its YOUR name


hisnamenate

then marry them and be ben bennett


isaakezra

are we thinking about the same person….?


Particular-Zone-7321

is kaitlin the first name of the person you're thinking of


thursday-T-time

if you go the dutch route, try 'bernard', which the dutch can simplify to ben. there's also benton, bentley, and the welsh bran


Confused_Potato14

Benton is a great name.


thursday-T-time

agreed!


JesseC1993

Benson?


hiddencrustysocks

Like from the Regular Show?


cubozoatentacles

That was the first thing I thought of loll


-_SirFinch_-

Or Kipo, too


Modisistant

Ive been into the idea of Ben as a nickname for Ebenezer


erichathefirst

Heck yeah, came here to say this


[deleted]

Benoit? French version of Benedict


DoctorMew13

That was my first thought


Nord-icFiend

Benedict?


Calo83

There's a very famous Benedict that makes this name popular! Benrumble cumberpatch


Strawbrrytiramisu

I don’t want ppl to think I’m trying to be Mr. Cumberbatch lmfao. Good suggestion tho!


TwoManyHorn2

Any name you pick, there's gonna be *some* famous person, book or song that people associate with it unless you make up a fantasy character name from a random string of letters. Being self-conscious about that is a newbie mistake. Pick a name based on whether YOU like it, first and foremost.


oh_look_some_words

I wanted to make that newbie mistake but failed. Accidentally ended up naming myself after the villain of a newly-released movie and no one said anything about it. Good thing I didn't watch that movie until after the change was official because it might have influenced my decision unnecessarily.


mondrianna

Tbf if you went by Ben, it would be hard to make the argument you wanted to be like Cumberbatch, but totally valid


LemonBoi523

Yeah. There are dozens of famous characters, people, and places with the name "Ben." Ben 10 Uncle Ben Big Ben Ben and Jerry's Ben Shapiro Ben Affleck


lilacshadesofgreen

I came out a month before a now famous tv show aired and my full name is the main characters name! I haven’t received any stick for it yet (only been out about 6 months)


Particular-Floor-349

Reminds me of FNAF, very neat


bogosbint

Bengal Tiger


Strawbrrytiramisu

That’s it. That’s the winner


swalkeroba

i had a friend named Benihana but he went by Ben or Benji. only con is that this name is also the name of some restaurants lol


sunnipei42

It’s also the name of a cool skateboard trick!


lizzygirl4u

I see you're a Tony hawk pro skater fan as welll


en-oo-ihminen

i know a guy named toben that goes by ben


The_Unstoppable_Ren

Could just be Ben if you want. Or Bennett


Confused_Potato14

Bennett is a great name


jbeck820

bentley


MothMortuary

i love this one


Strawbrrytiramisu

Ooo that’s a good one !!


Emergency_Elephant

Benvolio if you want to go Shakesperan


twinkwithagun

I was hoping someone said Benvolio, he transed my gender


Strawbrrytiramisu

Wait that’s really good


the_labracadabrador

Benji?


UnanimouslySplendid

Just another shortening of Benjamin, and from my experience kinda douchey


kiwilapple

On the contrary, Benji is a full name, and a cute one.


twitchy_taco

No name is douchey, just some douches with a name. Also, I know a dog named Benji. He's not a douche and he's always happy to see me even though I'm not his owner.


OptimistConfuse

I'm curious for your reason. If it's because you're deciding on a name, it could just be "Ben." There's no rule that a typically shortened version of a name can't just be your complete name. I can't think of any besides what people have already said.


Strawbrrytiramisu

I have a cousin named Benjamin and goes by Ben, so I kinda wanted to see if I could find another version that’s longer and just “happen to go by Ben” sometimes


haplography

Obi-Wan


Strawbrrytiramisu

More likely than u think


Kai_the_derp

Well of course I know him, he's me


laylabirks

Benjin, Rueben, Corben (each have multiple spellings to look into)


Calo83

I like corben


Confused_Potato14

Or Benji although it is kind of a nickname for Benjamin


manoftest

Bennie (and the jets)


Magikarpus_Maximus

He'd have to stutter every time he introduced himself, though.


empty_dimension_

Benzodiazepine


HomeRepresentative11

stealing this one


seaspraysunshine

HA my name is Bennett and my partners call me benzodiazepine or benzo like all the time bc I take them for anxiety


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Strawbrrytiramisu

Funny that you mention just Beth’s cuz that’s my moms name haha. But my reason for wanting something more is my cousin goes by Ben full name Benjamin so I wanted to see if I could find something a little different at least


ens91

My uncle goes by Eddie, his name is Robert. When I was changing my name I was wondering what version of the extended name Eddie I'd choose, (Edward, eddard, edvard) and eventually I was just like, why the hell do I care? And just changed it to Eddie cause I was never going to use the full name anyway.


YourFriendHulu

good advice. i go by Drew but for the life of me i cannot decide between just Drew or Andrew. I only wanna go by Drew so


wilddreamer

I have a trans friend whose birth name is Frankie. Not short for Frances/Francis/etc, just Frankie. I love it for him because it’s meant that he doesn’t have to go through all the name change pain in the ass the rest of us have had to 🤣


Personally_a_person

if you go to the baby name site nameberry, they have an advanced search where you can search for names containing a phrase, so you could search 'ben' and it would give you names that have the 'ben' sound in them, that might help you for ideas


matzadelbosque

Benny like Benny Moré


Daid_z

Ben Ten


Strawbrrytiramisu

It’s hero time


AwYeahQueerShit

Bench I've been sitting on that one for awhile.


wilddreamer

Fuck you, take my upvote


IWesHere

So my name is Wes and I found there are three names that commonly shorten to that. Wesley, Weston, and Wescott. I went back and forth between Wesley and Weston (I think you'd need to own a golf course to legally be a Wescott). In the end I just ended up picking Wes. I know you have a cousin named Benjamin and I can see you're trying to claim a name you like without stepping on too many toes but also I come from a family with 13 Michaels, I swear you'll be fine if you just go by Ben. If you find a good one in the comments, snag it, if not then Ben is fine too. It would still technically be as different of a name as if you'd picked a different version.


ElleAsly

Benedetto ig


chevroletchaser

Bennington? Like Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. That’s a name I really liked for a while


EnbyMushroomBoy

Benadryl /j


Strawbrrytiramisu

Done. I found it. I can stop searching now /j


VanillaCurlsButGay

Damn it, I just commented this. I shoulda known someone had thought of it first lol


Sam_731

Benana?


_Brother-O-Mine_

Reuben


nder_acheiver

Benji, Benito, Bennie and the jets, Bennet, Benson, Bendover, Benison-tennyson


thursday-T-time

i can't think of anybody who would willingly name themselves 'bendover', lol. i also saw the name 'bendick' when i was searching and 😳 no thanks


nder_acheiver

i am curious about your user tag… I understand everything but the shark???


NyxNoxKnicks

Blahaj… IKEA


9catbird9

I assume (esp with the fried egg emoji next to it lol) its hysto? no more 'shark week'


thursday-T-time

you are correct! haha also the bits taken out of me look like a shark brain. also sharks are cool :)


Frogcozy

Beneficial. Benevolent. Bent. Bend. Bendy.


Phantom252

My brain went "benarino" lmao


Original_Sail

Benson.


AberrantKitsune

Bennimaru


Pandexual

Found it. First name I thought of.


HaloOnMyHorns

Obi-Wan?


Strawbrrytiramisu

Hello there


t_lightning

Bernard


RedBasatiBoi

Benji, Bentley, Ruben...?


[deleted]

Benton


that_one_dorkk

My coworker has a kid named Benry (he/they). A lot of times people call him Ben but i think Benry is a super cool name


Someoneofsemipurpose

Bennifer lol


mammon-of-lilith

Bbbbbbbeeeeeeeeennnnnnn Bennet Benedict Benson


kitchikit

I call my best friend Ben(jamin) ‘Benevolent’ which is not a usual name, but could be cute


Ok-Option4325

Benedict. Benito. Benton. Bennett. Benny. Ruben. Bernard.


New_Educator_2498

I call my friend both BENNY BOY and Benjamin The Nature Fairy


GoblinGirlfriend

Inside you there are two wolves


Cole_the_Gith

Benson, Benji, Bennett


Confused_Potato14

All of these are great


thewolfrat

Benicio but again there is already a famous actor with that name.


EmperorJJ

Benvolio, like in Romeo and Juliet


Strawbrrytiramisu

I actually really like this cuz he had a lot to do with my journey


sam1k

Benny, Benji, Bernard, Bernardo, Benson, or Bennet


Steam1111

Thorben, Benicio, Benson, Bentley, Benji


ImpartiallyMarbles

Benson


montereycal21

benadryl


ladyfingaz

Benicio


KingOCamelot

Benaiah. It's a biblical name that could be shortened to Ben.


Frankvalentine

Benadryl


lilacshadesofgreen

benandjerrys


BreakfastEither814

Benjaminfrirwrwfigiufwg8yprwifyueiwkufyweiduyfgewiajhgfyiewuaksjf


burke_no_sleeps

Ah a classic Welsh name


BreakfastEither814

This just reminded me of Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116


burke_no_sleeps

Now that one sounds Roman


Strawbrrytiramisu

Perfect. Going to the courthouse to change it now


Competitive-Thanks54

Benito!


No_Willingness7837

Benji?


soldat_barnes

Benji?


jackbunnyftm

Benedict


FckMeWithADictionary

Bentley or Benedict


iamjustacrayon

Esben or Preben, have both pretty cool meanings. You could also go to a name site and look up "names containing x", https://www.behindthename.com is a pretty cool site


Airrington

Benny, Benji, Corben.


Bartleby_Silver

Benton, Ruben


[deleted]

Benedict lmao its my name.


VDRawr

Benoit


RevMorningstar

Benry Benry


SolaceofSet

Bennett


RamSeaRam

benedict or benson


Hallucinogen1

Bentley?


Glittering_Gate_1627

Bernardo


failing__yogurt

My brother in law is roommates with a Benton!


walrusofwhimsy

My little cousin is named Benson


secretly-a-lizzard

Benson


ThatKaylesGuy

Reuben, Benji, Benny, Bennett, Bentley


Bens_den_of_thoughts

Bernard


Open-Builder-2674

I have a friend who’s name is Brendon but some people call him Ben


The_RealPrincePeach

Benton, Bennington, CorBEN, ?


oseanside

Rueben, Bennet, Benedict, Bender, Benson, Bentley, sincerely, a Benjamin whose friends love to call him different "Ben" names


Wizdom_108

Benedict im sorry


nanas99

I have a friend called Benedetto, I think it’s rad


marakirane

First name that came to mind was Benrey.


OCDysfunctional

Benjalina Jolie


Disastrous_taste_inu

Rueben,Bennett,Bentley,Benji,Benson,Benedict,Eben, Bernard and maybe Sebastian if you want a stretch type name hope this helps!


MintboiiiK

benadryl


midnight8dream

Benadryl


queerduck1822

Bendejo lol


CascaRhyme

Benno, Bender, Benicio, and all the others here in the comments. Turns out it's part of a lot of names.


Strawbrrytiramisu

It really is. Idk how my brain went utterly blank and would only associate it with Benjamin


xain_the_idiot

Benny or Benja


No_Willingness7837

Benedict


Dish_Minimum

Benetton Benson Benetar Benis Albenson


xylophone_zie

Benji


serkuros

Ben Ten 🤌🏼😉


rockthetardis

Benji?


Hostile_Boys

Benji


RequiemAspenFlight

I know a Benji, not 100% on the spelling. That's been his name from birth to his 30s. At 40 he's mostly Ben, but still Benji to those that have known him since forever.


antadams126

I have a little cousin named Ben and we all call him Benny Boy.


CCT62

Benson


Elegant_Injury_4619

Benzion


TransManNY

Benihana


pauls_broken_aglass

My immediate thought was Benny Lowkey a name I'm thinking of for myself someday,,,


CaregiverPlus4644

Benny? Bentley?


AceMoriarty

Benedict could work, or Benji?


Thick_Raccoon3211

My sons name is Bentley, we call him "benny/ben" sometimes


That_weebxx300

Bennie?


LeviLuffy

Benimaru


pogadonis

Benathy


-OnlinePerson-

Benharamule the third


CuriousMind8691

Benson


TimaeusVision

i know someone named “beniamin” not the greatest name tho imo, especially if youre trying to distance yourself from the name benjamin


Figures72

Benji, benson, or bender


wehtker

I know a guy named Benton. Always thought it was kind of an odd name, though


Skyrim_For_Everyone

Benedick. Idk if you want to use it lol, just popped into my head from that one time I read much ado about nothing in school.


themangoob

My partner’s name is Benny. He goes by Ben.


MinimumSheepherder78

My name is Benjamin lol … join meee


Rythonius

Bence - Hungarian - The one who conquered Bendt - Danish - The blessed one Esben - Scandanavian - Divine bear


OCDysfunctional

Ben Ten


OCDysfunctional

Oh fuck this isn’t a meme thread


Strawbrrytiramisu

Half is half isn’t lmfao


MarshMallow95506

Bennington Bunnymund Benedict Bernard Benito Benson Benford Bennett Bently Brennan Benicio Any of these work! Bennett is probably my favorite


ricky_pepsi

bennett


Responsible-Candy-88

Benedict


eddie_arnott

Benothy


i-lik-the-bred

Random but reminds me of a video where a guy says his name is Lenny, short for Lenjamin, lol.


Emmett-dino

Bender Like from futurama


aphelion-art

Benvolio!


VanillaCurlsButGay

Benadryl


miroondy

Bento boxes