How to avoid a Nickname?
Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:31 PM
Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:07 PM
Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:09 AM
I think it's possible, but you just have to be persistent
Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:09 AM
He has always been Matthew. However.. the biggest challenge comes from your childs friends especially when
they hit preteen ages. Alot of times the friends shorten the names. If your child likes it or doesn't correct it then
in the school/Friend environment your child will have a nick or shortened name and there wont be a whole lot
you can do about it there. But I know of alot of people who use full names. The other alternative would be to
pick a name that doesn't have much Nickname possibility like Erin, Kaye, Lisa, Ava, Eve, Eden, Joy, Reagan,
Taylor, etc.. .. ..
Posted 19 June 2008 - 10:29 AM
I have a friend, Dawne, who's son is Nicolas. Just Nicolas, he's not a Nick, Nico, or Cole. When he was born, Dawne told everyone that he was only to be called Nicolas. And everyone has complied. He's only 3, and not yet gone to school, so this might change in the future. He might choose to use a nickname.
I know that if this baby ends up being a boy, Brian and I are seriusly considering the name Henry. I can't stand the nickname Hank (so he'll never be called that), but Harry would be an OK nickname to me.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 10:42 AM
Is it possible? Is there a way or any steps that you can take to avoid your child having their name shortened? My parents somehow made it work with me. My name is Jennifer and throughout my entire life, I have never been a Jen or Jenny. How do I go about avoiding a nickname for my child when I prefer them to be called their full name?
Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:25 PM
However, when your child is old enough to decide for himself/herself, he/she may decide they prefer to be called by a nickname, and there's not much you can do about that.
If you absolutely can't stand a nickname, I wouldn't use the longer name. If you just prefer the full version, then fine, as long as you're okay with your child using the nickname at some point if they so desire.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:10 PM
I wasn't lucky in that though. I actually prefer Lexii to Alexis. Plus, my aunts all call me Goobie. Everyone has a crazy nickname in my family. My sister, Amanda, is Kramer, my mom, Tammy, is Kit. They're hard to avoid in my family, but only cause I like my nicknames.
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