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Clay vs. Clayton

I fell in love with the name Clay, but I’m not sure if I should give him the longer name Clayton. I’m leaning towards just Clay but what do you think?

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Poll created: Nov 02, 2013
Total Votes: 13


Go with Clay. Clayton sounds like a last name, and is totally unnecessary if you’re going to call him Clay. Clay is a stronger name.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
My husband’s name is Clayton, and I call him Clay most of the time but I also call him by his full name. Definitely give him the option of having a fuller first name, he can always go by Clay also.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
My parents named me Annie because that’s all they ever planned on calling me; I’m okay with my name, but I’ve always wished it was a nickname for Annemarie or Annabeth because I like the fuller sound of those names.

Your son may like Clay just fine, and that’d be great! Yet, I would go ahead and give him a fuller version just in case he happens to like one better than the other ... or in case he likes both and goes back and forth between the two.
posted by Annie :: 4 years ago | report

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