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I have a friend who chose pet names for both her pregnancies, making it clear that they wouldn't be sharing the real name, but if in the meantime you'd like to refer to her baby as something other than "it," there you go. It worked well and kept it light-hearted.
I have a friend who had infertility issues for four years and finally just had a daughter. Before she got pregnant, though, one of her friends stole her girl name. That was quite the falling-out.
I really like Ophelia. I worry about nicknames, too, with names I like. But I agree with PPs who shared that sometimes nicknames that occur don't have to be related to the real name. I also really like Persephone, but have gotten some really weird looks from people when I shared that.
I have two friends with daughters named Fiona, and neither has ever mentioned any problems with the recent popularity of the name from the Shrek movies. Lia is a great nickname, too.
Lacy 35 and Chris 35, DS Jakob 2, and EDD 1/1/11