Join Date: Oct 2003
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I definitely am picking names somewhat based on the need to have many nickname possibilities. (Not just one, but multiple... like my name: Alexis can become Lex, Lexie, Alex, Alexa. Most people call me Alexis, but lots of friends call me Lexie, at least part of the time. My DH calls me Lexie, Lex and Alexis. I love all those variations).
My dh, however, is called his nickname almost exclusively. I am the only one who calls him anything different, except for the occasional people who use his full name. And the very rare people who use the diminuitive form of his nickname (which he HATES!) He does go by his full name professionally (for papers and such), however, people who know him use his nickname.
I want my child to have multiple nicknames, because to me they're a sign of affection. His one plain nickname (which is really his full name) isn't really. That's why I had to invent extra nicknames for him! (He actually has extra nicknames for me as well, too. We both like nicknames).
Off topic -- it's interesting to me that other mamas also have plans about what they would do if they were blessed with an intersexed baby. I do, too. Same as Boingo. I think I tend to like gender-neutral names for that reason... tho maybe it's because my name is a gender-neutral name, and I've always liked that!)