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Old 09-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #11
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I think it will be fine. My oldest daughter's name is Gwendolyn but I always intended to call her Gwen. I love long names for when you are older but Gwen is better for littles I think.

I also call the other 2 by names that aren't their legal names and no confusion

I actually went to school with a guy whose legal name is Clayton but he went by Mac. I went to school with him k thru 12 and didn't even know his name wasn't Mac until 3rd grade when the teacher said Clayton. They have a place on school forms for preferred name and they even announced his name as Mac during graduation.

Anyways all that to say go for it


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Old 09-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #12
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Re: Names

I think it's fine and also pretty normal when you have a mix of cultures in your family (my husband is Chinese and has a legal name and an English name.)
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #13
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I don't like it and wouldn't do it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #14
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I named my DS John and we have called him Jack from day 1. It only gets confusing with the legal stuff like insurance and doctors appointments.

It gives him versatility since I consider Jack a boys name and John a mans name but honestly I don't care what name he chooses to go by as an adult.
I'm so tired of hearing about how important a birth is. It is absolutely nothing more than an obstacle between a family and a baby.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #15
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We did that with our youngest. Nathaniel goes better with his middle names, but we always intended to call him Nathan. It's just a nickname, imo.

And the bonus is when he hears "NATHANIEL" he knows something's up! lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:52 PM   #16
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Re: Names

I get you too and think it's fine. My BIL's legal name is Josue (ho sway) in spanish but he goes by Josh. Heck I don't even think his parents call him Josue ever lol. Not a big deal at all. My daughter thinks it's cool that she has two names (really just a nickname Gabi for Gabriela) and tends to write her full name on her work but answers to her nickname. I think you're good. I draw the line at two totally different names.
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