DH and I both like this name but it is a bit long for everyday use imo.
The trouble is DH thinks it should be shortened to Nat and I think Nate. There are two problems here, one is that I know a female Nat and it will always remind me of her and secondly that DH's name is Matt and I think the rhyming thing is too much.
Can you think of any better nicknames? Preferably not Neil! ... or Nathan....
This is my bro's name. He gets called Nay, Nath (Naythe) or Nathan - he hates Nat. Nate can sound a bit american? At school he was Nathan Nail Head! I used to call him Nathaniel Spaniel. (Not quite sure this was what you were after!) :-)