Dp and I both like Ronnie for a boy, but I like names which can be shortened, so I'd like Ronald (grandads name) but use Ronnie day to day iyswim, but everyone is saying just to name baby ( if its a boy) Ronnie because Ronald is "old manish", what do you think??
Thank you for replies, I agree Ronald gives more choice, now we need to agree on a middle name Ds1 has my dads name as his middle name, so I've told dp he can choose this time,. He's piped up with Alan. I hate it, but its only a middle name, should I just suck it up and agree?
I favour full names because they allow more flexibility; alternative nicknames, option to use full name when wished, option to use nickname if wished. I know someone who has named their children 'short' names, and now the kids are in their teens they hate their names as there is absolutely nothing they can do to them.
My dsis reluctantly put my dn's full name on his birth certificate. But dsis waS adamant tHAt he is to be known as the abbreviated version. She goes blardy mad if someone anyone uses his full name. Hence the reason why didn't want the full name on there.
Alan was one of his late grandfathers names, the only other name he's suggested so far was Phillip (his df) but I like that even less. I was beginning to think I was being totally unreasonable considering Ronald, with so many people slating it. I like it, I like that there are options and that that it has a family link, decision made, thank you all
We gave our DD a long name but more regularly called her the shortening which suited her more as a baby.
However, when starting preschool she asked for the teachers to call her by the long name. I'm so glad we have given her the option, especially as now she is getting older the long name really suits her.
Having said that, make sure you like both. Don't call give baby a long name that you hate!