I've never been able to comprehend why people put a name on the birth cert that they have no intention of ever using. The name Anna is lovely, why make things complicated for your DD when she goes to school, interviews etc and has to explain that 'Yes, that is my name, but no-one's ever called me it'?
No he hasn't read Jodi Picoult, he liked the name before. Though this may have encouraged him more after I told him it was the girl's real name. The long name would be used sometimes if dh had his way.
The girl's name Andromeda is pronounced an-DRAH-ma-dah. It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "leader of men". Greek mythology: an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia, was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster until Perseus rescued her. Also a northern constellation. Also the name of a shrub that blooms in spring.