It's been tricky this time around. About 1/2 way through we settled on a girls name. We are still working on a boys name. And since Givinya had a boy, I am feeling pretty certain that this baby will also be a boy :) Afterall, our last two children turned out to be the same sex, and we both "felt" like our current babies would be boys also. So I am conivinced. I dont however know for sure, so it may be a girl... but I think it's a boy....
Anyhow. We are still working on a name if it is infact a boy.
What are your thoughts on our dilema... Do you go ahead with a name that you both like in its full form even if you dislike most of the shortened forms that, lets face it, he would most likely recieve at some stage of his life. Particulary in his school years. And its those shortened names that often stick throughout their life.
We are not sure.... I dont want to say the actual name we are thinking about, but I will use Richard as an example. Lets say we really like Richard, but really dislike like; Ritchie, Dick, Rick, Rich.... Do we still call the child Richard anyway, even though it may at one point in it's life get called one of those other short forms by his peers?
*sigh* If only Swift Jim liked Henry..... ;)
ETA: In Australia it is not uncommon for people to add an "O" onto the end of a name. For example... Damo (Damien), Thommo (Thomas), Jonno (Jonathan)... I find it incredibly bogan and fear the name we like is susceptable to such a shortening... ICK