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January 7th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Merolia Merolia is offline
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I agree that it's a good idea. Nicknames are fine, but they aren't good as full names. I would hate to have to put something like Katie or Lizzie on a resume.

Using a nickname as a full name does nothing but make sure that your child has to use the nickname for his or her entire life, even if s/he hates it. My parents used to call me Annie as a nickname for Anna. I hated it, and when I was about nine, I just started telling people to call me Anna. If Annie had been my full name, I'd still be stuck with it. Just because you like a nickname doesn't mean your child will.
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