HATE the potential NN's....

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Registered: 06-29-2007
HATE the potential NN's....
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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 2:16pm

Ok, so here is my issue. My husband and I like the name Donovan for a boy. BUT we HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE Don and Donny.

NOW, I know in this day and age that we could push the issue with friends and family and get past them shortening it. That part I am not worried about.

BUT what if in 15 years he decides to shorten it? That would be his choice, I know. BUT I seriously dislike Don and Donny(no offense to any Don, Donny's lovers out there - it is just not a name I would give my child). I even recognize the fact that I would not have to call him that, but I would HATE if others were.

SOOOOOO, what would you do? Would you scratch it from your list because of this? And if not, give me suggestions to make sure he would never want to go by it :-)

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Registered: 09-23-2005
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 2:31pm

Personally, I would have never thought to shorten Donovan to Don or Donny. I would think the biggest "problem" you'd have would be when he hits high school, if his friends shorten his name. But, chances are, he'd have a different nickname anyway so that might not even be an issue.

My brother's name is Peter. He's 17 now, and he goes by "Pete" with his friends but I still call him "Peter".

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Registered: 10-23-2004
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 2:36pm
I had Donovan on our list with nn Van. I don't like Don or Donny either.
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Registered: 12-18-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 2:39pm
If you feel that strongly about it, I'd suggest you find a different name.
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Registered: 10-11-2005
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 2:55pm
I've removed a few names I really loved from my list because of this issue. If I couldn't deal with my child being called the nickname that might arise from the name I do remove it from my list, or it moved fairly low on the list if I can't quite drop it.











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Registered: 04-06-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 3:53pm

During my second pregnancy, I seriously considered "Oliver" (it's still quite uncommon in our area. However, I am not a fan of "Ollie." And my brother tends to shorten everything so I strongly suspected that he'd use "Ollie." So I crossed it off my list.


If it's that big a concern, maybe you need to find another name.

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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 5:14pm

I also love the name Donovan with a potential nn of Van.

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Registered: 08-07-2006
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 8:32am
I don't know if you can rule out names for fear that as a young adult your child might go by a different nick name.
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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 8:46am
You could move it to the mn slot?
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