I’ve loved the name [name]Danny[/name] ever since I was little. However, I’m not a huge fan of [name]Daniel[/name] and I cannot stand the nickname [name]Dan[/name] (no offense to anyone who does, I’ve just never cared for it). [name]Do[/name] you think you could avoid the nickname [name]Dan[/name] with [name]Danny[/name]? I also love the name [name]Dane[/name], and was thinking about using this as the full name. [name]Do[/name] you prefer just [name]Danny[/name] on it’s own or with [name]Dane[/name] as the full name? Thank you!

I think it’s fine to prefer one nn over another, but I would give a more formal name. All the usual reasons apply-- professionalism, future choice of name/nn for your son. [name]Dane[/name] is interesting and an striking way to get to [name]Danny[/name]. There’s also:


I think it is possible to avoid [name]Dan[/name] if you remain vigilant about it. My grandmother had a [name]Russell[/name] with red hair and managed to avoid [name]Rusty[/name], just by being insistent about it. He’s sometimes [name]Russ[/name], but never [name]Rusty[/name].

I adore [name]Dane[/name], but [name]Danny[/name] doesn’t really make sense to me. However, I don’t think it’s so outlandish that you can’t do it if you want.

I also like blade’s idea of using a name that ends in -dan.

I like the name [name]Danny[/name], and I think that you can get away with naming [name]Dane[/name] and using the nn [name]Danny[/name].

I love the name [name]Danny[/name]. Actually, I hope to name a son [name]Daniel[/name] and call him [name]Danny[/name] (I don’t really like [name]Dan[/name] either, but if that’s what he wants to be called I won’t fight it).

My cousin named her first son [name]Dane[/name] and I like the name well enough. To be honest, I was just overjoyed to have any relatives born in the same decade as me; I was even happier to find that they were both boys (I didn’t really like playing with other girls).