I am considering a formal name for my daughter (due in 2 weeks), margaret, after husbands grandmother) with the plans to call her greta. i [name]LOVE[/name] the name greta and we had been considering just naming her that, because neither of us prefers to name our child something just to call her something else. but now he is thinking he likes the margaret/greta idea. i don’t want to shoot him down, but i’m uneasy about the whole naming her something we never intend to call her. i know tons of people do this, and i’m wondering how, especially in the beginning… it feels awkward (to me) to say “her name is margaret [mn, not sure yet], but we’re calling her greta.” on birth announcements, how do you communicate this? i hate to just stick “greta” in parentheses. i eventually want to get to a point where i would just be introducing her and referring to her as greta, but is that an awkward transition?
thanks for your help!