I’m quite intrigued by some of the nickname/name combos that nameberries come up with. I live in a nickname heavy culture (country Australia) where many if not most people go by some kind of nickname.
I don’t really understand though how it works to say name someone [name]Calliope[/name] and then say ‘nn [name]Lola[/name]’ (I’m trying to find an example I haven’t seen on the boards so that I don’t offend anyone).
To my mind no matter what you say the child will eventually end up being ‘[name]Calli[/name]’ or ‘Cly’ or even ‘ope’ as people generally form nicknames with obvious sounds or associations from the original name.
Does it actually work to try and take charge of your child’s nickname? Considering that nicknames are generally endearments of some kind and often grow and change organically? What about when they are at school and beyond?
[name]Do[/name] you think we are being a bit misleading thinking that you have so much control over nicknames and perhaps parents might regret not going for the end result they want from the start (ie [name]Lola[/name] instead of [name]Calliope[/name]) if their preference isn’t the intuitive option?
I’d love to hear your opinions,