My goal with names like [name_f]Minerva[/name_f] and more recently [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] is to get the nickname [name_f]Minnie[/name_f].
If the purpose of the longer, more formal name is to use a nickname, is there a purpose for the longer name? A part of me says yes, because it will be better accepted and respected in mainstream society. Then a part of me says no, because what we really want is the nickname-name to use it on a regular basis. This is also considering we will not use middle names.
What do you say?