ha. I named my daughter Panda! it turned out to be an awesome name.
I like Pandora, but I like Pandy for a nickname better than Panda, which just makes me think of the bear (though they ARE adorable!).
Pandora is a very cute name, but Panda makes me think of a chubby and hairy animal.
Love the name, mostly because of Skins:)
I think Pandora nn. Panda is very pretty. You should use it.
As Pandora ages, she can have a more mature nicknames, such as:
Andora (ala Endora from Bewitched)
Ora (pronounced aur-ah)
I think every child wishes that their name was something different. Pandora offers plenty of nicknames, through that phase.
At the end of the day, I firmly believe that a Pandora is very well named. :)
Wishing you the best of luck.
I think it's great! G for it! And, I doubt highly that anyone will remember "box" as what we know it as. Terms for thins like that change rather frequently
It is a really pretty name, but my association is the character in the Adrian Mole books. I don't know if anyone still reads them, and i'm fairly sure they wouldn't have been read in the US, but for people of my age group in the UK, they were a staple of teenage reading. Pandora was a very pretty, clever girl and Adrian Mole worshipped her, but she was quite pretentious and the whole thing was hilarious.