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  1. #16
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    Jan 2010
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    Ahh I am having the same issue with Patrick!
    I think most people will respect your wishes but there will always be one or two who will call him Ben. I love both Ben and Benjamin though !
    Mom to Jack Louis, Claire Bonnie and baby BOY due Christmas Day
    He will be either Max ,Ben, Ryan or Patrick
    Vote on my names http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9751728

  2. #18
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    Sep 2012
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    Grand Rapids, MI
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    Me personally, no I wouldn't not if I actually hated the nicknames, because I know people will shorten it.

  3. #20
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    Nov 2011
    Location
    South Carolina
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    I've considered this, because, while I love the name Elisabeth/Elizabeth, I have an irrational dislike for the nickname Beth. Lately, I've been leaning more towards using Eliza, to avoid using the despised nickname.
    Annie, mid-twenties, vegetarian, name lover. No kids yet, just two furbabies - Roxy & Layla.
    Top favorites for a girl: Beatrice Lily, Charlotte Amelia, Clara Louisa, Eliza Ruby, Josephine Alice, Katherine Annabel, Lillian Audrey, Margaret Helena, Matilda Iris, Philippa Violet
    Top favorites for a boy: Adrian Silas, Alexander Gray, Emmett Oliver, Jasper Milo, Julian Edward, Lucian Henry, Nathaniel August, Samuel Owen, Rowan Felix, Theodore August

  4. #22
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    Jan 2012
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    I would definately choose a name I likes in full but did not like the nicknames for. In your case, I think you would be just fine because as far back as I can remember, if someone has a name usually nicknamed like Benjamin or Matthew, the teacher always says "Ben or Benjamin" when calling role the first day and whichever the child decides is what they are called both by the teacher and the kids in the class. Usually they make a blacket statement that anyone who prefers to go by a nickname or middle let them know.

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Germany
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    108
    I also have to vote "no". I love the name Frederick, but I sadly crossed it off our list because I strongly dislike Fred and Freddie. I just don't want to have to correct everyone all the time, and part of me feels like Fred is unavoidable. It's so disappointing because I think Frederick is such a great name, but my love for Frederick doesn't outweigh my dislike of Fred. Oh well!
    mother to Louisa (born 11/22/2010) and Frederik (born 2/19/2013)

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