How often does it happen that you name your child something and end up calling them by the middle name, or always by a nickname?
My cousin's name is Leslie Ashe, but she's been called Ashe her whole life. I always wondered why they didn't make it her first name in the first place!
I also know an Alexander who is only known as Xandy. It really suits him! Then again, I know another Alexander who flat out refuses to be called anything BUT Alexander, not even Alex! There's a few Benjamins like that as well.
(These are 7-year-olds I'm talking about.)
Anyway what's your opinion on alternate names?