There is absolutely no reason why you should have second thoughts: Go straight for the nickname, especially when you realize that you despise the formal version of the name.
Tabitha or Bartholomew could be disastrous for a baby girl or boy. But turn them into nicknames and you get Abby or Barry.
You can even consider finding a nickname that derives from a surname.
All parents take extra care when the time comes to choose a name for their precious baby boy or girl. Many of them worry that the first name they’ll choose may in some point be turned into a funny and embarrassing nickname.
Opting for a nickname is a lovely and fresh idea for your baby. Not to mention that it’s a choice that will help your baby to correctly pronounce its own name a lot faster.
Nicknames for baby boys