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Would You Give Your Child a Nickname For Their Name

Tossing Tradition: Are Nicknames Appropriate Given Names?

Jack is the new John and Jenny and Penny aren't always short for Jennifer and Penelope anymore. People who prefer names that were once considered "nicknames" have tossed tradition and given their babes the short version. Some moms and pops think it's pointless to put a formal name on a birth certificate and never use it, while other parents like the option. What's your opinion?

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