My husband is in love with the name Alistair right now. I've been going back and forth on how I feel about it. I love it when I think of Cookie Monster being Alistair Cookie for Monsterpiece Theater but other times I'm not so sure. My family tends to use formal names in public and then shorten versions of names in the family, like to everyone I am Amanda but to my family I'm Mandy. For Alistair, I really dislike the name Al and I don't want to use Ally because I have a niece named Ally (Allyson). The only other nickname I have seen to use is the name Alec since Alistair is a form of Alexander. So...
What do you think of the name Alistair?
Do you like the nickname Alec for Alistair?
Can you suggest any other nicknames besides Al, Ally, and Alec?