I've noticed a lot of people on this board are just as obsessed with finding a nickname as they are a real name. I'm having trouble phrasing this... hmm. A few years ago I worked at a preschool and we had twins named Joseph & Caroline, when they first started with us they were 1 and went by nicknames, Jojo and Kay-Kay, as given to us by their parents. When they entered my 3 year old class, the mother was adamant we not call Caroline Kay-Kay anymore because she thought it was confusing her as to what her name actually was. She had no concern for Jojo though. And now at my current preschool, I have a David in my class that has been listening to his nickname, Bubba, for so long that he didn't even respond to his real name at all until I would only call him David, it took about a month for him to realize I was always speaking to him when I said David.
I also have a few parents who have made it clear we not call their children (Samuel & Joshua, examples) as anything but their full first names. And when I was little my aunt refused to let people call my cousin Cait, short for Caitlyn.
So, do you think it would ever be concerning to you that your or someone elses child could be confused as to what their real name was or would it just be something they grew out of as they got older?
I don't know if I'm making sense, just wondering what other people think about all the nickname craziness, I guess.