I've seen so many people (here and IRL) who tell me that their future child's name is XXX with YYY as a nickname. Does everyone who picks a name intend to use a nickname? I grew up with a 3 syllable name that easily shortens to several nicknames, but have never used one (even as a kid). DH doesn't use a nickname. No one in my family does (even the Kathleens and Roberts). I can see it if the kid "develops" one ("Cricket" used to kick her legs like one, "Maddie" was the seventh "Madison" in her class, etc), but to plan one in advance sounds strange to me.
So, is there anyone out there NOT planning a nickname in advance? Or am I totally in left field?