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ExpectingDad

Kaitlyn

Ok so my wife and I are very torn. We are trying to pick out a name for our baby girl. We both love the name kaitlyn but are not thrilled about the nickname options of "kate" (no offense to anyone).

Anyway, I just wanted to get other peoples opinions on the matter.

For whatever reason, I'm starting to really like "Alyssa" now too. Haven't told my wife yet. She'll probably hate it



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concerned mom

I love Alyssa. Kaitlyn is nice too, but like you said, Katie often becomes a nickname. While I like nicknames for kids, you kind of want the grown up names to stick. As kids get older, the nicknames seem a bit too cute. On the other hand, if you really like a name, stick w/ it. Just avoid using a nickname, and hopefully others will do the same.

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ExpectingDad

Thanks for the tips! We were talking about nicknames again yesterday and we came up with the idea of instead of spelling it with a "K"aitlyn, we could use "C"aitlyn. Her full name would be Caitlyn Joanna (Joanna is a mix between my wifes mother and my mothers name "Joanne" and "Donna"). We could call her CJ :)

I still like Alyssa or Allison (Ali is such a cute nickname)