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When Gordo is a No-Go: How Do I Convince Them to Use Baby's Given Name?

When we named Gordon, we naively thought that friends and relatives would call him… Gordon. Crazy, right? Not Gordie. Not Gordo. But our people find Gordo irresistible and we’re not sure what to do. Have you had to battle an undesirable nickname for baby? It makes me feel like a jerk to constantly correct people but how will they know if i don’t say something? I’ve taken to telling them they can even call him FLASH if they need a nickname but then I envision some junior-high wardrobe malfunction resulting in FLASH being the cruelest nickname of all. Part of me thinks that i should have stuck by my rule of one syllable names like I used for my daughters Clare and Quinn but I really loved Gordon and still do. How do I convince others to embrace his given name without coming across as a control freak? Have any of you successfully warded off a bad nickname for baby?

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