When you're deciding on a name for your future child, you have to think of everything. Do their initials spell anything offensive? Is there a random relative or ex you don't like with the same name? Does it have a meaning they'll appreciate later in life? Choosing a name for your baby before you've even met them is as hard as it sounds. And although different parents put different amounts of thought into naming their kids, you may want a baby name that will give your kid options as they grow up. Or, in other words, a name with a lot of nicknames.
As I was growing up, I always wished my name had a great nickname to go with it. Although I love my name now and, thanks to my husband, finally have a nickname that stuck, I couldn't help but be envious of my friends with short, quipy names to go along with their longer, more formal ones.
Picking a name with several nicknames will give your child the gift of choice as they get older — something many shorter names don't allow for. Furthermore, most of these names are classics, popular for the very reason that they're so versatile.