after posting such an opinionated post about name choosing, i spent the 45 minute drive from white rock to abbotsford thinking of boy names last night. i realized that my cohen example isn't really what i meant. i guess i don't need the nickname to be it's OWN name...it just needs to be an acceptable sounding nickname. (and cohen has been overruled because it's a little too different a name to go with shulba...imagine always having to spell both your first AND last name) also, i don't feel as strongly about my "rules" when it comes to girls names. so yes, just some extra thoughts on my previous post.