You guys ROCK.
Some of the names posted are ones I've been thinking of as well but didn't post them.
As for it not being shortened, we know the drill. Family tried to call Joseph "Joey" or "Joe" from the get go but we squashed that right away.
My husband is SteveN, not Steve and I'm Michelle not Shelly. I wouldn't mind a nickname for a NAME, just not to shorten any name.
We do not have a middle name.
We like 'traditional' names and would NEVER alter the spelling. I hate that.
I will put it out there that we have Kayla Marie and Joseph Michael Edward. So those names are 'used'.
Keep 'em coming as I am making a list. We feel that it will just 'hit' us when we meet him/her. (I hope)
PS, our 'back up names' for Kayla was Samantha Nicole (we are now thinking Samantha Elisabeth and for Joseph it was Justin Daniel. But we feel that those are now "back up names" so are on the fence about them. We had picked Erich David for this one, but have grown to not like it as much. (my Gpa was named Erich with the H, he was German so that's how we'd spell it if we use it)