I'm having a discussion with my sister about using a nickname more then a given name. My niece is called by her nickname, which is not a short version of her actual name, so much that she does not know her given name at all. Apparently it bothers me that I call my niece by her given name, not her nickname. My concerb is how confused she will be when she starts school and is being called by her given name, not a nickname. Am I right in my thinking that she should hear her given name more?