My dd calls herself Li
) when she want a nn. Her name is Lilian
. Not that i think that a 2-syllabic name as Hayley
need a nn. Short names like Grace
get longer nn (Gracie
). Long names like Elizabeth
get shorter nn (Lizzie
, Lexi etc). But Hayley
is perfect and needs no nn imo.
My dds friends Linda
all go by their given names. I refuse to call her Li
, to me she is always Lilian
I think we have to learn to accept our names, just as we have to accept our parents and our looks (can be hard sometimes, i know). At least your name is not weird or unheard of.