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@cc_sadie: For me, Malcolm associates with Scotland before Malcolm X. And I actually love the nickname Mal.
I've just now caught up with the thread in the last post and was so bummed to hear that I missed out on the Astrid discussion! Ever since I discovered the Beatles at age 12 I've been wanting to give that name to a future daughter. My husband likes it, but has reservations about how it might carry through school, given the first-syllable emphasis. So, I'm wondering if the moms of Astrids out there could share whether this has in fact come up for you.
It doesn't help that a couple of years ago, it appeared on "The Office": Jan Levenson named her daughter Astrid and the Dunder-Mifflin staff mistakenly spelled it "Astird"--or something similar that made it sound like "ass turd." Funny, I must admit, but a terribly unfortunate association for the name.