I'm Albert Edgar (Jr.), and my wife claims she married me despite the name. But I've gone by Al my whole life. I guess it's a reasonably dignified first and middle name, but hardly trendy. My oldest daughter (born when I was 37) is Elizabeth Erin, with the first name coming from my Mom and my wife's Aunt. My second daughter (born when I was 39) is Alison Elise. We had agreed up to the time of her birth that she would be named Alexandra, but we decided we couldn't lay that heavy a moniker on a little kid, so we switched just before they filled out the birth certificate. Alexandra was my wife's concession to me (Al/Alex), but the kid still ended up with the same initials I have. When my daughters were born, we were living in Texas and I had a chance to play a joke on my father in law. he's a super nice guy, but he's a farmer who will lie to you with a twinkle in his eye while he watches to see if you're falling for his story. So..... When our first daughter was about to be born, I called and told him we had decided to name her "Anastasia Roberta", and I explained the reason was then we could call her "Nasty-Bob" for short. Think Texas, and it makes sense. He bought it for about two beats! I could hear it! Then he figured out I was pulling his leg. HAH! That's one for me.