Would you name your kid a name that is almost always shortened, if you didn't like the shortened versions? For example: Christopher, William, Elizabeth.

DHs favorite name is a name like this and while I love the full version I don't like the shortened one much. I worry that we'd constantly be saying for example"oh, it's not Chris, it's Christopher" and then what if he grows up and decides he likes the short one better himself? I welcome arguments on both sides, just want honest opinions.