Do you ever wonder about people's nicknames?
May 5, 2018 8:48am CST
This kind of goes along with a post I made about creating a name for yourself, but in the case of most people their nicknames are kind of bestowed upon them. There is an in memorial segment that a local funeral home has on TV . One of the women they profile on there had the given name of Sherry but people knew her by a completely different name, that had nothing to do with Sherry. I always wonder how she got that name. (I personally preferred Sherry) My friend who passed away recently had the given name of Margaret..but everyone who knew her called her Cook, which was short for Cookie, a name her family called her. My dad's real name is Paul, but the family and close friends call him Bud or Buddy. Sometimes, even my dad's good friends call him Paul though. I call my son Robo, short for Robert..but I think I am the only one who does. He tells most people to call him Robert. I should ask him if anyone ever calls him "Bob" he is not a "Bob", a Rob maybe, but not a Bob! Do you know those called exclusively by their nicknames?
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Sometimes people who have nicknames may use them with some people and not others. My nephew is Steven and the family always calls him Steven, Steve wouldn't sound right..but he calls himself Steve with others..my friend is Steve to us as well, but the family calls him by his given name Stephen.