Do you ever wonder about people's nicknames?

@snowy22315 (51352)
United States
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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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
5 May
Yes , my name is Jessa but most people here call me Jheng it's my nickname. I like to call someone by their nicknames , I feel they are close to me.
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
5 May
Again, it seems sometimes people only use their nicknames with certain people..right Jheng??
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@rakski (21148)
• Philippines
5 May
So Jheng @Jessabuma, how are you today?
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
5 May
@snowy22315 yes I agree with you..
@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May
Certainly some Roberts can be 'Rob' but not 'Bob' just like some James can never be 'Jim'.
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
5 May
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.
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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 May
@snowy22315 Vince's brother is Gerard and he has always been Gerard to the family. But then some of his friends were at a gathering one day and they all called him Gerry and it was as if they were talking about or to a stranger!
@just4him (124507)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 May
My mom and dad were only known by their nicknames - Peggy and Buzzy. Their names were Marguerite and Harold. I have a nickname, but haven't used it in many years.
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
5 May
Some people probably call you Val, I would think.
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@just4him (124507)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 May
@snowy22315 Yes, but it's not a nickname, and I don't like being called Val.
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• Bucharest, Romania
5 May
personally I do not understand why some people choose to be called by something else other than their real name
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
5 May
Sometimes they don't choose it, it is chosen for them.
@Icydoll (23624)
• India
5 May
Ya people do shorten names and call it as nicknames..I do have some friends .
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
5 May
Some people have nicknames that are completely different from their real names.
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
6 May
Sometimes I do wonder but it really isn't my business.
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
6 May
I don't think most people would mind if you asked them how they got their nickname, unless it is a name that hate or something in which case they probably wouldn't be using it.
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
6 May
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@id_peace (7635)
• Singapore
6 May
Yes and no Some nicks are easy to know why they are there.
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
6 May
Yes some are..
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@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
5 May
In my husband's fraternity, everyone had a nickname, and those guys still call each other those nicknames, and they are old guys.
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
6 May
In our old neighborhood, my son and most of his friends had nicknames. I know his was Duck, but I never found out why..
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@rakski (21148)
• Philippines
5 May
Robert here are sometimes called Bobet or Bobby. Isabel are sometimes calle Isa, Bel or Bella but could also be Abel. Francisco are called Francis, Fran, Ico or Isko
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@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
6 May
Bobet is a new one on me. The name Francisco is not that common here..although some of the Hispanic people probably have that name.