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tcadez July 12th, 2013 5:52pm

Follow up: If you have a nickname, was it given to you by others or did you choose it yourself?

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restinghour Pennsylvania
07/14/13 2:10 pm

My brother, my nephew, and my grandpa all have nicknames for me.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/13/13 11:40 pm

My name is Kathryn. My parents/family have always called me Katie. My friends and my sister call me Kate. Essentially, I have a nickname for my nickname. Lol

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/12/13 5:24 pm

"Starshine" by friends & hubby; "Death Star" or "Red Queen," by everyone when I go ballistic, which is *extremely* rare but nuclear when it does! :-)

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tcadez Minnesnowta
07/12/13 6:42 pm

That is great!

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/12/13 3:43 pm

Most people can't pronounce my name (Nisreen) so I have been given a plethora of nicknames including Niz, THE Niz, Miss Nis, Dr Niz, Nizabelle, Nizzy, Nizzles etc.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/12/13 3:43 pm

But I have neer given myself a nickname because I actually like my name, a lot.

tcadez Minnesnowta
07/12/13 6:41 pm

What a lovely name and surrounding nicknames!

jonfrei the boonies
07/12/13 2:00 pm

Nicknames are given, not chosen... Chosen names are aliases.

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tcadez Minnesnowta
07/12/13 6:39 pm

Thank you, agreed.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/12/13 12:06 pm

Shelly is my nickname but its what I've been called since I was born. Michelle Marie is by full name

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/12/13 3:41 pm

I have a few friends named Michelle and not one of them likes to go by Michelle. One of best friends in the world hates her name because she says it has "hell" spelled out in her name.

tcadez Minnesnowta
07/12/13 6:45 pm

My nickname is the same. I was named Theresa but called Teri by my family. I just chose the spelling when I was 5 (Terrie was too long for my 5 year old self)

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/12/13 7:18 pm

I actually don't mind going by Michelle. I use it as my formal name so when I go to conferences and such people call me Michelle.

XercesBlue ...
07/12/13 11:07 am

I had two nicknames given to me

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tcadez Minnesnowta
07/12/13 10:59 am

Story behind these questions:
A guy I know is thirtysomething. Everyone knows him by his name (which isn't very long). He has now decided to give himself a nickname. He gets mad when you call him by his real name.

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