What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet; those famous words uttered by Romeo question the importance of a name. Have you given a thought as to how important your name is to you?
There are those general nicknames people use, Sweetie, Beauty, Darl and so on, then there are nicknames created by shortening your name; Liz for Lizzie. Mike for Michael. Do you prefer to be called by one or more of these or by your actual name?
My 2 ex husbands were the only people who called me by my full name.
It was something that just happened.
The rest of the world, cut it in half, e.g. Sue instead of Susan.
My last son, never says 'Mum' much....he calls me some of the sweetest fun names.....I love it!
My two grandchildren also have a very cute fun name they call me.
Isn't life weird? :)
It doesn't matter what name I am called. However, I have three names: a childhood nickname, a nickname I got when I grew up as an adult, and my real name. The name people use to call me identifies their personal relationship with me. My real name is usually used by officemates and colleagues. My nickname, by college friends and the like. My childhood nickname, by those people closest to my heart.
Generally, I don't like common nicknames like 'darling' especially when they are used by people who don't know me personally. Otherwise, I don't have a preference when it comes to my actual name and the nicknames my family use. I do however invite people to call me by my nickname to avoid the whole 'do you pronounce it 'Veealetta' or 'Vyoletta?' discussion.
My mother in law has a cousin Vi . . . . I just love her name but she doesn't :((
I adore anything that has violet connotations and I love violets and little violas - we called them Johnny Jump Ups but I know they are also Heart's Ease (Heartsies to some). I think it is lovely that you have such a beautiful name. Mine could sink a thousand ships :( Hahahahahahaha.
"Could sink a thousand ships", Rice I don't even know what that means, but I suspect it is not positive. Surely it's not that bad! Goodness, compared to some of the, shall we say, "interesting" names that can be found today...Yes, I love the violin, viola, any string instrument actually. You've got me puzzled about your name now, LOL!
As I have gotten older I prefer to be called by my full name which is Susan. My husband has pet name for like loulou or petal. My grandchildren call me nanny Sue. I do not mind what I am called as long as it is not early.
Most people usually like my name . Its small and easy to say, so much so that I never get called by other names except by my real name. My husband has a special nickname for me which I love but the rest of the world knows me by Alia only.
I don't have a nickname apart from online where I am "petal". Actually this originated from a customer of mine when I had a wholesaling business, who used to call me petal, and I thought it was so sweet.
So basically, yes I like nicknames that are cute, but don't get called by any.
I am seldom called by my real name, people seem to call me by the first letter of my given name. It's quite odd as people who don't even know each other do it so it is not a "group" thing. My two siblings always call me by my given name. My sister gets her name contracted but my brother stays whole. Haha.