Do you like your name? If you do, have you always liked it? Do you go by your given name or a nickname?
Victoria is my real name. Viki is my nickname. No one ever called me Victoria except occasionally my father. When I was younger I never cared for Victoria. As I got older I learned to like Victoria but by that time everyone knew me as Viki.
Up until high school, I spelled Viki - Vickey. Then when I was in high school I changed it to Viki.
Since my mother was in the hospital, rehab and nursing home and I deal with all her affairs when I have to sign papers I naturally sign it with my given/legal name. Now when those people call me or I talk to them in person they call me Victoria because that's what they know me as. I must say, every time some calls me Victoria it seems so strange and foreign to me. In fact, I mentioned to the one nurse that calls me about things about Mom last week that she can call me Viki.
Does anyone have this problem?