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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Names

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?

2 comments:

Cathryn said...

Victoria is a lovely, elegant name. Viki is full of spunk, energy and fun! I like them both.

Yes I have a problem. It's a long story but I'm Cathryn. I have too many people who call me Cathy--and that's my auntie's name. And my family calls me Kitty. I do have a couple of friends who shortened it to either Cath or Cate...but I'm Cathryn!

Becca said...

I am Becca to family and friends and Rebecca at work. I am so used to it, I don't even notice (except I have a weird speech thing where sometimes I can;t say my own name properly and it comes out as Erbecca...maybe that's why I started being Becca)