Since my name is Heather, there isn't a nickname that is common for Heather. Which I like.
Some of the many different types of nicknames are:
Initials -using the first letters of a person's first and last name. Such as JR for Jackson Royce, KC for Kelly Katherine
- Title -They may refer to a person's occupation, social standing, or title. Such as Sparky for an Electrician
Physical Characteristics -such as chubby, beanpole
Name Portions - only using some of real name. Such as Chris for Christopher, or Belle for Isabelle
Relationship - usually a term of endearment. Such as Babe, Sweetie, Lovee
With the exception of jokingly, and terms of endearment for my husband, I like to use people's complete first name.
6 of my 8 kids could totally have a nickname (when I say nickname I mean shortened version of their full name).... EX. Jacob could go by Jake. I prefer to use their full name.
I do not think it is wrong to use nicknames, they are just not my preference.
I have a dear friend of mine that gives everyone a nickname, it is one of the things I love about her and will always remember. She has many for me, but the one she uses most is Chunky.
Just for the record I only like when she uses that nickname. I do however have a family member that always calls me (and writes on letters and such) Heath~ (not pronounced with the long E sound)
So there's my opinion on nicknames.
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Do you have a nickname? Do you prefer nicknames?