During my childhood everybody I knew had a nickname but me. Nicknames were fun and cute and reflected something about the persons personality. They always came with a funny story about how the person got the nickname. It would be something cute "Gramma always called me" or "my big brother couldn't say my name clearly and this is how he used to say it" or "when I first started talking this is how I used to say my name".
People always thought my name was either too hard to say or too hard to remember and ask "well, what's your nickname"? I would have to tell them I don't have one. They would say "what do people call you for short"? I would say there is no shortened version of my name. Just another sign of lack of effort that comes from a foster/adopted family. More proof of not having a real family. There was no cute nickname. No cute story about who gave it to me and why it stuck.
As on adult I had an exboyfriend give me a nickname and it was cute while we were together. Once we broke up I didn't like it anymore, besides he was the only person that every called me that name anyways. Lately I have been trying to come up with a cute nickname for myself. The list seems silly now and I often think, I am too old for this.
Dae-Dae Short for my spiritual name Omitonadae.
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Merika Reagan, Author
Hello Everyone. I am a San Francisco native.