It is Aloha Friday! In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that people take it easy and look forward to the weekend.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your comment below and link in Kailani’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
This weeks question is:
Do you go by your given name or a nickname?
My parents named me Melanie after the 60's folk singer Melanie.
Growing up most people called by my full name. In 6th grade my teacher called on me in class and said "ok, Mel". I then proceeded to tell him, "No it's not ok, my name is Melanie not Mel." So what do children do after you said you do not like being called Mel? They call you Mel. It no longer bothers me if you call me Mel. My husband likes to shorten every name, so he calls me Mel. I named my children something I didn't mind shortening, Ian & Lillian. So we call our children Ian & Lily.
One day after school Ian came home and told me all proud he wanted to be called "Easter". I looked at him and asked him "as in bunny?"
Have a fabulous weekend!