Friday, December 4, 2009

Aloha Friday #7

It is Aloha Friday! In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that people take it easy and look forward to the weekend.

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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!

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15 Sweet Comments:

Ave said...

By given name :)

Casy Schweickart said...

I go by my nickname. My given name is Cassandra but since my Dad really wanted a boy he and everyone else for that matter have always called me Casy. ;0) When I was younger I hated it because everyone would say "that is a boy's name" but as I got older I grew to like it.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Cute post Melanie! My sister and Mom call me Paul, and my husband calls me Abe...it's a long story!
Hugs, Paulette =D

Kimberly said...

Kids say the funniest things. :)

I'm Kimberly, but nearly everyone shortens it to Kim. In school there were three or four Kim's in my class, so I grew to dislike the name because it make me feel over ordinary. LOL! My nieces and nephews often call me Kimmie.

TheAngelForever said...

My given name. Mind you everyone always assumes that my name is a shortened version of something else, but it isn't.

Sue said...

Growing up I was always Susie. When I got say in high school I wanted to be called Susan. My family always had a hard time with that and it really goes against their grain to call me Susan and not Susie. My husband has always called me Susan. And a few call me Sue. I prefer Susan or Sue now not Susie!

Jennifer said...

My given name.

Danielle said...

I go by my given name. But i was usually jealous of people who had a nickname.

blueviolet said...

I go by my given name, blueviolet. What???? What makes you think that's not my name?

Twincerely,Olga said...

I go by my given name!Good question

Xmas Dolly said...

My given name is Marie, but my dad thought I was one of the toys in the nursery, so they've called me Dolly ever since or so the story goes.

Bridgette said...

I go by my given name, but my friends call me BB. So either one works for me! :)

Jean Stockdale said...

Thanks for stopping by last week. I am a bit behind in responding. We had a lovely Thanksgiving. We had ham and this year, I bought 2 rotisserie chickens since we are not huge fans of turkey. It worked out great and tasted good withe the sausage pecan dressing and gravy, rolls, sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, cranberry sauce, broccoli and rice casserole and pecan pie for dessert.

We had family and friends over and it was a wonderful time of food and fellowship. Hope you continue to enjoy this special time of year.

Oh, and I go by my given name. I have never had a nickname I don't think! Have a glorious Christmas.Blessings.

Pamela M. Kramer said...

That's interesting. Online I go by my given but the people around me shorten it. lol

morgaine24 said...

my mom named me Victoria after the Victoria Winter's from the original Dark Shadows. but she has always called me Tori. She was like I was always meant for you to be called Tori. I was liked well why did u call me Victoria lol

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