For the past few weeks I have been thinking a lot about nicknames. Although very few people call me it, I do have a nick name, its Emma. I often call myself that in my head, or when I sign my name on emails, comments or when I put my name on my order at work.
My nickname like most Emmas and Emilys is Em. For the longest time Mama J refused to call me that, she would tell me she hated that nick name. For awhile she use to only cool me Em when she was frustrated or mad at me. Strange huh? But now she calls me it quite a lot but it still comes out when she frustrated.
Then I have some people in my life who called me Em almost immediately after meeting me. I like this because it makes me feel like 1 we're really friends but also that I'm accepted by them.
Then there are people who are the polar opposite. I have had friends, multiple friends who when I tell them I like when people call me Em, look at me and go, nope I don't see it, you don't look like an Em. Which to me means that I don't look like and Emma because so many Emmas/Emilys go by Em.
But here's the thing, if you a Michael but want to be called Mike everyone is like okay, fair enough, makes sense. But for me Em is not a everybody nick name. Its a nickname that only the people that you are close to normally but those nicknames aren't the ones that come naturally with their names. Does that make sense?
Do you have a nick name that you wish people did or didn't call you? Let me know in the comments below.