I was scrolling Al Gore’s internet and ran across this post that you see above and immediately got tickled. I can remember growing up no one called me by my government name. I think some family members didn’t know my real name until I graduated from college.
It’s so funny how nicknames evolve especially in the Black community. As I take a moment to reflect, I realize I have several of nicknames myself that have formulated over the years. And the funny part is…I answer to all of them. To me its a term of endearment given to me by the person who came of with it.
So here we go! Below are some of my nicknames:
- Shay Shay
- Big Shay
- Ally Cat
- Keita Boo
Does your family or friends call you something else beside your government name?