What should I call you?

Inspired by Winnie‘s question in the comment section of “Your Smile

I decided to make this post.

In the Philippines, nicknames are very normal. People can have nicknames so different from their given names you won’t guess it’s the same person. I was utterly surprised when I was 7 that my mother’s name was very different and sounds way better than what people around us calls her. But the thing is, in the Philippines, only friends and families calls you in your nickname. So if we (the Filipinos) let you call us by our nicknames it means that we like you or feels close to you.

However, I have no nickname. Or more precisely if you ask me directly I can’t give you one.

As they say in Norway “kjært barn har mange navn” which means “Beloved child has many names” and I guess I’m one of them.

Friends from the Philippines call me Jess or Jessa, Here in Spain Jenny (strange but hey they like it and it sounds nice too. Who am I to correct them. 😄 ) In Norway, I also get called Jessie.

I’ve gotten used to so many nicknames I turn my head whenever anyone said these names. I also have a nickname from my childhood but sorry I’m not saying it because it has too many bad memories.

So if we’re blogging friends, Twitter or Facebook friend (and I mean those that really interact with me) feel free to use any of the nicknames I mentioned. But of course, if you like calling me in my full name I won’t consider you a stranger, after all, that’s what my husband and beloved mother-in-law call me…no more like Yesika. Okay, I’ll end this post before it gets unnecessarily long.

Author: Jessica E. Larsen

I'm a romance author and I blog music inspired stories, poems, micro-fictions, moments in life. I enjoy spending time outdoors, adore animals and travels a lot with my family. I like anything unusual and fun. CLICK HERE to read more about me or CLICK HERE to view my published books

47 thoughts on “What should I call you?

  1. Hey, it’s really wonderful. Your actual name and nick names sounds very much pleasing.🤩🤩😃 I like to call you Jenny. Why I prefer it, I don’t know but I like it the most. Yet every of your names are best. Loved it💖

    1. Around. Jessica has been locking me away lately. I sure it’s her who wants me to disappear. Jealous of my popularity in FB and all.

      1. 😨 You did not, I did this! Is it that time of month? 🤨 You seem forgetful.

    1. Whoops, I lost for word. I just stared at your comment for a while with a smile. Haha 😀
      How about you Huguette, do you have a nickname? Should I invent one to call you? 😏
      But your name sounds nice as it is too 😊

      1. Hahah glad it made sense at the end 😁
        My nick name is Koko has nothing to do with Huguette and it has a story behind it
        My close friends and family call me Koko, some call me Hug, Hugo, Huje
        You have many to choose 😊

      2. Yes but they don’t pronounce it as Hug in English, they pronounce it in French 🙂 Glad you loved my nick names <3

      3. I did. I have a French friend here in Spain so I’ll go and ask her how it’s pronounced when we met 😀

      4. I will. I just have to get her to make time to meet. She’s a busy woman, but then again who isn’t busy these days?

      5. Haha but I won’t be able to hear the sound in text. I’m bad in Spanish and she’s not good at English. Just two months ago I caught flu and she was like “stay away Jess” so when I was healed I sent her a message to meet up but my first Whatsapp message was “I’m healed!” and oh my, she keep using “Healed” whenever she greeted me in WHatsapp. I thought she was just joking around but it went weeks and still called me “Healed” so the next time we met, I ask about it and the whole thing become the highlight of our day. Because when I told her “I’m Healed” she thought I was giving her a new nickname 😂

      6. hahahah this is funny senora healed 😂 Anyway greetings to your friend and hope you’ll meet her soon 🙂

      7. Oh my god don’t start too! Haha 😀 She’s going back to France soon so we agreed to meet tomorrow. I’ll give your regards

  2. Aww, this is such a sweet post! I too don’t have any pet name but unlike you, people call me by only one name that’s my real name, Priya.
    It’s so heartwarming to have nicknames right? All of these adorable names come straight from the other person’s heart and it’s just amazing!😊😊😊
    PS: I’ll call you by a different name in every comment of mine. Keep ready. Hahaha😜

    1. Your comment is even sweeter Priya 💗
      Right, it’s heartwarming when people give you pet names with affection.
      No worries, I’ll wait with anticipation of which nickname you’ll use next. haha 😀

    1. Haha true. 😀 But if it gets too weird I sometimes cringe because it starts to feel like the person is making fun of me. But most of the time pet names are heartwarming.

      1. I did. Interesting questions 🙂 Thanks for but it might take some time before I can post it.

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