Do some people call you by a name you dislike? If so, why do they do it?
My "real" given name is one I like, but I do not like it to be changed or shortened or modified in any way when people address me. I have had a variety of other names given to me as terms of endearment within family relationships, only one of which is used by close relatives nowadays, and I use it myself when contacting them.
I use various terms of endearment towards my husband in private, but I certainly would not use them in public. Any reference to a person in a way that is likely to cause them embarrassment is a form of shame, not the use of an endearing name.
Term of endearment - Wikipedia
Hypocorism - Wikipedia
Nickname - Wikipedia
Baby talk - Wikipedia
Sobriquet - Wikipedia
Epithet - Wikipedia
Victory title - Wikipedia
Moniker - Wikipedia
Nicknames of monarchs - Wikipedia
As you explore this blog, you will find all sorts of ways in which names and identities develop and change. I am taking a break from writing it, and my Continual Journeys blog, until next year, though you are welcome to comment on any of my blogs at any time. They are all interrelated.
The above picture is by Fra Angelico (1395-1455), whose real name was Guido di Pietro. The painting depicts the naming of John the Baptist, regarded as an important event in several religions.
Fra Angelico - Wikipedia
John the Baptist - Wikipedia
If you would like to reflect on some more questions about your name and identity, you may be interested in some of my earlier blog posts:
Does your name have unfortunate connotations?
Is your given name consistent with your current sense of identity?
Do you use a pseudonym online and/or in life?
Is your name the same as that of many other people?
There is probably more than enough to think about here, whoever you think you may be!