My full name is Catherine, but I’ve gone by Katie for as long as I can remember. Although this arrangement has worked out fine over the years, it was always a bit of a shock when a professor, doctor, new boss or random grocery store cashier called me Catherine.
As a result, I’ve often wondered—what’s really the point of nicknames?
Would you give your kids nicknames? Why? Has it caused any problems over the years? You tell us!