It is totally normal for children to be called by a nickname instead of their given legal name by their parents, right?
For example, Peter Gene Hernandez was called "Bruno" by his father.
- RPLv 72 months ago
It depends on cultural factors, but, in this example, along with Bruno, obvious possibilities would be Pete or PG.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
Depends on your society. In my society, the actual use of the full given name was reserved for calling me out for punishment of wrongdoing. If I heard my name given formally, by my parents (especially mom), trouble was certain to follow. American society tends to work with nicknames over given names as a preference, even within the family.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, it's totally normal.
Here's an example:
Joseph Frank Keaton was born into a vaudeville family in Piqua, Kansas. He was named "Joseph" to continue a tradition on his father's side (he was sixth in a line bearing the name Joseph Keaton) and "Frank" for his maternal grandfather. Later, Keaton changed his middle name to "Francis".
According to a frequently repeated story, Keaton acquired the nickname "Buster" at the age of about 18 months. An actor friend named George Pardey was present one day when the young Keaton took a tumble down a long flight of stairs without injury. After the infant sat up and shook off his experience, Pardey remarked, "He's a regular buster!" After this, Keaton's father began to use the nickname to refer to the youngster. He was known as Buster Keaton throughout his long and illustrious film career.Source(s): Wikipedia
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
yes, especially if their official name is way too common.
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- HackenbackerLv 72 months ago
I'm sad to report that this is only considered to be 95% normal.
- babyboomer1001Lv 72 months ago
That is not a nickname. That's a different name entirely. A nickname would be Pete. Peter - Pete. Some people go by nicknames. Few, very few hate their names and choose another entirely.
- NancyLv 72 months ago
It's not typical for parents to give their children a nickname that isn't a derivative of their given name, but it's not abnormal for parents to do so, either.