Here's another nickname: Kim.
Yes. It isn't the name on my birth certificate. So that makes it a nickname. And therein lies the problem: I don't like it. I mean, okay, I sort of like it. I don't mind it. I certianly don't like "Kim" as much as I like Kimberly. It has a syllable problem; there's only one. So why don't I just ask people to call me Kimberly, you ask?
Well, being that I quite LIKE the name Kimberly, this should solve the problem of the less than exhilarating "Kim". Well, it doesn't. You see, the problem is, when people call me Kimberly it just seems SO personal. I mean not "personal" like we're besties, but certainly as personal as if we're friends. This is why I introduce myself to people as Kim: to avoid the shock of someone I don't even know calling me Kimberly, as if they were almost my bestie. But see: sometimes I do become besties with former strangers...or at least friends. Only, they then CONTINUE to call me Kim!
Anyway, this leaves me precious few people who call my Kimberly. Really it is only a few family members and my husband (who actually more often calls me "Kimbee" which is not something I want anyone EXCEPT family and actual besties calling me...you've been warned).
So I have come up with a solution to my HUGE problem (that was sarcasm...really I'm just writing because I like to hear the sound of my own voice).* The solution is thus: I shall introduce myself as an ENTIRELY different name altogether. That way, if any stranger DOES become a friend I can tell him/her to call my "Kimberly" at that point. You see, this doesn't work when I start off as "Kim" because people are lazy slackers and will continue to monosyllable me regardless of my preferences even if they change.
BUT, if I start of as say, "Georgina" and then switch to "Kimberly" backsliding won't come nearly so naturally. Also, it will be a great way to tell if people really do want to be my friends as I will seem quite crazy at this point.
So here's where you come in. I need help picking out a new "introductory name". Here's my short-list:
1. Georgina (the husband suggested this. I think he was kidding. But I like it).
2. Paige (it's only one syllable but look at those side by side vowels!)
Anyway, let me know what you like best! Also, do YOU like the shortened for of your name? Should I call you Henrietta?
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*I always speak out loud when writing (because my voice is so melodious).