Over the years I’ve had many nicknames but most are derived from my given name. My given name is Simonette. Many people have commented that it is an unusual name and very often people don’t know how to spell or pronounce it. it is also a very long name to say. Therefore the most common thing to do is shorten it.
My mother use to call me Simonetjie while my dad use to call me ‘my skapie‘ which mean little sheep in Afrikaans.
In primary school my friends use to call me Simi. This lasted all through high school as most of my primary school friends attended my high-school.
Then after school in my second job, I was on very good terms with my manager who called me Simo.
And then there are a bunch of pet names my husband calls me but those are private :p