Should I introduce myself by a nickname at Uni?

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reallytrulee
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My name is Victoria. I went by Vicky for about eleven years, but when I moved to America, I just didn't introduce myself as Vicky, so it faded, and I am thinking I may introduce myself by the nickname at college, because its my Chance to be called what i want to be called, but my question is, do people find nicknames like Vicky lame or childish? I just thought it sounded less formal, and made me feel less uptight. Also, people now often call me Vic, but i don't really like that, and i'm hoping to prevent that by going by Vicky. So, be honest, so you like the idea? or not, and why?
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(Original post by reallytrulee)
My name is Victoria. I went by Vicky for about eleven years, but when I moved to America, I just didn't introduce myself as Vicky, so it faded, and I am thinking I may introduce myself by the nickname at college, because its my Chance to be called what i want to be called, but my question is, do people find nicknames like Vicky lame or childish? I just thought it sounded less formal, and made me feel less uptight. Also, people now often call me Vic, but i don't really like that, and i'm hoping to prevent that by going by Vicky. So, be honest, so you like the idea? or not, and why?
Well my teacher had the exact same name as yours and went by the nickname Vicky.I think it will be perfectly fine and it's a good idea imo
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I know quite a few adults who go by the nickname versions of their names. It'll be fine.

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You're not really describing a nickname, just an abbreviation of your actual name.
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Introduce yourself as what you'd like to be called by, and people should take that. I know plenty of people who go by shortened versions of their name, and a couple who even go by completely different ones because that's what they'd prefer to be known as.
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A5ko is right.

I'll be doing that as well.

My full name is Stefanos, so I'll let people choose whatever they want from Stefan/Steven/Steve...
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Yeh people wouldn't be bothered. When I first spoke to my neighbour in halls she told me her name and I was lef thinking 'is that her actual name?' but later found out it was an abbreviation of her surname and she has never once gone by her actual forename unless we are taking the mick out of her haha
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its not a nickname but its your name shortened
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I don't see why not. I even know people who go by their handle names from online forums (screen names, pseudonym, whatever you wanna call it). I guess by doing so, it makes the atmosphere less formal.
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