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Name or nickname, which do you prefer?

Nicknames beat out real names in our survey.

Nicknames beat out real names in our survey. Credit: Kidsday illustration / Sean Hores

We were wondering if kids would rather be called by their real names or their nicknames, so we asked all the fifth-graders.

The survey asked what the person’s real name is, what their nickname is, and if they like their real name or nickname better.

Nickname: 55

Real name: 28

As you can see, a lot more kids prefer to be called by their nickname. They think it is a little more personal and fun. It makes them feel special. Other kids just like the name their parents gave them and would rather not have a nickname.

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