what's your nickname and why are you called that? in my lifetime i've had eight different nicknames. when i was like two years old i re-named myself "mimmi" and made everyone call me that 'til i was like 10. mimmi btw is the swedish name of minnie, the mouse y'know. the five nicknames to come was given to me by my friends 'til my late teens when i gave myself the nickname "angel". it felt kinda natural since it's a short form of my real name "angelica". most of my friends started calling me that to so now i'm angel. or angelica. i like the idea of chosing your own name but i also like my real name very much. both angelica and angel are international names and i think that's good.