23 February 2016

What's in a name?

Recently, I've seen a lot of posts about nicknames people go by and the stories behind them. They got me thinking about the names that people call me and the stories that go with them. I'm basically known by a different name to most people and I will respond to them all. I kind of like having nicknames that different people know me as. So here I am sharing these stories with you...


My friend Kate started to refer to me as this a few years ago. I'm not 100% sure why but I found it kind of cute. It was also the first thing I thought of when thinking up a name for my blog a couple of years ago. 


This nickname started in my previous job when someone I worked with thought my surname was Watson and was so convinced that every time she tried to email me she typed it in and complained when she couldn't find me. After this, people started to call me Watson and although it has nothing to do with my name at all, it's a personal favourite of mine. When I first met Owain I told him this story and he took to calling me Watson as well. I'm also saved in his phone as Watson, here's hoping no one needs to find me in an emergency if anything happens to him...


Years ago, a friend of mine who I met through a Sheffield Law Uni page decided my last name should be Hills and therefore started to refer to me solely as Hills. This was almost 6 years ago and he still does it now. I still love it. It's not the most original nickname considering my first name is Beverley but I love it none the less. After all, no one else calls me it. 


If you're getting older like me you might remember the advert on TV years ago.... You know the one... There's two couples and pretty much the only thing they say is 'Bev?'... 'Kev?' ...'Bev?'...'Kev?'... So yes,  am now referred to a Kevin or Kev for short. 

Although not all glamorous and cool nicknames, I love each and every one of them because they all have a story of their own and I associate these nicknames with some of the people I love the most. 

Do you have a nickname you love?



  1. Ahaha, I love this. It's always fun to know why people are called different names.

    My best friend Sarah calls me H. I call her S.
    My best friend Charlie used to call me hulio gingio (my hair was slightly orange at the time!)
    I'm not even going to go into the nicknames my boyfriend has for me! :P x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

    1. I love hearing about other peoples nicknames! :) yours are great! xx

  2. Haha I love this! The best nicknames are the ones with a personal story (the more ridiculous the better) x

    - Anne | annesmiles

    1. Yeah, i agree! :) I love the stories of how they came about!x


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