I believe everyone have their own nickname. Some may have one or more nick name. For example, Mikey Wong (mickey mouse), doreen (doremon), Dong Yong Hing (donkey), papaya, (katty) hello kitty, Nana Lau (banana), Ngo Suok King (stocking), Ngu Mei Mei (lembu), (Ting Yien Fung) tin kosong, Kong Fong Ping (King Kong), Kueh Tze Siew (Kuih Bulan), Azira (Zirafah), Swee Ming (Swimming or berenang), Tan You yong (Swimming-you yong in chinese), Erika (Seterika), Teh Ming Yien (Teh o peng, or jelly-cai yen in chinese) and others.
I also have my own nicknames. My name is Susie Chieng. Since i was young my friends called me Susu.
Susie Chieng= Fresh milk - Chieng in chinese sound mean fresh. So, my friends called me in foo chow 'ngu neng (milk) chien'. These is my first nickname.
My second nickname Sushi King & Sushi Queen
I think all ppl know the reason of my second nickname. The sound for Sushi=Susie. So, i told ppl that i am manufacture of Sushi king. And it will be easier for others to remember my name as Sushi King is quite popular nowadays.
Third nickname are 'Zero Money' or '$0' - It mean that i dont have money
I still remember every time my friend ask me some questions such as:
1. What is your surname?
2. Your name is Susie What?
I will reply that my surename is Chieng or i will reply Susie Chieng. Some of them may ask me "Chieng" what? Which "Chieng". Then, i will answer Chieng=Money. FRom the answer i give to them, they will respond by saying that Wow, Chieng? money? then u must very rich. 'Treat eat' All of them thought i'm rich but it is opposite meaning if i tell them my Full Name is Susie Chieng Ling
Susie Chieng (in Chinese mean Money) Ling (in Chinese mean Zero)
It mean that Susie Zero Money or Susie No money
So, dont ask me treat eat because not everyone with surname 'Chieng' is rich.
Another nickname is Suzuki. These nickname is given by my colleague, Aien last months when i started working. It is hard for me to imagine if got a ppl call Suzuki Chieng Ling. At last, I accept the nickname because i think that i should proud of it because i may become manufacture of Suzuki switch.
It could be meaningful to have a nickname too. So, please remember and happy with your nickname all the time. =)