Many Indian people living in the western world have a nick name/alternate name since the western world finds it hard to pronounce their names.
Why do they find it hard? Don't we not learn the pronounciation of their names? Why not they then? Probably westerns have a answer to my above questions.
On the othe hand, people come up with their nicknames/alternate names themselves.
I can understand situations like:
" Hi, I am Dhanalakshmi. People call me Dhana".
" Hi my name is Bharath Kumar. People usally call me Bharath".
But why situations like:
" My name is Kamakshi. You can call me kams"
" My name is Krishnamurthy. You can call me kris"
Is it an inferiority complex that leads to suggesting nicknames ourselves? Or is one trying to sound western? Or is one changing their name to be accepted in a group?
For example, in the U.S, the number of Indians living is quite a huge sum. Why then do they name their kids "Laya, kris etc.," trying to hide their race? The name wouldn't stand out if it was a usual name like "Krishnakumari or rajalakshmi" considering the huge population of Indians right?
Do the foreign nationals in India, working on an extended period of a couple of months to a few years, change their names from "Renate" to "Rani" or from "Heinrich" to "rishi"?
Update: Just to maintain the gravitas of my post, did not include the following funny video earlier.
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