I have no memory of when it started. I just always remember being called "Ben". It faded slightly during the high school years and has come back in full form as I grow older. I'm about to turn 29 and I still carry a nickname from when I was a little girl. So, where did it come from? When I was little I loved Peter Rabbit (yup, from Beatrix Potter) and since I wanted to be Peter's best friend, well I guess my folks just started calling me Benjamin Bunny (his cousin) which turned into "Ben". And, it stuck.
I know, it's a little odd. Glad we cleared things up though.
Alright, so Benny is not my real name. It's my nickname. In fact...I am a lady (by gender, not necessarily by attitude). But, it is fun, and makes me feel "tougher" when talking about painting and tiling and smashing things.
I didn't give it to myself. It is a childhood nickname which came from Benjamin Bunny (the cousin of Peter Rabbit).
In fact, Benny is a common nickname for Bernadette. Ever see Circle of Friends with Minnie Driver? Yup, her name was Benny in that.
Anyway. . .
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