nickname

A nickname is a descriptive name given in place of or in addition to the official name of a person, place or thing.

Nickname often denotes the diminutive form of a person's legal first name, or it denotes an alternative for a person's legal first name.

Diminutive: "Ben" for "Benjamin."
Alternative: "ian" for "Choon."

See also, Customised usernames, user profile field, friendly name.

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