Confession Friday: What ‘teeVa’ Means…
For awhile now, I have been thinking of changing all my social media handles from ‘teeVaa_’ to my birth name because I am tired of getting questions like:
”Oh, you are Nigerian?”
”Is your name Tiwa?”
”What does teeVa even mean?”
The first time I decided to change it in 2013, my sister and a friend made me understand that the name is a part of me now and should be branded. But I do not think that I am ready to brand the name, or should I say that I have no idea on how to brand the name.
“Most of us have nicknames—annoying, endearing, embarrassing.
But what about your true name?
It is not necessarily your given name. But it is the one to which you are most eager to respond when called.
Ever wonder why?
Your true name has the secret power to call you.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Because of the dilemma of changing my social media handles to my birth name, Oreoluwa Aremo, I have decided to finally share how the nickname teeVa was created in a pictorial form. Please note that this name was created in secondary school, I can’t vividly remember the year, and I was young and thought that I was an extremely creative individual.
Hopefully, my street cred remains intact after this post is published 😀
PS: The V is in caps because it stands for something that I believe to be, virtuous.
Thank you for reading, guys!
What are your thoughts on nicknames? Do you have a nickname?
Have a glorious September,