Remember, a nickname can also reflect the surname. Your surname could even be your nickname. It’s really easy to come up with nicknames, but remember, it won’t stick unless your friends either use it or come up with it. People don’t usually just come up with a nickname for themselves and then go ahead and use it!
A nickname is a name given to somebody that has a different origin and pronunciation to their original, Christian name. The nickname is not interchangeable with a term known as ‘short-for’, either. Nicknames can in fact be the truncated form of their real Christian name. Hence, you see Cam, Camzy and Cammy.
Some nicknames even occur between two people in love, in a relationship or with some kind of close emotional bond, and this is known as being ‘hypocristic’. This is compared with a term of endearment .The word ‘diminutive’ will refer to unpleasant nicknames. Some nicknames may be used for other reasons, and the aforementioned term refers to those names that are used to convey smallness.
The distinction between the two terms, and kinds of nickname is often confused. It’s essentially a way of telling somebody that they are special and mean a lot to you, when you use their nickname. It’s also a form of amusement and a form of endearment. The idea is distinct from pseudonym, and a stage name. It’s also different from a title.
Nicknames are often considered desirable, too as seen in your question. Whilst often being a form of ridicule, nicknames can also symbolise you being accepted by your friends.