China is the name that I am called by my family and family friends. I have had this nickname for as long as I can remember, it is like a rock I have carried my whole life. They call me China, because of my curly hair. My curly hair looks like ramen noodles and is that is what stands out about me when you first see me.
I am not called by “Lisseth”, my real name, when it comes to my family and family friends. In most Latin cultures, families tend to give their children nicknames and call them by that nickname. That is the reason why I am always called by China and never as “Lisseth”
I value my nickname, because it’s something important to me and I feel happy about it.
I got used to always being called China, and now it feels strange when I am called by my real name. I feel a good harmony when I am called by nickname, it feels like when you listen to your favorite song. China is surrounded around laughter and joy. China came from my family that lives in L.A. China represents my curly hair which I got from my dad’s side of the family. I was the only one who got curly hair, my big sister didn’t.
China is the name I have heard being called by since I came out of my mom’s womb.
“Hola China” is what I hear every time a family friend is greeting me at a family party. I have a lot of nicknames, but the one that I personally connect to the most is China, because that is the nickname that I am called by the most and is the first nickname that I ever got.
My government name is “Lisseth”, but I will always be remembered as China. I have many unforgettable memories with my nickname. China is what represents my family and where I come from. China is what brings back those memories as a child and all those good times I’ve had. China is a part of me that will forever stick with me and remind me of who I really am. China was the name that was given to me from my family to stand out from others.Tags: family LifeAcademy NameMemoir Nickname ThisIsMe