My nicknames have all come from my family. I suppose that is probably common. I'm not sure. I always thought a nickname was pretty cool and hoped someone at school would give me one. Though, I guess, I'd only want a nice one.
My mother on occasion called me "Practice model". When she was not so happy with me, "Problem child". She must have a thing for double name nicknames and the letter "P".
My Grandmother was the only one to call me "Annie". And, that's the way I want to keep it. Please.
My father either called me "Anushka" or "Katrina". Except, of course, when he was confused about which daughter I was, then I might me "An-ay".