T- Hey, Ngo!
Me- What did you call me?!?
T- Wetin dey do u eh, Ngo. Is that not your name?!?
Me- No, its not my name, It is Ngozi, not Ngo! hissssssss
T- So you don't go by Ngo, abi? What will ur sweerie call u den?
Me- He will call me Ngozi, or better yet by my first name, as will u!
*see there, u learned something new, Ngozi is not my first name!*
To date, there is only one person that i've allowed to call me Ngo- even then, only because its sounds cute when he said it lol.
I am equally against being called Ng (pronounced en-gee)! WTF?!? Double hiss on that one. That one i hadn't ever heard until last october at this one Nigeria @ 50 celebration i went to. Naija ppl wit these abbreviations. I don't just understand why we name our children like 50 names, 10 letters or more per name and then reduce the name to just 2 or 3 letters.
On the same token, I don't like people overstating my name either. Like my S.O. has called me Ngozika, Ngozichukwu, Ngozichukwuka, etc (He gets a pass though because i like the names and well, because he's my boo lol). Don't get me wrong, I love love love all 3 of those names and i've always felt some kind of way about the fact that i am Ngozi instead of Ngozika- but at the end of the day im Ngozi.
Ngozi, in the grand scheme of Igbo names is pretty simple. So I don't get all the wahala. Theres no need to abbreviate an already abbreviated name lol. It is only one more syllable to say Ngozi vs. Ngo/Ng!
So why did i chose the moniker Lady Ngo even though i clearly don't like the name Ngo??? Your guess is as good as mine!
Sidenote: My lil cutie pie turns 5 years old today. Time is just flying by! Happy Birthday Brianna, Auntie loves you :)