VIVIENNE TICO SALCEDO
This is what acquaintances call me.
Some friends think ‘Viv’ is one letter too long.
My best friend called me this. It’s just ‘Viv’ now.
It sounds like a dog’s name. My friends love using this one.
Often followed by ‘sausage’ because my eldest sister thinks it’s funny.
Everyone called me this as a child. It stopped when I grew up. My other sister didn’t notice.
My brother has a weird way of showing affection. He never called me ‘Ating.’
My grandfathers called me this. Now it’s just my grandfather.
It was my alias online. I forgot how to spell the Pokémon ‘Chansey.’
Online friends think it’s cute.
One friend thinks I’m very ferret-like. I don’t know what ferrets are like.
One guy called me this and told me to figure out what it meant. It’s VIV in Roman Numerals.
My friend thinks very highly of me.
It means boobs. I had reduction surgery so no one can call me this anymore.
I used to snap ballpens in half.
It’s the plate number of my car. People from school thought calling me this was cool.
Defender of Justice
I fought teachers over workload and deadlines. My classmates gave me an award for it.
It means ‘older sister.’ I don’t have younger siblings. My underclassmen called me this.
My childhood friend is both my bro and my homie. I am also her bro and her homie.
My nanny’s vuh sounds more like buh.
Only my papa uses it. It means ‘beloved.’
Only my mom uses it. It means ‘baby.’
‘Tita’ means aunt. I have a niece.
Tita Viv the Best Tita
I haven’t gotten my niece to call me this yet.
This is what you’ll find on my birth certificate. It’s my least favourite name.
︎Vivienne is a second year student currently trying to change degrees
who spends most of her free time learning to do things,
but never really gets around to mastering them. She tries her best.︎