Ever since I discovered the internet as a source of entertainment, I’ve gone by Olive in the online world. Various screennames over the decade have incorporated Olive and if I was lucky enough to get it, my screen name would just be “olive” if I was early enough. Five letters. Two syllables. Short. Sweet.
In real life, I go by Olivia – my given name. I do like my name. It’s unique enough where I’m almost always the only Olivia in the world. I used to be bummed that there’d never be any inventory of my name for personalized souvenirs, but I got over it when I realized I liked being unique better than that.
So what should you call me? Either one!