I have once asked what is my real name. Well, I have two first names and in the Philippines where I came from it is very common for us girls to be named after a saints, or paternal grandmother or maternal grandmother or aunt or even our mother. That is why some that I have known has more than 2 or 4 first names. When I came here in the US they thought that my other name is my middle name and I immediately told me NOPE that is just my first name. My middle name is different, lol!
However, there is more than that. The so called term of endearment in the Philippines is very common. Oftentimes your 2 or 5 first names will be chopped chopped in 2 or more than 10 times, hahaha. Aside from that if you happen to know a lot of people and you get close to them they had their own name for you or what we call term of endearment. It is kind of fun because you know who is calling you just by the name he or she calls you. Just like my mother she is the only one who calls me "Ging" and no one else in this world. And since she is gone I don't expect anyone to call me that name because she is the original giver of that name.