Having the popular name Matthew has made it a necessity to have a nickname to differentiate from other Matthews in the world. One particular nickname that I am fond of is Matty. My entire family calls me Matty, especially my mother. So I have become very fond of it and am used to answering to it. Often my friends who have been around my house have also called me Matty. Whenever I played baseball it was easy for teammates to call me Matty when cheering me on.