Overheard:"My name is October, but I go by June."
My friend Danielle heard this while eating at The Weathervane Seafood Restaurant in Sanford, ME. Danielle asked her waitress--a woman likely in her mid-50s--about her nametag with the curiously-abbreviated "Octob" written on it. The waitress said that her given name is October, but that month never fit her personality. She believed herself to be much more summery.
Danielle claims that if you're named after a month, you have the freedom to pick another month as your nickname.