If my name is Mohamed Ali Ahmed Elshennawy. And I want to abbreviate it to Mohamed Elshennawy. What should I call this new abbreviated name (for instance nickname, surname,.. Etc), to use it in the introduce yourself interview question?
Mohamed Elshennawy is your name.
Mohamed Ali Ahmed Elshennawy is your full name
a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
"Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"
"Henry's nickname was Slim"
I realize that you are not really making new names. I have a very long name too. So my full name will have more than 4 words. But I say my name with two. On internet, I use my nickname NVZ.
You can use alias :
used when giving the name that a person is generally known by, after giving their real name:
- Malcolm Little, alias Malcolm X