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If you have a nickname, that others call you by who gave it to you and what inspired the name?




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      Denise Richardson wrote May 22, 2011
    • Just the other day my daughters and I were talking about nick names in our family and how they got them, we laughed so hard at some of them because of the hilarity of them but, for the most part we never really knew how they came to be so I went to visit with my only living aunt on my moms side and she shared some insite with me on some of our family members nick-names and how they came to be which was so hilarious to me.

      For me of course mine is "Neicy" but not everyone calls me this my mom called me Neicy, and my dad called me "Den" I called my oldest "Punkin" only because she was born the day before Halloween when she was young but she has since grown out of the name lol, and she says thank God!

      My baby girl I used to call her "Boom" because she was so fat that whenever she fell to the floor it truly went "Boom!" LOL, I have tagged my grandbaby as "Tinkerbell" because she is one of my most favorite Disney character's who seems not to get as much recognition until the past few years only has she become popular so I thought I'd give her her Kudos by calling my grandbaby by her name lol.

      As my aunt shared some of my aunts and uncles nick names with me I was tickled pink as to how they came to get these names: my uncle Ernest was known as "Fool'em" because he was a jokester, my mom was penned "Shug" because of her sweetness, My dad was "Pretty James" because he was so handsome even though his real name was Theo go figure lol, My aunt Doris was called "Jobie" but noone knew why or how the name came to be, my aunt Agnes was called "Ms. Blue" given by her dad my grand father because she was so dark, and my aunt Eleanor whom I was chatting with had the name "Ms. Fine" because of her taste for the finer things in life. Not everyone in the family has a nick name, my siblings has them as well but only a few of us: My brother Darryl was penned "Dog-man" by my aunt Agnes, because he always came home with stray dogs as a kid lol, My sister Monica was penned "Rat" because my aunt Willa-Mae thought she had teeth like a rat lol too funny!estatic, My sister Chris was named "Gramma" because when my mom had her she was still living at home with her parents and my grandmother would dress her in long granny dresses, and we still call her this name to this very day lol.estatic

      My oldest brother Keith was penned "Pops" but it never stuck by my aunt Agnes as well. My baby brother Damon was called ok get this one lol, "Tank-tee" only a name a mother could love and come up with lol. MY broither Andre was called "Pom-pom" again given by my Aunt Agnes because as a baby he had a lot of hair and they used to put his hair in pom-pom balls lol. My sister Cheryl was called *"Black Beauty" because she too was very dark but a beautiful baby, but her name never stuck either lol. And it seems that the tradition is still going as our family grows with extentions of new family members being born into the family new nick-names arise lol.
      With this new generation one can only guess what they will pen on their children lol.




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      Vikki Hall wrote May 22, 2011
    • Well my real name is Victoria and not sure who started calling me Vikki but that is really the main nickname.

      I do have people call me V, VH, or Vhall....... I think that’s because of how I usually sign my name....




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      Carine Nadel wrote May 22, 2011
    • You know-I’ve never been someone that people thought to give me a nickname!  Closest I’ve come is that dh and I always refer to each  other as Honey.  

      to the point that our dd didn’t call us mommy and daddy until she was about 4-always called us honey!




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 22, 2011
    • Neicy, I love all the family nicknames! How fun!

      Vikki, I’ve always wondered about the spelling of your name with the two “k’s” in there.

      Carine, I love that your daughter called you two honey when she was small. That’s cute.

      I don’t really have a nickname. My husband calls me sweets but he also calls his daughter sweets so it’s not unique. He’s started calling me “her thinness” since I’ve lost weight which I likeestatic

      My dad called me “shrimpenheimer” when I was a kid because I was so little.




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      Frannie1964 wrote May 22, 2011
    • I have had so many nick names. In our family we all have nick names that we have been going by for as long as I can remember, so much so that I don’t even remember the real names of some of my cousins...lol

      My family nick name is Mousie and some of my cousin’s still call me that. My mom nick named me that because I was so small when I was born that I looked like a mouse...lol go figure!

      My nick name now that was given to me by my best friend’s mom is Frannie. So my best friend started calling me Frannie and so on. It stuck with me and I like ithappy




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      Vikki Hall wrote May 22, 2011
    • Cynthia my mom used to spell it Vickie but when I hit 8th grade I wanted to be different so I changed it to Vikki..... No matter at the end of my life it will say Victoria!




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      Mztracy wrote May 22, 2011
    • Tracy Ann my ole tin can - my grandpa use to call me that. tongue out




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote May 22, 2011
    • A friend of mine started calling me Di in grammar school and people still call me that today.happy




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      Mary Clark wrote May 22, 2011
    • Well I’ve had many over the years.  When I was in grade school my peers called me “shorty“.  It never really bothered me because everyone liked me so....and I was fun to be around...so I rolled with it.  

      As an adult..these are the names I am called by different people.

      My great nieces have already pegged my “grandmother” name...to them...I’m “MaeMae“.
      A few people call me “Mare“...short for Mary.
      A co-worker/friend calls me “Karin“...for a local cooking celebrity...Karin Callaway.

      But the one I get called most of all..is “MaryClark“...so many people use my first and last name like it’s my whole first name...like a double name.  

      Some FAB40 members call me MC...
      My nephew calls me “Marge“....have no idea where he got it from.




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      Msj wrote May 22, 2011
    • This is such a fun name.

      I’ve had several, My fiance Phil named me “9” because if a medicine has 12 side effects I get 9- literally and my friends laughed so hard because they counted..(I have been sick often in the past) and YEP every time it would average 9 of 12 LOL

      As a child the adults called me “Libidus” because I could not pronounce Elizabeth (my middle name)  

      I named Blake (my son) Sweet Pea because I dressed him in those baby gowns that snap and he would crawl all over the place and remiind me of Sweet Pea on Popeye!

      I love Traci and Frannie’s!




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      Denise Richardson wrote May 23, 2011
    • LOL, thanks ladies for sharing tour names with me it was fun reading all your responses. Hi Choc, miss you.happy




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      Marya1961 wrote May 23, 2011
    • Loved reading all your family names, Neicy!

      Hi Cynthia, so glad to see you!

      My sister has called me “Sid” since she was a young child as it started out as Sissy, but then we got older and Sissy sounded juvenile to her..lol.

      Most people call me Mar or Marya, but that is my first name and first initial of last name...my Nana always called me Sue, that is my middle name...now hub calls me Motown..go figure!estaticestatic




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      Denise Richardson wrote May 23, 2011
    • Hi Marya, thans I too enjoy reading all the respones and the names are way too cute and funny. I have a friend that I call Sid as well.




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      Tracy Lynn Brown wrote Jun 7, 2011
    • My mothers family is good ole Kentucky stock, so i had two uncles, that i was close to all my life, one of the fools started calling “wilbur” when i was little and it stuck. And he never would tell me what thay was about, so dont know.




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