I've had many nicknames, mostly ones I received in school:
Red (I'm a redhead) Scarlet (Ditto) Tree (I was the tallest girl in my class) Fox (My red hair...and other reasons) Barbie (A commentary on figure, and my least favourite nickname) Tiger or Tora (My Sensei. "Tora" is Japanese for "Tiger" Cadmium (I have no clue why, but it was my nickname in Chemistry Class) Dream Catcher (I was always daydreaming) Cat (A few people called me this in school) Fantasia (A nickname one of my Hippie friends used) Sierra (A nickname my oldest brother started) Xena (After "Xena: Princess Warrior") Rah (A nickname one of my Spanish friends gave me) Willow (Another nickname my Hippie friend gave me) Hazel (I've been called this by several people because I have hazel eyes)
Lisa Pizza (elementary school, I LOVED pizza) Lunatic Red (I used to love the color red) Blondie (before my hair turned darker) Mommy Puppy or Mommy Kitty (we have animals) Wifeboid Unit (hubby's nickname for me, taken from the Coneheads)
I've had several, some of which weren't too flattering. But the one that seemed to stick was Tank, coined first outside a Minneapolis nightclub by a drunken patron exclaiming "That guy's as big as a F****n tank!
My real name is Richard, but in High School everyone on the football team called be Sargent Dick! I was a captain every year and was kind of a hard ass so it fit me well!
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The name I use every day is a nickname. My real first name is Jelle, but I go by Jim. It stems back to my great grandfather getting off the boat from the Netherlands with the name Jelle. They anglisized it to fit North America so he was dubbed Jim. My dad followed suit years later, I continued the trend, and now my son goes by Jimmy
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I still get called TC and use it with email, and in the past it's been TLC, or Taco Tom.
I have had, and continue to have, numerous nicknames over the years. Most are variations on my name: Yeri, Yerv, Yervy. As a baby I was Skipper, why I have no clue. I acquired Pockets when I was four because I played soccer with my hands in my pockets until my coach made my parents buy me pocketless shorts. The name stuck though. When I lived in France, I was Erwan because it was easier for my host-mother to say. And to my Armenian friends I am either Yero or "Tsak", which is the Armenian for "kid".
I have had two nicknames over the years, when I played football and was in high school it was wildman, I could turn my intensity off and on just like that. Most thought that I was a wildman when it was turned on. I still have some HS friends call me that.
More recently Bufflehead has become the nickname among a small group of friends. Long story there but a bufflehead is a type of duck.
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