Amber - posted on 12/14/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )




Did you have a childhood nickname? Was it silly or normal?
Did you hate it, love it, or really not care?

My brother used to call me Bambi, I hated it. Then he started calling me Pampers...just because he could.
And I've always gotten called Northern Bath Tissue (a brand here) or Amber Southern...haven't heard that a million times either.

Because of these...I personally hated nicknames for the longest time. I'm one of the few in my group of friends without a nickname.


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Amber - posted on 12/20/2010




Kayle~ It could be worse...I went to school with a girl whose last name is Nipple, she got teased mercilessly. And her dad's name is Harry (Hairy made me remember her). All I could think when she told me that his parents must have hated

Kayle - posted on 12/17/2010




Well my mother says my name is supposed to be pronounced K-lee my father says it's supposed to be pronounce Kale. So I guess I was born with two names.

But other than that. Kayle Monster. I guess I was a monster of a baby. I stuck with that til I was a teenager. My grandpa still calls me monster.

Last name I got Hairy ass. Not too funny.

Julie - posted on 12/17/2010




I was called Jules, My last name is Beer so I got Bud-Wise-errr. Bud, Miller ect, I had a teacher in Jr. high that gave all the kids Nick Names. Mine was BeerNut. ..

What I got when I was preggo with my daughter was .. of you should name her Anita and make her middle name Nother... As in I need another Beer.

Maria - posted on 12/17/2010




My sister still call me Ree Ree, or mom when she's feeling cheeky. She likes doing this in public and she is only three years younger than me.

Barb - posted on 12/17/2010




oh goodness, i hardly ever hear my name. I was Babs, Barbie (HATED) sis, stinky from grandpa. i loved pickles and soon was nicknamed that, which was shortened to picks.

I hit puberty and put on some weight, my brother closest to me in age started calling me barbara the barbarian big butt, or barbara the barbarian buttlicker, and those caught on in school and hurt. So to this day i dislike being called "barbara" and opt for just Barb.

Highschool we all decided we would change our girl names in for boy names, my friends started calling me "Bobbie" and it stuck, to this day all my high school friends call me Bobbie, i don't think they even know my real name LOL.

Once i became an electrician i acquired the nickname "sparky" for, um, well, lol, obvious reasons and my husband calls me "girlie" so much that is what his friends call me as well. Our clients tend to call me "girlie" or "sparky"

Joanna - posted on 12/17/2010




My second grade teacher called ne Joanna Banana. But that's it. I've been pretty lucky I guess. Our daughter is going to hate us when she gets older though... My husband nicknamed her Poops (first night in the hospital she pooped so loudly my husband heard it through his headphones while watching a movie).

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My name just gets progressively shorter the better you know me. So I'm Anika (or Anita if you're my boss. Dumbass), then Nika, then Neek, then Nee. My best friend calls me Neeky or if she's feeling crazy, Neeky Noo. When I was a preschooler I had a ride-on shaped like a shoe (it was the early 80s, go figure) and so my mother still to this day calls me 'Sneaker', which has even been shortened to 'Sneaze'. Oh and when I was about 13 my Dad started calling me "Princess Zitterina". He is the biggest goofball so I took no (long term) offence. He also called me 'Al Bundy' the entire time I worked at a sport shoe store. Yup, he's one of THOSE Dads.

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No nicknames as such, just horrid names...I used to get called things like spaghetti junction because I was tall and thin.

Oh and my dad has always called me Maria, my middle name for some reason.

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Kati, that reminds me...every new Potts baby that comes along has to endure the jokes...Clay Potts, Jack Potts...etc.

Rosie - posted on 12/16/2010




everyone wanted us to name our kids charlie. my real last name is brown, lol. poor kid. wouldn't do it, hehe.

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So LaCi, how DO you pronounce your name? I've always assumed it was "Lacey." But you say it's butchered?

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My Paw Paw called me Dixie. I don't know why, but every grandkid had a random nickname.

Then I was Saree Q. And when people outside my circle of friends asked what the Q stood for, I would make up random answers. Quentuplamae was the most common.

My maiden name is Potts. Some of my guy friends thought it would be funny if I married someone with the name Moker. Then I'd be Sara Potts Moker. Say it fast. They went so far as to look up Moker in the phone book. For several years I was known as "Potts Moker" around town. Even to some of the adults.

Caitlin - posted on 12/15/2010




Hmmm.. in elementary school I was nicknames skin disease if that counts. (I had eczema and kids are bloody cruel..)

For some reason my rugby nickname was "Howie" and I was too afraid to ask why..

I'm known as Kate at work, because French people can't pronounce my name properly and it drives me nuts.

Sometimes I'm known as Lola.. That's a funny one from when I used to play World of Warcraft, my Character name was Lolalock (as in "Laugh out Loud a warlock" shortened) but for some reason people thought my name was Lola, and that kind of stuck.. Besides, I kind of like that one..

LaCi - posted on 12/15/2010




Normal ones. Lace, LaCi, Chichi< because of teachers horrible attempts at pronouncing my name

CiCi for a while in college due to a spanish professor who, no matter how many times I told him my name was LACI would always say CiCi.

Snorff through middle/high school, I don't even know but I embraced it.

I really don't care what people call me though. Probably because I've heard my name butchered so many times it just doesn't matter anymore.

Sunny - posted on 12/15/2010




Sunny is my nickname. My real name is Sunshine. I mainly get Sunny, Moonshine or Pothead (after Harry not weed lol)

Amanda - posted on 12/14/2010




when i was young family called me panda, because it rhymes with amanda, and then when i was in college my rugby nickname (jacket name) was 2000 flushes (all because of one night of far too much rum, and a whole lotta praying to the porcelain gods!) and i obviously hate it

Jocelyn - posted on 12/14/2010




Mine are all pretty tame: Joce, Jocey, or Jazz (my dad calls me that; it's short for Jazminder)

Rosie - posted on 12/14/2010




kati is my nickname, lol. kathryn is my full name. ummmm, when i was pregnant i got called a lot fo names by people at work, weeble, or turtle were the ones that stuck. one lady still calls me turtle 11 years later.

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