Pet names, nicknames and names used as insult. Names are a funny thing. W’e’re all given one at birth (hopefully), but through our years new names are always applied; some for better some for worse. I find most of them entertaining as they usually include a story. There are the few that have no reason behind them and are simply used “just because.” Perhaps most of these fall into pet names. So it is “show and tell time” (mostly tell, unless you have a tattoo or something?). What names do you use? What names have people given you?
Here’s a few of mine…
“Last Name” – Usually reserved for teammates, from when I played sports
J or J-man – a reference to my first name
Chuck or Chuckie – my younger siblings couldn’t pronounce my first name when they were little, and this was born from an old lady who was hard of hearing and interpreting a 3 year old
Defcon or D3FC0N – my gamer name, which has since gone by the wayside. I’m 1337 BTW.
Beatnik or Beatnik du Jour – my blogging name, the former being more readily adopted by the blogging community
Juice, Juicy or Juiçoise – a name used by a gay friend that is a rendition of my first name
Sweets – a name used by a special blogging friend, though maybe I’m not the only one to receive this?
Hunny, Babe or Dear – terms of endearment used by someone special 😉
Cowboy – one I’ve not heard in a long time, but I’ve never resembled a cowboy in any way
Daddy Long Legs – not the spider, more of a description. used by my crush, but I would like it more if she would just shorten it to “Daddy” 😉
Here’s a few that I use (and no, I’m not nice)…
Warden or Pumpkin – my “keeper”
Poppa Collar – yes, you guessed it, popped collars abound
Princess – because the world revolves around her (according to her)
Winehouse – less Amy, more a combination of two words
Drama – pretty self explanitory
Football – I don’t recall the meaning of this one, but it stuck anyways
Elijah – as in Elijah Wood, a striking resemblance
Tony – has no relation to his name at all
PC – first and last initials
Pixie – born from a haircut, but also a bit flighty