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What is your nickname and how did you come by it.

Postby seprowling » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:38 am

I will start off by telling my nickname that drove me crazy in elementary school. Everyone of the bullies always called me "Mouse" because back in elementary school I had a voice that was squeaky like a mouse. To this day my old school friends still call me mouse. It doesn't bother me now.

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Postby ElfDude » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:07 am

Well... my friends call me "bonehead."

Okay, that's not really true.






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Postby skully13a » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:25 am

Kids can be cruel.....mine is Skully. I've been climbing rocks for 25 years, I got started in Yosemite Valley, California. Well, the climber community nicknames Everyone. I was Captain Kirk at first, as Kirk is my middle name. So some friends & I were climbing on El Capitan & I took a long fall, whacked my head, got knocked out, rescued, and flown out. Made quite a scene, I'm told. I missed most of that. When I got back, everyone was calling me Skully. They still do.
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Postby brento73 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:53 am

I used to work at this restaurant where everyone called me Mr. Clean, on account of my lack of hair. I worked there a little over two years, and those who came on board later in my stay often didn't know my actual name. A friend called once and asked it Brent was working that day, and the poor girl who answered the phone had no idea who he was talking about. So my friend said, "Uh... is Mr. Clean working?" She said "Oh, yeah! He's here."

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Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:28 am

Back in the old late-70's early 80's glory days of NYC subway graffiti, when cars like this
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would run thru the Bronx and Manhattan and blow daily commuters out of their suits on cold winter mornings, I was one of those hordes. (The guy who did that whole car, btw, Rich "Seen" Mirando, lives across the street from me, and has his tat parlor around the corner).

ANyhow, it was common for people to put Mister, Sir, Doctor, etc, before their names, so MIster Turn, Herr Doktor Turn, Doc Turner, Kid Turner . . . a thousand permutations. As I grew older it became something of an alter ego. I'm a published writer and columnist and in one of my (unpublished, sadly) novels there's a character named Jimmy Turner.
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Postby Casual Madman » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:10 am

Somehow I avoided nicknaming. Daddy used to call me Squirrel when I was a kid, 'cause IO was always climbing trees, but that was just between us.

There are some folks at work who call me Obi Wan. :oops:

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Postby 2Plus2isChicken » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:57 pm

skully13a wrote:Kids can be cruel.....mine is Skully. I've been climbing rocks for 25 years, I got started in Yosemite Valley, California. Well, the climber community nicknames Everyone. I was Captain Kirk at first, as Kirk is my middle name. So some friends & I were climbing on El Capitan & I took a long fall, whacked my head, got knocked out, rescued, and flown out. Made quite a scene, I'm told. I missed most of that. When I got back, everyone was calling me Skully. They still do.


This reminded me of Star Trek V since Captain Kirk falls off El Capitan in that. I don't think I'll ever do anything like that.

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Postby Praiser » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:20 pm

In 1st grade in the small town I grew up in, there were 2 Johns.
My teacher ended up deciding to call me John G. (1st initial of middle name.)
That lasted through grade school and into JR high.
Now, just my brother uses it on occasion as I never see my classmates from then.

Another one that died out is from a previous co-worker from many years back.
He thought it would be amusing to call me "Little Johnny Burger Eater".
He is one of those very funny guys that even made me laugh when he said it.
That morphed into "Johnny Burger" which in turn morphed to just "JB".
Nobody ever calls me that, but I still get a grin out of it when it comes to mind.

Closest thing these days is the very few people who call me Johnny.
I used to hate being called that due to it being used for copious amounts of teasing but it doesn't bother me any more.

That's it.

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Postby ferret » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:49 am

I use ferret everywhere online, but don't really have a "real life" nickname. Ferret was my online gaming handle starting around 2002 in college, because I had pet ferrets at the time.

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Postby Bundy » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:50 am

I was working on a railroad maintenance/construction crew when FOX was a fledgling network that only broadcast on Sunday nights. At work on Monday morning we'd discuss and laugh about a show called Married... With Children.

I broke one of the expensive bits for a rail drill and they said I "Bundy'd" that drill. The name stuck, and I happened to be married... with children anyway. People would make references to me being kin to Al Bundy (which I didn't mind), but if you were annoying and a PITA I would change my relation to Ted. Looking back, maybe not all that funny. Railroad construction was one of the most physically grueling jobs I'd ever had, other than maybe getting thrown out of planes/helicopters as an Army paratrooper.
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Postby spudmunkey » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:06 am

Scooter. My first name is Scott, and it is often misspelled as "Scoot" by people who type too fast.

Scott > Scoot > Scoots > Scooter
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Postby Bob C » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:49 pm

My nickname is Bob. It's short for Robert. I adopted it myself when I was 10 or 11.

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Postby seprowling » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:03 pm

Some pretty cool stories so far. :) :)

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Postby spudmunkey » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:22 pm

Bob C wrote:My nickname is Bob. It's short for Robert. I adopted it myself when I was 10 or 11.


See, all this time I thought maybe your name was a Primus reference, and that you just used "C" because the real "C" word would likely get censored. :-p

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Postby riff » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:51 pm

Pootly - dad
Blobby - older Brother
Toeclat (a bear in a movie) - older sister
Teddy Bear - kids in elementary school 3rd 4th grade
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Postby Toptube » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:18 am

Once upon a time in the Air Force, someone called me "Ballings", as a riff on my last name and the street/rap slang term "Baller". That was about 8 years ago.

Other Air Force friends ran with it and they have called me Ballings, since.

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Postby Bob C » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:06 am

Seriously, I'm lucky to never have gotten a nickname that stuck. It is interesting to look at the history though. Always fun to observe how many of your closest friends don't even know your real name or how you got your handle.

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Postby biguglyman » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:55 am

Biguglyman. Given to me by a lead guitar player in a band I was in. He'd introduce me: "...and on the bass, da beeguglymon..." Think bad Rasta accent. It stuck. I tell people the big part is obvious (6'3" - 250lbs) and the ugly part is subjective. My wife loves me... :roll:
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Postby Bredo » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:41 pm

I have never had a nickname, due to my VERY seldom real name (yes Bredo is my real name).

Some of my friends have called me "Redo Bredo" (actually from a "Swedishy" record I mixed - Norwegians acting Swedes - Like Can vs US I guess). It means the same as "Ready Teddy".

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Postby fatfretty » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:23 pm

My Dad always called me Jake. When I first started moving on my own as an infant, he said I got wherever I was going, sideways, so I was a sidewinder, which led to Jake the Snake. He still calls me this, in fact I don't think he ever uses my real name.
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