We had a guy that walked funny and we called him “Rigor Mortis”. A girl that wore thick glasses and she was “Odd Ogg”. We also had a Jelly Belly, a Snags, Bubbles, Mongo, Wang, Prizz, Horse, Igg, Satch, Fossil, Cubby…pretty creative crew.
What about the name Basil to go with Parsley?
My family nickname was Pressy– short for Precious (ahhh….) because I was the first girl born into our family for several generations. All of my close and extended-family cousins called me Pressy. I must have been 11 years old before one first cousin (then twelve) asked his mom, “What’s Pressy’s real name?” To this day, a cousin by marriage who is at least 5 years my senior calls me Pressy– as does my dad.
For years my sister called me Thea, short for Cynthia. She would send away for things and have them mailed to me, to Thea. And I hated it for one simple reason – my name is NOT, NEVER WAS, and NEVER WILL BE Cynthia!!!!!!!
Ayone have a good story about nicknames?