Strange Nicknames

@worldwise1 (14893)
United States
March 20, 2008 6:03pm CST
I had to laugh when I was thinking about this topic. Over the years I've come across people with some of the oddest nicknames. I'm not talking about your average, run-of-the-mill nicknames, but [b][/b]really odd ones. There was a man who lived in the community where I grew up with the nickname of Popcorn. I never knew how he came to be called that though. I have also known two people with the nickname of Pig. I would also have to include a couple named Duck. What are some of the odd nicknames you have encountered?
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• United States
20 Mar 08
One of my good friends nicknamed her son "Bummer" Later on as he grew into a young man, I heard that he prefered to be called Chris. But, he allowed me to call him "Bummer", because I was special.
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@wolfie34 (26868)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 08
OMG that is a strange name, why was he nicknamed bummer, seems a derogative name especially to call your own son, sounds rude too and funny! Thanks for sharing my friend
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@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
21 Mar 08
That nickname definitely carries a negative impression, Elusive. It's no wonder he didn't want to be called that.
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• United States
21 Mar 08
Not even sure where the nickname came from. But, even his nickname was better than his given name. It wasn't Christopher until he was 5.
• United States
21 Mar 08
My son is now 18 years old and the people he works with call him cornbread. When i was growing up they called me trinity.Which means the right hand of the devil because on my right hand my veins make a ring around a capital H and around the ring the little veins look like flames. Plus I would get into a fight just about every week for some reason or another. I called my daughter tatter tot because her name was Taylor and she loved tatter tots when she was younger.
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@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Does your son happen to like cornbread, foundmyangel? It's very interesting how some nicknames just seem to stick.
• United States
12 Apr 08
well yeah he does like cornbread but that is not how he got the nickname he has a strong built torso and is a big boy so they would say he is cornbread fed. that is how he got the nickname. His friend that hangs out with him is a skiny guy and they call him biscuit LOL
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
21 Mar 08
How about Baby Face for a man that had everything but a baby's face. Bunununus (Bu-nu-nu-nus) for Daddy's favorite girl, or sky scraper for someone who was very tall?
@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I think Baby Face was a popular nickname for guys a long time ago, tjades, and I knew a woman who was called Tree because of her height.
@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
21 Mar 08
My cousins name was Jeremiah and alot of people called him Greenbriar for some reason. My husband used to be nicknames Root, of all things and I hates it. My grandma used to call me Staffy but i never knew why. I guess she could not say my real name right which is Stephannie. She passed away so I cannot ask her.
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@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I can think of worse ones, stephcjh. BTW, nice avatar!
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I dated a guy that had two sisters. Ones nickname was skillet and the other was cotton. Then in high school there was a boy called Pickle. My grandparents had nicknames for all of us. Mine was-big tiny First sister-little tiny Second sister-Ruff stuff Younger sister-Chickadee I have cousins called Squeek,Tin,Fat boy,Zeek
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@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Those are all very good ones, queenofarms.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Lets see. I had an English Teacher in High School who gave everyone nicknames like every student in her class. I can only remember two, mine was Legolas. I am tall blonde and I loved the elves in Tolkien's novels. We read the first Lord of the Rings book in class. And she called one boy Machiavelli because his last name was Prince and Machiavelli wrote "The Prince." My grad school friends also game me an interesting nickname when I first moved here. They called me "the Hammer". Because I did Paleontology work where I broke open rocks and I had a picture of my rock hammer in a presentation I gave and I said "I beat the rocks into submission" I am also a very straight forward tell it like it is, don't get in my way personality. I am the one my friends go to, to fix problems cause I can and will stand up to anyone for those I consider to be "my people" which includes those particular friends. When my husband was in college they called him coffee because he had a full coffee bar in his dorm room and his friends could go there and get coffee. Those are all I can think of right now.
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@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
21 Mar 08
The Hammer, huh? That sounds pretty cool, Aurone. i can picture you beating those rocks into submission.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
21 Mar 08
One of my friends who was my neighbor from Syria used to call me Attic telling that my name 'Bala' means 'old things' in Syrian language.I allowed her to call me by any name she liked because she was so beautiful.
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@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Oh, bala, the things we endure for the sake of friendship.
@balasri (26577)
• India
21 Mar 08
and beautiful women.It is endless.
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
21 Mar 08
My 1st boyfriend ever was called Poopsie, I have no idea why. Plus I also have a old friend that is know as Fish. I have known quite a few folks to go by their intials, JD, or another G. I actually new to G's at the same time lol. Oh yea Sin, was another name. I am sure I know more, just can't think of them right now.
@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I don't know, Deea, but I think I'd have a hard time falling for a guy with a name like Poopsie.
@celia4evr (209)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Well unfortunately for me when I started my first job back in high school at a fast food service. I got the nickname "Slacker" from my boss. I think this was his way of using reverse psychology or something. I was walking to work from school one afternoon and this idiot boss of mines decides to yell "Hey slacker" to me in front of everyone.
@mummymo (23710)
22 Mar 08
One of my favourites is Popeye! A guy I know from the pub I work in is called Popeye by everyone - even his father! When on the rare occassion someone refers to him by his real name I get quite confused, even though I do know it! lol I also know other people with strange nicknames like talc, skelf, fin, bud, tigger, prof, piglet and there are a lot of others too! xxx
@winterose (39927)
• Canada
21 Mar 08
well there is bill cosby show, cockroach theo's friend, my son's friend is called sashquash, he is huge, another is viper another is big daddy one of my friends was called tiny and he was as big as a bear one guy I knew was called bubbles
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Well, just in one family I know they have a Booger, a Fuzz, and a Punk. Okay, I live in Alabama and have for about 18 years now. I was born and raised in Texas and never knew people with these nicknames. I knew a Zipper, she was very skinny. I have a customer with the nickname Thornton and he hasn't a clue why. My sister in law's nickname was Pokey. My father in law's nickname was Hillbilly. Some customers come in to have their cars worked on and I will of course ask for a name and they will give me their nickname. I'm sorry, I'm not starting a file on a person by their nickname, I need your actual name. One, nicknamed Naugie, I have no clue why, when asked for his name looked at me and said February 14th. Yes, his last name if Valentine, but why not just tell me your name????
@TerryZ (22148)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Hey my friend Im always calling my hubby monkey and Im so use to saying it so when we are out and I say it people look at me kinda funny. And my poor cats Im always giving them nicknames sometimes I dont think they know there real names. But no one has ever given me a nickname. I feel left out!LOL
@Grace35 (136)
• United States
21 Mar 08
The oddest nickname I've come across has to be "Pekoe." It's my best friend's nephew nick name.... I love it though!!!
@carolbee (16245)
• United States
21 Mar 08
My nicknames are Birdlegs and Humphrey. Both are pretty self explanatory..lol When I was a kid there was a boy in the neighborhood who had the nickname of Poochie. I see him once a week but don't call him by that name. He skates where I work. One of our kids was called Dribbs since she always got food all over her shirts. We always knew what she had eaten.
@ram2aug (59)
• India
21 Mar 08
Yup when it comes to having fancy nick names people in india really come up with some cute but funny names....normally Bengali people have very cute names.... i have one of my friends and his nick name is BUCHUN(LOLZ..) and another one TUKAI hi hi hi hi hi and girls have names like JUMPA , TUMPA, MONAI, DIBBAN, CHOTON these are real fun.....
@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I had a few myself. One was Binky and then it was Corker Dorker. I am not sure about Binky and how I got it. But, Corker Dorker was something my bro and sis called me because my first name is Cortney and they thought I was a dork. Nice huh? I nicknamed my bro when he was young and it has stuck ever since. He was "bugging" me one day like a bee so I said "Buzz off Buzzy" and, now, no one in my family calls him by his birth name. We all call him Buz. He dropped the "zy" because he became too cool for it. LOL! I know a man who had the nickname of BoJo. He doesn't even know why but, he hates it!
• Pakistan
21 Mar 08
yes people have lot of and amazing nick names and some ti me i think how they can afford suych type of nick names.
@moneyandgc (3439)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Well, my husband and I call each other "Poop". Weird I know. I used to call him Poopybear and Poopface when he was being grumpy. It got shortened to Poop. If one of us is in a bad mood we are likely to ask the other, "Are you being poopy?" As in grouchy. My children's nicknames: Chandler's (age 10) is Goose or Goosey. When he was little I would tell him he was a silly goose and thats where it came from. Griffen's (age 9) is Griff, Griffy or Tweedle. The first ones are obvious. I don't know how the second one got started but it was when he was a baby. His middle name is Walker. When he was little he would tell everyone it was Walmart. He really thought it was and nobody could talk him out of it! He doesn't believe us now when we tell him that story. Justice (almost 7) is called "Winkle" by my dad; as in PeaWinkle. She hates it and says her name is Princess. My mom calls her Peanut and my husband calls her Monkey. She also answers to Justi. Millanah (almost 2) goes by Mimi most of the time. We started calling her Mimi before she was born. She is also Millanah Devinshire (her middle name is Devin), Meem, Meems, Meemers, Meemer Jeemers, Bean, Sugar Bean, Duck, Duckin and Duckinshine. My dad calls her Pooky or Pook. We mostly call her Mimi or Duckin. One day she will know her real name. She answers to all of them. She has lots of names for us too. Mimi calls me: Mom, Mommy, Mom-mu and Meem Mimi calls daddy: Dad, Da, Dad-doo, Mee-mu
@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
21 Mar 08
haha! Guess what? My nick name is backol! I am a pretty little lady with such a bad bad name. haha! Well, I don't have a guess how did they came to call me with it. as far as I remember when I am growing up everyone else is calling me that smelly name. well, I get used to it though. That's why I used my unique name here in mylot as my username just to be proud and shout loud that "jeanniemay" is my name and not that smelly name.