what did you call me????????

@cjgrooms (4456)
United States
April 29, 2008 9:36pm CST
When you were growing up did you have a nickname? What was it? Did you like it,hate it or just indifferent?
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@bevvy22 (279)
• United States
1 May 08
Growing up my mother called me "little bit." By the time I got to high school, let's just say I matured. Then my nickname turned out to be quite the opposite of little, it became "Booberly" (See cause my name is Beverly, get it?) Needless to say, I hated it and was so embarrased by it, I always wore extra large shirts. I even wore a tshirt to swim in. I was also a cheerleader, so on game days, I had to wear the tight sweaters and uniform tops. It was awful!!! Alas, I had them reduced in 2001 and my husband cried that day.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
i had several nicknames the one i really really REALLY hated was "Wimpy". my dad called me that after a dog he had at one time!
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
30 Apr 08
My aunt called me jimbo jimmy, and she was the only one that called me that. I didnt mind. My niece adapted that when she was too small to say it. If she does happen to put it in this discussion, I am going to the discussions on dogs and pick up a bloodhound, then to the discussions on tape and pick up a roll of duct tape, then on to the discussions on furniture and pick up a chair. Then, I will track her through these discussions, tape her to the chair and then take her to discussions on childhood memories and hit replay....
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
Do you mean Uncle Bobo? No you can't mean that because all your neices and nephews call you that .
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
1 May 08
Just whose side are you on?
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
Remember telling the world that i let a dog sleep on my bed? Take a wild guess.
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
30 Apr 08
I've never really had a nickname, but my name "Penny" is the shortened form of "Penelope", and no-one calls me that. In Australia a lot of people put "o" onto some names to create a nickname - David becomes Davo, John becomes Johnno, and so on. I have occasionally been called "Penno". (Come to think of it, we do the same with some words - afternoon becomes arvo, smoke break becomes smoko.) Surnames can also get an "ee" sound added - Jones becomes Jonesy, Smith becomes Smithy, while "o" replaces "son" in surnames ... Thompson becomes Thommo, Jackson becomes Jacko. So weird to actually THINK about it.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
Most people called me Cathy My real name is Cathryn. But i had at least three others.
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
1 May 08
Cathryn is a very nice spelling. I like Cathy too. I think pet names and nicknames are lovely. I call my daughter lots of pet names, but I don't think any of them will stick.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
I also have nicknames for the children in my family. Even if no one else calls them by it they know they are stuck with them for life with me.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Before I was called dor, dors, or adora. Now lately because of this educational kiddie television show. I am now called dora. Believe me, there are similarities! That's why people who knows me were amused.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
Dora, i have three g-children that would follow you to the ends of the earth (you would have to have backpack and map of course).
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
2 May 08
i hope that they find me a role model. enjoy watching!
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@jmr201 (183)
• United States
12 May 08
Whwn i was a baby my mom used to call me a spanish word for grass hopper "grallita" she said it was because i was alwais jumping up and down like a grass hopper then as i grew a lil older my hole fam started to call me kayla i have no idea why maibe short for my name kayleen but to the date my fam still call me kayla and i like it , i like it so much i named my daughter mikayla lol
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
12 May 08
Mikayla is a beautiful name. Thanks for responding.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
12 May 08
I'm usually called Saundy no one was ever allowed to call me Cass or Cassie. I also was called Deedee, nonni. My dad called me Beak or miss mouse for ages i was never sure why beak. The only ones that bugged me were the cass/cassies. i remember in grade 5 asking a boy not to call me that and he followed right behind me and kept on callin me that it made me so mad i turned around and punched him in the nose. He never called me cassie again, neither did any of the other boys for that matter.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
12 May 08
Good for you!
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
12 May 08
Oh my, I was called a lot of differnt things. Scroogy, Duck, Slim, (that one is history now) Shu Shu, Suey. The one I hated was Hook, my dad thought it was so funny cause my nose kind of looks like my moms. And in fact there is nothing wrong with our noses. I felt like it was a degrading nickname.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
12 May 08
There is absolutly nothing wrong with ya'lls noses. But you will always be Duck to me.
• United States
2 May 08
as a kid it was wheezer because i had a breathing problem then it went to e-lou which i hate then it went to em or emma or e which i dig..thats at home an close friends but on the streets or in the hood its that b-word or x(a play off of e) it was snukk for awhile cus people say im sneaky an well now its pretty much jus e
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
2 May 08
Thanks for the response.
• United States
1 May 08
Kimbee KFC
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
2 May 08
I loved KFC i would have made them keep that one...I like their chicken too!
• United States
1 May 08
Well, I had an uncle that called me some "slang" names that it probably wouldnt let me type, but for the most part, my nickname was "MEME" :)
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
I called my older sister that for years because i couldn't pronounce her name. I still slip up and call her that sometimes. Her real name is Mecia (it is pronounced Me-See)I have no idea why i had such a problem saying it when i was younger, it seems simple enough to me now.
@tmsmith (85)
1 May 08
My nicknames was Shell and shay-according to who is calling me.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
Those are both nice names.
@meglovesb (348)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Toad, Meg, MegaLeg, Meg-LEg, Beaver:) [Thnx sis.] Pretty much didnt care what you called me as long as i knew it was me.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
at least you had some part of your name in it.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
i hate the nickname that my parents gave me. aside from having nicknames, my father has also got some pet name for us. he calls my eldest bro a goat, while me was a duck and the youngest one was a pig. he also gave our mom a pet name and he calls her hippo. i guess you can call us as the talking animals -.-
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
As close as i i ever got to being called after an animal was "kitten"by an uncle.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 Apr 08
"Hey you" seemed to fit me most of the time. Actually, my parents called me "trout mouth" when I was a baby because of how big my mouth was I guess. I don't remember it, but they told me about it years later. Tweety bird was another because they said i looked a lot like tweety bird with a big head with yellow hair. All the hair is gone now. Chad is the only name that has stuck and everyone calls me that even though it isn't my name or even part of my real name. Who knows why, but I have always been "Chad".
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
"Hey You" is better than a lot of things that i've been called.
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
My parents used to call me by my name. I have nicknames from other people: my cousins, old classmates and the newer ones.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
The only time my parents called me by my real name, i knew i was in trouble!
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
I've always been called J.R. It was taken from my initials. I think its cool but people usually mistake me for a guy. Nowadays, friends call me Jamie, James or by my surname.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
1 May 08
Thanks for responding.
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I had many nicknames when I was younger. One of the ones I didn't mind at all was EJ. It's my first and middle initial.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
30 Apr 08
My G-mother called me Berry and when she called me that i didn't mind but if one of my siblings called me that they had best hope i didn't get my hands on them.
@lagrooms (119)
1 May 08
My nickname was Sister because i was the oldest girl in a large family. No i didn't mind.
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