What was your nickname during your school days?How did your friends call you?

Nicknames - We all had our nicknames invariably.
By Bala
@balasri (26554)
India
June 12, 2009 6:46am CST
Why were you named so?
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36 responses
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jun 09
In my country, a majority of nicknames get based on a persons first or last name. I was always called Jim or Jimmy; or people would take my surname and add an "ie" or "y" onto the end of it. For example, if your surname was Jones, then people would call you Jonesy etc. Nothing too complicated at all!
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@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jun 09
Great James.Here they are tired of my lengthy name Balakrishnan and shortened it to Bala which means young.I will be young forever.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jun 09
Perfect!
@SViswan (12072)
• India
9 Mar 10
Most of my school years were spent in all-girls' schools. And most girls are decent when it comes to nicknames. Mine was 'Sandy' - short for my name. But boys can be really mean. My husband still refers to his classmates with their nicknames...which ranges from 'BOND' to 'poochi' (which means bug in malayalam). They even had nicknames for a few of the girls. My husband was (is) Kolan(something to do with 'pole') due to his straight hair and lanky (then) figure.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
11 Mar 10
Boys sure are mean and can be imaginative too.You know what my nick name in college.It was 'Aaappu' means 'peg' as the boys always used to see with two of my best friends who are very big made than me.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
16 Jun 09
Well, here I am diqualified to answer your post Bala and I may have to resort to the one liner , two liner meaningless response.I was not given any special nicknames either in school or in college or for that matter at home too.The one nickname that I was given when I w as 3 years old was that a I was a whining queen[ my brother was born when I was 3 and apparently I used to go after my mother whining for her attention.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
11 Mar 10
I think that it is better to be a queen of any character than an ordinary person.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
15 Jun 09
During my school days I was so called a little round in shape so my friends used to call me this nickname that I hate a lot. Ok they called me "Miss Pig".
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@balasri (26554)
• India
15 Jun 09
Miss.Piggy - Isn't she lovely?
See how beautiful my favorite pig is.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
13 Jun 09
At school , only one person had the audacity to call me by anick name "piggy". Actually it was mutual and we went on to call each other by that name. So much so when we met after around 10 years, the first word which came to each of us was this, and we both broke into splits of laughter.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jun 09
My favorites - Aren't they adorable?
How nice Alok.Shall I say one more addition to my favorites you can find in the images.
• Bahrain
14 Jun 09
I was/still am nicknamed the walking dictionary/encyclopedia, lol! Because, anytime someone wants the explanation and meaning of a word, or its' spelling, or some piece of information that people 'usually' don't even bother knowing, they always turn to me, and I'll always have the answer xD
@balasri (26554)
• India
14 Jun 09
Then you must be knowing what a Ikustmemamnet is? Will you please tell me?
• Bahrain
14 Jun 09
lol, not to that extent XD a type of food perhaps? if it even exists that is O.o
@balasri (26554)
• India
15 Jun 09
Gotcha!Come on girl it is just your name spelt backwards. [em]lol[/em
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
14 Jun 09
This is a good discussion. I wasn't really called any names during my school days, I think they wouldn't dare. However, I noticed lots of my friends being called different names and sometimes it is quite pitiful to see some being called by their father's names. Those times were quite a lot of name calling and many more. I remember those days vividly. Kind of funny reminisce too, if you ask me.
@balasri (26554)
• India
14 Jun 09
Yeah it sure is funny and always a sweet thing to share with your children in the future.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
14 Jun 09
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
15 Jun 09
Back then...? Perhaps the Geek...? LOL...I wasn't into the relationship thingy at all..
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jun 09
Hi balasri, Well many people have nick names I mean a couple of them. But fortunately I had none and all would call me with my first name only. [em]happy[/em
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jun 09
Yes man. There is no falsifying here.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
13 Jun 09
Nope, 'man' has the universal code. It denotes both sexes at times. lol
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
13 Jun 09
Well if not then what about "man is mortal"? Is it only male? lol
• United States
14 Jun 09
My nickname was Little One because I am very petite. I was 5 feet tall and weighed around 92 pounds in High School.
@balasri (26554)
• India
15 Jun 09
Are you still that lithe?
• United States
15 Jun 09
I'm still 5 feet tall but filled out a little more. I'm around 115 now.
@balasri (26554)
• India
16 Jun 09
But you are definitely not fat.
• United States
14 Jun 09
My friends when I was under 9 called me Stevie. Some would hear my father call me Stinky, and a few tried to also call me Stinky and got fat lips. Since, I found a very famous person was nicknamed Stinky, and have altered my view of the nickname.
• United States
14 Jun 09
I just checked Wiki and they do NOT have this famous person... See if you can figure this mystery out?
@balasri (26554)
• India
14 Jun 09
I came across two facts.Pick the one you like. [b]1.Stinky is a character on the American animated television show Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. 2.Mr. Stinky is the nickname of Raymond Edmunds, a convicted rapist and murderer[/b]
• United States
14 Jun 09
After I posted my response here, I decided this would be a good discussion for "people" and started it there. When you read this famous person's name, I am sure you will agree.
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
I was named Jolens before then. Jolens is the nickname of a celebrity here in the Philippines Jolina Magdangal. They said we have familiar face and I also can sing so they called me Jolens. However during college I was called by my last name, it is their way of calling people by surname.
@balasri (26554)
• India
14 Jun 09
 Jolina Magdangal - The celebrity from Philippines.
Jolina Magdangal is very beautiful like you.
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
yes she is and thanks for the photo!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Hi Bala! Interesting discussion! It's cute the names people have sometimes. I never really had one at school. People just shortened my name from Jenny to Jen alot. My grandmother called me Apple....lol...she said it was because I was the apple of her eye.
@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jun 09
I am happy that I made you remember your lovely grand ma Jen.May I call you Jen?
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Oh yes..you can call me Jen. Thanks for the nice memroy..you always start great discussions Bala.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
My friends called me the shortcut of my first name. Its been that way since childhood. Though a few people did call me "Bhudz", that is my nickname at home. Its derived from the title "Donya Buding" which is also the title of a local actress who is quite healthily chubby. I was chubby in childhood you see. So my Mom called me that which spilled over to my family. Then a few close friends sometimes call me that. Though there is a group of friends in high school who called me 'bj'. You're gonna have to ask them why they named me that because I frankly have no idea. But they're the only ones who call me that in person, and Ive used it to form part of my online name. So my online friends also call me that.
@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jun 09
I want to have a look at you lady.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
LOL Im not chubby anymore though. I can post a baby photo of me if you like.^_^
• Malaysia
12 Jun 09
its Penan..name of tradisional men in jungle..because i was study their living and habitats..
• Malaysia
12 Jun 09
but now they still call that name to me..
@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jun 09
Somewhat it sounds very native and affectionate Penan.
• India
12 Jun 09
During my school days,one of my friend named me Moony..I my was as round as a sphere,and this was the only reason... Initially I used to get angry but I started enjoying the name afterward. Some of the people in my class doesn't know my original name still now.
• India
12 Jun 09
My face was as round as a moon...
@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jun 09
You must be very beautiful if you are a lady and very handsome if you are a man.
16 Jun 09
Hi bala, I didn't have a nickname when I was in school but when I left school my boss used to call me Twinkletoes because I was small. Tamara
@balasri (26554)
• India
16 Jun 09
That is one of the beautiful nick names I ever come across.
14 Jun 09
My friends in school nicknamed me simmy because they found me too simple for their worldly knowladge.They also called me mobile dictionary because I was very good at word meaning.My siblings used to call me simu with love. My Father called me "Simmy boy" because to him I had more of boyish qualities than girlish.
@balasri (26554)
• India
14 Jun 09
You must have been sim mering with knowledge then.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
13 Jun 09
My nickname was Birdlegs. If you saw my legs you'd know why..lol I am a thin person anyway but my legs look like sticks. Can't wear capri pants because it looks weird. Ok my turn, what was your nickname and why?
@balasri (26554)
• India
14 Jun 09
I was named 'peg' as I always walked in between two of my over size friends.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Jun 09
I am Italian and my name, as it reads on my birth certificate, is Paola which is the translation of Paula. I changed my name after I left school because I got tired of people constantly mispronouncing it to sound like payola or polar. While I was in primary school everyone called me Pavlova. Thank goodness that one didn’t stick!
@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jun 09
I am happy that a beautiful name is not butchered.
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@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
Hello balasri. My close friends call me Erk or Erks short for Erica. It bothered me at first because Im not used to the fact that my friends call me that. Only my family calls me that, but Im getting used to it already.
@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jun 09
We all get used to it and liked to be called by the pet names as we grow older.