Others in the office were talking about nicknames today. It got me to thinking…
A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. It may either substitute or be added to the proper name. It may be a familiar or truncated form of the proper name, such as Angie – for Angela.
I’m also called Ang a lot. I guess that would be a nickname for a nickname. I don’t know. In school I was called “Big Ang.” Looking at me now you would think it is because I am big… I wasn’t then, though. They called me that because I was very small.
My husband called me AJ until we got married and I was no longer an AJ, and my Granny Tate always called me Hannie.
My little brother, Blake, is better known as Possum, and my older brother, Rodney, is either Hot Rod or Cougar.
Briar and Brad are #1 and #2, my niece, Kylie, is Booger, and Jarah is Tiger or JJ. My nephew Drake is Big D, and Grace, my other niece, is Gracie. I think nicknames are supposed to be shorter than the original name, so I’m not sure what happened there.
Anyway, you get the picture.
I’ve shared some of mine … feel free to share yours, too!
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