How did you come by your nickname?

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image76
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    How did you come by your nickname?

  2. Rosana Modugno profile image74
    Rosana Modugnoposted 11 years ago

    Glad you asked that because I never got one.  My whole life, everyone has called me by my real name.  Don't you feel sorry for me?  Don't you feel like giving me one?  lol

  3. Pennypines profile image59
    Pennypinesposted 11 years ago

    I don't have a personal nickname, but on HUB pages I am known as pennypines.  I took it from my association with the Garden Clubs, there is a reforestation program known as pennypines and I have had the honor of receiving several awards.  They hang on the wall above my computer and it seemed like a good name to use.

  4. Steve West profile image69
    Steve Westposted 11 years ago

    I would love to give these other kind folks one of my extra nick-names. You see, I have too many. I started in middle school with Eggy (because of my family name). As I became older and completed puberty, I became known as Egg-man. I moved to the Virgin Islands where the locals I had become friends with called me "Big Belly Mon." They even had a reggae song they would sing about me after a few Red-Stripes. "Big belly mon mon, big belly mon, no physical fit fit, no physical fit." It is a fond memory of more than twenty years ago.
    I now live in South Carolina and my best friends call me Scuba Steve and Captain Steve, and sometimes Captain Scuba Steve. I have been called other stuff too however Hub Pages is a clean site.

    My wife calls me Biz, my youngest, DuhDuh, and my other two Daddy. My favorite three names.

  5. dohn121 profile image80
    dohn121posted 11 years ago

    Hi MM.  Well, Dohn is my middle name and was coincidentally, my paternal grandfather's name.  My dad was home in Laos on a furlough to see his new baby boy (me) and just missed my birth when he asked my mom,
    "So what'd you name him?"
    "Dohn," she said.
    "Hey!  That was my father's name!"
    Truth be told, my mom at the time had no knowledge of that fact as my dad was reluctant to ever talk about his father (he lost him as an adolescent during WWII).  Dohn  or Don is actually a common nickname in Laos.  It usually pertains to a Lao or Laotian that is pale in color (and I am of French descent).

    The "121" of "dohn121" is my initiation number in my fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi.  Combine the two = dohn121.  Just in case anyone was wondering big_smile

  6. AriellexTurtle profile image58
    AriellexTurtleposted 11 years ago

    My actual name is Arielle.  But when having a conversation with my boyfriend we were talking about the animals we're most like, and I'm most like a turtle.  I'm quiet and I like my shell, if poked and prodded enough I'll stick my head out and bite, overall though the whole reason is, I just like being quiet and left alone most of the time.

  7. e-five profile image93
    e-fiveposted 11 years ago

    I got my nickname from a computer error on my class schedule on my firt day of high school. In every class I went to on my first day, they called the roll, and my name wasn't on it. But at the bottom of the roster was E5, which was also written on my class schedule. So for the rest of the year, I was known as E5 by my classmate. The term e-five has also come to mean an internet "high five" which seems appropriate for my attitude.

  8. matt6v33 profile image61
    matt6v33posted 11 years ago


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    Old Empresarioposted 11 years ago

    It's sort of a mystery. My parents and family have always called me "Bum" or "Bummer" since I was a toddler. None of my relatives or close friends ever called me by my actual name.

  10. stclairjack profile image77
    stclairjackposted 11 years ago

    on HP i'm "stclairjack" which is no more than my home plus my name,... jus a lil' name math.

    growing up my grandmother and her "person i still dont like" (its this whole other story we dont have time for).... they called me "grump".... i guess i was a wee bit grouchy in the mornings and PBS already had taken "the grouch"... and to this day, in that small circle i am still called "grump"

    by the time i hit jr high my full name had been shortened by friends, teachers and family to just "jack"... and all these years later i'm still jack,..... two husbands, several missadventures and many jobs, boss's, gigs and friends later,... i'm still just jack. the only time i hear my full name is when i've pissed my boyfriend off.

  11. Alta5656 profile image60
    Alta5656posted 11 years ago

    Hmmm.. good question. I have several nicknames that gives me  an idea when or where I met  a particular person and save me from embarrassment. If one would call me by my real name which is Alita, I would know that  person way back my primary days. If it is Drillon, then that will be someone from my high school or college days. Then if it is Lolit, surely I met that person during my singing days, but if it's Alex or Lex then she could be an associate or people or clients I made during my work as a sales counselor in a pre-need company. And finally if it is Alta,  it is 100% guys I meet through the internet like hubpages, facebook, wordpress, etc. And by the way my family , relatives, and neighbors call me LItlit. But I love the Lex..

  12. Brain Baldwin profile image64
    Brain Baldwinposted 11 years ago

    Very simple.  It's my real name with the exception that one day at university a class role had mistakenly named my Brain instead of Brian.  Just thought it was a bit funny when the instructor read it off like someone would actually be called Brian outside of a cheap movie.

    For most boards I use my real full name or just last name.  I don't believe in hiding behind an alias.

  13. ingenioustech profile image59
    ingenioustechposted 11 years ago

    My mom and dad took the first 2 letters of their names and combined them to form my nick name.........

  14. Mommaeagle777 profile image60
    Mommaeagle777posted 11 years ago

    I got my nick name was, Sugarfoot and Gingersnap,
    my dad always loved to call me that! And it stuck, now
    my husband evens calls me that too, LOL! But, I don't
    mind, I liked it, it was Sweet! Oh how I miss my parents,
    they've been gone a while now! But, that's my story!

    Thank you, Susan Smith

  15. dixoncircle profile image61
    dixoncircleposted 11 years ago

    I own a computer company years ago call Chexmate International. It was located in a city and within the city was the name I used to go online with.  I guess you could say I was the first broadcast that name from that place and it just stuck with me, now!

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    Lynn S. Murphyposted 11 years ago

    My nickname is MaddawgMurphy. I was a project manager in a former life and the people I worked with said I was like a mad dog with a bone. Evidently I was quite the nag and it worked so well with Murphy. I took it as a compliment.

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    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    When I was a young boy I was a little fat guy, so came the nickname Beefy.

  18. Sharkye11 profile image90
    Sharkye11posted 11 years ago

    From the Lord of the Rings books. Saruman was nicknamed Sharky by the hobbits, and when my sisters and I role-played that became my persona of choice. Eventually they started calling me that in real life every time I was "bossy", or "haughty" or "snarky". It stuck. I had to rearrange the spelling though due to the fact that the way I spelled it offline was Skarkey, and one our biker friends has that as a road name.

    Before Sharkye I was called Mimi or Lucy (from Peanuts) by my family, and used "Ouijaplayer" on my other forums as tribute to my love of all things paranormal. For many years all of my online friends just called my Oujja, which looks better spelled than sounded out.

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    ElleBeeposted 11 years ago

    Well I have a few. One came because I couldn't pronounce my name as a child, and what I called myself became a nickname.  Now, a few of my relatives use this nickname for me but no one else really.

    Other than that my nicknames are mainly my initials (LB) or various shortened versions of my name.  Nothing too creative.

  20. christinebbr profile image59
    christinebbrposted 11 years ago

    It's a shorter way to pronounce my name.

  21. misstoughcookie97 profile image60
    misstoughcookie97posted 11 years ago

    I have a few.

    A friend gave me 'Happy" as in the character from Sons of Anarchy. It's because I smile I lot and am quite violent if someone gets me on the wrong side. I also got Cro Cop Junior, firstly because I'm Croatian and secondly because I'm practically a tank and a 'fighter'.

    Another one was Guarnere Jr (as in Easy Company,(band of brothers), Bill Guarnere), mainly for the same reasons above.


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