NICKNAMES - Do you have one?

  
By:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  one month ago  •  37 comments

NICKNAMES - Do you have one?

NICKNAMES - Do you have one?

When I was 4 years old in kindergarten, it was during WW2 and we kids used to run around the school playing field at recess with our arms stretched out and making buzzing sounds like Spitfire fighter planes.  My mother saw me doing this and started to call me "Buzzy", and it didn't take long for it to spread to all the relatives and friends, who then called me by that name.

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I hated the name, and insisted to be known by my real name through the rest of public school.

But in high school, the "Buzzy" comic book was popular, and so I reconsidered and even had the name embroidered in script on my "everyday" pea jacket. Most people as I grew older just shortened it to calling me Buzz, and besides eventually there were some famous people called "Buzz", like astronaught Buzz Aldrin, and the gang leader in the James Dean movie Rebel Without a Cause who drove over the cliff was called "Buzz".

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When I moved to Toronto there was a popular drive-in fast food restaurant called The Carousel with car-hops on skates who brought the food to the cars, and I had this desire to open such a restaurant and to call it "Buzzy's Burgers", but I never did it.

To sign onto NV more than a decade ago I needed a pseudonym, so since I was living in China, and being a classic movie buff with thoughts of the movie "Lawrence of Arabia", I decided on "Buzz of the Orient".

So the name "Buzz" is still what I am called by most people who know me well, and I'm happy with it now.

Now, what about you?  Do you have a nickname?  What is it, and do you still use it?  How and why did you get it?


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Buzz of the Orient
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

That's MY story, now, what about you?  Do you have a nickname?  What is it, and do you still use it?  How and why did you get it?

 
 
 
cjcold
1.1  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    one month ago

Does "asshole" count as a nickname?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cjcold @1.1    one month ago

I'm really surprised you would make such an admission public, or are you thinking about someone else?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    one month ago

My gambling buddies call me "teach". I guess it's an honorary title - one that I never let go to my head!

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.3  KDMichigan  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    one month ago

I'll have to think about it. My nicknames are a long story to set context...

 
 
 
dave-2693993
2  dave-2693993    one month ago

Don't laugh...Bubbie. When my little Sis first started talking that is how she said Brother. It stuck for many years.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  dave-2693993 @2    one month ago

My brother and I are still "Bub" and "Sis" in our family.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
2.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1    one month ago

That is pretty cool that it still sticks.

In a family with Jewish lineage Bubbie is your Grandmother. It took a while for some extended family members to adjust to the nick name my little Sis came up for me.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  dave-2693993 @2.1.1    one month ago

I had just written that you were being called Grandma.. that is pretty funny.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1    one month ago
My brother and I are still "Bub" and "Sis" in our family.

OK that was their nicknames, but what was yours?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.3    one month ago

I'm still Sis.  Or if we're with extended family, Sandy Kay, because I have an aunt who's also named Sandy.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.5  sandy-2021492  replied to  dave-2693993 @2.1.1    one month ago
In a family with Jewish lineage Bubbie is your Grandmother.

I had never heard that one.

My brother and I started out as "Sissy" and "Bubba", but over the years, we shortened it.  My sister is Jen, or, if you want to rib her, Jen-nay (pronounced as Forrest Gump would do).  She hates that movie.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
2.1.6  dave-2693993  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.2    one month ago
that is pretty funny.

Hey You !!!

 
 
 
dave-2693993
2.1.7  dave-2693993  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.5    one month ago
My sister is Jen, or, if you want to rib her, Jen-nay (pronounced as Forrest Gump would do).  She hates that movie.

Oh no, I am sure she does. Can't blame her.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one month ago

OK remember this guy:

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His name was Smedly and he had a very particular snicker..one I used to do naturally and my friends started to call me Smed, a shortened version of his name and it stuck. 

They also just call me Pear. 

I always thought it was funny that people thought that Perrie was short for something. What could it be short for? Periwinkle?

 
 
 
dave-2693993
3.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3    one month ago
Periwinkle?

Better than Bullwinkle. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  dave-2693993 @3.1    one month ago
Better than Bullwinkle. 

But I like Moose and Squverrel!

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3.1.2  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1.1    one month ago

Perrie's nickname is "The Site Mommy".

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3    one month ago

At least we know it's not Percival.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.3  KDMichigan  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3    one month ago
His name was Smedly and he had a very particular snicker.

Um yeah its this guy.

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igknorantzrulz
3.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3    one month ago

I always thought it was funny that people thought that Perrie was short for something. What could it be short for? Periwinkle?

Perrie A

as opposed to Perrie B thy name

If i were you, i'd go with that nickname i conjured up from your R A initials...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

Lady Blu is my nic name.  It is short for Blew it.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
4.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4    one month ago
It is short for Blew it

There must be a story there.?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @4.1    one month ago

I asked for the stories behind the names. I told mine.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  dave-2693993 @4.1    one month ago

It came from my passing up an acre of land my friend was selling in NV.  It was only like 200 bucks but I had no use for it.  The Riverside casino now sits on that acre.  I could have sold it for a small fortune to the developers.  The ironic part is the same thing happened to my grandfather.  The Vegas strip now sits on the land he was offered but had to turn down.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
4.1.3  dave-2693993  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.2    one month ago

Very interesting.

Hopefully it is some kind of karma thing that will come back in your families favor at some point.

 
 
 
Freefaller
5  Freefaller    one month ago

For a couple years in high school I was called Duck, apparently because one of the football crowd thought I ran funny.  No biggie and it was pretty short lived

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6  igknorantzrulz    one month ago

most don't know my actual name

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  igknorantzrulz @6    one month ago

Surely this isn't your nickname.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1    one month ago

funny Buzz, but no.

i have a childhood nickname i earned from Football, and it somehow has carried on to this day.

though i do apologize, but beings i prefer a little anonymity on this site, as i'm on a rare occasion, a tad outspoken, but don't tell anyone

 
 
 
dave-2693993
6.1.2  dave-2693993  replied to  igknorantzrulz @6.1.1    one month ago

Just to add, as I was the hillbilly, geek, jock  kid, I got tagged with an additional nick. Enigma.

...

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  dave-2693993 @6.1.2    one month ago

Could be worse 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.1.4  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @6.1.2    one month ago

That nickname is an enigma.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.1.5  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.4    one month ago

what if your name was Nick, at that was your Nickname....

that sorta ruins Nicks' nickname, so Nix that Nixed Name after Nicks' actual Nicknamed for another

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.1.6  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  igknorantzrulz @6.1.5    one month ago

It would be particularly bad if Nick's family name was Nack.  Whenever anyone saw him they'd start singing "Nick Nack paddywack call yourself...."

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.1.7  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1.6    one month ago

better stock up on milkbones

 
 
 
It Is ME
7  It Is ME    one month ago

NICKNAMES - Do you have one?

Yes !

"But Dad" !

Dad's rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1.    

 
 
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