I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood recently, and I’ve noticed something. We all love a good reach-y nickname here on Nameberry, but my family seems to take it a step further and give people nicknames that have absolutely nothing to do with anything.
When I was little, my aunt used to call me Flozzy. It’s not related to my name, and I have absolutely no idea where it came from. I asked her, and she doesn’t know either. To this day, we still call my older brother [name_m]Dominic[/name_m] either “[name_m]Dimitri[/name_m]” or “Dimmus”. We aren’t even a little bit Russian, and I’m fairly sure that last one is just a noise. He’s been called that for 24 years and everyone in my family is just clueless to how it started.
I know of a couple of examples with other people too. [name_f]My[/name_f] friend [name_f]Jessica[/name_f]’s brother couldn’t say her name when they were younger, so he just decided to start calling her “Popsy”. Isn’t that so cute?
What are the weirdest or most out-of-the-blue nicknames you guys know of, and do you remember/know where they came from? This idea is so fascinating to me!