I’ve always thought it was fascinating how people (including me and my siblings) end up with nicknames that have nothing at all to do with their names, so I thought it would be cool to hear people’s stories of how they got theirs.
My first nn was [name]Lovey[/name], and it came about because my mom looked at me and decided that’s what she was going to call me the first time she held me. Then when my brother was little he called me [name]Sissy[/name] because he couldn’t say Maurilia or [name]Lovey[/name]. Now all three of my siblings call me [name]Sissy[/name] and my extended family calls me [name]Lovey[/name].
My brother is Bub, [name]Bubba[/name], or Bubby because he was a junior, and we didn’t want to confuse him and our dad.
My little sister’s name is [name]Ella[/name], but we call her [name]Silly[/name] because when she was always doing [name]Silly[/name] things so it eventually went from, “Stop that, silly,” to just calling her [name]Silly[/name].
My youngest brother gets called [name]Buddy[/name] because when he was first born my sister and I instinctively called him Bubby, and we needed him to have his own name that we could use without difficulty.
Does anyone else have any stories?