It's interesting that "nicknames" is the topic for today, because I just posted on facebook this week asking to know the nicknames of my friends on FB. I'm sorry that I'm late posting today. I would have been on time if I had remembered that today was Friday. lol
When I was small, my family did try at one point to call me D.D. It didn't really stick. Sometimes when we are chatting online, they will call me D, but I kind of think that is because it is easier to type than my full name.
When I was single and working, I had a boss that began to call me "Delirious". I don't remember him ever calling me anything else. Years later I went to his store to visit him with my kids, but he didn't seem to remember me. I had put on a little weight by then. Later, I regretted not telling him I was "Delirious". I think that would have spurred his memory.
As a missionary, I went by a chinese name. It was just a random chinese name that my teacher picked out for me. But evidently it was a good one, because most people I met commented that it was a good chinese name. My husband's chinese name isn't as good, but he has clung to it these many years out of sentiment. I don't know if you would consider these "nicknames", but that's how we introduce ourselves to chinese people.
My grandfather's family all had nicknames. I can't remember how many children were in his family, but I think it was somewhere between 8 and 10. But each child had a nickname, and it stuck with them their whole life. My grandfather's name was Oliver, so everyone called him "Twist". My brother has adopted that as a screen name.
In some ways I kind of wish our generation had used nicknames like my grandfather's generation did. There is a certain charm to calling someone "Punk", "Twist", or "Ade". Certainly they wouldn't want to use that in their professional life, but it is endearing in their private life.
I wonder if any of the consortium members have a nickname. Check out their blogs to see! :)
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, , Padmum, Magpie11, andAkanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit
and The Old Fossil, and our newest member MAXI!