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What was your nickname as a kid?(18 posts)

What was your nickname as a kid?Spinchick
Dec 22, 2001 1:37 PM
Or in high school or college? And why?

As a kid my family called me Bird. I hated it. Must have had something to do with the fact that my name was Robin? All through senior high school and a couple of years after, I was known as Buzz. I'm sure it will take all of 15 seconds to figure that one out.
I got it in .005 of a second :)...
Dec 22, 2001 1:52 PM
re: What was your nickname as a kid?Allen az
Dec 22, 2001 2:52 PM

It started in the 4th grade when one day I came to school with my hair all messed up. One kid said that I looked like Elvis, so they just started calling me "Elvie". It ended in the 8th grade, thankfully. Haven't had a nickname since.

Dec 22, 2001 4:03 PM
my last name is scherger so there it stands. guess i don't is like calling the fat guy skinny- i am completely not the type.

It bothers me in public-----my coach will say something to me- Hey Sugar check this out.

Shut up @#%$
He just does it to piss me off. All in good fun I suppose.
re: What was your nickname as a kid?DINOSAUR
Dec 22, 2001 5:35 PM
In high school it was "Big Ed". After that my handle was "The General", as my last name is the same as the infamous Yellow Hair who blew it at a place called the Little Big Horn (5th cousin, twice removed). When I served the public as one of California's finest the public refered to me as "assho**".
This one has been with me for life!BigLeadOutGuy
Dec 22, 2001 7:07 PM
Ugh...ever since I was little everyone called me BIGjoe...Friends...coaches..bosses...girlfriends. Still to this day its my nickname....The small price to pay for being 6`4``
could be worse least they dont call me jackass =)
Dec 23, 2001 6:46 AM
Growing up in the 70s with McMahon for a last name, it didn't take long for someone to start calling me Ed once I hit junior high school. I've got a friend whose mom still thinks my real name is Ed. In high school, someone added an N to my nickname while we were out drinking, converting the my nickname to Ned. In law school, while drinking, my friend Kathy decided to start the "Monkey Club" and assigned monkey names to all of our friends. My nickname then changed to Nedmonkey, which was my original board name when I started posting here.
Too numerous to countPaulCL
Dec 23, 2001 7:41 AM
"Bag" in grade school because my last name is similiar to "listerbag"
"Miami" in eigth grade becuase I moved from Miami, Fla to Cincinnati
"Captain Bumper" in college for two reasons. "Captain" as captain of a softball team for years. "Bumper" because on spring break in Florida one year I seemed to great drunk and bump into a lot of things.

Hey they're alot better than names we gave to our friends: one guy (a friend) is still called Jay "the a**hole" by those who love him, we have a "pencil" due to his lacking in the size department (you figure it out), "Beavis" of beavis/butthead fame for my old business partner...hmmm...
re: What was your nickname as a kid?snapdragen
Dec 23, 2001 8:28 AM
Eddie - as kids the girls decided we should take our middle names, and change them to boy's names..Ellen became Eddie.

Lemmie and Lemo (pronounced with a french accent, god only knows why)- last name of Lemon.

Scoop - I was on our office newspaper for a while.

Now I am the Goddess, because I keep our computer systems running at work. I like this one the best.....

re: What was your nickname as a kid?dustin73
Dec 23, 2001 10:14 AM
middle schooo:
baboon -> i wasn't the smallest of kids.

high school:
D -> easier than Dustin, i guess...not too sure
Barentezzz -> my first band director couldn't pronounce my name right, so he'd say "Barentes" (phonectically(sp?)). friends started adding the z's for the hell of it.
DB -> more fun to say than the last two.
Smiley -> boss thought i needed to smile more when loading bags the the golf course at 6am on Sat. and Sun.
Slim -> lost about 20lbs last year, so boss started sayiing that.
Dustino - girl thing. still what i use for e-mail.
Dec 23, 2001 2:32 PM
But not why you think. I was a dishwasher at the local Holiday Inn, and on my first day I dropped a tub full of dishes, hence "crash"
I did that once when I worked atSpinchick
Dec 23, 2001 4:23 PM
the pizza joint where I had my first job. But they just called me spaz. Somehow "crash" is a much more eloquent nickname.
Dec 24, 2001 6:48 AM
I was Crash, too. But mine was because two things happened on the same day in high school: I fell during a relay race in a track meet, and I got hit by a car while crossing the street on the same day.
Hey, at least it wasn't "Karma."
"Stinky" last name is Pugh (pew) NM?Mike P
Dec 24, 2001 7:35 PM
Hava, from high school and collegeAlex-in-Evanston
Dec 26, 2001 12:34 PM
A shortened version of my last name, Randhava. The syllables should be broken between the "n" and the "d", but what the heck.

Hava means "wind" in Hindi, so I guess it's not too bad.


Dec 26, 2001 3:05 PM
Since you all don't REALLY know me, I guess I can say why. I was unfortunate enough to have matured somewhat slower than some of the other guys. Gym class. Shower room. Complet nic-name: "Peter-less Winco". You get the picture. Guess you'll have to take my word for it that that sad situation took care of itself!
A few, but "turtle" was given...PsyDoc
Dec 27, 2001 6:14 AM me by my coaches, because when I was a kid I could not run that fast.

When I started using my step-dad's last name "Salsitz", my friends had a field day:


Now that I am a professor, I have the nickname "Doc."
Never had oneTypeOne
Dec 28, 2001 11:52 AM
I never had one. At least not that I knew of. This could be very bad, but I must have had stupid friends. Lots of them had nicknames, but not me. I was just called my last name, which is actually more syllables (two) than my first name (one). Go figure.
Anyone else nicknameless?