As a wee little lad, my family had some real interesting nicknames for me. My dad usually called me Skipper, Bugger, or, my personal favorite, Butch. (I kid you not.) My brother? Well, he called me Cowboy Ronald (due to my early love of country music and penchant for western wear). Picture it: Bloomfield, N.J., circa 1979. I’d be out with my family at, say, the local roller rink, and they’d call me one of these nicknames from clear across the room. Cut to everybody turning around, totally expecting to see one of the Village People. Considering the heinous fashions I was dressed in during that decade, what they actually saw was something closer to a village idiot. But I digress …
As goofy as they were, those nicknames have stuck with me throughout my adulthood and I’ve grown quite fond of them. My brother, for some strange reason, still calls me Cowboy Ronald. Granted, I still listen to country music and wear cowboy hats. Old habits die hard, you know.
So what are some of your favorite nicknames for your kids? Are they gonna hate you when they grow up? Or wistfully smile as they write sentimental blog entries about them? Or even better yet: What’s the funniest/wackiest nickname your family called you when you were just a little tater tot? C’mon. Don’t be shy. Post ‘em up here so we can all have a giggle.
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