This is my first Throwback Thursday, and I loved the topic. If you want to join in on the fun, click here and tell us about your nicknames.
Did you grow up with a nickname?
My two sisters had nicknames, but I just remember being called my whole government name a lot. I don’t think I was a problem child, but my mom did like to yell at me a whole bunch. My oldest sister would call me Aim sometimes, short for my real name. When I got older, I ran away with the amusement company that came to town, and everyone would call me “Little Bit” because I was young and only stood 4’11” tall.
Was the nickname a form of endearment or a shielded criticism?
My name that was given to me when I ran off to the carnival was definitely an endearment, and I suppose Aim was too, except I cannot stand that sister now.
Has your nickname influenced you in any way?
Nah…I am still short and try to stay young at heart.
Did you ever give a nickname to a family member?
Yes. All my babies have nicknames, and my granddaughter does as well. My oldest daughter is “Shy”, short for Shannia (and she was really shy), and my middle child’s nickname is “Lou Lou”, which is formed from her middle name of Louise. My son was always Bubby or Bubba.
Have you tried to get rid of a nickname?
No, but I did try to get people to stop yelling at me in full government name mode lol.
If you could give yourself your own nickname what might it be?
E.M. *giggles* although it’s a pen name more than a nickname…