If you are a member of our family, you have a nickname. If you are a good friend of our family, more than likely you also have a nickname. You know you have “arrived” in our family once a nickname has been bestowed upon you. It’s rare that anybody is called by their real name.
Mine is Pookie or Pook.
Jason’s usually just called Hoage (our last name) or occasionally Fast Hair. Long story…maybe I’ll share it one day because it’s pretty funny.
My siblings names: David is Junior, Scott is Scooter, Angie is Ang (she has another one but she’d kill me if I told you what it is), and Heather is Hef (my niece used to call her ‘Auntie Hefer’ because she couldn’t say Heather and it was just shortened over the years).
Last year, I told you all of the kids’ nicknames, and how they came about. Most of them are still in rotation, and there are some new ones now, too.
Ethan hasn’t gotten any new ones, but Lila has picked up Ya-Ya, which is how Mia says her name and Mia has picked up Badger and the Silent Assassin, because she is sweet as pie until you piss her off, and then when you aren’t looking she’ll attack. And she’s mean as a badger.
But the girls have also each picked up another nickname…ones that Tater came up with.
He calls Lila ‘Fronts’ or ‘Frontsy’ and Mia ‘Daisy’. We have no idea why or where those names came from.
If you ask him about Fronts, he says he just likes that name. He doesn’t know where he heard it, but it’s his favorite name. He’ll say “Hey Fronts” and Lila responds to it.
If you ask him about Daisy, he doesn’t know why he calls her that except he does say she looks like a flower. Mia hasn’t quite figured out that she’s Daisy yet.
Nicknames, and the way they come about, are so fun to hear. What’s yours?